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Sawyer storyteller: Janet Carter hosts a regular event at Inquiring Mind

Sawyer storyteller: Janet Carter hosts a regular event at Inquiring Mind

Story night happens the third Friday night of each month at the Inquiring Mind bookstore in Saugerties. Starting at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 65 Partition Street, local resident Janet Carter and a guest tell stories from literature, mythology and their personal experiences. Carter has a background in theater, having studied at Yale Drama School. She also holds...
A talk with contractor John Mullen

A talk with contractor John Mullen

Last week, Saugerties contractor John Mullen was in a ditch, digging a trench for gas lines. He can often be found on the job site, handling a pick and shovel if need be. This work involves replacing old iron gas pipes with new plastic lines throughout Central Hudson’s service territory, which includes portions of Ulster,...
New Saugerties Holiday Inn approved, with conditions

New Saugerties Holiday Inn approved, with conditions

Saugerties’ town planning board last week conditionally approved plans for a Holiday Inn Express hotel and a secondary building on Route 32, but added more than a page of conditions that must be met before work can begin on the project. The plan includes an 86-unit Holiday Inn and a 4500 square-foot restaurant. Off-site road...
Saugerties officials concerned about traffic at proposed Holiday Inn

Saugerties officials concerned about traffic at proposed Holiday Inn

Traffic coming off Route 32 to a proposed Holiday Inn Express could present problems, especially during ski season weekends, members of Saugerties’ town planning board said at the board’s regular meeting on February 16. The plan shows an egress onto Old Route 32 and a short loop behind the historic Wynkoop house and the Sunoco...
Construction on 80-unit apartment complex in Saugerties could begin in spring

Construction on 80-unit apartment complex in Saugerties could begin in spring

  Work on a new 80-unit apartment complex in Glasco, given final approval last month by the town planning board, could begin this spring, said Kingston-based developer Paul Page. “It may take a couple of years to complete, but we will be building straight through, not in phases,” he said. As the first buildings are...
Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

A proposed hotel behind the Sunoco station on Route 32 came one step closer to reality as the town planning board of Saugerties approved a subdivision of a ten-acre hotel property from the 561-acre Winston Farm following a public hearing. The approval does not include the overall site plan, which is still under review. A public...
Cemetery plotholders, upset about decorations being removed, demand seat at the table

Cemetery plotholders, upset about decorations being removed, demand seat at the table

Plotholders in the Blue Mountain Cemetery will be included in discussions about the cemetery’s rules and maintenance. The decision came after a meeting with the cemetery board of directors last Thursday, January 14. The meeting was a followup to protests from plotholders that cemetery association secretary-treasurer Teresa Bach-Tucker had removed decorations from gravesites with little...
Saugerties approves 80-unit Glasco apartment complex

Saugerties approves 80-unit Glasco apartment complex

In its first incarnation, the multiple-family housing development proposed for Rt. 32 in Glasco consisted of townhouse units to be occupied by the owners. Developers then proposed rent-subsidized apartments, and the project was called Dickinson’s Keep. Large protests from those opposed to affordable housing, along with a lack of state funding, doomed that project. The...
Grave-side decorations removed, Blue Mt. Cemetery plot-holders upset

Grave-side decorations removed, Blue Mt. Cemetery plot-holders upset

  For some, the grave of a departed loved one is out of sight and out of mind. Though they may remember the person fondly, they don’t feel the need to make regular visits to the cemetery to stand over the earth and look at the stone. For others, the site becomes a shrine. They...
Story of an Esopus Creek shipwreck

Story of an Esopus Creek shipwreck

Saugertiesians of a certain age may recall a luxury barge that once floated in a slip on the Esopus off property at the end of Ann St. The 100-by-24-foot barge, first brought to Saugerties over 30 years ago by Ronalda Kleinsmith, boasted a fireplace and a hot tub with two levels of living space. The...
Saugerties honors veterans

Saugerties honors veterans

[portfolio_slideshow id=8439] Photos by David Gordon   Rain drove the traditional Saugerties Veterans Day observance inside, but the weather cleared in time to permit the traditional rifle salute and playing of taps outside the American Legion Post 72 building. Referring to them as “special guests we have with us today,” former Legion commander and master...
Slideshow: Saugerties Halloween parade

Slideshow: Saugerties Halloween parade

[portfolio_slideshow id=8409] Photos by David Gordon   This year’s Halloween Parade may have set a record for attendance. “We have one doughnut left,” said one of the volunteers serving the apple juice and doughnuts. “We usually have a few left over.” The order was for 150 doughnuts, she said. The line of costumed marchers stretched...