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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...
Saugerties native, war hero to throw out first pitch at World Series

Saugerties native, war hero to throw out first pitch at World Series

The first pitch in game 2 of the World Series will be thrown by a former Saugerties resident and Vietnam War hero. Roger H.C. Donlon will be on the mound in Kansas City for that first pitch. Donlon was the first American soldier to earn the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War and the...
Saugerties trustee highlights lack of women coaches in school sports

Saugerties trustee highlights lack of women coaches in school sports

“I look at these lists, and I see man, man, man,” Saugerties Board of Education member Damion Ferraro said as he looked over a list of athletic coaches proposed for the coming year. “Oh, look, here’s a cheerleading position; woman, woman.” Speaking at the board’s Oct. 13 meeting, Ferraro said he found it hard to...
Local director’s film, shot in Saugerties, gets some hometown love

Local director’s film, shot in Saugerties, gets some hometown love

Saugerties is really the main character in this film,” said Katie Cokinos, the writer and director of “I Dream Too Much,” a film set in Saugerties. The film was shown at the Orpheum on Friday, Oct. 2 as part of the Woodstock Film Festival. An additional showing is planned for Saturday, Nov. 28 (the Saturday...
Saugerties art car auction raises over $25k

Saugerties art car auction raises over $25k

The proud owner of  the “Just Married” car in the Cruisin’ Around Saugerties auction is Brendan Amodio, owner of Mirabellas Restaurant. The purchase is appropriate; Amodio and his wife, Tara, were married just a month ago. The car, for which Amodio paid $600, contains models of a pair of horses in wedding finery. The car,...