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Photos from the first day of school in Saugerties

Photos from the first day of school in Saugerties

Today was the first day of school for students in the Saugerties Central School District. Following tradition, the high school seniors gathered at Simmons Plaza for photos, summer reminiscence and renewal of friendships before heading off to school. At elementary schools the beginners lined up to meet their teachers as they started their school careers. (All...
Four dead in car accident in Saugerties village

Four dead in car accident in Saugerties village

Four young men were killed in a one-vehicle accident in the Village of Saugerties and a young woman was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, according to police reports. The accident happened at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. The car, a 2002 Honda Accord, was traveling south on Washington Ave., when the operator of...
Working up a sweat in Saugerties

Working up a sweat in Saugerties

Photos by David Gordon   How do people who work outdoors all day deal with temperatures in the high 80s and even 90s? Several people we spoke to agreed that lots of fluids helps. Taking your mind off the heat and focusing on something else is also helpful, and for a few lucky ones, a...
Kidding around at the Saugerties town day camp

Kidding around at the Saugerties town day camp

Regular daily programs include arts and crafts, sports, nature study and supervised play.
Bug hunt at the library tomorrow

Bug hunt at the library tomorrow

The shrubbery, flowers and grass surrounding the Saugerties Public Library is a hotbed of life if you know where to look. On July 8, starting at 6:30 p.m., Barbara Hammerstone, a supervisor in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will show young people where to look and how to identify the creatures they find. Hammerstone will...
Former Saugerties top cop’s artsy cop car vandalized

Former Saugerties top cop’s artsy cop car vandalized

Former Village of Saugerties Police Chief Bill Kimble’s “Cruisin’ Around Saugerties” streetscape car, “The Prowler,” was vandalized last week, but it has been restored and set up in a new spot. The vandalism was apparently an attempt to steal the model, Kimble said, as the bolts holding it to the stand had been removed. However,...
Business of the week: Deli-Cioso deli and bistro

Business of the week: Deli-Cioso deli and bistro

If you like Caribbean food, you’ll love Deli-Cioso deli and bistro. The front cover of the menu calls the restaurant the “home of the Cubano sandwich,” and indeed this combination of grilled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, spicy mustard and mayo leads the Deli-Cioso signatures section of the menu. It’s joined by such Caribbean specialties as...
ESL classes at police station aim to build trust

ESL classes at police station aim to build trust

Two Spanish-speaking students met with English as a second language teacher  Jeana Cordeiro last week to improve their English language skills. The class, which has six students enrolled, meets in a second-floor conference room in Saugerties Police headquarters. The class is part of the Ulster BOCES Adult Literacy Division, Cordeiro said. The police department provides...
Saugerties sidewalk art project features cars kids can ride

Saugerties sidewalk art project features cars kids can ride

Photos by David Gordon   Horsin’, sittin’, shinin’ and now, cruisin’. In recent years, summer has brought colorful horses, chairs and lighthouses to the streets of Saugerties. This year, the street art will be based on children’s pedal cars. “We have one of the largest car shows in the area in July, and the event...
Community rallies to support family of deceased child

Community rallies to support family of deceased child

Photos by David Gordon   A fundraising event for the family of Jayden Holzhauer, who died of brain cancer on April 2, brought around 500 of his neighbors in Blue Mountain and other well-wishers together on Sunday, May 4 for a celebration of his life, held at the Elks Club. The event resembled a party, with...
Cell tower proposed for Mt. Marion

Cell tower proposed for Mt. Marion

Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, is planning to erect a cell tower on Schoolhouse Rd. The tower would serve Verizon, but could lease space to other users. The Town Saugerties Planning Board had an initial look at the project at its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 17. Attorney Jessica Vigars said the company...
80-unit apartment complex proposed for Glasco

80-unit apartment complex proposed for Glasco

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. On...