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Picking the perfect Christmas tree

Picking the perfect Christmas tree

  The narrow gravel road up to the Mountain View Tree Farm had water filling the ruts after Saturday’s rain, but Sunday dawned clear, if a bit cold, and the would-be lumberjacks had to pull to the side to pass without getting stuck. The tree farm was well populated with customers wielding bow saws as...
Auto dismantling business proposed for Malden Tpke.

Auto dismantling business proposed for Malden Tpke.

What is the difference between a junkyard and a vehicle dismantling operation? That was one question posed by Saugerties planners considering a proposal for the latter on Malden Turnpike. The answer, according to Nigel Redman, a partner in enterprise, is public access. “This is basically an e-commerce business, where we salvage and sell parts,” Redman...
Scenic Hudson to purchase Falling Waters in Glasco

Scenic Hudson to purchase Falling Waters in Glasco

The riverside park known as Falling Waters has become a favorite spot for walkers and joggers since opening to the public in the summer of 2011. Scenic Hudson, together with Esopus Creek Conservancy, has managed the property since obtaining access from the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. Now, after three years of successful management, Scenic Hudson...
A cut and a shave

A cut and a shave

The recently opened Union Shave on Partition St. is an old-fashioned barber shop, said David Kolbinski, co-owner along with brother Jake and A.J. Lewis. All the partners have cut hair locally and are bringing their experience to the business. David Kolbinski, who is the brother with whom we spoke for this article, worked at the...
Saugerties marks Veterans Day

Saugerties marks Veterans Day

Photos by Doug Freese   Jim Gage, a past commander of American Legion Post 72, told the story of the Unknown Soldier in lieu of his usual talk on the history of Veterans Day during the ceremonies held at the post last Tuesday morning. An unknown soldier was selected in Great Britain in 1920 to...
Grist Mill celebrates 40 years in Saugerties

Grist Mill celebrates 40 years in Saugerties

Grist Mill Real Estate celebrated its 40th anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 15 with an open house at its recently remodeled Main St. office. Artwork by Nancy Campbell and Angela Gaffney-Smith adorned the freshly painted walls, with pressed-tin ceilings above and fresh carpeting below. “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the community,”...
History Day at Kiersted House

History Day at Kiersted House

Photos by David Gordon   A rainy morning didn’t stop the planned celebration of local history Saturday, Oct. 11, but it did slow it down. The usual demonstrations of Native American and colonial life that generally fill the lawn were reduced to just two. Stuart Lehman, dressed in period garb, showed his collection of antique...
Animal shelter fundraiser Saturday

Animal shelter fundraiser Saturday

Photos by David Gordon   The Saugerties Animal Shelter yard and bake sale set for 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, will feature tools, household goods, lots of books, toys and some clothes, said shelter manager Marie Post. The sale also includes baked goods provided by a group of women who volunteer for the fundraiser. Many...
Saugerties police station mural commemorates WTC

Saugerties police station mural commemorates WTC

A comment by Police Chief Joseph Sinagra that he would hope to see graffiti artists working with the town to display their art prompted teen artist Adrian Hirsch to ask about displaying some of his graffiti art on a town structure. Hirsch studied with artist Ze’ev Willy Neumann, and said he asked for advice and...
Lighthouse art auction held at SPAF

Lighthouse art auction held at SPAF

Photos by David Gordon   The 35 lighthouses that graced Saugerties streets this summer, plus one that was on loan to Catskill, were auctioned on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory. The sale raises money for the Chamber of Commerce and Finger Emergency Fund, each of which receives one third of the...
Saugerties scouts give Old Glory a proper sendoff

Saugerties scouts give Old Glory a proper sendoff

Photos by David Gordon   When an American flag becomes worn, faded or torn, the rule is, it must be burned. The flag cannot be tossed in the garbage, cut into rags or otherwise disposed of in ways that would be considered disrespectful. It must be burned, and preferably with an appropriate ceremony. On Tuesday,...
Glasco Tpke. bridge to open before thanksgiving

Glasco Tpke. bridge to open before thanksgiving

The Sauer Bridge connecting Glasco Tpke. to Rt. 9W, closed since early February, could reopen within four to six weeks. “The bridge should be open one or two weeks before Thanksgiving,” said County Legislator Dean Fabiano. “They’re pouring the concrete today,” said Bob Sudlow, the deputy county executive for operations, on Friday, Sept. 5. “There...