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Saugerties planners discourage self-storage proposal for Kings Highway

Saugerties planners discourage self-storage proposal for Kings Highway

Plans to use a large yellow building on Kings Highway south of the intersection with Railroad Avenue are being proposed. The town planning board is seeking details from the owner, Salvatore Mancuso, before it begins the approval process. Kings Highway is lined with industrial buildings. It is an industrial zone. Surveyor Dan McCarthy of Praetorius...
Saugerties artists gear up for studio tour event

Saugerties artists gear up for studio tour event

Artists in Saugerties will be opening their studios to the public on August 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will be able to see their work space, tools and finished works, buy works and discuss the artists’ work with them. The studio tour will be preceded by a number of events,...
‘We evoke their memory’: Martial music at the Kiersted House

‘We evoke their memory’: Martial music at the Kiersted House

Martial music from 1776 to 1976 was the theme of a mix of music, talk and pictures in the Kiersted House barn on Saturday, June 11. From the patriotic ballads of the Revolutionary period through the antiwar music of the 1960s to today’s mix of patriotic and antiwar songs of today, the wars we have...
Cemetery board, plot holders come to truce over grave decorations

Cemetery board, plot holders come to truce over grave decorations

A disagreement over grave decoration policy has led to greater involvement by plot holders at the Blue Mountain Cemetery. The issue flared up last fall when Teresa Bach-Tucker, of the cemetery’s board, removed various decorations from gravestones which were in violation of cemetery standards. A number of plot holders objected, saying they weren’t notified of...
Saugerties Farmers Market kicks off this weekend

Saugerties Farmers Market kicks off this weekend

The Saugerties Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday, May 28. Vendors will be selling fruits and vegetables, prepared food, cheeses, meat and crafts, according to Judith Spektor, a market board member and one of the founders of the market. The fifteenth year of the market will open at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting by local officials...
Saugerties to get new cell tower to address dead spots

Saugerties to get new cell tower to address dead spots

A long and involved series of discussions with Verizon regarding the possible environmental effects of a proposed cellphone tower off Schoolhouse Road ended on Tuesday with the board approving a finding of no adverse environmental impact from the cellular phone tower the company says is necessary to fill dead spots in its coverage. For ten months, the...
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...