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Saugerties girls’ volleyball team Florida-bound for ESPN camp

Saugerties girls’ volleyball team Florida-bound for ESPN camp

Their bags are packed, and on August 31 members of the Saugerties High School girls’ volleyball team will be on their way to Orlando, Florida for four days of intense volleyball, rides at the major amusement parks in the area, and if there aren’t any hurricanes some quality time catching rays at the pool. The...
There will be even more mums than usual in Saugerties this year

There will be even more mums than usual in Saugerties this year

Five hundred mums were planted at Seamon Park over the last two weeks, and another 1500 will go into the ground in the coming weeks in preparation for the annual Mum Festival. George Terpening, superintendent of Parks, Buildings, and Grounds, said his workers usually plant about 1200 new mum plants each year in preparing for...
Saugerties FD pledges not to remove American flag from trucks

Saugerties FD pledges not to remove American flag from trucks

“We’re patriots,” is how longtime firefighter Willie Mergendahl of the C.A. Lynch Hose Company describes his fellow firefighters. They have attached the American flag to the back of their newest fire engine. The truck, a 2015 Pierce Pumper which replaced a 28-year old fire engine, was “baptized” at a wet-down party on August 20. It’s...
Saugerties Girls’ Tennis Team gets new coach

Saugerties Girls’ Tennis Team gets new coach

How do you replace a legend? If you’re Tom DeLia, you get her approval and move full steam ahead. DeLia, who graduated from Saugerties High School in 2012, is the new head coach of the girls’ tennis team replacing Kim Cahill, who had coached the girls’ and the boys’ teams for more than 30 years....
Chapter and verse: Details on the Lynch’s Marina project approval

Chapter and verse: Details on the Lynch’s Marina project approval

Members of the village of Saugerties planning board were hard-pressed to remember the last time they’ve added such a level of detail to one of their resolutions giving approval to a developer. That’s what the board did at its August 10 meeting when it dotted its Is and crossed its Ts memorializing a resolution granting...
Who will enforce Saugerties’ “Pooper Scooper” law?

Who will enforce Saugerties’ “Pooper Scooper” law?

Main and Partition street business owners, and a number of village residents are fed up with dog owners and dog walkers that do not clean up after their dogs have done their business. Unsure of how to go about solving the problem of dog messes along the sidewalks in the business district and throughout the...
Pools can be death traps, warns Saugerties official

Pools can be death traps, warns Saugerties official

With summer heat indices reaching past the 90-degree mark, many local families have been grabbing up backyard swimming pools for low prices. Eyal Saad, village of Saugerties code enforcement officer, says these pools are a great way to keep the kids cool during the dog days of summer. But if parents don’t follow state law,...
Saugerties sports celebrated in new mural

Saugerties sports celebrated in new mural

For the last several weeks a handful of artists from Saugerties High School led by art teacher Robert Slate have been painting a large mural on a wall in the Donlon Gym. This past week they completed the project. Located above the Partition Street firehouse, the gym is named after Saugerties favorite son, Roger Donlon,...
Neglected properties in Saugerties village will get more attention

Neglected properties in Saugerties village will get more attention

A number of properties on Valley and Underwood streets in Saugerties are rapidly deteriorating. The owners are not keeping up with mowing the grass or chopping down the underbrush that’s growing on these parcels. Valley Street resident and former Saugerties village trustee Suzanne LeBlanc thinks it’s time to do something about it. “Most of these properties...
Saugerties Stallions close season

Saugerties Stallions close season

For local businessman, and first-year owner of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League team the Saugerties Stallions, Kevin Hinchey it’s been a heck of a ride. “It’s been amazing,” said the local Saugerties product. “We put an idea out there (a local college league baseball team) and the community has embraced us with both arms,”...
New Saugerties restaurant at former marina needs a sewer hookup

New Saugerties restaurant at former marina needs a sewer hookup

The first few days of a new business can be frustrating for even the most experienced businessman. There can be a host of unanticipated problems. This is the case for Tom Struzzieri, owner of HITS and Diamond Mills, and now the Saugerties Harbor Restaurant at the Saugerties Steamboat Company, formerly Lynch’s Marina on Ferry Street....
Saugerties village nabs more feral cats

Saugerties village nabs more feral cats

With the spaying and neutering of feral cats in the Village of Saugerties well underway, just this past week, the village’s designated cat trapper nabbed two adult cats and five kittens. One resident wants to know why, in the eyes of the law, cats are treated differently than dogs. She sees inconsistency. Market Street resident...