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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...
New pedestrian pathway connects sidewalks to Cantine Field in Saugerties

New pedestrian pathway connects sidewalks to Cantine Field in Saugerties

When the new school year begins this fall, students at the Saugerties high and middle schools will no longer have to walk in the roadway on their way to the two-school campus. For several years, students and their parents have been asking the village government for a sidewalk along Washington Avenue in the area of...
Saugerties marina project approved, despite lawsuit threat

Saugerties marina project approved, despite lawsuit threat

Despite threat of a possible lawsuit, members of the Village of Saugerties planning board voted unanimously at their July 13 meeting to grant a special-use permit and site-plan approval to Tom Struzzieri to use a building at the former Lynch‘s Marina on Ferry Street as a restaurant/special events venue. Struzzieri apparently is wasting no time...
Brian Martin is SFD Firefighter of the Year

Brian Martin is SFD Firefighter of the Year

“It came as a total shock,” Brian Martin said after the announcement that he had been named the Saugerties Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year. Martin, also a village of Saugerties trustee, was honored by the fire department prior to the start of the July 4 parade. The 47-year old Martin joined the department when...
Saugerties sidewalk project delayed

Saugerties sidewalk project delayed

A project to replace much of the cracked and broken bluestone sections of sidewalk along a portion of Main and Partition streets has been shelved until 2017, according to Alex Wade, who’s in charge of special projects for the Village of Saugerties. The state Department of Transportation has agreed to allow the village to use some...
The state of Saugerties’ swimming spots

The state of Saugerties’ swimming spots

When the temperature begins to inch over the 90-degree mark, few places are better for cooling off than the Village of Saugerties beach and the Lions’ Club kiddie pool. While the two areas couldn’t be more different, they do have something in common. They are both protected by lifeguards. A shortage of lifeguards has George...
Sawyer Motors’ biggest car show ever

Sawyer Motors’ biggest car show ever

“Only” 450 cars. Are you kidding? Several days of rain and the possibility of even more kept about 40 car owners from attending the July 10 Sawyer Motors Car Show, said organizer Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors, “so we had about 450 cars, which is slightly less than the 500 cars we expected.” While the...
Sawyer Motors car show tomorrow in Saugerties

Sawyer Motors car show tomorrow in Saugerties

The event began 13 years ago. Over that short time span, the Sawyer Motors Car Show has morphed from The Best Little Car Show in the Northeast to one of the best if not the best of the car shows on the East Coast. It has grown from about 100 cars lined up along Main...
It’s a trap! Saugerties’ war against feral cats continues

It’s a trap! Saugerties’ war against feral cats continues

The Village of Saugerties’ efforts to reduce the population of feral cats will begin in earnest this week as cat trapper Kim Kelly will start catching the unvaccinated, unlicensed, unsprayed or neutered animals. Village trustee Don Hackett, who’s in charge of the program, is asking residents to not feed the feral cats and give Kelly...
Vote expected on Saugerties marina project

Vote expected on Saugerties marina project

With the village planning board set to approve a special-use permit for local businessman Tom Struzzieri at its July 12 meeting, those opposed to approval have been writing letters of objection. One of the reasons the application should be denied, they claim, is that the change in use might negatively affect property values. That doesn’t...
Police to air “Saugerties’ Most Wanted” on public access television

Police to air “Saugerties’ Most Wanted” on public access television

Taking its cue from the popular television show America’s Most Wanted, the Saugerties police department will present Saugerties Most Wanted, which will ask the public for help in apprehending individuals wanted for allegedly committing local crimes. The program will be included as part of police chief Joe Sinagra’s popular channel 23 show, From the Chief’s...