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Saugerties Police investigating dead body at Dragon Inn

Saugerties Police investigating dead body at Dragon Inn

Saugerties Police are investigating the death of a 58-year-old man who was discovered in the basement of the Dragon Inn, the 19th-century mansion also known as Clovelea. Chief Joseph Sinagra said police went to the Dragon Inn after receiving a call from a friend of the man who reported that he had not seen him...
Win-Win for Saugerties boys hoops

Win-Win for Saugerties boys hoops

The Sawyers boys basketball team improved its record to 11-4 with a 75-59 win over Washingtonville on Jan. 29, and a 56-53 win over Our Lady of Lourdes in the Coaches vs. Cancer Game on Jan. 31. Stats for the Sunday game were not available. In the win over Washingtonville, the Sawyers’ quick pass and...
Saugerties village won't have to use voting machines

Saugerties village won’t have to use voting machines

Ulster County has given Saugerties village officials the go-ahead to use paper ballots in the upcoming village elections. The election is slated for March 15, from noon until 9 p.m. at the village hall, 43 Partition Street. Trustees were concerned about the possible cost now that the state has said lever voting machines can no...
Central Hudson to replace gas lines on north side of Saugerties village

Central Hudson to replace gas lines on north side of Saugerties village

Central Hudson will be replacing about 14,000 feet of natural gas pipeline in the northeast section of the Village of Saugerties, and at an open house to discuss the project Jan. 25 at the Senior Center, officials said the project will begin in April. Matt Guthrie, a foreman with Central Hudson, told the 15 residents...
Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Brooklyn broker Jason Moskowitz has finally filed his deed of ownership for the Dragon Inn with Ulster County, according to Eyal Saad, village code enforcement officer. And in making his ownership of the fire-gutted building official, Moskowitz has been awarded a reminder from Saad that if he wants to do any work on the building...
Horses, baseball co-themes of Saugerties Art in the Village

Horses, baseball co-themes of Saugerties Art in the Village

While Art in the Village is not really supposed to be about any one event or business, this year the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to un-mothball horses. Rather than being in honor of HITS or the former carousel that was near the beach, this year the horses will symbolize a...
Saugerties will replace village sidewalks near Partition/Main intersection

Saugerties will replace village sidewalks near Partition/Main intersection

The state has given the go-ahead for the village to use leftover funds from the recently completed crosswalks project to replace several sections of bluestone sidewalks on Main and Partition streets next spring. The replacement sections will also be bluestone. Bluestone that’s still in good shape will be reset. Other slabs in worse shape —...
Murals will soon adorn Donlon Gym

Murals will soon adorn Donlon Gym

Saugerties village mayor William Murphy has enlisted the help of middle-school art teacher Bob Slate to put together a group of school district young artists to paint two murals on blank walls at the Donlon gym above the Partition Street firehouse. “We have what are basically two open canvases,” Slate said during a recent tour...
Struzzieri seeks to restore Lynch's Marina to former glory

Struzzieri seeks to restore Lynch’s Marina to former glory

Calling it one of the great underutilized places in the Village of Saugerties, Tom Struzzieri said he’s looking forward to developing Lynch’s Marina into a commercial center that will give residents and visitors a chance to experience the Esopus Creek and Hudson River in a new way. Struzzieri, who owns the nationally famous Horse Shows...
Saugerties tourism has never been better

Saugerties tourism has never been better

Thanks to its proximity to New York City, natural beauty and quaint small towns, the Hudson Valley has always been popular with tourists. But the sector has become especially important for our area over the last few decades, as economic trends have favored the type of work done in cities to the detriment of rural...
Capt. Jack Rose honored at ice rink

Capt. Jack Rose honored at ice rink

Capt. Jack Rose, the 19-year-old Mount Marion firefighter who died from injuries suffered in a Dec. 19 house fire, was honored by the Saugerties Youth Hockey Association at a ceremony at the Kiwanis Ice Rink Dec. 29. Fire chiefs and firefighters from the various Saugerties fire companies along with several of Rose’s family members took...
Saugerties town officials: Road dept. merger “inevitable”

Saugerties town officials: Road dept. merger “inevitable”

Merging town and village of Saugerties services was done successfully several years ago when the village police department was folded into the town’s, and Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel and town Highway Department Superintendent Myer believe that “it’s inevitable” the village’s Department of Public Works will be folded into the town’s Highway Department. Village Mayor William Murphy...