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Saugerties geek gang makes its mark

Saugerties geek gang makes its mark

Graffiti recently found under the bridge over the Esopus Creek in the village is not gang-related, said Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, unless it is, as one tag suggests, a “nerd gang” that “loves math.” George Terpening, village Parks, Buildings and Grounds superintendent, said his crew was doing some work on the Village Beach park when...
Busy summer for Saugerties lifeguards

Busy summer for Saugerties lifeguards

It started out like a typical July day for Jennifer Suttmeier and Joshua Rua, lifeguards at the Village Beach on the Esopus Creek. The sun was bright and the day warm. They had cleaned up the beach and made it ready for residents who like to lay out in the sand and catch some rays,...
More trouble at Washington/Main intersection in Saugerties village

More trouble at Washington/Main intersection in Saugerties village

The Washington and Main intersection that was redone when the new traffic light was installed continues to cause headaches. First it was poor drainage and standing water. Then it was sensor issues leading to lighting fast green-light cycles. Now it’s the curb extensions called “bumpouts,” a safety feature that makes pedestrians more visible by extending...
Neighbors say Saugerties doesn’t need more self-storage

Neighbors say Saugerties doesn’t need more self-storage

Some village residents say a self-storage business on Livingston St. wouldn’t be a good fit for the neighborhood, but village officials say the zoning would allow it. Residents packed the July 8 Planning Board public hearing to object to a proposal to construct a 20-unit storage facility at 42 Livingston St., currently a parking lot....
Saugerties police suspect attempted arson on Partition St.

Saugerties police suspect attempted arson on Partition St.

Saugerties Police believe someone planned to set a vacant Partition St. building on fire Monday, July 20 and would have done so if police hadn’t responded to reports of a strong smell of gasoline. Chief Joseph Sinagra said police have a number of clues that should result in an arrest. He said a large quantity...
Lawsuit possible after Saugerties board’s denial of affordable housing extension

Lawsuit possible after Saugerties board’s denial of affordable housing extension

The Village Planning Board voted against extending approval for a 42-unit affordable housing project on North St., a move the developer’s attorney said could land the village in court on a discrimination suit the village’s attorney believes it would lose. Planners announced last month that Premier Development needed to move forward on its Country Meadows...
Saugerties Firefighter of the Year

Saugerties Firefighter of the Year

Steve Nadal gets top honor from village department.
New school marching band debuts at July 4 parade

New school marching band debuts at July 4 parade

The drum line laid down a tight rhythm. The tuba player provided the bottom, the flautist the top, while the saxophones and French horn rounded out the middle. Saugerties once again has a marching band, something the district has not had in more than 20 years. The band is the brainchild of music instructor Bernard...
Saugerties Legion commander discusses the state of the Post

Saugerties Legion commander discusses the state of the Post

The annual Saugerties Firemen’s Fourth of July parade will step off sharply at 11 a.m., July 4, rain or shine. While the firemen sponsor the event, the parade is really all about Saugerties veterans. For most of the last two decades the highlight of the parade has been seeing members of the “Greatest Generation” march....
Saugerties youth awards

Saugerties youth awards

Three youths were feted at the village of Saugerties’ trustees’ June 15 meeting with Saugerties Community Youth Awards. The awards recognize young citizens of the Saugerties area who are caught making good choices and doing good deeds. The program is run through the Saugerties is About Growth Experiences (SAGE) program. Receiving awards were Cameron Costello,...
Village Clerk Mary Frank to retire

Village Clerk Mary Frank to retire

For the last 17 years, Mary Frank has been the conductor who’s kept the village of Saugerties government running on the tracks and, for the most part, on time. The small village government is like a family. She’ll be missed when she retires at the end of the month. “I often call Mary my mother,...
Village closes playground, citing insurance cost

Village closes playground, citing insurance cost

While other playgrounds in the town and village are set for improvements in the next few years, for one of them, officials say it’s just not worth it. The playground at Seamon Park, the least-used of the village’s three playgrounds, is being dismantled. “Nothing will be put there in its place, it will just become...