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Inmates help decorate Saugerties village park

Inmates help decorate Saugerties village park

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the village of Saugerties. Members of the Kiwanis Club, along with George Terpening of the village Parks, Buildings and Grounds Department were joined by a number of inmates from Ulster County Jail to install a host of wooden characters throughout Seamon Park and decorate the bushes...
The return of youth lacrosse in Saugerties

The return of youth lacrosse in Saugerties

Two Saugerties coaches are hoping to make lacrosse popular again in Saugerties. At one time, according to coach Bob Slate, there were a number of youth lacrosse teams for boys and girls in Saugerties. The program held successful tournaments and served as a valuable feeder program for the high school boys’ and girls’ teams. “We...
Plan to merge historic, planning boards gets warm reception

Plan to merge historic, planning boards gets warm reception

The Village Board’s plan to combine the Planning and Historic Review boards to streamline the approval process for projects within the village’s two historic districts was praised at its most recent meeting. Review Board member Jonathan Shapiro said a combined board “will be more efficient.” Other speakers painted a picture of a board overzealous and...
Get a new water meter or else!

Get a new water meter or else!

Village of Saugerties trustees have received numerous complaints about the wording on postcards concerning the installation of new water meters, which state that customers must make an appointment or their water service would be interrupted. Mayor William Murphy said the threat is empty. “We say that if someone does not pay their water bill on...
Saugerties to issue tickets to jaywalkers, unyielding motorists

Saugerties to issue tickets to jaywalkers, unyielding motorists

The ticket books are out for motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and pedestrians who jaywalk. Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said only warnings had been issued so far. “I said the educational component would last through October and in November the enforcement portion would begin, and that’s what we will start...
Historical Society needs help heating Kiersted House

Historical Society needs help heating Kiersted House

As the nights turn cold, Marjorie Block’s mind turns to thoughts of heat. The village historian and president of the Saugerties Historical Society said $3,000 is needed to heat the 18th-century stone house that serves as the society’s headquarters and repository for Saugerties antiquities. Block said the thermostat is set at around 55 degrees and,...
Village may merge planning, historic boards

Village may merge planning, historic boards

The Saugerties Village Board is considering combining the village planning and historic review boards to speed up the application process for projects, but past and present Review Board members say the real motivation is to get the board out of the way. All new construction and renovations (including signage) within the village business district and...
Zombie Crawl a modest success

Zombie Crawl a modest success

  The fifth annual zombie crawl was smaller than years past, but a success nonetheless, according to organizers. “I’m glad how it went,” organizer Robert Titus said after the Oct. 18 crawl. “It was a tremendous time,” said police Chief Joseph Sinagra, who had expressed concern prior to the event, which was organized quickly by...
Village to install new 'smart' water meters

Village to install new ‘smart’ water meters

New lead-free water meters which can be read remotely will be installed in more than 1,400 village residences and commercial buildings beginning in November. The installation follows the recommendations of a private company, Johnson Controls, which audited village infrastructure last year and suggested it replace water meters and make energy efficiency improvements to village buildings...
JV Football Team raises awareness for pancreatic cancer

JV Football Team raises awareness for pancreatic cancer

It all began with a JV football player’s wish to honor the memory of his favorite aunt, who recently died of pancreatic cancer. Soon, the whole team and cheerleading squad joined in. Vinny Incorvaia’s aunt, Joylynn Dalton Richman, died at the age of 53. “They were really close,” said his mom, and Richman’s sister, Marlane...
Zombie Crawl tonight

Zombie Crawl tonight

Bars and restaurants in the village of Saugerties are gearing up for this year’s zombie crawl, slated for Saturday, Oct. 18 from 6–10 p.m. Mirabella’s will have a band that night and Halloween and zombie-themed food. Most activities will be on Main St., which will be closed to traffic during the event. They include: face-painting...
Woodstock Film Fest at the Orpheum in Saugerties

Woodstock Film Fest at the Orpheum in Saugerties

As in years past, the Orpheum Theater on Main St. in Saugerties will be showing numerous films this weekend. See the film fest’s website for info about each and schedule for other venues. In the photo above, members of the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce joined Meira Blaustein of the Woodstock Film Festival at the Saugerties...