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Saugerties youth award winners announced

Saugerties youth award winners announced

The Saugerties is About Growth Experiences’ community awards committee and Saugerties mayor William Murphy presented this school year’s last batch of awards to village youths. Morgan Sperl, 15, was nominated for the award by AnnChris Warren of the Boys and Girls Club. Sperl was recently named the 2016 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the...
Rothe, Lukaszewsi lead SHS Class of 2016

Rothe, Lukaszewsi lead SHS Class of 2016

Mason Rothe has been named valedictorian and Nathaniel Lukaszewski, salutatorian of the Saugerties Senior High School’s Class of 2016. Mason and Nathaniel will be the featured speakers at the 120th Commencement Ceremony, which will be held this Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. at the Saugerties Senior High School on Washington Avenue Extension. Mason is...
Following two homicides, Saugerties police chief discusses domestic violence problem

Following two homicides, Saugerties police chief discusses domestic violence problem

Domestic abuse and violence can destroy a family, or rip a couple apart, and in its most extreme form can lead to violent death. Last month two Saugerties people were killed during incidents of domestic violence. In one case, Rameen Perry was stabbed to death because of an alleged love triangle, and Amy Burger was...
Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, the owner of Lynch’s Marina, answered the questions of village planning board members and the public at a recent hearing on his application to turn one of two marina buildings into a wedding and events hall. For the last several months, members of a group calling itself Friends of Lynch’s Marina have raised...
Saugerties mayor has harsh words for marina project critics

Saugerties mayor has harsh words for marina project critics

The citizens’ group Friends of Lynch Marina, citing concern about potential noise and traffic, say they do not support HITS owner Tom Struzzieri’s plan to revamp the Saugerties site for weddings and banquets. However, they do support turning the building into a restaurant. To which mayor William Murphy, speaking at Monday’s village board meeting, replied...
Saugerties marina development could disrupt “peaceful, quiet lives” of neighborhood, say residents

Saugerties marina development could disrupt “peaceful, quiet lives” of neighborhood, say residents

About 30 Village of Saugerties residents turned out for a public hearing on a request by Struzzieri Properties for a Special Use Permit to convert a building at 2 Ferry Street into a banquet/wedding venue, many of whom expressed the fear that loud music, crowds, an influx of vehicles parking on the streets, and a...
Saugerties Stallions players, coaches excited about sophomore season

Saugerties Stallions players, coaches excited about sophomore season

It’s been a crazy week for players and coaches from the Saugerties Stallions, the local collegiate-level baseball team now in its second season. They came into town Saturday, held a party to meet each other Saturday night, had their pictures taken, interview with the media, first practice Sunday, and first game Wednesday. “It’s been a...
Winston Farm sold? Not so fast

Winston Farm sold? Not so fast

Sometimes things are what they seem to be. Sometimes they’re not. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether or not they are as they seem to be. And sometimes, just sometimes, a clarification emerges. A deed transfer for was filed February 26 with the Ulster County clerk’s office transferring the spectacular 571.7-acre central parcel of the Winston Farm...
Saugerties identifies Woodstock ’94 site as potential water source

Saugerties identifies Woodstock ’94 site as potential water source

Saugerties village officials are finalizing a contract with Leggette, Brashears, Graham Inc., a Connecticut-based engineering firm, to verify that Winston Farm off Route 32 and the former site of Woodstock ’94 and the more recent Hudson Project, would be a good site as a second source of potable water for the village. The village’s only...
More info on Tom Struzzieri’s plans for Lynch’s marina

More info on Tom Struzzieri’s plans for Lynch’s marina

Additional information about the planned wedding venue at the former Lynch’s marina has been discussed with the village planning board by code enforcement officer Eyal Saad and Scott Reynolds, a representative of propertyowner Tom Struzzieri. Mayor William Murphy reported at the most recent village board meeting that he has recently talked with Struzzieri. The site...
Kids’ fishing tournament scheduled for Saugerties reservoir

Kids’ fishing tournament scheduled for Saugerties reservoir

It’s time for youngsters to go out into the garden and start digging up night crawlers to help catch some of the 300 trout that will soon be dumped into the Blue Mountain Reservoir for the annu al kids’ fishing tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 21, with registration beginning at 8:30...
Saugerties mayor gathers new Mum Committee after mass resignation

Saugerties mayor gathers new Mum Committee after mass resignation

Despite the mass resignation of all the members of the Saugerties Mum Festival committee two weeks ago, mayor William Murphy has vowed that the festival, which brings hundreds of tourists to the Village of Saugerties, will continue. Without getting into specifics, Murphy said the committee made the decision to quit and that he is in...