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Playground fundraisers continue

Playground fundraisers continue

As summer wanes, the village’s public swimming places close; first the village beach on Aug. 28, then the Lions Club kids’ pool Sept. 4. But while the summer swimming season might be drawing to a close, the parks are still open, and fundraising efforts to replace equipment are ongoing. The Lions Club playground adjacent to...
Saugerties community bike ride Aug. 29

Saugerties community bike ride Aug. 29

Follow the white sharrows. Follow the white sharrows. Follow the white sharrows. It doesn’t have quite the same ring as the Yellow Brick Road, but the two instructions do have a lot in common. In Dorothy’s case it took her on a tour of Oz, while the other will take bike riders on a tour...
A new covenant: The St. Mary / St. Joseph’s merger

A new covenant: The St. Mary / St. Joseph’s merger

  Father Chris Berean is confident he can win over the mainly Italian parishioners from St. Joseph’s Church in Glasco. “Piece of cake,” said the jovial priest of St. Mary of the Snow church in the village. The secret? Marinara sauce. “My mom’s side of the family is Italian and I have two great recipes...
Benefit for Saugerties vet who lost home

Benefit for Saugerties vet who lost home

When it comes to holding a fundraiser for one of their own, no one does it better than Support Our Service people (SOS) and the American Legion Post 72. Veterans, Legion members, SOS volunteers and friends of Vietnam vet Art Russell packed Legion Post 72 Saturday, Aug. 15 to help raise funds so the popular...
Saugerties village seeks to update waterfront plan for climate change

Saugerties village seeks to update waterfront plan for climate change

The Village of Saugerties is applying for a $20,000 matching grant from the state to update its waterfront plan. Trustee Patrick Landewe, lighthouse keeper and member of the Waterfront Revitalization Committee, recently said it was the state that suggested the plan be updated and that the plan should concern issues such as how the village...
New coach promises Saugerties Football Team will improve

New coach promises Saugerties Football Team will improve

For the third time in as many years, the Saugerties High School football team has a new head coach. This time, it’s a familiar face. Dom Zarrella, who is also the school’s athletic director, has been around awhile; more than 20 years, in fact. He has coached the junior varsity football team for seven years...
Paddle your own boat

Paddle your own boat

A new business provides kayak and paddleboard rentals and tours on the Esopus and Hudson. Gail Porter’s I Paddle NY operates out of Lynch’s Marina on Ferry St. and the old carousel building at the foot of Partition St. “It’s a great way to see the creek up close, its animals, its flora, and relax...
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...