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Affordable housing on North St. unopposed

Affordable housing on North St. unopposed

No one turned out for the April 9 village Planning Board public hearing for the 42-unit Country Meadows senior and affordable housing project proposed for North St. Planning Board chair George Lewandowski said the board would continue to take written comments from the public until its next meeting May 14, when the board will vote...
Spring cleanup in the village

Spring cleanup in the village

The annual village spring clean-up will be held Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25. Brush and yard waste only; nothing over six inches in diameter or six inches in length. Separate brush from leaves. Limit is seven cubic yards (one truckload) per residence. The schedule for pick-up is as follows: Monday – north of...
State to install pedestrian signage at Main & Partition

State to install pedestrian signage at Main & Partition

After numerous close calls and one death, New York State has decided the intersection at Partition and Main needs “walk” and “do not walk” signs to allow pedestrians to cross without dodging vehicles. The state will replace the traffic light and install the signage this summer concurrently with the previously-planned new light at Main St....
Savings were promised and delivered, says mayor

Savings were promised and delivered, says mayor

Mayor William Murphy is confident that the $2.28 million proposed 2014-15 spending plan will not include a tax hike. A public hearing will be held at the April 17 meeting at 7 p.m. in the village firehouse at 43 Partition St. “This year is the culmination of a five-year plan I developed when I first...
Village trustees want feedback on landlord law

Village trustees want feedback on landlord law

Village trustees tabled a law requiring out-of-area landlords to have a local representative available should there be problems with their rental units. The public hearing on the law will continue at the trustees’ April 7 meeting at 5 p.m. at Village Hall, 43 Partition St. The law is intended to prevent delays in issues relating...
Modified wrestling team goes undefeated

Modified wrestling team goes undefeated

While Saugerties High School senior James Bethel was finishing third in the state tournament, the best finish for any Sawyer wrestler yet, Saugerties seventh and eighth grade wrestlers were making a strong statement themselves. They were going undefeated as a team, the first to do so. “We had 32 kids, in weight classes ranging from...
Dragon Inn owner plans to raze addition

Dragon Inn owner plans to raze addition

This time last year, preservationists were in an uproar over the owner’s plan to demolish the once-stately Queen Anne style mansion on Rt. 9W, known to most as the Dragon Inn. Now the talk is once again of demolition, but this time it’s the unfinished, recently collapsed addition, which preservationists can’t wait to see go....
Key Bank robbery suspect nabbed

Key Bank robbery suspect nabbed

It’s taken more than a year, but today members of the Saugerties Police Department, the State Police, Herkimer Police, Hunter Police and New Paltz Police arrested Collin T. Lambert, 48, of Tannersville and charged him with robbing the Key Bank on Main St., Jan. 11, 2013, and the robbery of the First Credit Union on...
Town and village want a more capable website

Town and village want a more capable website

With elegant, functional sites like Google, Facebook and Nytimes.com setting the standard, people are used to nothing but the best when it comes to websites. So when a relatively small, non-technical organization is tasked with communicating with the public on equal terms, often both sides are equally flummoxed by the results. Such is the case...
Saugerties Police Beat

Saugerties Police Beat

Sexual abuse David T. Wood III, 20, of Saugerties was arrested Feb. 19 and charged with sexual abuse in the first degree and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. An investigation revealed that approximately three years ago, while at a residence in Saugerties, Wood had sexual contact with a girl who was...
Concert update: Who will get the proceeds?

Concert update: Who will get the proceeds?

Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel is negotiating with Winston Farm concert promoters for a direct donation to pay down the town’s deficit, something Village Mayor William Murphy isn’t entirely pleased with. “This is news to me,” said Murphy. Helsmoortel said he is negotiating the donation for the town only, but village taxpayers would also benefit. Village...
Landlord ordered to evict tenant by zoning board

Landlord ordered to evict tenant by zoning board

A village review board took the unprecedented action of ordering a landlord to evict his tenants and tear out improvements made to a property after concluding he willfully violated the zoning law. Building owner Paul Korzak stormed out of the Feb. 11 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting when it became apparent the board was...