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Saugerties marina project approved, despite lawsuit threat

Saugerties marina project approved, despite lawsuit threat

Despite threat of a possible lawsuit, members of the Village of Saugerties planning board voted unanimously at their July 13 meeting to grant a special-use permit and site-plan approval to Tom Struzzieri to use a building at the former Lynch‘s Marina on Ferry Street as a restaurant/special events venue. Struzzieri apparently is wasting no time...
Vote expected on Saugerties marina project

Vote expected on Saugerties marina project

With the village planning board set to approve a special-use permit for local businessman Tom Struzzieri at its July 12 meeting, those opposed to approval have been writing letters of objection. One of the reasons the application should be denied, they claim, is that the change in use might negatively affect property values. That doesn’t...
Nekos Pharmacy opens in Saugerties

Nekos Pharmacy opens in Saugerties

Peter Nekos is bringing an independent pharmacy back to Saugerties. The new Saugerties branch of Nekos Pharmacy will open this Friday at 250 Main Street. The first Nekos pharmacy opened in Kingston in 1949, when Peter’s uncles came back from World War II and converted their parents’ Uptown Kingston soda fountain on Wall Street into...
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...
No tax agreement for senior housing development, says village

No tax agreement for senior housing development, says village

It doesn’t pay to threaten village board members, as Mike Puntillo, owner of The Mill, the 89-unit, income restricted senior housing building on East Bridge Street, found out Monday night. Village trustees voted unanimously to turn down his request to amend and extend an existing 30-year Payment In Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) agreement. Puntillo was...
Dogerties, canine general store, opens in Saugerties

Dogerties, canine general store, opens in Saugerties

Sometimes where you’re going and where you wind up are very far apart. Such is the case for Susie DeFord, who earned a degree in creative writing before starting a successful dog-walking and pet care business in Brooklyn. She’s since found her way to the Hudson Valley, where she recently opened Dogerties on Main Street...
Economic stress shutters Barclay Heights McDonald’s

Economic stress shutters Barclay Heights McDonald’s

For some, the closing last weekend of the McDonald’s on Route 9W in Barclay Heights is one less place to grab a quick meal. For others, it’s the end of an era. The family-friendly McDonald’s location with the indoor children’s Playland, reportedly the first area location for the worldwide chain, shut its doors for good...
Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Brooklyn broker Jason Moskowitz has finally filed his deed of ownership for the Dragon Inn with Ulster County, according to Eyal Saad, village code enforcement officer. And in making his ownership of the fire-gutted building official, Moskowitz has been awarded a reminder from Saad that if he wants to do any work on the building...
Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

A proposed hotel behind the Sunoco station on Route 32 came one step closer to reality as the town planning board of Saugerties approved a subdivision of a ten-acre hotel property from the 561-acre Winston Farm following a public hearing. The approval does not include the overall site plan, which is still under review. A public...
Saugerties stallions break new ground, get sponsorship money

Saugerties stallions break new ground, get sponsorship money

New owner Kevin Hinchey continues to follow through on his pledge to put energy and money into the collegiate-level Saugerties Stallions baseball team which had little of either in its debut season last year. On Dec. 14 the team and the town of Saugerites held a ground-breaking for a seating area with 124 seats at...
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...
Sparklers will be sold in village

Sparklers will be sold in village

Village of Saugerties trustees have decided not to ban the sale of sparklers for the Fourth of July. County legislators recently approved a measure allowing the sale of sparklers in the county for July 4 and New Year’s Eve. That law went into effect on Monday, June 1. Still, towns and villages can opt to...