Business
Events play big role in Saugerties economy

Events play big role in Saugerties economy

Each fall, for the last four years, zombies came to roam the streets of Saugerties in the thousands, and those who wanted a glimpse of these brain-eating fiends came along too. They jammed the village and spent liberally in the restaurants and bars. But not this year — the Zombie Crawl has been canceled. It...
Ribbon-cutting at Stella’s Station

Ribbon-cutting at Stella’s Station

A ribbon-cutting was performed by the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Stella’s Station, 114 Partition St., welcoming new owners Alex Lamb and Mike De Poala.
For moms, work doesn’t always pay

For moms, work doesn’t always pay

Many mothers of young children say the expense of daycare means returning to work would actually cost their households money. As local mom Amy Henninger puts it, “I would just be working to pay daycare and it was not worth it to me.” Henninger is not alone. A Pew Research Center study showed that the...
New Business: Annarella Ristorante

New Business: Annarella Ristorante

Joe and Anna Vozzo are the owners of Annarella Ristorante at 276 Malden Turnpike. The restaurant, named for Anna, has been in business since last December. Joe has been in the restaurant business since 1977 and has owned and operated a number of restaurants in both New York and Florida. Annarella is open from 4...
New business: Boudoir Baby

New business: Boudoir Baby

Boudoir Baby, the newest specialty shop in Saugerties village, features a niche within a niche — fine nursery furniture made in America and Europe — and other products for babies produced in large part by local craftspeople. Owner-operator Veronica Ferraro-Holmquist adopts her business philosophy from her father, the late Vincent Ferraro, a man familiar to...
Travel mag says Lighthouse ‘extraordinary’

Travel mag says Lighthouse ‘extraordinary’

The Australian web version of the travel guide series Lonely Planet named the Saugerties Lighthouse number nine on its list of “Ten Extraordinary Places to Stay in 2014.” The list includes locations from around the world, with the Lighthouse the lone American entry. The accompanying blurb describe the rooms’ “quaint touches of Americana – antique...
Dragon Inn addition collapses under weight of snow

Dragon Inn addition collapses under weight of snow

An unfinished addition on the former Dragon Inn collapsed under the weight of snow and ice last week. The original building, closed since the early ’90s, is the subject of preservationist efforts. Fans of Clovelea, the Queen Anne-style mansion crafted by architect Alfred H. Thorp for Saugerties industrialist W.R. Sheffield, generally favor removing the addition...
Electric and gas bills surge for Hudson Valley

Electric and gas bills surge for Hudson Valley

High demand for natural gas during January’s deep freeze caused electricity and natural gas rates to skyrocket last month, leading to higher bills for customers, says Central Hudson. The utility said rates for electricity and gas would be 38 percent and 25 percent higher than last year for the two-month billing period that includes January....
Indoor shooting range approved

Indoor shooting range approved

The Saugerties Town Planning Board approved an indoor shooting range proposed for the former American Candle building on Kings Highway with a few conditions: The mercury vapor lamps on the site should be replaced with metal halide. Five trees would be planted in the front of the property, with some reduction in parking. The shooting...
Hubbard named county Realtor of the Year

Hubbard named county Realtor of the Year

There are people who like to say they started in their line of business “from the ground up,” but for Saugerties-based real estate broker Steve Hubbard, that phrase could be applied literally. Prior to his 20 years of experience as a realtor, the Los Angeles-area native worked in New York City as a stockbroker. After...
Ulster Savings to close Main St. branch

Ulster Savings to close Main St. branch

Business at its Main St. Saugerties branch has been falling off over the past few years, and it will be closed in April, said Joan Eck, the bank’s chief credit and service officer. Ulster Savings will maintain its main Saugerties branch at the Twin Maples Plaza. The Main St. branch doesn’t offer the full range...
Kid Around children’s consignment store to close

Kid Around children’s consignment store to close

When theater professional and Catskill native Claire Raper set out to open a store in the village, she had a creative impulse and her two children in mind. Raper’s brainchild, Kid Around children’s consignment store, features rich yellow walls, dramatic murals and many creative “scenes” throughout. Large built-in air conditioners are cleverly hidden by faux...