Business
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...
Daily News: Saugerties blends ‘historic charm’ with ‘Brooklynish energy’

Daily News: Saugerties blends ‘historic charm’ with ‘Brooklynish energy’

The New York Daily News is the latest publication to recognize Saugerties as a destination, giving it top billing over Woodstock and Kingston in an Oct. 6 article. “Saugerties seamlessly blends its historic charm with a resurgent, creative Brooklynish energy that’s filling the town with lots of great new casual restaurants, bars and shops,” writes...
Businesses must install device to protect water supply

Businesses must install device to protect water supply

Businesses throughout Saugerties must install a plumbing device to prevent backflow in the water supply, according to Mike Hopf, the village water superintendent. The device has been required since 2005, though many businesses have not complied. The most recent letter sent out by the water department asked businesses to submit certification that their devices were...
Naccarato insurance celebrates 50th anniversary

Naccarato insurance celebrates 50th anniversary

“You gotta make sure my wife gets mentioned,” said Jack Naccarato over the phone. Naccarato is the owner and namesake of Naccarato Insurance, located on Ulster Ave. in the village. If you know Jack (and most do), you’re not the least bit surprised at why he would be so insistent upon making sure his wife,...