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Saugerties marks Veterans Day

Saugerties marks Veterans Day

Photos by Doug Freese   Jim Gage, a past commander of American Legion Post 72, told the story of the Unknown Soldier in lieu of his usual talk on the history of Veterans Day during the ceremonies held at the post last Tuesday morning. An unknown soldier was selected in Great Britain in 1920 to...
Nobel Prize winner honored at Saugerties Veterans Day ceremony

Nobel Prize winner honored at Saugerties Veterans Day ceremony

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Saugerties High School alumnus Peter Zmiyarch was among more than 40 veterans honored Monday, Nov. 10 during Veterans Day ceremonies at Grant D. Morse Elementary School. Zmiyarch, a 1983 graduate of Saugerties High School, is the assistant head of operations security for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...
A Day’s Work: Tree service

A Day’s Work: Tree service

Eric Kohler manages J & J Tree Works. The wood mill has been in business for over 30 years and provides a large array of services, including tree trimming, removal, chipping, crane work and lot clearing. How did you get into this line of work? My background is a carpenter and general contractor, but my...
Saugerties Halloween curfew and DWI crackdown

Saugerties Halloween curfew and DWI crackdown

The Saugerties Police Department reminds residents that a curfew will be in effect tonight, Oct. 31. The curfew affects all persons under the age of 17 and begins at 8 p.m. In addition, Police Chief Joseph Sinagra has said extra police will be on patrol over the course of the Halloween Weekend as part of a...
A night on the Saugerties haunted house circuit

A night on the Saugerties haunted house circuit

Friday night doesn’t start off well. As I’m driving through town, a man in baggy cargo shorts and a hoodie almost steps directly in front of my car. Cars seem to be gunning for me, including one giant’s pickup truck which barely misses me as it exits the Mobil station. A group of teenagers stops...
Meet & Greet: Peg Nau

Meet & Greet: Peg Nau

It would be hard to find a more authentic Saugertiesian than Peg Nau. She was born at Bonesteel’s Sanatorium on Main St. and lived on Clermont St. during her early years. Her father bought the back end of the property occupied by Bonesteel’s on Division St. where Peg lived out her girlhood literally on the...
Saugerties police station mural commemorates WTC

Saugerties police station mural commemorates WTC

A comment by Police Chief Joseph Sinagra that he would hope to see graffiti artists working with the town to display their art prompted teen artist Adrian Hirsch to ask about displaying some of his graffiti art on a town structure. Hirsch studied with artist Ze’ev Willy Neumann, and said he asked for advice and...
A Day’s Work: Preschool teacher

A Day’s Work: Preschool teacher

Elise Crist teaches the four-year-old preschool class at Children’s Workshop in Twin Maples Plaza. She has worked with preschool students for ten years. How does one get into this line of work? I’ve always had a love for children. I was babysitting from a very young age. Children fascinate me: how fast they learn, how...
Saugerties youth awards

Saugerties youth awards

Four Saugerties young people received community youth awards at the September Town Board meeting. The following informational material was distributed for each.   Natalie TerBush 14 years old, nominated by AnnChris Warren As one of 2014’s Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year participants, Natalie TerBush continues to exceed expectations. This summer, Natalie worked...
Ballfield dedicated to Suzi Filak

Ballfield dedicated to Suzi Filak

For Suzi Filak, Saugerties’ late receiver of taxes and active member of the sports community, there were two overriding passions; the children of Saugerties and the love of baseball and softball. She brought them together through the Saugerties Little League by making sure that if the youth wanted to play sports they had the opportunity....
Meet & Greet: Cliff Burley

Meet & Greet: Cliff Burley

Saugerties is home to many fascinating individuals whose talents, enthusiasm and diversity add to this unique community. On Manorville Rd., Cliff Burley lives in a vine-covered cottage with his mother, Helene. The property encompasses a vegetable garden large enough to feed the family for a year while also sharing with friends and neighbors. Wildflowers bloom...
Saugerties scouts give Old Glory a proper sendoff

Saugerties scouts give Old Glory a proper sendoff

Photos by David Gordon   When an American flag becomes worn, faded or torn, the rule is, it must be burned. The flag cannot be tossed in the garbage, cut into rags or otherwise disposed of in ways that would be considered disrespectful. It must be burned, and preferably with an appropriate ceremony. On Tuesday,...