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High Woods and its church

High Woods and its church

High Woods is an unincorporated hamlet in the town of Saugerties, which means it has no real basis for existing, except that it does, and proudly. Unlike its neighboring Mount Marion, it has no school, no post office, no housing development. It does have Opus 40, the Wrolsen family, the memory of the legendary Wilgus’s...
Poll: Heroin use in Saugerties

Poll: Heroin use in Saugerties

A huge increase in heroin use has been reported throughout the Northeast. Anecdotal evidence suggests Saugerties too has seen an increase, but the police chief doesn’t believe it’s worse than surrounding communities. What do you think? Please use the comments section to discuss your answer and possible actions that might be taken. Saugerties Times is...
RX painkillers drive heroin use in Saugerties

RX painkillers drive heroin use in Saugerties

The sharp increase in the use of prescription opiates and heroin across the Northeast has not spared Saugerties. Of the 34 arrested in last week’s drug sweep, five of the seven Saugerties suspects were arrested for opiate possession— two for heroin, three for oxycodone. “We have definitely seen an increase in opiate addiction here,” says...
Reading, writing & religion in West Saugerties

Reading, writing & religion in West Saugerties

West Saugerties was a place where children received a memorable education— both in school and in church. Like other hamlets, there was a one-room schoolhouse near a modestly sized church. It was an education both worldly and spiritual, conveniently situated. “It was a good education because as a young student, you were learning your ABCs...
All about the Girl's Community Club

All about the Girl’s Community Club

The Girl’s Community Club of Saugerties is not affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club. Nor is it, strictly speaking, a club for girls at all. Despite what its name suggests, the Girl’s Community Club is actually a club for women. And to clear up any other lingering confusion, the Girl’s Community Club of Saugerties...
Maple Weekend on tap

Maple Weekend on tap

Photos by Will Dendis   Like most things having to do with food that are natural and can be done in one’s backyard, maple syrup is growing more popular, says Chris Genson, who runs Platte Creek Maple Farm with Pete LaValle on 26 acres in Mt. Marion. Maple syrup and maple sugar can be substituted...
Is gluten-free all it’s cracked up to be?

Is gluten-free all it’s cracked up to be?

“Gluten-free: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?” will be the topic of a wellness program presented by registered dietitian Liz Malgieri on Wednesday, March 12 at 2 and 6 p.m. at Village Apothecary, 31 Market St. and Thursday, March 13 at 2 and 6 p.m. at Woodstock Apothecary, 79 Tinker St. in Woodstock....
The Saugerties Woman’s Club: A greater stake in the world

The Saugerties Woman’s Club: A greater stake in the world

On Thursday, March 7, 1963, the Ogden Standard Examiner in Utah ran a story in their evening edition about an accomplished woman from Saugerties named Margaret Arnold. “If it hadn’t been for Charles Dickens,” reads the copy, “Mrs. Dexter Otis Arnold might this minute be the happy homemaker, seeing that her husband got off to...
A dreamy tale, set in Saugerties

A dreamy tale, set in Saugerties

Over the past month or so, you may have noticed a film crew in town, rushing to stay on schedule between snowstorms. The film is called, “I Dream Too Much,” and the director is a local, Katie Cokinos, with a cast of Hollywood stars and locals mixing it up in familiar Saugerties haunts like Dig...
Saugerties poet wins national award

Saugerties poet wins national award

Marilyn Walker, a lifelong Saugerties resident, has been awarded first place in a contest sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women for her poem, “The Gift.” Walker’s poetry has earned numerous national and international awards, including the grand prize at the 1996 International Society of Poetry, the Diamond Trophy Award from the Famous...
Glasco Turnpike bridge to 9W closed for most of 2014

Glasco Turnpike bridge to 9W closed for most of 2014

The county announced today that the Sauer Bridge on Glasco Turnpike over the Esopus Creek will be closed for repairs for around eight months. The bridge was closed last week and a county engineer determined it should remain closed until needed repairs could be made. The recommended detours are the Leggs Mill Rd. Bridge and...
Obit: John Paul Henson

Obit: John Paul Henson

John Paul Henson of Hill St. died Friday, Feb. 14 at Kingston City Hospital after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Saugerties. He was 48. The son of the late Jane Nebel Henson (1934-2013) and Jim Henson (1936-1990) was born on April 25, 1965 in Greenwich, Conn. When John was age seven,...