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Bikers raise money for Boys & Girls Club

Bikers raise money for Boys & Girls Club

Bikers are many things to many people, from the free (if doomed) spirits of Easy Rider to the terrors of Altamont to stockbrokers out for a weekend jaunt. It all depends who’s looking and how hard they bother to. So when about 40 bikes and twice as many riders descended on Cantine Field this last...
Slow-down signs stolen from Bishop's Gate

Slow-down signs stolen from Bishop’s Gate

Was it a gang of aesthetes? Guilty speeders who didn’t want to be reprimanded? It’s too soon to tell. What we do know is that residents of Bishop’s Gate, who have been working together and with the Town Board to control speeding in the development, woke on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 2, to find...
Woman’s Club graduation award winner

Woman’s Club graduation award winner

Dorothy Cappello, treasurer of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Saugerties, presented this year’s graduation award to Natale Scally, who will study nursing at Pace University.
A Day’s Work: Hairdresser

A Day’s Work: Hairdresser

Brian Pfremmer is originally from the Midwest but has made the Hudson Valley his home for the last 13 years. Brian and his partner, Scott Stacey, have been married for two years. He has been a hairstylist for 16 years and currently works at Lux Hair Studio. Describe your job. My job is great but...
Saugerties Library budget and trustee vote Thursday, Sept. 4

Saugerties Library budget and trustee vote Thursday, Sept. 4

Voters on Sept. 4 will not see an increase in the amount of taxes they’re asked to contribute to the 2015 library operating budget, even though the tax rate is increasing slightly, from 29.44 to 29.78 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The vote will be held at the library, 91 Washington Ave.,  from 10 a.m....
Siracusano to be honored by county

Siracusano to be honored by county

Sawyer Motors owner Bob Siracusano will be among the recipients of the 2014 Heart of Ulster County Award, which honors the county’s top business leaders. The award will be given on Thursday, Oct. 23 at a dinner at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston.
A Day’s Work: Nurse

A Day’s Work: Nurse

Nora Loprieno is originally from Lake Hill, New York. She has lived in Saugerties for the past five years. What inspired you to become a nurse? I had a car accident and was treated so poorly as a patient at a local hospital that I decided no one should be treated that way, and if...
Village wants to ‘fix’ stubborn feral cat problem

Village wants to ‘fix’ stubborn feral cat problem

Despite the best efforts of local volunteers and village officials over the last several years to eradicate the problem of feral cats, a Woodstock group has found that colonies of the animals still exist. To help alleviate the situation, village trustees at their Aug. 18 meeting hired the Woodstock Feral Cat Project. The village will...
Skating season begins at Kiwanis Ice Arena

Skating season begins at Kiwanis Ice Arena

Public skating at Kiwanis Ice Arena begins Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17 with sessions from 2:30-4 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Daily weekday public skating returns on Monday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4:30 p.m. There will be no public skating Monday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 29 to accommodate the Saugerties Skating School...
Lions Club playground to get upgrade

Lions Club playground to get upgrade

Children and parents hanging out at the Lions Club Playground on Aug. 11 were surprised to witness the delivery of massive piece of equipment that, when assembled, will have slides and play areas. “It came in about 60 pieces,” said George Terpening, superintendent of parks, buildings and grounds. About $25,000 has been spent on playgrounds...
Summer on Earth

Summer on Earth

Are you legit?” asks Dylan Welch as he straddles his BMX bike in Cantine Park. “I’m super legit,” I respond. “You can Google my name even.” The Google thing seems to calm him down, and I tell them that I’m writing an article about what it’s like to be a kid in Saugerties in the...
A Day’s Work: Raw food chef

A Day’s Work: Raw food chef

Karanas Ulysse is a raw food chef and educator. Her specialties are raw desserts, including lemon raspberry cheesecake, macaroons and raw chocolate mousse. Ulysse lives in Saugerties, in the old Odd Fellows Hall, with her husband, Sergio, and her three children. Describe what you do. I am a raw food chef and teacher. My goal...