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Saugerties Relay for Life raises over $25k

Saugerties Relay for Life raises over $25k

Photos by Doug Freese   On Saturday, May 16, Saugerties held its annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Kiwanis Ice Arena. The event is held each year to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The American Cancer Society’s main goal is to “create a world with more birthdays.” With the support...
A Saugerties High School hockey team?

A Saugerties High School hockey team?

Athletic director Dominic Zarrella discussed the future of Saugerties sports during the Board of Education meeting on May 12. After giving a review of the successes of many of the district’s teams during this school year, including football, tennis and wrestling, Zarrella fielded questions from board trustees about what additions and improvements could be made...
This weekend in Saugerties

This weekend in Saugerties

Carol Zaloom print exhibit at Opus 40 An exhibit of linocuts and monoprints by Saugerties-based artist Carol Zaloom will open on Saturday, May 23 at Opus 40. A reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The show will feature recent work and old favorites. The show runs through the end of June. More information is...
ESL classes at police station aim to build trust

ESL classes at police station aim to build trust

Two Spanish-speaking students met with English as a second language teacher  Jeana Cordeiro last week to improve their English language skills. The class, which has six students enrolled, meets in a second-floor conference room in Saugerties Police headquarters. The class is part of the Ulster BOCES Adult Literacy Division, Cordeiro said. The police department provides...
Horse shows return to Saugerties

Horse shows return to Saugerties

Trucks and trailers making their way to Washington Ave. from the Thruway each morning. A noticeable uptick in foot traffic and patronage in village shops and restaurants. The weather is warming up. Ever since 2003, these signs have heralded the return of the horse shows to Saugerties. Dates for the first session are as follows:...
Forum seeks input on pedestrian safety

Forum seeks input on pedestrian safety

The Saugerties Police Department will hold a pedestrian safety forum Wednesday May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 207 Market St. The forum is intended to discuss pedestrian safety and gather community input on the best way to improve safety, whether by stricter enforcement of laws or other means. Police Chief Joseph Sinagra...
Small World Playground rebuild project

Small World Playground rebuild project

The newly-formed Community Foundation of Saugerties (CFS), a non-profit organization committed to encouraging civic engagement and pride by improving, enhancing, and expanding the sense of community and connection among Saugerties residents, is pleased to announce the adoption of the Small World Playground rebuild project. Designed by Leathers and Associates of Ithaca, NY, and built by...
Saugerties sidewalk art project features cars kids can ride

Saugerties sidewalk art project features cars kids can ride

Photos by David Gordon   Horsin’, sittin’, shinin’ and now, cruisin’. In recent years, summer has brought colorful horses, chairs and lighthouses to the streets of Saugerties. This year, the street art will be based on children’s pedal cars. “We have one of the largest car shows in the area in July, and the event...
An afternoon with Pete and Terre Levin

An afternoon with Pete and Terre Levin

The highways and byways of Saugerties are populated by interesting and gifted folks who go about the business of living with quiet grace. Pete and Terre Levin exemplify this “down-home” attitude. Pete and Terre live in an 1825 farmhouse on 30 acres of land cultivated by a local farmer. Walking into their home is like...
Community rallies to support family of deceased child

Community rallies to support family of deceased child

Photos by David Gordon   A fundraising event for the family of Jayden Holzhauer, who died of brain cancer on April 2, brought around 500 of his neighbors in Blue Mountain and other well-wishers together on Sunday, May 4 for a celebration of his life, held at the Elks Club. The event resembled a party, with...
Local police K-9 units train with elite Dutch police

Local police K-9 units train with elite Dutch police

  Police K-9 units from the northeast region of New York State and several units from neighboring states took part in a three-day training session May 4-6 at Tech City in the town of Ulster, coordinated by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and Rochester-based Upstate K-9. Officers from 23 departments and their K-9 partners were...
Sawyer Legends: Randy Nilsen

Sawyer Legends: Randy Nilsen

It is easy to look back on an athlete’s career and assess every statistic, every homerun, complete pass and goal. It is easy to compare numbers to determine a player’s level of greatness. That is the easy part. For Randy Nilsen, a 2015 Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame inductee, the significance of statistics pales in...

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