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Library turns 100

Library turns 100

This September, the Carnegie section of the Saugerties Public Library turns 100. Why is it called a Carnegie library? The reason is that between 1883 and 1929, Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philanthropist, granted monies to small towns all over the United States to build libraries. He required that the town demonstrate the need for...
Driftwood for artists

Driftwood for artists

  The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will offer a limited supply of free driftwood from Ashokan Reservoir to artists and craftsmen Friday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a staging area on Beaverkill Road in Olivebridge, near the intersection with Route 28A. DEP staff will be on hand to...
Community profile: Sally Colclough

Community profile: Sally Colclough

A walk down any street in Saugerties with Sally Colclough is like attending a large and happy class reunion. “Hi, Mrs. Colclough, you were my eighth grade social studies teacher.” “Hello, Sally, we did well with the fundraiser at the French Club Flea Market, didn’t we?” “Sally, you were great with Tommy when he had...
Life with Asperger's

Life with Asperger’s

As author Jesse Saperstein prepared to speak about Asperger syndrome to an audience at the Saugerties Library largely composed of people diagnosed with the disorder and their families, he used some of the coping mechanisms he would later describe in the talk. He bounced a ping pong ball on a paddle and danced around the...
Students recognized for raising awareness of cancer

Students recognized for raising awareness of cancer

The Town Board presents members of the Saugerties Junior/Senior High School junior varsity football team, varsity cheerleading squad and two town residents at the Dec. 17 town meeting with certificates of recognition for their efforts to promote cancer awareness.
The year to come in Saugerties

The year to come in Saugerties

Saugerties movers and shakers read the tea leaves for 2015     Greg Helsmoortel Town supervisor What do you think will be the big story of 2015? Economic development. We’re getting more and more inquiries for Kings Highway. I think Winston Farm is back on the map, the list of sites businesses want to look...
A Day’s Work: Herbalist

A Day’s Work: Herbalist

Josh Boughton is an herbalist and the natural products director for the Village Apothecary.   He is responsible for quality control of the supplements sold. He looks at where and how the raw materials were produced, and whether there were any adulterants used in production. How did you get into this line of work? I got...
Saugerties year in review

Saugerties year in review

A look back at what was in the news in 2014. High heating costs The year 2014 began in a deep freeze. A cold snap in the Midwest and Northeast lasting several weeks caused natural gas rates to soar, which caused heating and electricity bills to increase 40 percent or more. Central Hudson said it...
The kids are all right

The kids are all right

Calling it one of his “favorite things to do,” village Mayor William Murphy handed out certificates to four students recognized with Saugerties Community Youth Awards at the Dec. 15 Village Board meeting. The awards “reward the young citizens of the Saugerties area who are caught making good choices and doing good deeds,” according to Mary...
Fundraiser for cancer-stricken Saugerties tot

Fundraiser for cancer-stricken Saugerties tot

The holiday season is a time for giving, and on Sunday, Dec. 21, there will be an opportunity to help brighten the holidays for one local family. A fundraiser to benefit Jared Andrews, a two-year-old boy who recently underwent life-saving surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, will be held at the Kiwanis Ice Arena beginning...
Picking the perfect Christmas tree

Picking the perfect Christmas tree

  The narrow gravel road up to the Mountain View Tree Farm had water filling the ruts after Saturday’s rain, but Sunday dawned clear, if a bit cold, and the would-be lumberjacks had to pull to the side to pass without getting stuck. The tree farm was well populated with customers wielding bow saws as...
In Memoriam: Mery Rosado

In Memoriam: Mery Rosado

She was the warm and gracious proprietor of Café Mezzaluna Bistro Latino in Saugerties and an ardent supporter of the arts and local business. But it’s her larger-than-life spirit and loving heart that her friends will most remember about Mery Helen Rosado, who died Thursday, Nov. 27 at Albany Medical Center after a brave battle...