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Saugerties basketball repeats as MHAL champs

Saugerties basketball repeats as MHAL champs

In a game that was closer than it should have been, the Saugerties boys’ basketball team repeated as Mid-Hudson Athletic League champions after defeating Spackenkill 65-54 on Feb. 26 at SUNY Ulster. Several nights earlier the Sawyers defeated FDR to win their division and get into the MHAL playoffs and then cross-river rival Red Hook...
A Day's Work: Paramedic

A Day’s Work: Paramedic

Brian Breithaupt was born and raised in Saugerties. He is a paramedic with the Diaz Memorial Ambulance Service. How did you get into this line of work? I actually called Diaz Ambulance Service to take me to the hospital many years ago. At that time they were a blended agency with a mix of volunteers...
Saugerties' Hudson Project music festival 'on hold'

Saugerties’ Hudson Project music festival ‘on hold’

There may be some events at Winston Farm this year, but another big electronic music festival won’t be one of them. “The Hudson Project is on hold for the moment,” said Michael Lang, who represents the property owners. “It’s not coming back this year.” Last year’s event was held July 11-13 at the former site of...
Shave your head, raise money for a good cause

Shave your head, raise money for a good cause

Saugerties has not been spared the horror of pediatric cancer. Reminders of children who have fought, are currently fighting or have lost the battle with the disease are all around, from a memorial tree planted in the Grant D. Morse playground to a fundraiser held at the Kiwanis skating arena last December. One local mom...
In Memoriam: Marie Post

In Memoriam: Marie Post

Longtime Saugertiesian Marie Post died Friday, Feb. 20 at Kingston City Hospital. Still active in the community at age 90 — and still managing the town transfer station and the animal shelter she helped to establish — Post is being remembered today by those who knew her best as someone who loved her community, loved...
A Day’s Work: Waldorf teacher

A Day’s Work: Waldorf teacher

Wendy Weinrich has been an early childhood Waldorf teacher for the past 19 years. She spent 11 years teaching at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz. Eight years ago she opened Mountaintop School in Woodstock. She moved the school to a building that used to house a Volkswagen repair shop on the property adjoining...
Obituary: Marie Post

Obituary: Marie Post

Marie Post, 90, of Manorville Rd., died Friday, Feb. 20 at the Kingston City Hospital. Born May 24, 1924 in Mt. View, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late William and Ada Gowing Stage. She was an area resident since 1941 when she and her mother relocated from Jersey City to Saugerties. Marie...
Youth group instills leadership qualities, manly virtues

Youth group instills leadership qualities, manly virtues

The High Peaks Chapter of the Order of DeMolay was inaugurated in a solemn ceremony at Masonic Lodge 193on Russell Street, Saturday, Jan. 29. The Order of DeMolay is a youth group affiliated with the Masons. It has chapters all over the United States, as well as some chapters in other countries; more than 1,000...
Marie Post: Compassion counts

Marie Post: Compassion counts

Editor’s note: We were sad to learn of Marie Post’s Feb. 20 at age 90. Her Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 25 at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. corner of John & Lafayette streets. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23-24, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Interment will follow...
Art and style on Market St.

Art and style on Market St.

Headspace Salon & Gallery, which opened last September in a storefront at 12 Market St., is not just about having your hair done. It’s also a place to check out some cutting-edge artwork, linger, relax, chat and get a respite. “People are seeking an experience,” said proprietor Heather Williams, 29. “The name of Headspace means,...
Dimonds in the rough

Dimonds in the rough

Rex Dimond, the focus of a posthumous exhibit at the Dutch Ale House in Saugerties opening at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, February 7, started painting his bright pastel, oil and acrylic works as personal messages to friends and co-workers. They were a way of brightening the rooms where people worked and lived. They captured the world he loved...
DEC: Hunting accidents have fallen 75 percent since the '60s

DEC: Hunting accidents have fallen 75 percent since the ’60s

The 2014 New York hunting season closed with the second lowest number of hunting-related shooting incidents on record, according to the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation. New York’s hunting incident rate (per 100,000 hunters) has fallen by more than 75 percent since the 1960s. The past five-year average is down to 4.3 incidents per 100,000 hunters, compared to 19 per 100,000...
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