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How Saugerties streets got their names, part IV

How Saugerties streets got their names, part IV

Different phases of development in the village can be seen in the feel of the architecture, in the varying lot sizes, and in the width of the streets and amount of lawn and sidewalk. These trends allows differentation in the flavor of individual neighborhoods. Land that Henry Barclay owned from his Livingston purchases that had...
Win-Win for Saugerties boys hoops

Win-Win for Saugerties boys hoops

The Sawyers boys basketball team improved its record to 11-4 with a 75-59 win over Washingtonville on Jan. 29, and a 56-53 win over Our Lady of Lourdes in the Coaches vs. Cancer Game on Jan. 31. Stats for the Sunday game were not available. In the win over Washingtonville, the Sawyers’ quick pass and...
Economic stress shutters Barclay Heights McDonald’s

Economic stress shutters Barclay Heights McDonald’s

For some, the closing last weekend of the McDonald’s on Route 9W in Barclay Heights is one less place to grab a quick meal. For others, it’s the end of an era. The family-friendly McDonald’s location with the indoor children’s Playland, reportedly the first area location for the worldwide chain, shut its doors for good...
Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Brooklyn broker Jason Moskowitz has finally filed his deed of ownership for the Dragon Inn with Ulster County, according to Eyal Saad, village code enforcement officer. And in making his ownership of the fire-gutted building official, Moskowitz has been awarded a reminder from Saad that if he wants to do any work on the building...
Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

A proposed hotel behind the Sunoco station on Route 32 came one step closer to reality as the town planning board of Saugerties approved a subdivision of a ten-acre hotel property from the 561-acre Winston Farm following a public hearing. The approval does not include the overall site plan, which is still under review. A public...
A day's work: Bank branch manager

A day’s work: Bank branch manager

The first thing you notice when you meet Thomas Scott is his friendly, open personality. This quality serves him well in his role as the branch manager at Rhinebeck Bank in Hyde Park. Scott has been with the bank for three years. He has lived in Saugerties most of his life. How did you get...
Horses, baseball co-themes of Saugerties Art in the Village

Horses, baseball co-themes of Saugerties Art in the Village

While Art in the Village is not really supposed to be about any one event or business, this year the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to un-mothball horses. Rather than being in honor of HITS or the former carousel that was near the beach, this year the horses will symbolize a...
Cemetery plotholders, upset about decorations being removed, demand seat at the table

Cemetery plotholders, upset about decorations being removed, demand seat at the table

Plotholders in the Blue Mountain Cemetery will be included in discussions about the cemetery’s rules and maintenance. The decision came after a meeting with the cemetery board of directors last Thursday, January 14. The meeting was a followup to protests from plotholders that cemetery association secretary-treasurer Teresa Bach-Tucker had removed decorations from gravesites with little...
Remembering Ziegler's Cafe

Remembering Ziegler’s Cafe

On my walk about town, I strolled into 89 Partition Street, home of the store Dig, a portion of which was formerly Café Tamayo, and remembered from my younger days as Broomie’s. Inside, I see the old bar, the old ceiling fans. I remember back Jimi Rowland, Stevie Atwood and others jamming in the back...
Murals will soon adorn Donlon Gym

Murals will soon adorn Donlon Gym

Saugerties village mayor William Murphy has enlisted the help of middle-school art teacher Bob Slate to put together a group of school district young artists to paint two murals on blank walls at the Donlon gym above the Partition Street firehouse. “We have what are basically two open canvases,” Slate said during a recent tour...
How Saugerties streets got their names, part III

How Saugerties streets got their names, part III

The Village Addition streets When the village incorporated in 1831, its borders were set to geographic landmarks where the Sawyerkill meets Malden Ave., the Tannery Brook meets the turnpike, and the road to the ford crossed the Esopus near the village line and Esopus Bend. New streets spread out to fill these corners once the...
Capt. Jack Rose honored at ice rink

Capt. Jack Rose honored at ice rink

Capt. Jack Rose, the 19-year-old Mount Marion firefighter who died from injuries suffered in a Dec. 19 house fire, was honored by the Saugerties Youth Hockey Association at a ceremony at the Kiwanis Ice Rink Dec. 29. Fire chiefs and firefighters from the various Saugerties fire companies along with several of Rose’s family members took...