Development
Saugerties planners discourage self-storage proposal for Kings Highway

Saugerties planners discourage self-storage proposal for Kings Highway

Plans to use a large yellow building on Kings Highway south of the intersection with Railroad Avenue are being proposed. The town planning board is seeking details from the owner, Salvatore Mancuso, before it begins the approval process. Kings Highway is lined with industrial buildings. It is an industrial zone. Surveyor Dan McCarthy of Praetorius...
New Saugerties restaurant at former marina needs a sewer hookup

New Saugerties restaurant at former marina needs a sewer hookup

The first few days of a new business can be frustrating for even the most experienced businessman. There can be a host of unanticipated problems. This is the case for Tom Struzzieri, owner of HITS and Diamond Mills, and now the Saugerties Harbor Restaurant at the Saugerties Steamboat Company, formerly Lynch’s Marina on Ferry Street....
Vote expected on Saugerties marina project

Vote expected on Saugerties marina project

With the village planning board set to approve a special-use permit for local businessman Tom Struzzieri at its July 12 meeting, those opposed to approval have been writing letters of objection. One of the reasons the application should be denied, they claim, is that the change in use might negatively affect property values. That doesn’t...
Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, the owner of Lynch’s Marina, answered the questions of village planning board members and the public at a recent hearing on his application to turn one of two marina buildings into a wedding and events hall. For the last several months, members of a group calling itself Friends of Lynch’s Marina have raised...
Saugerties mayor has harsh words for marina project critics

Saugerties mayor has harsh words for marina project critics

The citizens’ group Friends of Lynch Marina, citing concern about potential noise and traffic, say they do not support HITS owner Tom Struzzieri’s plan to revamp the Saugerties site for weddings and banquets. However, they do support turning the building into a restaurant. To which mayor William Murphy, speaking at Monday’s village board meeting, replied...
More info on Tom Struzzieri’s plans for Lynch’s marina

More info on Tom Struzzieri’s plans for Lynch’s marina

Additional information about the planned wedding venue at the former Lynch’s marina has been discussed with the village planning board by code enforcement officer Eyal Saad and Scott Reynolds, a representative of propertyowner Tom Struzzieri. Mayor William Murphy reported at the most recent village board meeting that he has recently talked with Struzzieri. The site...
Saugerties Village Board upbraids sole critic of Lynch’s Marina project

Saugerties Village Board upbraids sole critic of Lynch’s Marina project

A Friends of Lynch’s Marina has been formed, and it has received similar criticism from village trustees that another recent such group got. Saying she was a member of Friends of Lynch’s Marina, Robin Goss was the sole member spokesperson present at the May 2 village trustees’ meeting. She read a statement that said the group...
No new tax agreement for Saugerties senior housing development

No new tax agreement for Saugerties senior housing development

It doesn’t pay to threaten village board members, as Mike Puntillo, owner of The Mill, the 89-unit, income restricted senior housing building on East Bridge Street, found out Monday night. Village trustees voted unanimously to turn down his request to amend and extend an existing 30-year Payment In Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) agreement. Puntillo was...
No tax agreement for senior housing development, says village

No tax agreement for senior housing development, says village

It doesn’t pay to threaten village board members, as Mike Puntillo, owner of The Mill, the 89-unit, income restricted senior housing building on East Bridge Street, found out Monday night. Village trustees voted unanimously to turn down his request to amend and extend an existing 30-year Payment In Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) agreement. Puntillo was...
Nothing historic lost in “oops moment” at marina project

Nothing historic lost in “oops moment” at marina project

The rotted docks are gone. So too are the non-historic windows at one of the buildings at Lynch’s Marina. Village of Saugerties Historic Review Board chair Jonathan Shapiro calls the unintended faux-pas an “oops moment.” A worker removed all the windows from the building, while building code officer Eyal Saad was on vacation. Marina owner...
Letter: New hotel spoils Saugerties’ historic character

Letter: New hotel spoils Saugerties’ historic character

The proposed Holiday Inn behind the Wynkoop House on RT 32 within view of the Thruway exit will forever change the impact on visitors and residents of Saugerties. The buildings style, directly behind the Nationally Registered Historic Home of 1740, is a rather vulgar looming modern monstrosity in my opinion. It’s placement has even caused concern for...
Saugerties senior housing owner asks village to help refinance

Saugerties senior housing owner asks village to help refinance

Village of Saugerties trustees have been asked to agree to a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) extension for the Mill, an 89-apartment unit complex on East Bridge Street. Saying he was “coming hat in hand,” Mill owner Mike Puntillo told trustees at their March 7 meeting he was looking to refinance the original construction...