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Dunn gets nod for receiver of taxes

Dunn gets nod for receiver of taxes

Julie Dunn has received the nomination of the Republican, Democratic and Conservative parties for receiver of taxes. Dunn, who is not enrolled in a party, was appointed to the office last month. Receiver of taxes will be the only town office on the ballot in November. So far there are no other candidates. Dunn has...
Glasco Tpke. bridge to open before thanksgiving

Glasco Tpke. bridge to open before thanksgiving

The Sauer Bridge connecting Glasco Tpke. to Rt. 9W, closed since early February, could reopen within four to six weeks. “The bridge should be open one or two weeks before Thanksgiving,” said County Legislator Dean Fabiano. “They’re pouring the concrete today,” said Bob Sudlow, the deputy county executive for operations, on Friday, Sept. 5. “There...
Horse shows wrap up season with $1 million competition, concert

Horse shows wrap up season with $1 million competition, concert

  The finale of the Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS) season provided gorgeous weather and some exciting competition, including a $1 million grand prix and a performance by the Charlie Daniels Band. The first-prize winner was Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, Florida., riding Quality Girl. Following the day’s races, HITS CEO Tom Struzzieri summed up...
Primary: Who’s on the ballot in Ulster County

Primary: Who’s on the ballot in Ulster County

More than 37,000 Ulster County Democrats will be eligible to vote in the Tuesday, September 9 primary for offices ranging from state governor and lieutenant governor to county family court judge. Only enrolled party members can vote in primaries. Polling places will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Governor Andrew Cuomo, Democratic designee for...
Help house feral cats

Help house feral cats

Members of the Woodstock Feral Cat Project trapped, neutered or spayed 16 cats last month in the area of Jane St. Now, the village is looking for donations for shelters to house the feral cats for the winter. The shelters cost $30 apiece and keep the cats warm. The village is also looking for residents...
Saugerties Beach Party

Saugerties Beach Party

Photos by David Gordon   In what has become an end-of-summer tradition, artist Ze’ev Willy Neumann held his fourth annual beach party on Saturday, Aug. 23, with entertainers performing within the huge frame he constructed overlooking the Esopus beach. The stage, built into the frame for the occasion, was surrounded on the sides and back...
Neighbors join forces to slow down speeders

Neighbors join forces to slow down speeders

The residents of the Bishop’s Gate subdivision have addressed the problem of speeding cars on their neighborhood streets by taking to heart the phrase, “neighbors should solve neighborhood problems.” After first speaking at a Town Board meeting about the possibility of putting up stop signs, neighbors instead broke off and formed a neighborhood committee to...
Most residents at hearing oppose noise ordinance

Most residents at hearing oppose noise ordinance

Judging by the first public hearing, most Saugerties residents are not interested in the town setting hard and fast noise limits. About 50 attended the hearing at the Senior Center on Aug. 13. The proposed noise ordinance would cap acceptable noise levels at 72 dB from 7 a.m.–10 p.m. and 66 dB from 10 p.m.–7...
New water meters, energy-efficiency upgrades in village

New water meters, energy-efficiency upgrades in village

Work will begin this week on the village’s energy efficiency infrastructure project with the installation of more energy efficient lighting in village-owned buildings and its 50 historic street lights. It’s the beginning of a $1.5 million project which will see the replacement of all 1,388 village water meters (residential and commercial), as well as the...
Dunn appointed receiver of taxes, vote this November

Dunn appointed receiver of taxes, vote this November

Julie Dunn was appointed interim receiver of taxes for the town of Saugerties at the Aug. 13 Town Board meeting. Dunn has been the town bookkeeper since February of this year. Prior to that, she worked as a clerk in the receiver of taxes department for a year and a half, and as village treasurer...
Village seeks new fire truck

Village seeks new fire truck

The village is hoping to have a new $450,000 pumper truck for its fire department by this time next year. The truck would replace the 27-year-old pumper now in service. Village Mayor Bill Murphy said the village wants to replace the truck using little or no village taxpayer money, although so far the search for...
Gibson, Eldridge differ on fossil fuels, fracking

Gibson, Eldridge differ on fossil fuels, fracking

In a congressional district that encompasses cash-strapped, potentially gas-rich Sullivan County, New York City’s watershed, eco-sensitive communities like Woodstock and various rural areas on the east side of the Hudson River, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson and challenger Sean Eldridge are on the campaign trail seeking to define their own, and their opponent’s, positions on...