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Friendly Saugerties: The next generation

Friendly Saugerties: The next generation

The Saugerties Community Youth Awards is a program that honors young people in the community who do the right thing. That can include the sort of thing that would make the papers, like saving a life, as well as small acts of heroism and charity that might otherwise go unnoticed. Four young citizens received awards...
New water meters, higher water bills cause complaints

New water meters, higher water bills cause complaints

Residents of the Glasco Water District who believe their water bills are too high should contact Andy McBride at the district office, 246-8671. McBride said there have been about 30 complaints so far this year. Most have come from residents who received new meters. The meters installed last summer and fall replaced many old meters...
Town mulls striking affordable housing mandate

Town mulls striking affordable housing mandate

The Town Board plans to hold hearings on a revision to the 2009 zoning law that would do away with the requirement that 20 percent of units be affordable in developments of 10 or more lots. Instead, the town would offer a percent density bonus to developers who include affordable housing. The bonus would be...
Town Board sets schedules, appointments

Town Board sets schedules, appointments

The Saugerties Town Board held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 10, during which it made appointments for all the various town offices and other official designations. All motions were unanimously approved by the board. Here are the new appointments: Designated Saugerties Times official newspaper, with the Daily Freeman and Saugerties Post Star as additional publications...
Leighton looks back

Leighton looks back

Bruce Leighton has served on the Saugerties Village Board, Town Board, and a number of committees. But as of Jan. 1, for the first time in 16 years, he won’t be an elected official. The Dec. 11 board meeting was his last, and he took a moment during the meeting to say it had been...
New equipment lightens the load at Glasco sewer plant

New equipment lightens the load at Glasco sewer plant

A sewer plant is one big living organism,” said Andy McBride, the Glasco Water and Sewer District’s chief operator. The machinery in it grinds up the sludge to make it easier for the bacteria to do their work, settles out the solids and sends purified water to the river and solids to the landfill. Machinery...
Concerts planned for Woodstock '94 site in 2014

Concerts planned for Woodstock ’94 site in 2014

The Electric Daisy Music Festival might be out at Winston Farm, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be something happening there in 2014. In fact, according to Winston Farm representative Jeremy Schaller, there are several events in the works for the farm, which last saw music in its midst during the Woodstock ’94 music festival....
Town budget may be increased before passage

Town budget may be increased before passage

The Town Board will adopt a budget Monday, Nov. 18, by which time the plan could include additional spending. The public hearing earlier tonight on a $16.9 million budget that would decrease the tax levy .3 percent drew no speakers. The preliminary budget does not include approximately $18,000 in spending the board has agreed upon...
Town budget hearing tonight, tax hike will be considered

Town budget hearing tonight, tax hike will be considered

The public hearing on the 2014 town budget will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center. While the preliminary budget calls for almost the same amount of spending as last year’s, the big question for the board will be whether to add more spending to address the town’s deficit and...
Town budget: gift to taxpayers or political document?

Town budget: gift to taxpayers or political document?

Town Supervisor Kelly Myers is being praised for delivering an on-time tentative budget that would cut the tax levy 1.4 percent. But a veteran town councilman isn’t buying it. “It’s not a real budget,” said Councilman Fred Costello. “This is designed in an election year to have a headline, but none of us should have...
K-9 grads

K-9 grads

While many in Ulster County are familiar with K-9 officers visiting schools, community events and other venues to demonstrate their canine partner’s contribution to public safety, recently these valued officers of the law were the honored guests of the Ulster County Legislature. “Some of the most overlooked and underappreciated officers that are employed in law...
Smart meter opponents called a ‘lynch mob,' meter rep walks out

Smart meter opponents called a ‘lynch mob,’ meter rep walks out

Opposition outshouts town officials at rowdy Glasco meeting The town hoped an information meeting on the new water meters would put the rumors to rest. That hope ended when company representative Chris Goodrich walked out. “This is a lynch mob,” he said. “I’m leaving.” But by that time—nearly two hours in—it was clear the presentation...