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Town to clear over $100k from music fest

Town to clear over $100k from music fest

Who said there’s no money in music these days? The town stands to receive $100,000 to $125,000 as a result of next month’s Hudson Project music festival, money Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel has said will go to pay down the town’s deficit. The deficit stood at approximately $300,000 following last fall’s budget process. The town will...
Wood boilers legal… for now

Wood boilers legal… for now

Concern over emissions from wood-burning boilers and stoves is driving proposed new regulations by the EPA and neighborly disputes right here in Saugerties. At its April 2 meeting, the Town Board responded to a long-running dispute between two Saugerties residents. In its findings, the board concurred with building inspector Alvah Weeks that the wood-burning boiler...
Town to Glasco Tpke.: We’ve got your back

Town to Glasco Tpke.: We’ve got your back

With the Sauer Bridge deemed unsafe and closed for most of 2014, town officials assured residents east of the railroad tracks a disabled train won’t leave them stranded in an emergency. Members of the Town Board, State Police and the local fire department told residents assembled at the Mount Marion firehouse Tuesday, April 15 about...
A second chance for Saugerties

A second chance for Saugerties

In a very short time, much “change” has happened in our country, our state and our town, and many are unsure of the direction we, as a community, are headed. It is time to get a handle on just what these policies mean to us, and decide, using common sense, what we as a community...
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...