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Saugerties wants truck companies to pay for busted curbs

Saugerties wants truck companies to pay for busted curbs

Heavy trucks have once again damaged some sidewalks and curbing, and this time the village wants police to go after the drivers. Alex Wade, who is in charge of special projects for the village, reported to trustees at their Nov. 2 meeting that trucks had damaged the curbing and sidewalk in front of the Inquiring...
Saugerties village considers using psychology to slow down speeders

Saugerties village considers using psychology to slow down speeders

The Village Board continued its discussion on how to slow down speeding motorists on Washington Ave. at its Nov. 2 meeting. Village Trustee Jeannine Mayer said county officials suggested painting a stripe down the center of the road and adding crosswalks. The stripe would narrow the lanes and “psychologically this would slow people down.” The...
Saugerties village gets new firetruck

Saugerties village gets new firetruck

The village of Saugerties’ C.A. Lynch Hose Company took possession of a brand new pumper truck last week. The 2015 Pierce attack pumper takes the place of an aging 28-year-old truck. An attack pumper is the first truck on the scene; the one that carries the hoses, a number of ladders and its own water...
Village slaps stop-work order on Clovelea

Village slaps stop-work order on Clovelea

Is the Dragon Inn / Clovelea cursed? Perhaps it’s the waning, blustery days of early October, but the latest round of news suggests there is something ill-fated about this grand old decrepit Victorian mansion on 9W near the S-curve— which, come to think of it, certainly looks the part of a haunted house. Ever since it...
Montgomery St. residents complain of speeding

Montgomery St. residents complain of speeding

Montgomery St. residents are fed up with motorists speeding on their street and want the village to do something about it. David Zimmerman gave trustees a petition with 26 signatures at the board’s Sept. 23 meeting asking them to do something about the speeders. Montgomery is a popular shortcut for motorists looking to avoid the...
Saugerties village seeks to update waterfront plan for climate change

Saugerties village seeks to update waterfront plan for climate change

The Village of Saugerties is applying for a $20,000 matching grant from the state to update its waterfront plan. Trustee Patrick Landewe, lighthouse keeper and member of the Waterfront Revitalization Committee, recently said it was the state that suggested the plan be updated and that the plan should concern issues such as how the village...
Saugerties pastor honored by State Legislature’s pro-choice caucus

Saugerties pastor honored by State Legislature’s pro-choice caucus

A large part of freedom for women is their ability to decide if and when to be a mother,” says Rev. Finley Schaef. “Motherhood should not be an accident or something imposed upon women.” Schaef was honored on the floor of the State Assembly on Tuesday, June 2 by members of the New York State Bipartisan...
More trouble at Washington/Main intersection in Saugerties village

More trouble at Washington/Main intersection in Saugerties village

The Washington and Main intersection that was redone when the new traffic light was installed continues to cause headaches. First it was poor drainage and standing water. Then it was sensor issues leading to lighting fast green-light cycles. Now it’s the curb extensions called “bumpouts,” a safety feature that makes pedestrians more visible by extending...
Neighbors say Saugerties doesn’t need more self-storage

Neighbors say Saugerties doesn’t need more self-storage

Some village residents say a self-storage business on Livingston St. wouldn’t be a good fit for the neighborhood, but village officials say the zoning would allow it. Residents packed the July 8 Planning Board public hearing to object to a proposal to construct a 20-unit storage facility at 42 Livingston St., currently a parking lot....
Lawsuit possible after Saugerties board’s denial of affordable housing extension

Lawsuit possible after Saugerties board’s denial of affordable housing extension

The Village Planning Board voted against extending approval for a 42-unit affordable housing project on North St., a move the developer’s attorney said could land the village in court on a discrimination suit the village’s attorney believes it would lose. Planners announced last month that Premier Development needed to move forward on its Country Meadows...
Village Clerk Mary Frank to retire

Village Clerk Mary Frank to retire

For the last 17 years, Mary Frank has been the conductor who’s kept the village of Saugerties government running on the tracks and, for the most part, on time. The small village government is like a family. She’ll be missed when she retires at the end of the month. “I often call Mary my mother,...
Village closes playground, citing insurance cost

Village closes playground, citing insurance cost

While other playgrounds in the town and village are set for improvements in the next few years, for one of them, officials say it’s just not worth it. The playground at Seamon Park, the least-used of the village’s three playgrounds, is being dismantled. “Nothing will be put there in its place, it will just become...