Village
Community groups pitch in for park repairs

Community groups pitch in for park repairs

The village is using a combination of taxpayer money and donations from private groups for improvements at Seamon Park and the Lions Club Playground. At Seamon Park, the scenic, floral, sloping park on 9W on the north side of the village, the issue is a 200-foot-length of wrought iron fence facing the road. It carries...
Village Beach in rough shape

Village Beach in rough shape

A walk around the beach area and nearby picnic and play area shows tables with built-in benches badly in need of paint, with some having broken boards on the surface. One has been lifted up from the ground, where it had been buried. Several grills have been ripped loose from the soil holding them, their...
Sneak peek of new lighthouse street art

Sneak peek of new lighthouse street art

Photos by David Gordon   Within the next few days, Saugerties will become an outdoor museum featuring the work of 35 local artists, each with a unique vision of the Saugerties Lighthouse. Each artist starts with a model constructed by Gus Pedersen, but each gives it a unique flavor. For some, including Pedersen himself, the...
Undercover cops to ticket crosswalk scofflaws

Undercover cops to ticket crosswalk scofflaws

Did you know pedestrians always have the right-of-way in a crosswalk, even when the motorist has the green light? Beginning May 26, motorists who don’t yield for pedestrians will be ticketed, said Police Chief Joe Sinagra. Fines run up to $150. As part of the enforcement effort, undercover police officers will play the part of...
Fundraising begins for village playgrounds

Fundraising begins for village playgrounds

Last year was nearly the year without playgrounds for the village of Saugerties. As spring approached, its new insurance carrier issued a stark ruling: Replace most of the equipment at three village playgrounds or close them down. New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR) relented after public outcry, and the playgrounds were swarmed with children as...
Audit: Village could save by spending $2m on energy efficiency

Audit: Village could save by spending $2m on energy efficiency

A Milwaukee-based energy company says the village would reap significant energy savings by purchasing new water meters, windows, light bulbs and boilers through the company, though it would depend how many years it takes the village to pay off the bond to purchase the equipment. For the last 12 months, employees of Johnson Controls have...
Affordable housing on North St. unopposed

Affordable housing on North St. unopposed

No one turned out for the April 9 village Planning Board public hearing for the 42-unit Country Meadows senior and affordable housing project proposed for North St. Planning Board chair George Lewandowski said the board would continue to take written comments from the public until its next meeting May 14, when the board will vote...
Spring cleanup in the village

Spring cleanup in the village

The annual village spring clean-up will be held Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25. Brush and yard waste only; nothing over six inches in diameter or six inches in length. Separate brush from leaves. Limit is seven cubic yards (one truckload) per residence. The schedule for pick-up is as follows: Monday – north of...
State to install pedestrian signage at Main & Partition

State to install pedestrian signage at Main & Partition

After numerous close calls and one death, New York State has decided the intersection at Partition and Main needs “walk” and “do not walk” signs to allow pedestrians to cross without dodging vehicles. The state will replace the traffic light and install the signage this summer concurrently with the previously-planned new light at Main St....
A summer of construction in village

A summer of construction in village

Village of Saugerties officials have decided to delay an $873,000 business district streetscape improvement project and a portion of a $1.2 million sewer line improvement project until the school year ends in June. The crosswalks in the streetscape project must be completed before the sewer project can begin, and those crosswalks are heavily used by...
Savings were promised and delivered, says mayor

Savings were promised and delivered, says mayor

Mayor William Murphy is confident that the $2.28 million proposed 2014-15 spending plan will not include a tax hike. A public hearing will be held at the April 17 meeting at 7 p.m. in the village firehouse at 43 Partition St. “This year is the culmination of a five-year plan I developed when I first...
Village asks for help planting shade trees

Village asks for help planting shade trees

An inventory of all the street trees in the village of Saugerties was initiated last year by the Saugerties Village Tree Commission, paid for by a grant written by commission chair Rosemarie Brackett. The survey, now complete, maps out each tree in the village with its location, species and condition. Many of the trees are...