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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...
Village trustees want feedback on landlord law

Village trustees want feedback on landlord law

Village trustees tabled a law requiring out-of-area landlords to have a local representative available should there be problems with their rental units. The public hearing on the law will continue at the trustees’ April 7 meeting at 5 p.m. at Village Hall, 43 Partition St. The law is intended to prevent delays in issues relating...
Artist to motorists: Slow down!

Artist to motorists: Slow down!

Have you seen the moose? If not, you may have seen a new sign posted on Main St., facing the intersection with Market St., which reads “Moose Crossing.” It was placed about two weeks ago. The sign was created by a local high school student through a community art project designed to encourage civic engagement...
Will state install signage at dangerous intersection?

Will state install signage at dangerous intersection?

The village’s request for “walk” and “do not walk” signs at an intersection that claimed the life of a Saugerties man in January has not yet been answered by the state Department of Transportation, but local officials expect it will be soon. Police Chief Joseph Sinagra believes this is the year to do the upgrades....
Dragon Inn owner plans to raze addition

Dragon Inn owner plans to raze addition

This time last year, preservationists were in an uproar over the owner’s plan to demolish the once-stately Queen Anne style mansion on Rt. 9W, known to most as the Dragon Inn. Now the talk is once again of demolition, but this time it’s the unfinished, recently collapsed addition, which preservationists can’t wait to see go....
Landlord ordered to evict tenant by zoning board

Landlord ordered to evict tenant by zoning board

A village review board took the unprecedented action of ordering a landlord to evict his tenants and tear out improvements made to a property after concluding he willfully violated the zoning law. Building owner Paul Korzak stormed out of the Feb. 11 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting when it became apparent the board was...
New parking spaces for Lower Partition St.

New parking spaces for Lower Partition St.

Saugerties village trustees want to create several new parking spaces on the east side of lower Partition St. to accommodate new businesses there. A resolution to ask the state Department of Transportation to approve the request was passed Feb. 4. The DOT has the final say because that portion of Partition St. is a state...