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Saugerties mayor gathers new Mum Committee after mass resignation

Saugerties mayor gathers new Mum Committee after mass resignation

Despite the mass resignation of all the members of the Saugerties Mum Festival committee two weeks ago, mayor William Murphy has vowed that the festival, which brings hundreds of tourists to the Village of Saugerties, will continue. Without getting into specifics, Murphy said the committee made the decision to quit and that he is in...
Saugerties village asks for money, volunteers for feral cat problem

Saugerties village asks for money, volunteers for feral cat problem

Saugerties village trustees are looking to bring back the catch-spay/neuter, release program in order to reduce the number of feral cats now roaming the area behind Partition Street, and in the area of Jane Street. Several years ago, trustees ended the program when they could no longer get volunteers to transport the cats to the...
No parking ticket quotas despite higher revenue projections, says police chief

No parking ticket quotas despite higher revenue projections, says police chief

Saugerties police chief Joseph Sinagra insists that his officers will not start cracking down on overtime parking and issuing more moving violations to drivers just to reach revenue projections for such violations in the village’s 2016-17 operating budget. What about his department being asked to generate more revenue for the budget? Sinagra said that nothing...
Illegal pigs upset neighbors in Saugerties village

Illegal pigs upset neighbors in Saugerties village

Two Burt Street residents concerned about an adjacent property beginning to look like a barnyard with pigs and rabbits asked village trustees at their April 18 meeting to have the wannabe farmer get rid of them. Over the course of the last few weeks, they said, the owner of a vacant lot next to their...
Baby wipes the bane of Saugerties sewer plant

Baby wipes the bane of Saugerties sewer plant

Newly developed baby wipes meant for tender bottoms are quickly becoming the bane of wasterwater treatment plant operators. “The main problem facing sewer plants is wipes are not made of a material that breaks down easily,” says Mike Marino, who operates the Village of Saugerties plant. “It’s a cloth-based material.” The product is so durable...
One-percent loans available for Saugerties village businesses

One-percent loans available for Saugerties village businesses

Renovation and rehabilitation loans are available through the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund. The Revolving Loan Committee of the Village of Saugerties is anxious to assist village business owners and lease holders. Funds are available for renovation and rehabilitation of business properties. The minimum loan amount is $1,500 and the maximum amount is $75,000 with...
Saugerties reservoir and beach projects stalled

Saugerties reservoir and beach projects stalled

Village of Saugerties officials hope that $3 million from the state’s Community Rising storm mitigation program arrives before the spring construction and repair season begins. If it doesn’t, repairs to village facilities will probably have to wait until the fall. Two years ago, governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration made money available to communities that suffered damage...
Mayor orders Dragon Inn shuttered following death

Mayor orders Dragon Inn shuttered following death

At the request of Saugerties police chief Joseph Sinagra, village officials have ordered Jason Moskowitz to seal his Dragon Inn, in which a vagrant died several weeks ago. Village law requires vacant structures such as the Dragon, once home to a popular Chinese restaurant, and former mansion of Saugerties industrialist William Sheffield, be closed to...
No challengers for Saugerties Village Board seats

No challengers for Saugerties Village Board seats

Only Village of Saugerties trustee incumbents Vincent Buono, Donald Hackett, and Terry Parisian have registered to run for three, two-year seats on the village board. All three will be running on the New Vision Party line in the March 15 election. The lone polling station will be at the village hall at 43 Partition St.,...
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...