Opinion
Yard sale season

Yard sale season

This the season of the yard sale, also known as garage, lawn, moving, patio, tag, basement, rummage and house sale. Whatever you call it, it’s about getting rid of one’s unwanted household items. The tradition began in the late 1950s and ‘60s. It was a time when mass housing spread out over the barren dunes...
Letters (July 23-30)

Letters (July 23-30)

  Freedom, not political opportunism Our founding fathers created the Declaration of Independence and I believe that would be considered “political opportunism.” Many of you are familiar with the statement in the Declaration of Independence, “we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” Do we know the rest? “endowed by...
Poll: $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in NY State

Poll: $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in NY State

The New York State Wage Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour by the end of 2018 in New York City and 2021 in the rest of the state. The change would affect about 180,000 workers statewide, according to Reuters. The decision is expected to...
Letter: Glaring omissions in complaint about Saugerties Legion baseball heckler

Letter: Glaring omissions in complaint about Saugerties Legion baseball heckler

I’d like to respond to the letter submitted to the Saugerties Times by Schenectady parent and teacher Laura Favata, who took exception to a fan at her son’s American Legion game on July 20. In her letter she gives a verbal spanking to not only the Saugerties fan, but also the Saugerties coaches and parents...
Letter: Saugerties spectator harassed visiting baseball team with impunity

Letter: Saugerties spectator harassed visiting baseball team with impunity

Cantine Memorial Field in Saugerties was an impressive stadium to host the 2015 American Legion Baseball District III Tournament. Four teams competed for the bid into the State Championships to be held next week in Utica. Saugerties played Schenectady County July 20 in an elimination game. Both teams played extremely well, fans supported their teams...
Letters (July 16-23)

Letters (July 16-23)

Volunteers need support Is this an election year? I haven’t yet seen the contentious topics surface so I was wondering. If it is I feel obliged to nominate one: treatment of volunteers. Saugerties has lost sight of the fact that the processes of government are on the shoulders of its unpaid boards and commissions. The...
What Saugerties Conservatives believe

What Saugerties Conservatives believe

Conservative Chair George Heidcamp issues a declaration of principles.
Letters (July 9-16)

Letters (July 9-16)

Heidcamp's coup, Roberti declares for Town Board, Ciarlante's instinctive conservatism, anti-Italian prejudice, the parade and our pathetic state pols.
Letters (July 2-9)

Letters (July 2-9)

Nativism on Main St. Walking along Main St. in Saugerties, a jogger glared at me and shouted “Right off the boat.” I was born in Brooklyn in 1946 to immigrant parents from Sicily and moved to Saugerties in 1974 with my husband and son. I am happy to retain the old world culture and appearance...
What Saugerties Democrats believe

What Saugerties Democrats believe

The Saugerties Democratic Committee (SDC) on Feb. 24, 2015 adopted a Statement of Values which helps to define why its members are enrolled in the Democratic Party and why they work through the party and through other organizations to turn these values into policies and practices. If you share all or some of these values...
Letters (June 25-July 2)

Letters (June 25-July 2)

What’s new “The new sheriff in town” is neither a sheriff nor is he new. Lanny Walter has lived in Saugerties for over 50 years, working as a people’s lawyer, community organizer and dedicated to the principles of progressive and positive change. What is new, is a shift of power on the newly elected and...
Hudson Valley health clinics provide affordable alternative care

Hudson Valley health clinics provide affordable alternative care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has finally put access to medical services within the reach of just about everyone. We can all have an annual checkup, see the doctor when we’re feeling sick, and get treatment for what ails us. But something the ACA has not done is make what are called “alternative” healthcare modalities...