What is Saugerties Times?

A locally owned weekly newspaper that covers the town of Saugerties, NY (population about 25,000), a town about 100 miles north of New York City, bordering Woodstock to the west, Kingston to the south, Catskill to the north and the Hudson River on the east. The paper has been published since 1996. It’s the official newspaper of the town and school district and is the only paper that provides original reported devoted exclusively to the community of Saugerties.

What is Almanac Weekly?

A miscellany of Hudson Valley art, entertainment and adventure. Almanac Weekly covers all of Ulster, parts of Greene, Columbia, Dutchess and Orange counties. Like Saugerties Times, it’s 100% local: locally produced and written. It’s part of the Ulster Publishing family and included in all our newspapers, and distributed as a stand-alone in select locations. Almanac Weekly covers art, music, history, events, food, gardening, astronomy and children’s activities. It also includes the region’s best calendar of events and classified ad sections. To receive home delivery, you must subscribe to one of our four newspapers.

What is Ulster Publishing?

The paper is owned by Ulster Publishing, a local newspaper company founded in 1972. It also publishes Woodstock Times, Kingston Times, New Paltz Times and Almanac Weekly, as well as four special publications and websites Hudson Valley Business Review, Healthy Hudson Valley, Home Hudson Valley and Explore Hudson Valley, and Dine Hudson Valley, a site dedicated exclusively to eating local.

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Why does the website contain less information than the newspaper?

Our website contains a fraction of the content in each print issue of Saugerties Times. To get it all, subscribe today. Generally, we post breaking stories to the web, shorter content, selections from our opinion section, and a few samples from our feature stories. We leave out obituaries, sports, community notes, community interviews and many of our longer, in-depth articles. We believe there’s still a place for the printed word, just as there’s still a place for community. We present a survey of everything you need to know about your community for the week, plus in-depth, long-form articles on important local issues and interesting people. The web is great for easy and speedy access, but it’s a distracting environment. It’s easy to miss the context on a breaking story, and it’s hard to read an article that takes more than a few minutes without something else popping up to steal our attention. The best reading experience comes when we switch off our devices, sit back in a chair and read the paper: give us 45 minutes of your full attention, and we’ll give you a briefing on all the important local issues, a deep exploration of a couple of them, plus hundreds of ideas for weekend plans. It’s a one-stop shop.

How do I contact the editor or one of the writers?

Send all inquiries to editor Will Dendis at saugertiestimes@gmail.com Use e-mail for all correspondence. The editor, writers and photographers all work offsite most of the time, so e-mail is the fastest way to make contact. The phone number of Ulster Publishing’s main office is: 845-334-8200.

How do I write a letter to the editor?

Send a letter of 500 words or fewer to saugertiestimes@gmail.com by Tuesday at noon. Include name, address & phone.
Only name and town of origin will be printed.

How do I submit info about a group meeting or upcoming event?

Send upcoming local events, announcements, items of local interest to to saugertiestimes@gmail.com by Monday at noon to appear in the COMMUNITY NOTES section of Saugerties Times. Include COMMUNITY NOTES in the subject line. To be included in the Calendar section of Almanac Weekly, which is inserted in all Ulster Publishing papers, contact calendar@ulsterpublishing.com. Community notes listings are always free, and calendar entries are free if the event does not have an admission fee. Make sure you don’t refer to it as an “ad” if you want to be included in community notes or it will be forwarded to the classified and display ad departments.

Community notes run two weeks before the week before the event. Requests to run events three or more weeks in advance will be considered, but space often doesn’t allow for it. The best way to advertise well in advance in the Saugerties Times is to take out a small display ad. Call Saugerties Times advertising account representative Lynn Coraza at 845-334-8200 ext. 108 to do so.

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Call 845-334-8200 for information about either. To reach advertising rep Lynn Coraza directly, use extension 108 or e-mail lcoraza@ulsterpublishing.com.
Sub e-mail: subscribe@ulsterpublishing.com
Ad e-mail: info@ulsterpublishing.com

What is a display ad? A classified ad? A community note?  Calendar listing? Web ad?

Display ads appear throughout the newspapers, adjacent to articles

Display ads appear throughout the newspapers, adjacent to articles

Display ads are large ads the appear throughout the newspaper with eye-catching type and illustrations, designed by clients or our in-house design department. Cost depends on size, number of papers, and color. More on display ad reach and rates.

 

 

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Classified ads appear in Almanac Weekly, distributed throughout the region

Classified ads are text-only ads that appear in the Classified Ad section of Almanac Weekly. Cost depends on word count. Browse our online classifieds or place an ad.

 

The Community Notes section in Saugerties Times

The Community Notes section in Saugerties Times

 

Community Notes are free, but are restricted to imminent community events and items of editorial interest — no business promotions. (See above question for more info)

 

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Calendar entries appear in chronological order in Almanac Weekly, distributed throughout the region

Calendar listings include community events, workshops, classes, art openings, musical performances and so on. There is some overlap with the Community Notes for Saugerties events, though Calendar entries cover a much wider area – All of Ulster County, parts of Greene, Columbia, Dutchess and Orange counties. There is a small fee for events that charge attendees an admission fee. Display advertisers receive some free calendar listings. Free community event listings are free.

 

Banner ads appear on the top of the page and the sidebar

Banner ads appear on the top of the page and the sidebar

Web ads are available in 728×90 and 300×250 sizes on all 11 Ulster Publishing websites. Web-only and Print/Web package deals are available. Contact Lynn Coraza for more info.

 

How do I submit a story idea?

Write to editor Will Dendis at saugertiestimes@gmail.com.

Are you hiring?

We don’t have any regular staff positions – our contributors are entirely freelance. We’re always open to new writers and photographers. No professional experience is necessary. Writing/photo samples required. Preference is given to contributors who live in Saugerties or know something about it, and those capable of coming up with their own ideas for articles. We are open to creative approaches. For example, we publish local reminiscences, interviews, students writing about students, local histories and tales, photo essays – almost anything you can imagine that’s local and interesting. Most of what we do is traditional community journalism – covering local government, schools, businesses, interesting people and issues, and we’re always looking for new voices in these areas as well. We also accept applications for writing/editing interns.  Contact Will Dendis at saugertiestimes@gmail.com for more info.

How can I get my event in Almanac?

Write to AlmanacWeekly@gmail.com.

How should I format submissions?

Use e-mail at all times – we cannot retype items sent in the mail or scan photos. Send write-up as a word document or in the body of an e-mail. Don’t use bold, caps or any other formatting – we don’t publish that sort of thing. Send photos as separately as  attachments. Keep it brief, straight-forward, in the third-person; like a short news article. That means leaving out lines like “please join us for this wonderful event.” Instead, just explain what it is, what will happen, where, when, how much it costs.

Can I get a back issue?

Call 845-334-8200 and ask for Amy (supply very limited).