Auto show at Saugerties High School celebrates 9th year

Auto show at Saugerties High School celebrates 9th year

Some were chopped and channeled, others were moon-wheeled. Some had candy-coated paint jobs, while others were their original colors. Some were restored by teens, husbands and wives, and some haven’t been touched since the day they rolled off the assembly line. Some were built for...
Surveillance tools increasing in number in Saugerties

Surveillance tools increasing in number in Saugerties

The long arm of the law will get a little longer this week when technicians install another surveillance camera in the village. With the addition of this camera, which will be installed on a utility pole on Route 212 (Ulster Avenue) at the railroad tracks,...
History: The Maple Grove House

History: The Maple Grove House

Byrnes Corners? Some of us might not even know there Was a Byrnes Corners. I heard about the Manhattan Hotel. I know people who went there, but it was Before My Time.  I was just young enough when the Thruway went in to not remember...
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Murals will soon adorn Donlon Gym

Murals will soon adorn Donlon Gym

Saugerties village mayor William Murphy has enlisted the help of middle-school art teacher Bob Slate to put together a group of school district young artists to paint two murals on blank walls at the Donlon gym above the Partition Street firehouse. “We have what are basically two open canvases,” Slate said during a recent tour...
Police: Saugerties man threatened grandfather via text

Police: Saugerties man threatened grandfather via text

Joshua M. Tienken, 29, of Blue Mountain Rd., was arrested Jan. 13 and charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police said the arrest followed a Jan. 6 call reporting that Tienken had sent text messages to family a member saying he was going to kill his grandfather and a family...
Phoenicia man fabricated child abduction story, according to police

Phoenicia man fabricated child abduction story, according to police

Woodstock Day School was placed on lockdown Thursday, Jan. 14 following a reported child abduction. Police later learned there was no abduction and charged the man who reported it with falsely reporting an arrest, a misdemeanor. Ulster County 911 received the report at 12:55 p.m. The caller reportedly had flagged down a car on Rock...
Struzzieri seeks to restore Lynch's Marina to former glory

Struzzieri seeks to restore Lynch’s Marina to former glory

Calling it one of the great underutilized places in the Village of Saugerties, Tom Struzzieri said he’s looking forward to developing Lynch’s Marina into a commercial center that will give residents and visitors a chance to experience the Esopus Creek and Hudson River in a new way. Struzzieri, who owns the nationally famous Horse Shows...
What’s in store for Saugerties this year? Helsmoortel looks ahead

What’s in store for Saugerties this year? Helsmoortel looks ahead

Greg Helsmoortel, a politician who inclines away from hyperbole, even at the risk of sounding downbeat, looked with an appraising eye backward and forward on the cusp of the new year. His assessment: things went pretty well last year, town-wise. They look pretty good for the coming year as well, town-wise. Helsmoortel is the embodiment...
Saugerties tourism has never been better

Saugerties tourism has never been better

Thanks to its proximity to New York City, natural beauty and quaint small towns, the Hudson Valley has always been popular with tourists. But the sector has become especially important for our area over the last few decades, as economic trends have favored the type of work done in cities to the detriment of rural...
How Saugerties streets got their names, part III

How Saugerties streets got their names, part III

The Village Addition streets When the village incorporated in 1831, its borders were set to geographic landmarks where the Sawyerkill meets Malden Ave., the Tannery Brook meets the turnpike, and the road to the ford crossed the Esopus near the village line and Esopus Bend. New streets spread out to fill these corners once the...
Letters (January 7-14)

Letters (January 7-14)

The facts about the Pilgrim Pipeline The Dec. 31 issue of the Saugerties Times carried the piece headed “Come On, Pilgrim” as if inviting the construction of the proposed Bakken-crude/gasoline-carrying pipelines into our neighborhood. The text that followed implied that those opposed held a radical view and that more reasonable moderates would agree that “it...
Capt. Jack Rose honored at ice rink

Capt. Jack Rose honored at ice rink

Capt. Jack Rose, the 19-year-old Mount Marion firefighter who died from injuries suffered in a Dec. 19 house fire, was honored by the Saugerties Youth Hockey Association at a ceremony at the Kiwanis Ice Rink Dec. 29. Fire chiefs and firefighters from the various Saugerties fire companies along with several of Rose’s family members took...
Saugerties town officials: Road dept. merger “inevitable”

Saugerties town officials: Road dept. merger “inevitable”

Merging town and village of Saugerties services was done successfully several years ago when the village police department was folded into the town’s, and Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel and town Highway Department Superintendent Myer believe that “it’s inevitable” the village’s Department of Public Works will be folded into the town’s Highway Department. Village Mayor William Murphy...
The first British invasion: Historian discusses New Netherland takeover

The first British invasion: Historian discusses New Netherland takeover

The 1664 British takeover of the Dutch colony of New Netherland — which afterward became New York — was one of the most important events in our state history. So says Ulster County Historian Anne Gordon, who feels so strongly about the significance of that event that she petitioned the state government two years ago...
A place for teens

A place for teens

Times are tough for teens. They can’t hang out together at the mall without an escort during prime hours and they have a curfew on Halloween. For better or worse, they’re not able to have the kind of huge parties of past generations, thanks to strict liability laws for parents who let underage drinking happen...