More info on Tom Struzzieri’s plans for Lynch’s marina

More info on Tom Struzzieri’s plans for Lynch’s marina

Additional information about the planned wedding venue at the former Lynch’s marina has been discussed with the village planning board by code enforcement officer Eyal Saad and Scott Reynolds, a representative of propertyowner Tom Struzzieri. Mayor William Murphy reported at the most recent village board...
Saugerties school budget passes, challengers oust incumbents

Saugerties school budget passes, challengers oust incumbents

Voters in the Saugerties Central School District Tuesday approved a $61.05 million budget proposal for the 2016-17 school year by what school officials said was a greater than 2-to-1 margin. Though no official tallies had been released by the district prior to press time, Superintendent...
Saugerties education forum tackles Common Core

Saugerties education forum tackles Common Core

Assemblyman Pete Lopez will host an education forum in Saugerties next Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the high school auditorium in Saugerties. The forum will focus on Common-Core issues and developing best practices for education reform. It is open to the public. “The...
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Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Brooklyn broker Jason Moskowitz has finally filed his deed of ownership for the Dragon Inn with Ulster County, according to Eyal Saad, village code enforcement officer. And in making his ownership of the fire-gutted building official, Moskowitz has been awarded a reminder from Saad that if he wants to do any work on the building...
Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

A proposed hotel behind the Sunoco station on Route 32 came one step closer to reality as the town planning board of Saugerties approved a subdivision of a ten-acre hotel property from the 561-acre Winston Farm following a public hearing. The approval does not include the overall site plan, which is still under review. A public...
A day's work: Bank branch manager

A day’s work: Bank branch manager

The first thing you notice when you meet Thomas Scott is his friendly, open personality. This quality serves him well in his role as the branch manager at Rhinebeck Bank in Hyde Park. Scott has been with the bank for three years. He has lived in Saugerties most of his life. How did you get...
Letters (Jan. 21-28)

Letters (Jan. 21-28)

Oppose Pilgrim Pipeline Drivers on the Thruway deal with heavy traffic, reckless drivers, highway construction, lane changes, accidents that can delay for hours and, of course, weather. But a new safety problem looms. The Thruway Authority is considering allowing parallel pipelines to be built in the highway’s right-of-way, and has accepted an application from the...
Two BMWs crash in Saugerties

Two BMWs crash in Saugerties

Saugerties police are investigating a Jan. 23 accident on Pine Ln. According to police, a 2010 BMW driven by Cody J. Valenti, 21, and a 2002 BMW being by Steven M. Costello, 21, both of Saugerties, were involved in a separate motor vehicle accidents at the same location on Pine Ln. around 6:30 p.m. on...
Horses, baseball co-themes of Saugerties Art in the Village

Horses, baseball co-themes of Saugerties Art in the Village

While Art in the Village is not really supposed to be about any one event or business, this year the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to un-mothball horses. Rather than being in honor of HITS or the former carousel that was near the beach, this year the horses will symbolize a...
Keeper's Log: Blame it on the tides

Keeper’s Log: Blame it on the tides

The start of another calendar year: time to print a fresh edition of the annual tide table. Inevitably its stapled pages will become tattered and dog-eared from daily use. The Saugerties Lighthouse keepers, like sailors and fishermen, live by the tides. As part of my morning ritual while the coffee is brewing, I check the...
State aid for schools up 1.62 percent

State aid for schools up 1.62 percent

Like their colleagues across New York, Saugerties school officials listened intently to governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State last week, hoping to hear good news in the proposed 2016-17 budget and other educational initiatives. In Saugerties, there was a sense of tempered optimism. “It was far more positive than prior-year presentations, both in his...
Cemetery plotholders, upset about decorations being removed, demand seat at the table

Cemetery plotholders, upset about decorations being removed, demand seat at the table

Plotholders in the Blue Mountain Cemetery will be included in discussions about the cemetery’s rules and maintenance. The decision came after a meeting with the cemetery board of directors last Thursday, January 14. The meeting was a followup to protests from plotholders that cemetery association secretary-treasurer Teresa Bach-Tucker had removed decorations from gravesites with little...
Rotron leaving Saugerties

Rotron leaving Saugerties

Ametek Rotron, once one of Saugerties’ biggest blue-collar employers, will be shuttering its North Street plant in June. Its 19 remaining employees were informed of the corporate decision last week. The Rotron operation in Woodstock will not be affected by the shutdown, according to a company spokesman. In a statement that was delivered to employees...
Investigators: Saugerties fireman died from smoke inhalation

Investigators: Saugerties fireman died from smoke inhalation

Capt. Jack Rose, the 19-year-old fireman whose death in the line of duty led to an outpouring of grief from the community and firefighters across the nation, died from smoke inhalation, according to a joint statement by New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control and Saugerties Police. According the statement, Rose died as...
Best of the best: The Saugerties Honor Roll

Best of the best: The Saugerties Honor Roll

Grade 7 High Honor Roll Jefferson Aguirre, McKenna Alberts, Isabella Armstrong, Marie Arrandale, Simon Baker, Donovan Barros, Kimberlee Bartells, Brooke Bode, Mia Bourguignon, Paige Brady, Madeline Bucci, Laurel Burch, Sierra Carlew, Jessica Carter, Liang Chu, Dominic Clark, Eva Cohan, Christie Collins, Isabel Cordero, Carmen Costello, Molly Daggett, Alana DePasquale, Devon Dickson, Robert Drost, John Dumont,...