Following two homicides, Saugerties police chief discusses domestic violence problem

Following two homicides, Saugerties police chief discusses domestic violence problem

Domestic abuse and violence can destroy a family, or rip a couple apart, and in its most extreme form can lead to violent death. Last month two Saugerties people were killed during incidents of domestic violence. In one case, Rameen Perry was stabbed to death...
‘We evoke their memory’: Martial music at the Kiersted House

‘We evoke their memory’: Martial music at the Kiersted House

Martial music from 1776 to 1976 was the theme of a mix of music, talk and pictures in the Kiersted House barn on Saturday, June 11. From the patriotic ballads of the Revolutionary period through the antiwar music of the 1960s to today’s mix of...
Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, the owner of Lynch’s Marina, answered the questions of village planning board members and the public at a recent hearing on his application to turn one of two marina buildings into a wedding and events hall. For the last several months, members of...
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Feeding the hungry: The First Baptist Church soup kitchen

Feeding the hungry: The First Baptist Church soup kitchen

The Saugerties community has gained a space for the hungry to gather. Headed by Pastor Jose Perez and his family, the First Baptist Church, 32 Partition Street, is operating a soup kitchen every Tuesday evening, and is open to anyone in need of food or drink. The Shining Light Soup Kitchen began serving the community...
Police: Saugerties man impersonated Price Chopper manager, did a backflip

Police: Saugerties man impersonated Price Chopper manager, did a backflip

Saugerties Police arrested David B. Pollack, 24, of Partition St., Friday, Feb. 19 at 2:07 a.m. after responding to a call for an unwanted subject at Price Chopper on Ulster Ave. According to police reports, here’s what happened: Upon arrival, police were advised by the overnight store manager that Pollack was walking around the store...
Saugerties school budget draft exceeds tax cap

Saugerties school budget draft exceeds tax cap

Shool officials in the Saugerties Central School District last week gave the public a sneak peek at the first draft of a $61.2 million spending plan for 2016-17. The budget draft would increase spending by $1.89 million, a spending bump of 3.18 percent over the 2015-16 plan. Discussed during a meeting of the Board of...
How Saugerties streets got their names, part V

How Saugerties streets got their names, part V

The last article in this series covering the  history of street names in the village of Saugerties looks at the streets of the historic overlay district south of the bridge, and Barclay Heights. The streets on the slopes down to the mills and up over Barclay Heights had a past uniquely separate from the rest...
Meet & Greet: Bob Lawless

Meet & Greet: Bob Lawless

Bob Lawless has a friendly, optimistic view on life and a true appreciation and love for the community of Saugerties. Lawless has lived here since 1956, when his father came to work with IBM. While he holds degrees in secondary education in both chemistry and math and a graduate degree in computer science, many Saugertiesians...
Letter: Clovelea can and should be saved

Letter: Clovelea can and should be saved

This is in response to a letter by Carol Cochrane in last week’s Saugerties Times pertaining to the Clovelea mansion in Barclay Heights. A couple of years ago, the past owner of the property applied for a demolition permit to tear down the building to perhaps build some condominiums on the property. A group of...
A Day's Work: The builder

A Day’s Work: The builder

Once you start talking to Terry Wynne, of Terry Wynne Builders, it becomes evident that his job as a carpenter and builder is more than just a job to him. It is his passion. A life long Saugerties resident, Wynne has been working with his hands from a young age and was fortunate enough to...
No need to step up drug enforcement, says Saugerties chief

No need to step up drug enforcement, says Saugerties chief

Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said that he would continue to resist calls for a dedicated drug enforcement unit within the department despite demands from some in the community for a stronger response to the area’s heroin epidemic. Instead, Sinagra said, he would continue the department’s focus on community oriented policing and partnerships with county and...
Letters (February 11-18)

Letters (February 11-18)

Who’s Who? Who will be our next president and help us to get out of some of the problems and missteps created by our present commander-in-chief and his merry band? Is there a Republican or Democrat hiding behind curtain number three that we don’t know about? Hillary Clinton, the biggest lying phony since, since, since Barry Obama?...
Dogerties, canine general store, opens in Saugerties

Dogerties, canine general store, opens in Saugerties

Sometimes where you’re going and where you wind up are very far apart. Such is the case for Susie DeFord, who earned a degree in creative writing before starting a successful dog-walking and pet care business in Brooklyn. She’s since found her way to the Hudson Valley, where she recently opened Dogerties on Main Street...
Eco Club members tap 290 trees

Eco Club members tap 290 trees

Warmer-than-seasonal weather has not only made those who hate to shovel snow happy, but it’s also gotten the sap to rise early in maple trees. Recently students in the Saugerties High School Eco Club began tapping maple trees on school property as part of a project to turn the sap into sweet-tasting syrup. Club advisor...
Saugerties chief, PBA agree body cams are working

Saugerties chief, PBA agree body cams are working

Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra had his doubts, but even as the last of the department’s police officers received their body cameras in late January, Sinagra was extolling the controversial equipment. Already, he said, the body cams have begun to prove their usefulness. And even though other police department unions have been slow to endorse...