Saugerties holds off on anti-pipeline resolution

Saugerties holds off on anti-pipeline resolution

The Town Board got an earful from opponents of a proposed oil pipeline, but decided against passing a resolution to oppose the project until it receives more information. Sue Rosenberg of Citizens Against Pilgrim Pipeline delivered an anti-pipeline petition to the board signed by 100...
Library turns 100

Library turns 100

This September, the Carnegie section of the Saugerties Public Library turns 100. Why is it called a Carnegie library? The reason is that between 1883 and 1929, Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philanthropist, granted monies to small towns all over the United States to build...
Village to haulers: vex another town’s slumber!

Village to haulers: vex another town’s slumber!

Trash haulers that serve the village are willing to adjust their pick-up hours in order to not disturb the sleep of residents. Trustee Vincent Buono, who was charged at the last board meeting with making this request, reported at a Jan. 20 meeting that while...
Saugerties getting a good deal on police coverage, says chief

Saugerties getting a good deal on police coverage, says chief

Police Chief Joe Sinagra gave a public presentation on the department’s reorganization and finances intended to address concerns that the department, by creating the position of captain, may be spending too much money. Sinagra said that the department, at $2,356,485, has a lower budget than...
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Saugerties noise problem not resolving itself

Saugerties noise problem not resolving itself

Town officials say they’re still working on drafting a noise ordinance, but admit they’d hoped the neighborhood dispute that brought the issue to the fore this summer would have resolved itself by now. At the Town Board’s Oct. 1 meeting, Cherry Ln. resident Warren Ferine complained his neighbor is making “amplified noise” (referring to a...
Letters (October 9-16)

Letters (October 9-16)

A vote for equality I am voting for Sean Eldridge for Congress in the 19th District. Since Reagan’s nonexistent “Welfare Queen” in the 1980s and Romney’s “47 percent” comments in the last presidential election the Republican Party has sought to unfairly demonize poor people, the unemployed, and the foreign-born despite record levels of income inequality....
Slideshow: Mum Festival

Slideshow: Mum Festival

Photos by Robert Ford and Alen Fetahi
House candidates pull no punches in raucous second debate

House candidates pull no punches in raucous second debate

Onstage before a partisan-packed standing-room-only crowd, Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and challenger Sean Eldridge traded some of the fiercest barbs yet in a race that has already seen allegations of shameless carpet-bagging and selling out to corporations. The debate, the second of four forums scheduled this month, was held Monday evening at Miller Middle School...
Saugerties zombie crawl slated for Oct. 18

Saugerties zombie crawl slated for Oct. 18

If they were still in their graves, zombies would be rolling over, confused by the kerfuffle caused by the popular annual event. Here’s the situation as it stands this week: There will be a Zombie Crawl in the village on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 6–10 p.m. (A Zombie Crawl is an event in which people...
A Day’s Work: Preschool teacher

A Day’s Work: Preschool teacher

Elise Crist teaches the four-year-old preschool class at Children’s Workshop in Twin Maples Plaza. She has worked with preschool students for ten years. How does one get into this line of work? I’ve always had a love for children. I was babysitting from a very young age. Children fascinate me: how fast they learn, how...
Keeper’s Log: Due south

Keeper’s Log: Due south

The tempo of cricket chirping slows as the temperature drops on autumn evenings, inducing a calm, observant mood along the riverside. Fortunately, there’s plenty for a quiet observer to see on the Hudson these days. From mid-September through October, dozens of sailboats pass by the Lighthouse daily on their way to tropical waters, many sporting...
You are what you eat

You are what you eat

According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity rates among children and adolescents have tripled over the last two decades. The federal agency says 17 percent of American children are obese. Locally it’s worse — 27.7 percent in Poughkeepsie, 24.7 percent in Kingston and 22.5 percent in Saugerties for middle and high school students, and...
Letters (October 2-9)

Letters (October 2-9)

Be prepared My friend Peter Poccia asks how we plan to heat our homes when the electric grid goes out in January. My answer is that we need to be connected to our neighbors before there’s an emergency situation so that in the event, we will know what resources we all have to share and...
Mum Festival at Seamon Park

Mum Festival at Seamon Park

The 49th annual Mum Festival at Seamon Park will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. with thousands of mums on display at peak color. Admission is free. Enjoy music, craft vendors, a wildlife show, petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides and an art show of work by local artists and photographers....
Why don’t more people vote?

Why don’t more people vote?

Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, is approaching. This year, we’ll have the opportunity to vote for a congressman, New York State offices (governor, attorney general, comptroller, state Senate and state Assembly), Ulster County sheriff, family court judge and town receiver of taxes. This is not a presidential election year, so voter turnout is usually lower....
Whole lotta clove

Whole lotta clove

Photos by Ali Zacker Gale   Since 1989, the true beginning of fall in Saugerties has been marked by a celebration of garlic on a grand scale. What began as a way for local grower Pat Reppert to promote her harvest soon became the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, the largest event of its kind in...