Saugerties youth award winners announced

Saugerties youth award winners announced

The Saugerties is About Growth Experiences’ community awards committee and Saugerties mayor William Murphy presented this school year’s last batch of awards to village youths. Morgan Sperl, 15, was nominated for the award by AnnChris Warren of the Boys and Girls Club. Sperl was recently...
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...
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Saugerties marina development could disrupt “peaceful, quiet lives” of neighborhood, say residents

Saugerties marina development could disrupt “peaceful, quiet lives” of neighborhood, say residents

About 30 Village of Saugerties residents turned out for a public hearing on a request by Struzzieri Properties for a Special Use Permit to convert a building at 2 Ferry Street into a banquet/wedding venue, many of whom expressed the fear that loud music, crowds, an influx of vehicles parking on the streets, and a...
Letters (June 2-9)

Letters (June 2-9)

Tip of the Lyme iceberg The mystery, wonder, and power of Mother Nature. Think about this. The bite from an infected tick the size of a poppy seed maims, debilitates and can eventually kill a two hundred pound man. In a sense, a modern day David and Goliath; this is Lyme Disease. When I first became aware...
Saugerties Stallions players, coaches excited about sophomore season

Saugerties Stallions players, coaches excited about sophomore season

It’s been a crazy week for players and coaches from the Saugerties Stallions, the local collegiate-level baseball team now in its second season. They came into town Saturday, held a party to meet each other Saturday night, had their pictures taken, interview with the media, first practice Sunday, and first game Wednesday. “It’s been a...
Winston Farm sold? Not so fast

Winston Farm sold? Not so fast

Sometimes things are what they seem to be. Sometimes they’re not. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether or not they are as they seem to be. And sometimes, just sometimes, a clarification emerges. A deed transfer for was filed February 26 with the Ulster County clerk’s office transferring the spectacular 571.7-acre central parcel of the Winston Farm...
Saugerties school water safe to drink, though some lead found

Saugerties school water safe to drink, though some lead found

A recent test found 85 percent of faucets in the Saugerties school district were free of all contaminants, with the remaining 15 percent below the level designated by the EPA for concern. Superintendent Seht Turner said that there was cause for minor concern in the Hildebrandt Building, the administrative building on the Saugerties Junior/Senior High...
Police charge estranged ex-boyfriend in murder of Saugerties woman

Police charge estranged ex-boyfriend in murder of Saugerties woman

The second murder in less than a week occurred in Saugerties last night. Police arrested Karon Bowden, 41, of 26 Randle Crt., Saugerties, and charged him with second-degree murder in the slaying of Amy L. Burger, 24, by gunshot. Police discovered the body at the Randle Crt. address last night at 9:43 p.m. Bowden was...
Police: Saugerties man disrupted horse show with laser pointer, debris

Police: Saugerties man disrupted horse show with laser pointer, debris

A 35-year-old Saugertiesian is facing multiple charges after, town police said, he tried to disrupt competition at the 14-and-under ring at Horse Shows in the Sun on Sunday. According to police, Derek Legoff of Allen Street on Sunday threw debris over an arena fence and onto a competition ring; revved his engine and spun his...
The Shift: Local non-profits should collaborate

The Shift: Local non-profits should collaborate

I tend to take a big picture view of things, and one of my concerns with the proliferation of not-for-profit organizations has been that so many seem focused on the same needs. This becomes apparent when the requests for donations arrive by the handful in the mailbox or inbox. World Wildlife Fund, Nature Conservancy, Audubon...
New Saugertiesians: A conversation with John Remington

New Saugertiesians: A conversation with John Remington

It is often said that there is magic in our mountains. As we interview Saugerties residents, we note that the magic still appears to be functioning, drawing new, interesting, creative and community-minded residents to our town. John Remington has been a full-time resident of Saugerties since 2014. He and his wife of forty years, Janet,...
Saugerties identifies Woodstock ’94 site as potential water source

Saugerties identifies Woodstock ’94 site as potential water source

Saugerties village officials are finalizing a contract with Leggette, Brashears, Graham Inc., a Connecticut-based engineering firm, to verify that Winston Farm off Route 32 and the former site of Woodstock ’94 and the more recent Hudson Project, would be a good site as a second source of potable water for the village. The village’s only...
Letters (May 26-June 2)

Letters (May 26-June 2)

Give Bernie His Due As Bernie supporters continue to register voters, canvass neighborhoods for supporters, and telephone into states still holding primaries to get out the vote, Bernie is working to persuade the Democratic Party National Committee to give him a role at the Convention worthy of his campaign’s accomplishments. If he cannot win the...
Saugerties School Board takes stock of budget and trustee vote results

Saugerties School Board takes stock of budget and trustee vote results

A week ago, voters in the Saugerties Central School District 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. At this week’s school board meeting, those numbers became clear: 1,096 votes were cast in favor of the spending plan, while 498 were...