‘Team Saugerties’ rides again

‘Team Saugerties’ rides again

Town Democratic Party Chairman Lanny Walter called it a “perfect storm,” but if that phrase conjures images of destruction and strife, you’ve got the wrong idea. The town Democratic nominating caucus Tuesday night, July 28, at the Senior Center was a perfect storm of cooperation,...
Busy summer for Saugerties lifeguards

Busy summer for Saugerties lifeguards

It started out like a typical July day for Jennifer Suttmeier and Joshua Rua, lifeguards at the Village Beach on the Esopus Creek. The sun was bright and the day warm. They had cleaned up the beach and made it ready for residents who like...
Can anything be done about Saugerties truck traffic?

Can anything be done about Saugerties truck traffic?

When Yogi Berra said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again,” he could have been talking about the perennial issue of truck traffic. For decades, foundation-rattling trucks passing through the village have been the source of complaints by residents, especially in warm weather months. According...
Saugerties hamlets and cultural geography

Saugerties hamlets and cultural geography

We all know our address. It’s a number. There’s also the number “20” that represents Saugerties to visitors that come here on the Thruway. If you’re coming here from, let’s say, San Francisco, you get directions from Google Maps that follow many numbers on their respective...
Getting around without cars

Getting around without cars

Have you been surprised to learn of the large numbers of incidents in which pedestrians and motorized vehicles have collided over the past few years? The state is now installing new lights, detectors, and walk/don’t walk signals at the dangerous intersection of Main and Partition....
Dream machines: The Sawyer Motors Car Show

Dream machines: The Sawyer Motors Car Show

Photos by Doug Freese   With apologies to Robert Frost, something there is that doesn’t love a car. They arrived, displacing everything ordinary in the village, hundreds of them, gleaming in chrome-plated splendor under a hot summer sun, the four-barreled, the candy-colored, the monstrous and...
What Saugerties Conservatives believe

What Saugerties Conservatives believe

Conservative Chair George Heidcamp issues a declaration of principles.
July 4 in Saugerties

July 4 in Saugerties

Photos by Garrett Colburn As parades go, the Saugerties Fourth of July Parade is one of the most popular in the area with folks from all over Ulster and neighboring counties turning out for the two-hour march. This July 4, hundreds lined the parade route,...
Keeping the Hudson clean

Keeping the Hudson clean

Summer is heating up and the water is beckoning. A typical afternoon might see a group of kayakers cruising out of the mouth of the creek, a couple of people upright on stand-up paddle boards gliding across the surface of the water, a dog fetching...
What Saugerties Democrats believe

What Saugerties Democrats believe

The Saugerties Democratic Committee (SDC) on Feb. 24, 2015 adopted a Statement of Values which helps to define why its members are enrolled in the Democratic Party and why they work through the party and through other organizations to turn these values into policies and...
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Letter: Glaring omissions in complaint about Saugerties Legion baseball heckler

Letter: Glaring omissions in complaint about Saugerties Legion baseball heckler

I’d like to respond to the letter submitted to the Saugerties Times by Schenectady parent and teacher Laura Favata, who took exception to a fan at her son’s American Legion game on July 20. In her letter she gives a verbal spanking to not only the Saugerties fan, but also the Saugerties coaches and parents...
Letter: Saugerties spectator harassed visiting baseball team with impunity

Letter: Saugerties spectator harassed visiting baseball team with impunity

Cantine Memorial Field in Saugerties was an impressive stadium to host the 2015 American Legion Baseball District III Tournament. Four teams competed for the bid into the State Championships to be held next week in Utica. Saugerties played Schenectady County July 20 in an elimination game. Both teams played extremely well, fans supported their teams...
Neighbors say Saugerties doesn’t need more self-storage

Neighbors say Saugerties doesn’t need more self-storage

Some village residents say a self-storage business on Livingston St. wouldn’t be a good fit for the neighborhood, but village officials say the zoning would allow it. Residents packed the July 8 Planning Board public hearing to object to a proposal to construct a 20-unit storage facility at 42 Livingston St., currently a parking lot....
Saugerties police suspect attempted arson on Partition St.

Saugerties police suspect attempted arson on Partition St.

Saugerties Police believe someone planned to set a vacant Partition St. building on fire Monday, July 20 and would have done so if police hadn’t responded to reports of a strong smell of gasoline. Chief Joseph Sinagra said police have a number of clues that should result in an arrest. He said a large quantity...
Lawsuit possible after Saugerties board’s denial of affordable housing extension

Lawsuit possible after Saugerties board’s denial of affordable housing extension

The Village Planning Board voted against extending approval for a 42-unit affordable housing project on North St., a move the developer’s attorney said could land the village in court on a discrimination suit the village’s attorney believes it would lose. Planners announced last month that Premier Development needed to move forward on its Country Meadows...
Letters (July 16-23)

Letters (July 16-23)

Volunteers need support Is this an election year? I haven’t yet seen the contentious topics surface so I was wondering. If it is I feel obliged to nominate one: treatment of volunteers. Saugerties has lost sight of the fact that the processes of government are on the shoulders of its unpaid boards and commissions. The...
Saugerties food pantry open house

Saugerties food pantry open house

The Saugerties Area Council of Churches Food Pantry will host an open house on Saturday, July 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at 44 Livingston St.
Saugerties marching band gets kudos, donations

Saugerties marching band gets kudos, donations

The Saugerties Marching Band, which made its parade debut on the Fourth of July, received kudos from school staff, administration, and Board of Education trustees at the regular meeting on July 7. JoAnn Longendyke, president of the Saugerties Education Support Association, said it was “so nice” to see the students performing in the parade, and...
Letters (July 9-16)

Letters (July 9-16)

Heidcamp's coup, Roberti declares for Town Board, Ciarlante's instinctive conservatism, anti-Italian prejudice, the parade and our pathetic state pols.
Driver in Rt. 212 head-on collision charged with DWI

Driver in Rt. 212 head-on collision charged with DWI

A Woodstock woman faces several charges after the car she was driving struck that of a Saugerties man yesterday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries. Jacqueline M. Manganaro, 56, of Tinker St. Woodstock, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor driving while ability impaired by drugs, and failure to keep right. According to police,...
Saugerties Firefighter of the Year

Saugerties Firefighter of the Year

Steve Nadal gets top honor from village department.
Kidding around at the Saugerties town day camp

Kidding around at the Saugerties town day camp

Regular daily programs include arts and crafts, sports, nature study and supervised play.