Artists breathe new life into old Saugerties Odd Fellows Temple

Artists breathe new life into old Saugerties Odd Fellows Temple

Sitting behind a nondescript doorway on 220 Main Street in the Village of Saugerties lies what artist Kelli Bickman thinks of as Saugerties’ best-kept secret. Beyond the doorway are stairs that wind through a labyrinthine three stories of art, music and living creativity. The top...
Re:seed Saugerties sustains body and soul

Re:seed Saugerties sustains body and soul

Food is one of the most basic of mankind’s needs, but can it also be art? Jennifer Zackin, who spearheaded the Re:Seed Saugerties project through a grant from Arts Mid Hudson, believes it can. In fact, the garden that is home to the multi-faceted project,...
Saugerties sports celebrated in new mural

Saugerties sports celebrated in new mural

For the last several weeks a handful of artists from Saugerties High School led by art teacher Robert Slate have been painting a large mural on a wall in the Donlon Gym. This past week they completed the project. Located above the Partition Street firehouse,...
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Saugerties superintendent says coach gender imbalance part of complex situation

Saugerties superintendent says coach gender imbalance part of complex situation

A school board discussion last month which raised concerns about gender disparity among coaching appointments in the Saugerties Central School District is only part of the story, said Superintendent Seth Turner. The subject of a gender imbalance was raised by Trustee Krista Barringer, who noted that there were only three women among the 37 coaching appointments...
Letters (August 4-11)

Letters (August 4-11)

Vote on Sept. 1 The annual Saugerties Public Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election will take place on Thursday, September 1, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties. To help voters make an informed decision, here are the budget proposal facts. For the first time in three years, the board of...
Family of Saugerties boy injured in lawnmower accident thanks firemen who responded

Family of Saugerties boy injured in lawnmower accident thanks firemen who responded

Kellan Ryan was injured in a lawn mower accident recently, losing three toes and sustaining other injuries to his foot. He was airlifted to Westchester Medical immediately after the accident. Ryan’s father, Anthony, was mowing the yard near the 4-year-old’s slide. Unaware that Kellan was nearby, he lifted the mower and the child’s foot went...
Neglected properties in Saugerties village will get more attention

Neglected properties in Saugerties village will get more attention

A number of properties on Valley and Underwood streets in Saugerties are rapidly deteriorating. The owners are not keeping up with mowing the grass or chopping down the underbrush that’s growing on these parcels. Valley Street resident and former Saugerties village trustee Suzanne LeBlanc thinks it’s time to do something about it. “Most of these properties...
Saugerties Stallions close season

Saugerties Stallions close season

For local businessman, and first-year owner of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League team the Saugerties Stallions, Kevin Hinchey it’s been a heck of a ride. “It’s been amazing,” said the local Saugerties product. “We put an idea out there (a local college league baseball team) and the community has embraced us with both arms,”...
Saugerties summer readers have a ball

Saugerties summer readers have a ball

What does a giant ball of yarn have to do with getting kids reading? At the Saugerties Public Library, the answer is all about motivation. This year’s summer reading program for children is different than in previous years. Children who are independent readers still keep track of every 15 minutes they read by coloring a...
Michael Sullivan Smith’s “A Brief History of Saugerties” published

Michael Sullivan Smith’s “A Brief History of Saugerties” published

It only took 114 years, but Saugerties is finally getting a new hyperlocal history book. Local resident, artist and self-described “history enthusiast” Michael Sullivan Smith has recently published A Brief History of Saugerties, out now on the History Press. Smith was born in Washington DC and raised in Pennsylvania, and studied art at the Pratt...
Saugerties planners discourage self-storage proposal for Kings Highway

Saugerties planners discourage self-storage proposal for Kings Highway

Plans to use a large yellow building on Kings Highway south of the intersection with Railroad Avenue are being proposed. The town planning board is seeking details from the owner, Salvatore Mancuso, before it begins the approval process. Kings Highway is lined with industrial buildings. It is an industrial zone. Surveyor Dan McCarthy of Praetorius...
Letters (July 28-August 4)

Letters (July 28-August 4)

Happy about Lynch’s So happy to see the old — and very historic — Lynch’s Marina in Saugerties brought back to life. Thank you Mr. Struzzieri. Jo Galante Cicale Saugerties   ‘Friends’ like these… What are people for these days? When I lived in Ulster County in the 1980’s we had IBM, Ferroxcube, and National...
Saugerties’ Morse art & music fest may take a new path

Saugerties’ Morse art & music fest may take a new path

On its fifth anniversary, the annual event that gives students a chance to work with professionals in a variety of artistic fields — a.k.a. the annual Morse Rocks Music and Arts Festival — is bigger than ever. Held for the second year at the Smokin’ Pony on Kings Highway, Morse Rocks continued showing its mettle...
AmeriCorps volunteers make big changes at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary

AmeriCorps volunteers make big changes at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Four AmeriCorps members are spending more than two months helping out at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Falcon 1 team volunteers Luke Harrison of Clovis, N.M.; Phengsue Lor of Milwaukee; Mary Grace Douglas of Lexington, Ky.; and their team leader, Carlos Corona of Woodland, Calif. are in the midst of a nine-week stay at Saugerties’ Catskill...
New Saugerties restaurant at former marina needs a sewer hookup

New Saugerties restaurant at former marina needs a sewer hookup

The first few days of a new business can be frustrating for even the most experienced businessman. There can be a host of unanticipated problems. This is the case for Tom Struzzieri, owner of HITS and Diamond Mills, and now the Saugerties Harbor Restaurant at the Saugerties Steamboat Company, formerly Lynch’s Marina on Ferry Street....