Saugerties artists gear up for studio tour event

Saugerties artists gear up for studio tour event

Artists in Saugerties will be opening their studios to the public on August 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will be able to see their work space, tools and finished works, buy works and discuss the artists’ work with them. The...
Saugerties marina project approved, despite lawsuit threat

Saugerties marina project approved, despite lawsuit threat

Despite threat of a possible lawsuit, members of the Village of Saugerties planning board voted unanimously at their July 13 meeting to grant a special-use permit and site-plan approval to Tom Struzzieri to use a building at the former Lynch‘s Marina on Ferry Street as...
Saugerties teachers help with educating Haitian children

Saugerties teachers help with educating Haitian children

Last week, a handful of educators from the Saugerties Central School District returned from a visit to Haiti. Organized through Opportunities for Communities (OfC), a not-for-profit educational group, the trip was focused on assisting local summer school teachers of restavek children. Cyn Kendall, a special...
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Op-ed: “Always a place for Saugerties in my heart”

Op-ed: “Always a place for Saugerties in my heart”

Like many, I grew up in a small town and took the leap to move to a large university. Overwhelming, yes. Worth it? You bet ya. My hometown is a small community nestled within the Hudson Valley redolent with the odors of horse manure, incense often burned to cover the smell of freshly smoked marijuana,...
Letters (July 7-14)

Letters (July 7-14)

Reform healthcare now There has been much discussion about the cost of health insurance, who gets it for free, who pays and who has nothing at all. While blame is being cast indiscriminately, the United States health care system itself is outrageously expensive, while at the same time, blatantly inadequate. Despite spending more than twice...
Sawyer Motors car show tomorrow in Saugerties

Sawyer Motors car show tomorrow in Saugerties

The event began 13 years ago. Over that short time span, the Sawyer Motors Car Show has morphed from The Best Little Car Show in the Northeast to one of the best if not the best of the car shows on the East Coast. It has grown from about 100 cars lined up along Main...
Guardians of Saugerties’ swimming spots hope litterbugs stay away

Guardians of Saugerties’ swimming spots hope litterbugs stay away

Popularity often comes at a cost. This was certainly true for Peekamoose Blue Hole, a swimming hole that is part of Sundown wild forest in Denning. Folks flocked to it once it was listed in tourism literature as one of the best spots to swim in the state. Along with a high volume of people...
It’s a trap! Saugerties’ war against feral cats continues

It’s a trap! Saugerties’ war against feral cats continues

The Village of Saugerties’ efforts to reduce the population of feral cats will begin in earnest this week as cat trapper Kim Kelly will start catching the unvaccinated, unlicensed, unsprayed or neutered animals. Village trustee Don Hackett, who’s in charge of the program, is asking residents to not feed the feral cats and give Kelly...
Vote expected on Saugerties marina project

Vote expected on Saugerties marina project

With the village planning board set to approve a special-use permit for local businessman Tom Struzzieri at its July 12 meeting, those opposed to approval have been writing letters of objection. One of the reasons the application should be denied, they claim, is that the change in use might negatively affect property values. That doesn’t...
A Day’s Work: Esthetician

A Day’s Work: Esthetician

While the ability to put someone at ease is not a requirement for an esthetician, it certainly is an asset. Jessica Jasienowski possesses this skill. A Saugerties native, Jasienowski is a trained esthetician who works at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mount Tremper.  She currently resides in West Saugerties with her fiance and their...
Police to air “Saugerties’ Most Wanted” on public access television

Police to air “Saugerties’ Most Wanted” on public access television

Taking its cue from the popular television show America’s Most Wanted, the Saugerties police department will present Saugerties Most Wanted, which will ask the public for help in apprehending individuals wanted for allegedly committing local crimes. The program will be included as part of police chief Joe Sinagra’s popular channel 23 show, From the Chief’s...
A talk with the man who fixed the Clearwater

A talk with the man who fixed the Clearwater

Saugerties resident Jim Kricker knows the sloop Clearwater probably better than anyone. He’s worked on the boat since the 1970s, soon after it was constructed as a replica of an early 19th-century Hudson River sloop by a Maine boat builder in 1969, at the behest of Pete Seeger. As its master carpenter for the past...
Letters (June 30 - July 7)

Letters (June 30 – July 7)

Never give up, just take a break If you worked all of your life and made a decent salary and are now retired, I assume that you are living on your Social Security plus whatever you put into the stock market.  What’s it worth now? What’s around the corner? Can you live on Social Security? I believe...
Saugerties street art vandalized

Saugerties street art vandalized

Someone snatched Robin! Bathorse’s trusted sidekick, Robin, who was a robin, has been boosted from its roost next to the crimefighting caped steed on Market Street. Bathorse and Robin, by Mike LaPeruta, are part of the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce’s Galloping Around Saugerties art project, which features a host of fiberglass horses decorated by area...
Nekos Pharmacy opens in Saugerties

Nekos Pharmacy opens in Saugerties

Peter Nekos is bringing an independent pharmacy back to Saugerties. The new Saugerties branch of Nekos Pharmacy will open this Friday at 250 Main Street. The first Nekos pharmacy opened in Kingston in 1949, when Peter’s uncles came back from World War II and converted their parents’ Uptown Kingston soda fountain on Wall Street into...