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...
“Small Works” by Studio Tour artists

“Small Works” by Studio Tour artists

Members of the Saugerties Artist Studio Tour are holding a group exhibition through Monday, Feb. 23 in the Stephen L. Crohn Gallery at the Saugerties Public Library. The show entitled, ”Small Works,” features a wide range of styles and techniques and demonstrates the scope of...
Opinion: Oppose Pilgrim Pipeline

Opinion: Oppose Pilgrim Pipeline

By now readers of this paper should be aware that Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC would like to build a 178-mile pipeline along the Thruway to carry crude oil from Albany to refineries in New Jersey and refined petroleum products in the other direction. We can’t...
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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High woods subdivision green lighted

High woods subdivision green lighted

An eight-lot subdivision planned for Lotus Lane off Fish Creek Rd. that would include a good deal of common land in addition to the lots, which vary from 1.3 to 3.2 acres in area, has received conditional approval from the Town of Saugerties Planning Board after more than five years in the works. The board...
Saugerties police department brings in nearly $200k in revenue

Saugerties police department brings in nearly $200k in revenue

  Police departments were never intended to generate revenue, but times have changed, says Saugerties Chief Joseph Sinagra. Federal and state grants have dried up and local municipalities are too cash-strapped to make up the difference. He described in a Jan. 5 presentation how, when he took over as chief in April of 2012, he...
Community profile: Sally Colclough

Community profile: Sally Colclough

A walk down any street in Saugerties with Sally Colclough is like attending a large and happy class reunion. “Hi, Mrs. Colclough, you were my eighth grade social studies teacher.” “Hello, Sally, we did well with the fundraiser at the French Club Flea Market, didn’t we?” “Sally, you were great with Tommy when he had...
Cell phone health hazards the subject of film

Cell phone health hazards the subject of film

The Woodstock Smart Meter Forum is sponsoring the Hudson Valley premiere of “Mobilize,” a new documentary on the cell phone industry, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln., Woodstock. The film explores the long-term health effects from cell phone radiation and the harsh challenges activists face getting precautionary legislation...
Pilgrim Pipeline opposition meeting in Saugerties

Pilgrim Pipeline opposition meeting in Saugerties

A public meeting organized to rally opposition to the oil pipeline proposed by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC, to carry fracked crude oil through the town of Saugerties will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Senior Center on the corner of Robinson and Market streets. The proposed pipeline would carry crude oil...
Letters (January 8-15)

Letters (January 8-15)

Toy store success The Saugerties Area Council of Churches would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the community once again for its overwhelming support of our Christmas Toy Store mission project. Our 23rd year was a huge success! Parents came and shopped for Christmas for their 337 children! If it weren’t for the continued...
Village trash pickup too early, say trustees

Village trash pickup too early, say trustees

A rumbling diesel truck pulls up to the curb, the air brakes squeal, the sound of trash bins being hoisted and their contents compacted. How early is too early for this weekly necessity? After some discussion that included references to numerous complaints about haulers collecting trash as early as 3 a.m., a village trustee will...
Life with Asperger's

Life with Asperger’s

As author Jesse Saperstein prepared to speak about Asperger syndrome to an audience at the Saugerties Library largely composed of people diagnosed with the disorder and their families, he used some of the coping mechanisms he would later describe in the talk. He bounced a ping pong ball on a paddle and danced around the...
Students recognized for raising awareness of cancer

Students recognized for raising awareness of cancer

The Town Board presents members of the Saugerties Junior/Senior High School junior varsity football team, varsity cheerleading squad and two town residents at the Dec. 17 town meeting with certificates of recognition for their efforts to promote cancer awareness.
The year to come in Saugerties

The year to come in Saugerties

Saugerties movers and shakers read the tea leaves for 2015     Greg Helsmoortel Town supervisor What do you think will be the big story of 2015? Economic development. We’re getting more and more inquiries for Kings Highway. I think Winston Farm is back on the map, the list of sites businesses want to look...
Saugerties police department reorganization

Saugerties police department reorganization

The town will hold a public information meeting on the reorganization of the police department Monday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center on Market St. The only structural change is the creation of a captain position to be filled by current lieutenant Stephen Filak. Captain would be the only non-union position other...
A Day’s Work: Herbalist

A Day’s Work: Herbalist

Josh Boughton is an herbalist and the natural products director for the Village Apothecary.   He is responsible for quality control of the supplements sold. He looks at where and how the raw materials were produced, and whether there were any adulterants used in production. How did you get into this line of work? I got...