Slideshow: Craft Beer Boogaloo

Slideshow: Craft Beer Boogaloo

Photos by Alen Fetahi   Radio Woodstock’s Craft Beer Boogaloo at Cantine Field Saturday, May 23 included live music and beer from over 75 breweries
What lies beneath the waves

What lies beneath the waves

The month of May started with a characteristic “striper wind” — a warm southerly breeze coinciding with striped bass spawning migration up the Hudson River. When striper season gets underway, the mouth of the creek experiences an obvious uptick in boat traffic. Powerboats motor their...
Is the mall doomed?

Is the mall doomed?

After 34 years, JC Penney, an anchor of the Hudson Valley Mall since the mall’s opening in Town of Ulster in 1981, is no more. Also gone are The Children’s Place, Deb Shops, and RadioShack, the last two victims of corporate bankruptcy. And across Route...
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Challengers sweep Saugerties School Board election

Challengers sweep Saugerties School Board election

They said they wanted to change the way the School Board does things. Voters said, “go right ahead.” According to unofficial results of the May 19 vote, School Board challengers Raymond “Mike” Maclary, Robert Thomann and James Mooney have been elected to the School Board, displacing veteran incumbents Don Tucker, Tom Ham and Richard Petramale....
Saugerties medical marijuana proposal could bring 100 jobs, says supervisor

Saugerties medical marijuana proposal could bring 100 jobs, says supervisor

Saugerties seems to be a hotspot for would-be medical marijuana operations. Over the course of a week, one company announced a public informational meeting, then dropped out, then only a few days later, town officials announced that another company hopes to set up shop. Saugerties Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel said the company, NY Growing Partners, has...
Drive-by egging in Saugerties

Drive-by egging in Saugerties

Saugerties police are looking for help tracking down the person or persons who egged 25 vehicles in the village this past weekend, May 16 and 17. Police chief Joseph Sinagra said a similar incident happened in Connolly the previous weekend. A Saugerties patrolman spent all-day Monday watching video from the police department’s two Main St....
Horse shows return to Saugerties

Horse shows return to Saugerties

Trucks and trailers making their way to Washington Ave. from the Thruway each morning. A noticeable uptick in foot traffic and patronage in village shops and restaurants. The weather is warming up. Ever since 2003, these signs have heralded the return of the horse shows to Saugerties. Dates for the first session are as follows:...
Forum seeks input on pedestrian safety

Forum seeks input on pedestrian safety

The Saugerties Police Department will hold a pedestrian safety forum Wednesday May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 207 Market St. The forum is intended to discuss pedestrian safety and gather community input on the best way to improve safety, whether by stricter enforcement of laws or other means. Police Chief Joseph Sinagra...
Small World Playground rebuild project

Small World Playground rebuild project

The newly-formed Community Foundation of Saugerties (CFS), a non-profit organization committed to encouraging civic engagement and pride by improving, enhancing, and expanding the sense of community and connection among Saugerties residents, is pleased to announce the adoption of the Small World Playground rebuild project. Designed by Leathers and Associates of Ithaca, NY, and built by...
Saugerties sidewalk art project features cars kids can ride

Saugerties sidewalk art project features cars kids can ride

Photos by David Gordon   Horsin’, sittin’, shinin’ and now, cruisin’. In recent years, summer has brought colorful horses, chairs and lighthouses to the streets of Saugerties. This year, the street art will be based on children’s pedal cars. “We have one of the largest car shows in the area in July, and the event...
School Board Letters: From the candidates

School Board Letters: From the candidates

School Board culture must change My name is Robert Thomann and I am running for the for the Board of Education with the Saugerties School District. I have 35 years experience in public education and previously served on the Saugerties Board from 2011-2014. I am a member of the School Administrators Association of New York...
Saugerties medical marijuana meeting canceled

Saugerties medical marijuana meeting canceled

  A public informational meeting on a proposed medical marijuana operation scheduled for Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center has been canceled. No word yet on whether the company, CanniCare LLC, will reschedule. Hundreds of entities are seeking  just five state licenses, which will be awarded by lottery.  The application carries a...
Saugerties School Board president fires back at critics

Saugerties School Board president fires back at critics

Board of Education President George Heidcamp responded to criticisms he and his fellow board members have received in recent weeks during the board’s May meeting. Heidcamp first took issue with the accusation that he had silenced or shut down parents who had come before the board to speak. He referred to the district policy on...
School Board Letters: From the community

School Board Letters: From the community

Stick with the winners Please join with me in voting for Tom Ham, Richard Petramale and Donald Tucker for the Saugerties School Board. These incumbents have a proven record of voting in a fiscally conservative manner while still providing quality education for the students of the Saugerties School District. Tom Ham is a senior electric...
School Board Letters: From fellow trustees

School Board Letters: From fellow trustees

Incumbents are dedicated I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts regarding the Saugerties Central School District budget vote and board trustee election. I share these thoughts as a private citizen. I will cast my vote for Don Tucker, Richard Petramale and Tom Ham and I will offer the reasons for this...