Letters (11/7-14)

mailMyer is grateful

On behalf of myself, my family, friends and supporters I want to extend my most sincere thanks to all of you who voted for me in my re-election. This is not just a job for me. I take the responsibility very seriously. I work for all of us, the people who love Saugerties like I do. My roots run deep here, and I can’t think of a place I’d rather call home.

In my upcoming term, I am looking forward to seeing continued positive change for our town and the existing infrastructure to the benefit of all of us who reside here.

Our focus will continue to be on achieving the greatest amount of quality work, with the lowest possible cost. I will also continue to look for ways to bring in revenue to offset the taxpayer burden. In times like these, there is no room for overspending. I am committed to proving that a lot can be accomplished without increasing the tax payer burden.


In closing, I thank you all for the opportunity to serve you for another two years.

Douglas F. Myer
Superintendent of Highways


Allen thanks voters

Thank you to all of the voters in Saugerties who voted for me! I worked very hard and made a lot of sacrifices during my campaign, and I presented my constituents with ideas that will benefit Saugerties and Ulster County.

I am beginning to work on my ideas that I presented for the economic development of a college campus and amphitheatre at Winston Farm and my targeting of companies for the Kings Highway corridor. I am also developing al list of existing companies within Saugerties and Ulster County that we should work with to ensure their continued presence, success and for their potential to grow and bring economic expansion in the area. I have had discussions with three members of the Town Board and one member of the Village Board about these ideas for economic development on the Wednesday morning after the election. Again, we are your public servants, and together we can work to make more development occur in Saugerties, as it is needed to get us out of the economic situation we are in.

Within the Ulster County Legislature, I am working to get myself placed on the specific committees that will benefit Saugerties the most while serving Ulster County in a way that utilizes my ideas and knowledge about issues related to economic development, education and health care.

Again thank you for your support!

Chris Allen


A good effort by Conservative candidate

On behalf of the Conservative Party, I’d like to thank all the candidates who ran under our banner this year, but I especially want to thank Gaetana Ciarlante.

Gaetana worked tirelessly, on a shoestring budget and under adverse political conditions to move forward and garner more than 1,000 votes on the Conservative line—quite a remarkable accomplishment. It is probably the first time in the party’s history here in Saugerties that a candidate achieved such a number and it is because of her good message backed by strong principles, hard work and friendly, compassionate, personable qualities.

Gaetana Ciarlante is a strong force for Saugerties’ future. It has been my pleasure to work with her during this campaign and I look forward to working with her again.

George Heidcamp
Chairman, Saugerties Conservative Party


Thanksgiving with Family of Woodstock

Thanksgiving with Family of Woodstock ranks among the best of this terrific community’s rock solid celebrations! Family invites everyone to our 38th annual free Thanksgiving Day Feast. It is a heartwarming day filled with amazing and delicious food and a loving spirit of giving thanks for all that we have. Come eat with us and help create the feast by donating your favorite holiday dish. We need both cooks and volunteers to help serve food. The Feast is open to all.

We will serve more than four hundred meals on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 1-4 p.m. at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center on Rock City Rd. Our economic environment continues to be a challenge to many of us. Family’s Food Pantry has been very busy this year as more families find their budgets stretched at the end of the month. What better way to say we are all in this together than to share this holiday?

As always, we will provide “take home” to people who cannot join us and to our police officers and hotline staff who work on the holiday. We cannot do this without your help.

If you can purchase a turkey, cook your own or would like to contribute stuffing or a vegetable dish or if you have time to help on Thanksgiving Day, contact Family now at 679-2485. It really helps us if offers to help don’t come at the last minute. This year, Hurley Ridge Market has generously offered to cook turkeys that people purchase from their meat department.

You can sign up for this limited offer by calling Family and then Tim (the Meat Manager) 845-679-8121 before Nov. 18th (earlier is better). Family also accepts financial contributions for items we will purchase to fill in gaps.

Give thanks and share your gratitude with others on Thanksgiving Day this year!

Susan Goldman
Family Outreach Volunteer