Farm Animals Day in Saugerties
The Saugerties Farmers’ Market drew a large crowd last Saturday, both to enjoy the special “Farm Animals Day” and to choose from the peak of the season’s fruits, vegetables, meats and a surprising number of non-food items. Ray Mayone offered horse-drawn wagon rides, while Hope Farm had a llama, horses, goats and guinea pigs for kids to pet. Tractors lined up for children to play on. It was a beautiful warm day — a change from the near constant rain of the past few weeks,
Market patronage is “up from last year,” said Market Manager Jackie Wood. “Overall, we’re doing very well. We encourage people to buy their food locally.”
The farm animal day “is quite a tradition,” Wood said. The Hope Farm Sanctuary in Saugerties brings many of the animals, while Ray Mayone offers his wagon rides all day.
In order to assure that people who are on a low income can afford fresh, nutritious food, the market participates in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), Wood said.
— David Gordon
Authorities investigate possible drowning of Saugerties woman
The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possible drowning death of a Saugerties woman in Olivebridge on August 25.
Police said they were called to a home at 38 Private Road 20 in this town of Olive hamlet at 8:30 a.m. for an unattended death and they found that Rose M. Mahew-Moses, 63 of Saugerties, was visiting relatives in the area and may have drowned in a body of water on the property.
Authorities said an investigation into Mahew-Moses’ death is ongoing and they ask anyone with information to call (845) 338-3640.
Zoning discussion in Saugerties
The Saugerties Town Board will be holding an in-person-only workshop regarding zoning matters on Tuesday, September 14 at 10 a.m. in the Building Department conference room.