Fifty-eight bikes, their riders clad in patch-covered black leather, traveled about 80 miles on Sunday, Aug. 11 and raised $1,800 towards a new building for the Saugerties Animal Shelter.
A Saugerties man who was convicted of making, distributing and possessing child pornography will face between 15 and 70 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office.
Saugerties resident Joe Karolys and his legal counsel asserted last week that the town’s anti-dumping laws were being selectively enforced. While the appeal is pending, the town can’t enforce a stop-work order that would prevent the dumps, which were cited in May by the DEC for violations of clean water and solid waste disposal laws, from accepting more material.
Who would have predicted that a psychic would set up shop in the village of Saugerties? Boasting a 99 percent rate of accuracy in its window, the storefront is catching with bold flowers surrounding a serene, long-earlobed bronze Buddha, backed by cascading curtains and beads. Keeping the Buddha company are the likenesses of angels, a smaller Buddha iteration, Lord of the Rings-themed tarot cards and the phrase “Reuniting Lovers Readings.”
After years of searching for a viable kidney for their daughter, Kristel and Craig Storm found a match for their daughter far closer to home than they had expected.
On August 2, less than a week before he was due in court to make the case to keep his controversial construction and demolition debris dumps open in the face of stop-work orders, Joe Karolys was arrested and charged with illegal dumping, town police said.
McGirr, a nine-year member of the Saugerties Fire Department, was acknowledged by area fire chiefs this month with the Firefighter of the Year award for her fundraising efforts, her composure on the scene and the integral role she plays in the department.
Among contaminants found in the six samples taken from the three properties, according to DEC documents, are heavy metals like mercury, lead and zinc; coal ash, coal and slag; and nine chemicals deemed to be “probable carcinogens,” including the banned-for-decades pesticide DDT.
Windmill Wine and Spirits, located on Partition St., is owned by the same couple who purchased the The Dutch Ale House, a popular and historic business on Main St.
Despite social media postings and talk around town indicating that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had conducted raids in Saugerties and taken two individuals into custody last Friday, July 12, the agency said no such raids took place.