The cause of the three-alarm fire at 18-20 Russell St. that claimed the life of 46-year-old Tanya Conklin and seriously injured four others on Saturday, April 21 had yet to be determined by investigators as of Wednesday. According to Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, who spoke Monday, April 23 there is “no indication whatsoever at this time that it was an intentional act.”
After 15 months of legal struggle with the town, Gregg and Douglas Weeks have decided to close down Gregg’s Custom Sawing on 168 Patch Road.
Despite a flurry of meetings among Saugerties officials, the establishment of a second egress point for the Riccardi Elementary School, located at a dead-end road north of the hamlet of Glasco, seems still only a distant possibility. There is still no consensus even on whether a second road would increase the safety of the school’s students.
Activities include a combination poetry walk and window shopping event with a correspondence contest, a series of poetry readings over the course of the month and an hour-long reading of a new translation of the Odyssey written by Emily Wilson, the first penned by a woman in the over 60 translations of Homer’s text into English.
In what may be the beginnings of a municipal effort to expand Internet access to unconnected areas of Saugerties, local officials have been talking with communities that have established their own web service infrastructure.
Salary could be the issue. According to police chief Joseph Sinagra, the department has lost six officers to better-paying New York police departments since 2013.
The Lifespring adult learning program becomes an official town entity; the town renews its membership in a county gang task force following a gang murder that took place in Saugerties; a planning board secretary was appointed; the town asked an engineering firm to inspect the Plattekill Creek culvert and gave the highway superintendent permission to auction off a dump truck.
Connor Chargois, 18, was arrested more than a month ago, after threatening social posts triggered a police response that yielded a cache of illegal weapons.
After scoffing at this reporter’s skincare routine of Clearasil and bar soap, the two advised that I use a lavender-scented “pearl cleansing cream” followed by a retinol oil containing carrot and rose elements to treat my acne, and sent me home with written instructions on how to use them.
The proposed $2.35-million 2018-2019 Saugerties village budget, which will go into effect at the beginning of June, will continue a eight-year stint of tax-levy decreases, according to mayor Bill Murphy.