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State will pitch in $500k for Saugerties Animal Shelter

State will pitch in $500k for Saugerties Animal Shelter

After being awarded a long-awaited state grant of $500,000 toward the cost of a brand-new shelter, daughter of shelter founder Marie Post and founder of the new Saugerties Animal Welfare Fund Adele Zinderman insists that all donated monies toward the total $1.8 million structure’s cost will go toward their intended purpose, despite a severe dip in donations that cover the living and surgical expenses of animals housed at the facility.

Saugerties bars and restaurants cope with new reality

Saugerties bars and restaurants cope with new reality

Fear not — in these trying times, also-struggling local bars and eateries are here to serve you. Thanks to County Executive Pat Ryan’s Project Resilience, help from local teachers, the Saugerties chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a slew of volunteers, relaxed liquor laws handed down from the State Liquor Authority allowing businesses to provide to-go drinks and the ingenuity of local restauranteurs, Saugertiesians have a slew of free and affordable takeout options available to them until the “new normal” transitions into the typical normal. Drinks are often dispensed either in Chinese food takeout containers or straw-top containers with Saran wrap. “It gives us a chance to stay connected with our customers — it’s a regular customer’s birthday and we were able to send them home with a drink that they have quite often, a peach cosmo, when they come in. It was a nice opportunity to feel normal in this craziness,” said town supervisor and Sue’s Restaurant owner Fred Costello Jr.

Saugertiesian contracts COVID-19; supervisor says patient getting better

Saugertiesian contracts COVID-19; supervisor says patient getting better

According to Town Supervisor Fred Costello Jr., the individual fell ill outside of Saugerties and is being treated for their symptoms outside of Ulster County. Further information, like the nature of the individual’s travel, their age and gender and whether they tested “presumptively” positive (meaning that they have only tested positive for once for the virus) or taken multiple tests to definitively confirm their illness, was not available, Costello said.

Saugerties ice arena appears on CBS Evening News

Saugerties ice arena appears on CBS Evening News

Footage from the Kiwanis Ice Arena in Saugerties appeared in a segment by correspondent Steve Hartman about whether how well an “average Joe” would do as a hockey goalie. It was inspired by the recent story of a zamboni driver who managed to block 8 of 10 shots in an NHL game.