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.
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.
Of the 77 individuals infected with the coronavirus in Ulster County as of Wednesday, March 25 at least two have Saugerties mailing addresses — however, according to Assistant Deputy County Executive Dan Torres, both Saugertiesians tested positive and are being quarantined together in New York City. The other cases, he said, originated within the county.
Of the 23 known individuals infected with the COVID-19 virus in Ulster County as of Saturday, March 21 at least
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.
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Saugerties schools superintendent Kirk Reinhardt said that he’s cautiously optimistic and confident about the district’s ability to handle a possible coronavirus outbreak.
Amid fears of a viral pandemic, Saugertiesians can take solace and pride in the spread of something more wholesome: the Hope Rocks festival, perhaps the only advocacy event that addresses both addiction and mental health awareness, has tested positive in the hearts and minds of event planners in Tennessee and Florida.
Joe Karolys, who has sparred in court with the town of Saugerties over his acceptance of construction and demolition material from downstate and faces criminal charges related to that now-shuttered operation, is in even deeper doo-doo.
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.