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Cause of Saugerties apartment fire remains unknown as community organizes help for victims

Cause of Saugerties apartment fire remains unknown as community organizes help for victims

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.”

Saugerties marks national poetry month

Saugerties marks national poetry month

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.

Notes from the Saugerties Town Board

Notes from the Saugerties Town Board

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.