The Empire State Winter Games torch will pass through Saugerties on Monday, January 27, passing through the hands of each of the over 50 athletes who will attend the sporting event in Lake Placid on Jan. 30.
Seeking a local strategy to combat the devastation of the opioid epidemic, Ulster County sheriff Juan Figueroa and a panel of counselors, healthcare professionals, advocates and justice-system officials outlined methods and fielded questions from a crowd of about 60 people at SUNY Ulster Wednesday, January 15.
Kiniry West LLC, situated on 1740 and 1752 Route 212, has requested that the Saugerties Planning Board approve a revised site plan that would lift a stop-work on what neighbors call his excavation and mining operations, issued by the town’s building department last November.
Saugerties’ “new” town board — which only has one additional new member but a slew of fresh initiatives — cleaned up shop at their January 8 reorganizational meeting at the Frank Greco Senior Center, designating citizens for town committees, establishing pay raises and divvying up town board liaison positions.
A day after professing allegiance to county legislature chair Tracey Bartels in her run for re-election to the body’s top job, 13-term Kingston legislator Dave Donaldson ended up being elected chair himself. He beat Heidi Haynes (R-Hurley/Marbletown) by a 13-10 vote at the legislature’s reorganizational meeting on Jan. 8.
This year artists will decorate butterfly sculptures that will be displayed throughout the village. In years past, subjects included sailboats, horses and lighthouses.
Thirty years ago, Ronnie Shapiro realized that by making it convenient and simple for others to embrace a vegan diet, she could multiply her own reduction of animal suffering. Now, at Healthy Gourmet To-Go on Market Street in Saugerties, she devises, cooks and packages countless vegan meal packages that get shipped throughout New York and parts of New Jersey.
Topics include: hiking trails at Bristol Beach, Bluestone Solar Project, a new playground, a new animal shelter, a dog park and cleaning up the Esopus Creek.
A local law that would impose mandatory composting and food diversion requirements on businesses that produce large amounts of food waste was approved unanimously by the Ulster County legislature at their Dec. 18 meeting.
The long-awaited replacement of the Kiwanis Ice Arena’s deteriorating walls and roof were completed behind schedule — but under budget, according to Saugerties town Parks and Recreation Supervisor Greg Chorvas.