A request for the extension of site plan approval for a retail plaza in the Town of Ulster last week saw town officials reveal that what some local residents believe is a prehistoric circle of stone pillars is more Fauxhenge than Stonehenge — likely to have been erected in the mid-20th century.
The Saugerties pre-kindergarten program at Mt. Marion and Cahill elementary schools has been under way for a little over a month, and school officials think it’s been a great addition.
Saturday, Feb. 3: Hot wax on a cold night. Rock and soul connoisseur, curator and partymaker: Deejay Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Claps at BSP are the stuff of legend.
The project would take up around three acres at the intersection of Frank Sottile Blvd. and Miron Ln., with a building housing the equipment planned for between 30-40 feet in height. An exhaust stack would rise above the structure, less than 100-ft total in height.
The uptown building, which currently houses school district offices, is being sold to a hotel developer.
Under the governor’s proposal, likely to be upped by the state legislature, the Saugerties schools would see an overall increase in state aid from $22,729,250 in the 2017-18 fiscal year to $22,802,192. In the overall scheme of things, that’s not much.
The Saugerties schools’ annual spelling bee was swept by a pair of sixth grade students at Riccardi Elementary School.
The school district sold its administration building to a hotel developer for $4.25-million. The price was significantly higher than expected and was part of a mini real estate boom in the Uptown section of the city.
Live music performance is so popular in the Saugerties schools that the calendar of events for December is filled with band and choir concerts for the elementary, junior and senior high schools.
A video created by a pair of students, along with many of their classmates and some staff members at the Hudson Valley Sudbury School, has gone viral. It’s not only raising awareness about the self-directed form of education, but has also tapped into the larger national and global conversation about how kids learn.