With near-perfect weather for a drive around the countryside, the 15th annual Saugerties Artists’ Studio Tour drew hundreds of visitors last weekend.
Fred Costello has been on the town board in Saugerties for thirteen and a half years, and has been deputy
James “Jimmy” Bruno lives in the Bishop’s Gate housing development, of which he’s an owner. He operates a construction business
The proposal had been subject to opposition from about 20 residents, who said such towers can cause ill health effects. In approving the new tower, the board cited its adherence to the zoning code, and noted that health effects aren’t something planners can take into consideration.
About a dozen speakers of the 20 or so area residents at the Saugerties town planning board meeting cited health studies showing damage to people living near the towers. To blame, they said, was radiation emitted from cellphone transmissions.
“For some, college is the next chapter,” said senior class president Daelan Santamaria. “Or, for some, the military or entering the work force. As for myself, I have absolutely no idea, and it’s kind of scary. It’s okay for now. There’s still a little time to figure stuff out.”
Some residents who live near the West Saugerties site say they’re concerned about a higher risk of cancer and other diseases.
Generally, government records should be available, although in some cases the Rolling Stones principle applies: ‘You can’t always get what you want’
The affair, held at the Diamond Mills ballroom, had a 1920s theme, with club officers and many patrons dressed in the style of the period.
They say you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. But for residents of a Saugerties co-housing community, it seems it is possible to choose one’s extended family.