Monday, November 11 — Veterans Day — was clear and cold for the traditional ceremony at the Saugerties American Legion Post 72. In keeping with the tradition, the ceremony began at 11 a.m., the date and time the cease-fire ending World War I was signed: 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918.
New bluestone sidewalks are finally being installed on Main Street in Saugerties in front of the Orpheum Theater and up to the intersection with Partition Street. The complete job will include just over 500 feet of bluestone paving on the south side of the street, with 230 feet east of Partition Street and 276 feet to the west.
American Legion Post 72 celebrated its 100th anniversary last week, with a banquet on Wednesday night, a parade and celebration at the post on Saturday and a musical tribute to the soldiers who served in “The Great War” and a re-enactor who portrayed a nurse who treated the wounded.
The Saugerties village planning board has given the green light to AutoZone’s plans to build a store near the intersection of Railroad and Ulster avenues.
Saugerties American Legion Lamouree-Hackett Post 72 turns 100 this year. It’ll be celebrating its centennial Wednesday, Oct. 16 with a banquet, a parade and a musical evening.
The annual Saugerties Mum festival persevered despite almost continuous rain last Sunday, October 6. While the crowds may have been diminished, a continuous flow of people came to admire the flowers, hear the band, and patronize the vendors in Seamon Park.
Topics include: Discussion continues over whether to process outside solid waste at sewer plant; contract signed to replace bluestone sidewalks along Main St.; no plumbers’ reciprocity.
The store would be located on Ulster Ave. near the railroad tracks.
The auction of the sail boats that have graced village streets all summer contained a Cinderella story. Titled “Sailin Around Saugerties,” the annual auction held Saturday, September 14 at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory raised money this year for the Saugerties Animal Shelter.
Firefighters, police and military personnel in uniform lined up at the Cantine Veterans’ Memorial Complex Wednesday, September 11, to remember and honor the service people — police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) ambulance drivers and others who turned out to serve in the aftermath of the terror attack on September 11, 2001 and to mourn the victims.