Costello thanked the standing-room-only crowd in the courtroom and set out a number of goals for his second term. “To make Saugerties have a smaller carbon footprint, to make Saugerties more transparent, to make government more responsive to residents it is charged to serve.”
The Saugerties town planning board celebrated planning consultant Dan Shuster’s long service board with a cake at his final meeting.
Weed harvesting, sewer-plant expenditures, and winter parking regulations were the three topics that dominated the village board meeting last week. All three got thorough discussion.
“For us, for many people, the sound of a siren means someone is in distress,” said one resident, referring to the sounds emitted by fire engines distributing candy throughout the village on Christmas morning. “On Christmas Day, when we’re celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, maybe there’s a better sound,” she said.
This Sunday, December 8, from noon to 5 p.m. Saugerties will once again celebrate Holiday in the Village. It’ll be the culmination of a three-day seasonal village weekend.
On Friday, December 6 from 5 to 10 p.m., according to the Chamber of Commerce, Saugerties will have its First Friday Holiday Weekend Kickoff. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, will be the Village Shopping Day. And Sunday, of course, will be the parade and assorted special Holiday in the Village events.
Topics include: Village to borrow $300,000 for sewer repair; Police department participates in No Shave November; praise for firefighters; fire trucks may play music instead of sirens on Christmas morning; building permits mean village is growing; bluestone sidewalk work on Main St. nearly complete.
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.