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Should Saugerties Christmas Candy Run ditch the sirens?

Should Saugerties Christmas Candy Run ditch the sirens?

“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.

Holiday in the Village returns to Saugerties

Holiday in the Village returns to Saugerties

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.

Notes from the Saugerties Village Board

Notes from the Saugerties Village Board

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.

Saugerties bluestone sidewalks replaced

Saugerties bluestone sidewalks replaced

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.