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Saugerties artist unveils new Main Street mural

Saugerties artist unveils new Main Street mural

Multi-media artist Kelli Bickman has created a new mural on the side of the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street in Saugerties to replace the one that was damaged during a windstorm. The mural installed on July 21 is completely different from the original. The village name, Saugerties, is painted in large type across the top. Inside, a starry sky stretches over a yellow leaf above a blue sky with the words “Strong Together” at the bottom.

Saugerties considers ways to slow down Ulster Ave. traffic

Saugerties considers ways to slow down Ulster Ave. traffic

“Ulster Avenue is like a racetrack,” Kayla Nadal said at the regular Saugerties Village Board meeting on July 6. “From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. people, especially the younger generation, attempt to beat the red light.  Sitting on my front porch with my husband, who is a volunteer firefighter, we are both afraid that somebody is going to get seriously hurt or killed. And the amount of people walking on Ulster Avenue — what can be done before somebody really does get hurt?”

Saugerties limits parking at nature preserve entrance

Saugerties limits parking at nature preserve entrance

Shady Lane, at the entrance to the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, draws visitors on pleasant summer days. The preserve does not have a parking lot, however, and visitors park along Shady Lane and Appletree Drive, sometimes crossing over residents’ lawns and blocking the roads.