Jean Duffy and Hoppy Quick have known each other since both were going to grade school in Olive. Her yard’s filled with his handiwork; she’s spent the 31 years she’s lived next door to his mother on Samsonville Road looking at the older woman as a mother figure, and helping out when she could. But a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute between the two over home occupations and the side-effects of their artistic pursuits has boiled over and may end up in court.
The annual Saugerties Fish and Game Club’s fishing tournament at the Blue Mountain Reservoir is this Sunday, May 21. Registration starts at 8 a.m., fishing is from 9 a.m. to noon. This week the game club will be stocking the reservoir with 300 trout, according to Mike Hopf, the village of Saugerties water department superintendent.
Founded in 2013 as a public/private partnership of the Town of Lloyd Events Committee and the Highland Business Association, SpringFest will be back in the Highland hamlet this Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The village beach has new sand, improved drainage and a new parking lot.
It took 16 innings of high-pressure softball — a regulation seven to dispose of FDR 2-1 and another extra inning-nine to beat Ellenville 3-0 — but New Paltz softball, with a brand new coach and a starting lineup with five freshmen, rode the brilliant performances of junior righthander Jill Harrison to win its first-ever MHAL championship.
Saturday, May 20: With the admonition “Don’t Keep Calm; Run! They’re Coming,” the hamlet of Pine Bush is set to celebrate all things paranormally extraterrestrial.
Sunday, May 21: It’s a day for dogs and dog-lovers.
A panel discussion designed to provide information and to address the community’s questions concerning refugees and immigrants in Gardiner and the Hudson Valley will take place on Friday, May 19, 7 p.m., at the Gardiner Town Hall.
The New Paltz Repair Café will mark its fourth anniversary on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Despite old issues being raised now, New Paltz Town Supervisor Neil Bettez remains optimistic that Moriello Pool will be ready for the season on time and with a new liner. Not all of his colleagues on the town council were equally optimistic.