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Attorneys for Karolys, Saugerties square off in State Supreme Court over C&D dumps

Attorneys for Karolys, Saugerties square off in State Supreme Court over C&D dumps

In the third session of a state Supreme Court hearing on the matter of alleged illegal C&D material dumping, Saugerties resident Joe Karolys’ counsel argued on Monday, August 21 that samples of construction and demolition material on his client’s property taken by state Department of Environmental Conservation personnel indicating the presence of pesticides and heavy metals such as mercury were false, and that media attention vilifying his client as a “polluter” had irreparably damaged his business.

Saugerties gets a new psychic

Saugerties gets a new psychic

Who would have predicted that a psychic would set up shop in the village of Saugerties? Boasting a 99 percent rate of accuracy in its window, the storefront is catching with bold flowers surrounding a serene, long-earlobed bronze Buddha, backed by cascading curtains and beads. Keeping the Buddha company are the likenesses of angels, a smaller Buddha iteration, Lord of the Rings-themed tarot cards and the phrase “Reuniting Lovers Readings.”

The Gilded Carriage at 60: Filled with unexpected beauty

The Gilded Carriage at 60: Filled with unexpected beauty

The Gilded Carriage, a longtime fixture of Woodstock for fine kitchen and housewares, is celebrating its 60th year. Owner Marina Basil says the store, which her mother, Mari Basil, opened in 1959, holds much more than six decades of Woodstock history within its walls; it also contains the memory and legacy of her mother, father, and sister.

Mohonk Mountain House celebrates its 150th anniversary with signature ice cream flavor

Mohonk Mountain House celebrates its 150th anniversary with signature ice cream flavor

Nina Smiley and Eric Gullickson of Mohonk Mountain House have launched an all-new ice cream flavor in commemoration of the hotel’s 150th anniversary. The new signature flavor, named Mohonk Mountain Crunch, features a rich vanilla base, chocolate-covered pretzels, dark chocolate fudge, and a salted caramel swirl. It was created in collaboration with Jane’s Ice Cream , a family-run creamery in the Hudson Valley.