The county’s proposed campaign finance reform law, which would allow candidates for countywide office or county legislature to tap into a $75,000 fund per year in county money for their campaigns prompted more than a dozen speakers, over half of whom were in opposition and emphatic about their positions, and about 50 onlookers at the county legislature’s public hearing on the proposed law on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Shivering and chanting on a cold and snowy Tuesday morning, a group of about 30 protestors confronted oncoming trucks laden with construction and demolition debris depositing their loads at 1446 Route 212, the home of Saugerties resident Joe Karolys.
Three residents of 9 Lafayette St. awoke to the blare of their fire alarm and the smell of smoke on the morning Nov. 13, but were able to escape unharmed, firefighters said.
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.
A detailed rendering of a new Saugerties animal shelter and a schematic of its interior have been commissioned by a committee of local stakeholders. According to Adele Zinderman, daughter of shelter founder Marie Post and administrator of the Saugerties Animal Welfare Fund, these plans are a crucial element to receive needed grant funding for the proposed building.
In its very first year, the Saugerties Outlaws youth tackle football 12U team is heading to Gatlinburg, Tennessee later this month to compete in the Battle in Rocky Top national tournament.
Saugerties elementary school teachers and administrators will take on the Harlem Wizards in a basketball game in the Saugerties High School gym on Sunday, November 24. The fundraising event is sponsored by the Cahill Elementary PTA. The Wizards aim primarily to entertain crowds with a combination of “tricks, hoops and alley oops.”
A 22-year-old Kingston man is in jail after police say he chased a group while armed with a shotgun at Riccardi Elementary in Glasco.
A Saugerties family is asking for blood donations for their three-year old daughter, Cecilia as well as the many in the area and beyond in need. Baby Cecilia was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and her family is currently traveling twice per week so she can receive treatment.
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.