After 15 months of legal struggle with the town, Gregg and Douglas Weeks have decided to close down Gregg’s Custom Sawing on 168 Patch Road.
Despite a flurry of meetings among Saugerties officials, the establishment of a second egress point for the Riccardi Elementary School, located at a dead-end road north of the hamlet of Glasco, seems still only a distant possibility. There is still no consensus even on whether a second road would increase the safety of the school’s students.
Three candidates will be competing to fill the remainder of former assemblyman Pete Lopez’s term at special election on April 24. The seat will be on the ballot for a full two-year term on November 6.
Activities include a combination poetry walk and window shopping event with a correspondence contest, a series of poetry readings over the course of the month and an hour-long reading of a new translation of the Odyssey written by Emily Wilson, the first penned by a woman in the over 60 translations of Homer’s text into English.
Despite the cruel season, Saugerties has gotten a jump on spring, thanks in part to a village-wide display of sculpture including a knock-out show at Cross Contemporary in honor of International Sculpture Day.
In what may be the beginnings of a municipal effort to expand Internet access to unconnected areas of Saugerties, local officials have been talking with communities that have established their own web service infrastructure.
In 1987, a county landfill or incinerator was proposed for Winston Farm, an 800-acre-plus piece of undeveloped land adjacent to routes 212 and 32 near the Thruway interchange. That proposal was defeated following local opposition.
The tax increase is estimated at 2.5 percent.
Salary could be the issue. According to police chief Joseph Sinagra, the department has lost six officers to better-paying New York police departments since 2013.
The Lifespring adult learning program becomes an official town entity; the town renews its membership in a county gang task force following a gang murder that took place in Saugerties; a planning board secretary was appointed; the town asked an engineering firm to inspect the Plattekill Creek culvert and gave the highway superintendent permission to auction off a dump truck.