The Town of Saugerties Zoning Board of Appeals last week affirmed a stop-work order for one of four of Joe Karolys’ properties that are being used as construction and demolition debris dumps. But that’s not enough to stop operations altogether at the four sites.
Costello hopes to highlight the brick-making past of Saugerties, which is beginning to fade as surviving employees of local brickyards pass away and local enthusiasts dwindle, with a permanent educational display at Bristol Beach, an in-process recreational hiking area that was the site of the Staples Brickyard at the turn of the century.
Several local teens were recently recognized for good works.
Saugerties filmmaker Katie Cokinos said she plans to use drones, video shot from kayaks and interviews with locals to explore the topic of the lower Esopus Creek.
Emily Christiansen and Hilary Mulford are the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Saugerties High School Class of 2019. Both are scholars, athletes, jobholders and environmental advocates.
A Saugerties teen’s apparent drug-related collapse in Greene County last week set off a cavalcade of rumors throughout the community, but a top county law enforcement official said this week the incident had nothing to do with alleged fentanyl-laced marijuana said to be circulating in the area.
A Saugerties ninth grader who overdosed on a drug on April 12 in Catskill is recovering well in the hospital, police chief Joseph Sinagra reported at the village board’s regular meeting.
Apprehensive neighbors, afraid for their drinking water and exasperated by what they say is a loud and constant procession of debris-laden 18-wheelers, anxiously await an April 18 town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting that, they hope, will spur the shutdown of a local construction and demolition debris dumping operation.
An accident at the intersection of Glasco Turnpike and Rt. 32 has prompted a push for a new traffic light.
Trustees approved a retirement incentive which would provide eligible staff a one-time payment to retire now. Those positions could either be left vacant or filled by new hires at lower salaries.