A benefit for the families affected by the April 21 fire on Russell Street in the Village of Saugerties which took the life of 46-year-old mother Tanya Conklin and the material possessions of two families will take place this Saturday, May 12 at the Smoking Pony BBQ at 963 King’s Highway.
Voters will decide the fate of a $64 million budget with a 2.5 percent tax increase. Board president Robert Thomann, James Mooney and Mike Maclary are unopposed in the trustee election.
Between the Thruway and the Hoogebergs, a clump of rolling hills behind Winston Farm where Saugerties blends into the Catskills, sits Asbury. If advocates have their way, the little neighborhood of farms and stone houses will become the town’s latest historic district.
“For the sake of our self-respect, it all has to be historical, otherwise we’re just playing around with swords,” said New York Historical Fencing Association member Jeremy Wolf, who studies medieval history at Bard College.
“If a group of people can come together, it can represent the entire community in a positive light,” said SHS senior and National Honor Society president Tanesia White. “That’s what the National Honor Society is all about.”
Planners put restrictions on size of secondary garage on Turkey Point Dr., denied a proposed Glasco flea market, and allowed more units in mobile home park.
A flowering dogwood tree, planted at the Saugerties town hall in memory of Marie Post, was part of the Saugerties observance of Arbor Day on Friday, April 27.
The Saugerties High School varsity boys’ and girls’ track and field teams have raced out of the starters’ blocks this season, holding their own at Kingston High School’s 13th annual Tiger Relays over the weekend, followed by a clean sweep over visiting non-league opponent Spackenkill on Tuesday afternoon.
The cause of the fire that left one woman dead and multiple families homeless and without possessions has yet to be determined.
Longtime Glasco resident and mobile barbecue purveyor Desi Dutcher has expanded his operation from catering gigs and a parked food truck in the Twin Maples area of Saugerties to a permanent storefront on Route 9W.