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Saugerties artist unveils new Main Street mural

Saugerties artist unveils new Main Street mural

Multi-media artist Kelli Bickman has created a new mural on the side of the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street in Saugerties to replace the one that was damaged during a windstorm. The mural installed on July 21 is completely different from the original. The village name, Saugerties, is painted in large type across the top. Inside, a starry sky stretches over a yellow leaf above a blue sky with the words “Strong Together” at the bottom.

News & notes (7/29/20)

News & notes (7/29/20)

Topics include: Mohonk Preserve hosts tenth annual Healthy Ulster Pass program; Gun drawn on officers; Kingston meters to resume this week and new parking app; Ashokan Rail Trail bike hike planned for August 7; and more.

Old county jail property may be used for housing; hearing set for Aug. 11

Old county jail property may be used for housing; hearing set for Aug. 11

Legislators are considering a scheme to sell the portion of the Golden Hill county property that includes the old jail to a developer for the purpose of creating housing. It would involve transferring the parcel to a local development corporation created for the purpose of identifying an appropriate developer to utilize it. Five “site concepts” have been received for converting the land to mixed-income housing. The Aug. 11 public hearing is needed before a determination can be made that the land is no longer needed for county purposes.

Letter: Black lives matter

Letter: Black lives matter

“In Saugerties, every day at 5:30 p.m., people gather on the corner of Main and Market streets to proclaim that black lives matter. We are encouraged by the many people who walk and drive by and express their support either by honking or making some gesture like a thumbs up. But occasionally someone will yell, ‘All lives matter!’ in anger.  If only American society upheld that principle,” writes a reader.