“…the likely cause are the HITS people from Florida and other states with out-of-control Covid,” writes a reader.
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.
The appointment of Lauren Sheeley as Ulster County public defender was rejected by a 14-9 vote in the legislature last week. Voting against County Executive Pat Ryan’s choice crossed party lines, with the primary issue the candidate’s lack of criminal law and courtroom experience.
Kim Kiniry, a contractor shut down last November following complaints from neighbors of noise and dust; is once more in front of the town planning board in Saugerties seeking approval of an amended site plan.
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.
Topics include: Court leaves women behind; Storm troopers in Portland; Mask-wearing is necessary; Fighting COVID-19 internationally; and more.
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.
“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.
For Saugerties High School Class of 2015 alum Biko Skalla, giving up a steady gig with Major League Baseball for a seasonal broadcasting job with the Savannah Bananas was an easy decision.
The screenings will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 31 to Sept. 26 at Tech City, 300 Enterprise Dr. in the town of Ulster, and include films such as Back to the Future, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Little Women and the two most recent Star Wars films.