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The hunt for restaurant workers

The hunt for restaurant workers

Like many businesses across the country, Ulster County restaurants cannot hire enough servers and kitchen staff to maintain their hours. Coming out of the pandemic, the food industry may be irrevocably transformed, with fewer, perhaps better paid workers, higher prices and fewer dining out options.

Sawyer Savings Bank celebrates its 150 anniversary with community

Sawyer Savings Bank celebrates its 150 anniversary with community

The Cantine Field pavilion in Saugerties became the center of a mini-amusement park on Sunday, September 5, as the Sawyer Savings Bank held its 150th anniversary celebration. The event was open to the public, whether they were bank customers or not, and featured a tossing game, a dartboard, several slides and “bouncy-houses,” a large obstacle course, a photo booth and trivia contest, along with food provided by Brooks BBQ and fried dough supplied by Saugerties Little League.

Starbucks approved, with conditions in Saugerties

Starbucks approved, with conditions in Saugerties

A public hearing on a proposed Starbucks restaurant in the shopping center on Route 212 in Saugerties, which is still called the Grand Union Plaza, drew no speakers at the Town of Saugerties Planning Board meeting on Tuesday, August 17. The planners approved the design, but with some conditions to be met before final approval.