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Local libraries offer much more than books

Local libraries offer much more than books

Technological advances have made “access to information” a necessity that requires most libraries to provide Internet and computer availability for their patrons. But a trend that has taken off recently, particularly since the public health crisis, is the lending of things: physical objects as well as places along the bandwidth.

Saugerties senior launches sock drive for homeless

Saugerties senior launches sock drive for homeless

Saugerties High School senior Jayden Williams has launched a sock drive for the homeless, and he is inviting the community to participate. He credits his family with inspiring his initiative. “Throughout my life, my family has instilled a sense of civic duty and giving back to those less fortunate,” Williams said.

Rejecting despair: A conversation with Joe Defino of Hope Rocks in Saugerties

Rejecting despair: A conversation with Joe Defino of Hope Rocks in Saugerties

Without saying anything, music activates and potentiates causes, social purpose, and all modes of human connection. This mysterious power lies at the heart of Hope Rocks, the Saugerties-based organization that for half a decade has used the catharsis and joy of rock music to combat addiction and suicide among young populations, hosting a yearly festival that draws thousand and conducting year-round outreach and education.