A memorial for Tanya Conklin who, her family says, perished trying shepherd her children out of the blaze, still stands. What also remains is the grief and pain of Tanya Conklin’s loved ones.
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The 9/11 ceremony in Saugerties honored the many services – firefighters, ambulance corps, emergency medical technicians and police who braved the fires, chemicals and smoke to rescue as many people as possible. Several hundred members of the police and fire departments from the town and village turned out, along with more than 50 spectators at the monument in the Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex.
Repairs to the bulkhead, seawall and dock of the Saugerties Lighthouse are underway and are expected to finish up in mid-September.
Despite heavy rains and wind, some 3,000 people attended the second annual Hope Rocks Festival, Aug. 18-19 at the Cantine Veteran’s Memorial Complex, doubling last year’s inaugural 2017 Hope Rocks Festival attendance. Hope Rocks Festival annually offers a weekend of hope to those suffering with addiction, depression and suicide.
Elementary-school students in Saugerties have joined kids across the state in the summer library reading program, an initiative sponsored by the New York State Education Department and digital book library.
When a traveling memorial wall visited Saugerties recently, members of the Kingston Veterans of Foreign Wars post, led by member Ken Swart, attempted to get in touch with the families of Ulster County’s Vietnam dead. In the process, they found Elizabeth “Betty” Jeszeck, who is, to their knowledge, the last surviving Vietnam War widow in the county.
Local children from the Saugerties Boys and Girls Club painted themselves into corners this week — literally.
In a world where the centuries-old art of running a printing press has been replaced by things that use lasers and making pages on computer screens, Mark Herb of Mark IV Printing will soon dot his last I’s and cross his last T’s. Next month, once he finishes his final orders from loyal customers, Herb will be closing up shop after over 50 years of production in Saugerties.
The community greeted a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall with fitting solemnity.
Saugerties woman offers picturesque guided kayak jaunts.