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Ulster marks Memorial Day

Ulster marks Memorial Day

A large caravan of motorcycles, uniformed officers, US veterans, family members and residents made its way from Tech City in the Town of Ulster down Route 32 to the Ulster County Veterans’ Cemetery in New Paltz in honor of Memorial Day yesterday.

Saugerties couple reopen their restaurant for takeout after being trapped in Pakistan due to Covid 19

Saugerties couple reopen their restaurant for takeout after being trapped in Pakistan due to Covid 19

When Tahir Aziz and Rubina Mirza boarded a March 25 flight with three of their five children for a family wedding to their home country of Pakistan, they fully intended to return after the event to their restaurant, Bina’s Cafe on Partition Street in Saugerties. But it wasn’t easy. Restrictions on commercial flights leaving the country due to the outbreak of the pandemic extended their stay for nearly two months.

A new look for the Saugerties Farmers’ Market

A new look for the Saugerties Farmers’ Market

“This year, it’s all about making the market a safe and secure place to shop,” said Judith Spektor, coordinator of the Saugerties Farmers’ Market committee. “The farmers’ market is more important than ever at this time, both because people need access to fresh, healthy food and because local farmers have lost most of their restaurant sales and the community wants to help support them. So the committee put a lot of effort into designing a market layout that would protect shoppers and vendors.”

Linemen Institute donates $5,000 to Saugerties Food Pantry

Linemen Institute donates $5,000 to Saugerties Food Pantry

The Linemen Institute of the North East (L.I.N.E.) in Saugerties recently donated $5,000 to the Saugerties Food Pantry as a way of helping their neighbors in a community they call home in the hopes of making a difference in the lives of those who are having a tough time and to encourage other local businesses to do the same.