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DA Clegg joins colleagues in seeking changes in bail reform bill

DA Clegg joins colleagues in seeking changes in bail reform bill

Law enforcement officials across the state, including Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa, have called on lawmakers to amend the law to allow judges to order defendants held in pretrial detention when if they are found to pose a serious threat to public safety. Clegg also lobbied for funding to make up for increased workload required by another part of the law, which requires prosecutors to turn over all evidence in a case to defense counsel within 15 days of arraignment.

Saugerties theatre group seeks grant

Saugerties theatre group seeks grant

The Arm of the Sea Theater would like to extend its existing bulkhead northward as part of its development of the Tidewater Center, an ambitious complex consisting of an indoor theater, outdoor educational facilities, and open-air performance space and fishing sites. Funding for the shoreline work would have to come through a grant to a municipality.

Neighbors upset over excavation in Saugerties

Neighbors upset over excavation in Saugerties

After he was hit with a stop-work order last fall for disturbing more than the acre of land that his site plan permitted, Route 212 landowner Kim Kiniry of Kiniry Excavation LLC hired two engineers to draw up a new site plan and a corresponding stormwater protection plan. But this may not be enough for neighbors Mark Kanter and Heather Hutchinson, who argued at a Feb. 18 public hearing before the Saugerties town planning board that Kiniry’s activities on the site, which include land clearing and the excavation of rock and other materials, were disturbing both the environment and the neighborhood.

Term limits for Saugerties town officials discussed

Term limits for Saugerties town officials discussed

Councilman Mike Ivino’s draft legislation calls for town board members to be limited to two four-year terms and town supervisors be limited to four two-year terms. The terms of town justices, town tax receiver, town clerk and highway superintendent would not be affected. So far, the majority of town board members have not signed on to the idea.