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Genetic testing scam warning

Genetic testing scam warning

Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries “free” screenings or cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs, and door-to-door visits.

Saugerties Police target cell phone and seat belt use

Saugerties Police target cell phone and seat belt use

As a result of the detail, over 100 pedestrians came into contact with officers, each receiving a pedestrian safety palm card which provided information specific to pedestrian obligations in the lawful use of crosswalks.  Additionally, 19 motorists were issued traffic tickets for either failure to wear a seatbelt or talking on their cell phone when operating their vehicle. 

Saugerties ice arena fixes delayed

Saugerties ice arena fixes delayed

Rather than in late August as originally planned, the process of replacing the Kiwanis Ice Arena’s walls and deteriorating roof will likely begin in “later September,” according to an email to town Parks and Buildings Supervisor Greg Chorvas from a representative from contractor Legacy Building Solutions. The completion date for the project, the email stated, will “bump up against” the original target date of Nov. 16.