The Saugerties police report for 2017 includes a record high in spending, earnings almost triple that of last year, and the purchase of new equipment, including eight more body cameras, a high-capacity data server to store video footage and a replacement police modem.
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Saugerties Police will distribute overdose prevention kits and teach attendees how to use them Feb. 26 at the Senior Center, 207 Market St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
With the assistance of housing not-for-profit Rupco, the Town of Saugerties has applied for a grant through the New York Affordable Housing Corporation to help homeowners with repairs to at least 20 single-family homes in the community at no cost to the town or village.
The town’s rec chief had suggested replacing the entire building, which could have cost over a million dollars. The roof replacement, he estimates, will cost about $500,000.
While many neighbors have complained about the sawmill, others describe the Weeks family as good neighbors. They said they had benefited by having the mill nearby.
A look at some of the year’s biggest stories, including local crime numbers, Jimmy Fallon’s donation to Saugerties High School, multiple crashes on local railroad tracks, Dragon Inn back on the market, ethics investigation, bus-stop brouhaha, and more.
Ulster County seniors are warned of phony “emergency” calls asking grandparents to wire money to help a grandchild who is “in trouble.” According to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Division of Consumer Affairs, there are several warning signs of the grandparent scam.
A steamed Joe Sinagra, the current Saugerties police chief, says former SPD chief Greg Hulbert might lose his pistol permit. “The county has the purview of suspending that person’s firearm privileges, or even to terminate them,” said Sinagra. “As responsible gun owners, we don’t leave any guns — loaded or unloaded — in vehicles.”
The fox’s owner is worried he might be shot if his friendliness is mistakenly attributed to rabies rather than domestication.
The suit by Rose’s family alleges the homeowner neglected to maintain the woodstove, in violation of fire laws and residential codes, and that negligence led to the fire, which led to Rose’s death.