After obtaining the proper warrants, state Department of Environmental Conservation officials finally got access last Friday morning to the Saugerties construction and demolition debris dump operated by Joe Karolys.
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Both the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the town of Saugerties are trying to gets a warrant to perform inspections at Joe Karolys’ controversial construction and demolition waste sites.
Volunteers can participate the first Saturday of each month from June to October for an hour or two to maintain the picturesque nature trail leading to the lighthouse. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Projects include debris cleaning, brush trimming, and raking. Meet at the Lighthouse at 9 a.m. for instructions and supplies. No registration required. For more info, call 845-247-0656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catskill Mountainkeeper, Woodstock Land Conservancy and the Dump Here Never group are hosting a community forum on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Saugerties High School auditorium at 310 Washington Ave., to discuss the fight against the construction and demolition dump on Route 212 in Saugerties.
Saugerties Town Police officer Jen Culver and her canine partner, Romulus, took the top prize in the narcotics detection at the United States Police Canine Association’s 2019 National Detector Dog Trials, held this week in Albany.
After years of resistance from New York State lawmakers, the newly Democratic-controlled legislature has passed a bill that extends the statute of limitations for youthful victims of sexual assault to bring suit against their abusers and against the church, school, or other institution where the abuse occurred. While this change is good news for people who are ready to confront perpetrators, the process of bringing such a suit can be daunting.
Methods to combat environmentally harmful projects in their communities and a proposed ash landfill in Catskill was the primary topic of conversation at a forum on environmental activism held at the Frank Greco Senior Center and organized by the Saugerties Democrats on April 24.
Over a year after an Old Stage Road family awoke to a crossbow bolt embedded in their living room wall, a bloodied axe on the floor of their home, a broken window and a torn screen on their porch, Johnnie Lancaster of the Town of Ulster, 25, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision after being found guilty of first-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
The operators of a number of controversial C&D dumps may be filing a lawsuit against the town, alleging that Saugerties is unlawfully interfering with their business.
The Town of Saugerties Zoning Board of Appeals last week affirmed a stop-work order for one of four of Joe Karolys’ properties that are being used as construction and demolition debris dumps. But that’s not enough to stop operations altogether at the four sites.