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Volunteer to be a Saugerties Lighthouse trail keeper

Volunteer to be a Saugerties Lighthouse trail keeper

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 info@saugertieslighthouse.com

Child Victims Act allows for lawsuits to be filed much longer after incidents

Child Victims Act allows for lawsuits to be filed much longer after incidents

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.

Ulster man gets 20 years for Saugerties burglary

Ulster man gets 20 years for Saugerties burglary

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.