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Saugerties Times letters (8/8-14)

Saugerties Times letters (8/8-14)

Topics include: Keep the bluestone sidewalks; sharing nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia; new trees on Main St. didn’t cost village; thanks to a good doc; See movie on government’s mistreatment of Minnesota’s Somali community; Allen wants to debate; Saugerties public access channel needs help; message to Trump: leave.

Kingston’s on fire again

Kingston’s on fire again

Kingston’s burning, but this time don’t blame the British, embroiled as they are with Brexit issues. With median property prices increasing more than 20 percent in the first half of this year over last year’s first half, the market for Kingston real estate is hot.

The luck of the Vikings

The luck of the Vikings

Maybe badly buffeted Norwegian Air will experience a resurgence. Maybe it’ll thrive again. Maybe it’ll survive only in another form under another ownership. Maybe it’ll go bankrupt.

Letter: Eternally grateful

Letter: Eternally grateful

Kristy Bishop, local art teacher and former Saugerties Times columnist, is thankful for the help she received following her cancer diagnosis. Now she’s cancer-free and preparing for the 29th annual student art show for her school this weekend.

Hawk lore

Hawk lore

These mostly diurnal (daytime activity) raptors are easily seen while the trees are bare of leaves. I have consistently seen a variety of hawks, some easy to identify, others not so easy. Most are content to sit watching diligently down onto the surrounding area with great patience, waiting for that moment to pounce upon an unsuspecting creature for a meal.