By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2011 - 1:11 pm
Photo by Flickr user David Chess. Published under Creative Commons license. By law, a school contingency budget has to spend less than the failed budget it is adopted to replace. So, after having two budget proposals shot down by voters this year, the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 3, 2011 - 8:54 am
Above: Alleged serial hiking trail car burglars Donna A. Nollner and Billy D. Ganoe Jr. Photo provided by the New York State Police. A man and a woman who allegedly specialize in robbing empty vehicles parked next to Catskills hiking trails have been... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011 - 3:59 pm
A bulls-eye rash characteristic of Lyme Disease. Photo by Hannah Garrison via Wikimedia Commons. The Greene County Legislature's education committee got an earful about the dangers of Lyme Disease yesterday from a Cornell educator who is convinced that... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 24, 2011 - 1:10 pm
Adam Bosch at the Times Herald-Record had a bang-up story yesterday about the embattled Esopus Creek. According to a letter sent by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Esopus Creek has become too shallow for a Coast Guard... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 6:23 pm
A man whose body was pulled from the Hudson River last Friday has tentatively been identified as missing 27-year-old Troy resident Matthew Rafferty, the Troy Record reports: Troy Police Capt. John Cooney said that Rafferty’s family has been notified of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 13, 2011 - 2:25 pm
This just in from the Daily Freeman: The body of an unknown man was recovered from the Hudson River near Saugerties late this morning. [Saugerties police chief] Louis Barbaria said it looked as though the body had been in the water for “a considerable... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2011 - 10:00 am
The State Police in Middletown report that Derek Winnie, proprietor of Winnie's Auto Sales in Saugerties, has been arrested and charged with various crimes related to the furnishing of fraudulent documents in the sale of a vehicle. Here's the press... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Apr. 3, 2011 - 9:55 pm
Detail of an interactive map from the New York Times, showing change of population between the 2000 and 2010 Census. According to the Census Bureau, a census tract including most of Saugerties (the darker brown area at center) lost 13.7 percent of its... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 25, 2011 - 5:13 pm
With the help of two antiques dealers, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office is reporting that it has arrested Joseph Hunter and Quinn Gaffney for allegedly stealing antiques on Partition Street in Saugerties and then selling them 100 yards away on Main... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 - 3:53 pm
Election day in Fleischmanns. Photo contributed by Ben Fenton. The results are in from most of the region's village elections. Here's a roundup: In Fleischmanns, the newly-reelected (and unopposed) village trustee Ben Fenton emailed us yesterday about... Read more


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