A summer of construction in village

Village of Saugerties officials have decided to delay an $873,000 business district streetscape improvement project and a portion of a $1.2 million sewer line improvement project until the school year ends in June. The crosswalks in the streetscape project must be completed before the sewer project can begin, and those crosswalks are heavily used by students, explained Mayor William Murphy. The streetscape project calls for nine intersections in the downtown area to be dug up and colored pavers to be laid down, clearly marking where pedestrians should cross the streets. New handicapped ramps will also be installed at the intersections, making it easier for those who have difficulty walking to get into the intersection. Police Chief Joseph Sinagra has said the project will make the downtown business district a safer place for pedestrians. One item Sinagra and village officials have been asking the state for since last year is not part of the project, though— “walk” and …
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MCP Presents announces The Hudson Project July 11-13th @ Winston Farm

"We are The Hudson Project, a 3-Day Music and Arts festival set to take place on Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY. The beautiful festival site is set against the backdrop of the magical Catskill Mountains, just a short distance from New York City and all other major metropolitan areas across the Northeast. You can expect an interactive experience from the moment you arrive on-site, featuring: the ultimate fusion of over 85 genre-defying musical acts on 4 stages; a 5th interactive performance area; large scale art installations; an art village; a selection of gourmet foods, wine, craft beers, and specialty cocktails from the Hudson Valley area; a wide range of camping options from pre-set up Glamping tents to DIY choices; and more! Stay tuned for for more information on the event, including ticket and lineup info coming real soon. Save the date... July 11th-13th!" - MCP Presents
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Modified wrestling team goes undefeated

by Robert Ford While Saugerties High School senior James Bethel was finishing third in the state tournament, the best finish for any Sawyer wrestler yet, Saugerties seventh and eighth grade wrestlers were making a strong statement themselves. They were going undefeated as a team, the first to do so. “We had 32 kids, in weight classes ranging from 67 pounds to 221, who really came through this season,” said head coach Larry Skalla. If anyone should know quality wrestling, it’s Skalla, who has been teaching the sport since 1962. Skalla, whose son Dennis is the junior varsity wrestling coach and assistant head coach at the varsity level, has been coaching the younger kids for the last five years. He’s assisted by former Saugerties High School standout wrestler Reid Kappler. Many of the wrestlers have been recruited from the modified football program, whose coach is Dom Zarrella, the head coach of the varsity wrestling team. “One of the nice things about bein…
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The Best Things to Do in Jimmy Fallon’s Hometown – Saugerties!

From The Huffington Post... It's easy to see why artists have been drawn to Saugerties for generations. This former mill town's enviable geographic position, nestled in the Catskill Mountains and perched on the Hudson River, is inspirational. The eclectic mix of shops and restaurants combine quaint with a soupçon of chic. Stroll the bluestone slab sidewalks and you'll quickly understand why Budget Travel named it one of America's coolest small towns. Urban dwellers in need of an infusion of fresh air have come to the right place. Cycle, hike or enjoy the river on a kayak or sailboat. The area's deep-rooted agricultural heritage has meshed with kitchen savvy to make Saugerties a stomping ground for culinary geeks. If that's not enough to entice you, Jimmy Fallon was raised here and locals couldn't be prouder or more pleased to chat about their hometown boy. It's all just two hours from NYC, close enough for a day trip, but with so much to do and fabulous hotel options, y…
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Concerts planned for Woodstock ’94 site in 2014

The Electric Daisy Music Festival might be out at Winston Farm, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be something happening there in 2014. In fact, according to Winston Farm representative Jeremy Schaller, there are several events in the works for the farm, which last saw music in its midst during the Woodstock ’94 music festival. Although he did not provide many specifics about the upcoming events, Schaller did mention an “arts and music festival” scheduled for mid-July of next year. The proposal will be presented before the Saugerties Planning Board on Tuesday, Nov. 19 (7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center) and the Town Board during its regularly scheduled meeting, the following night at 8 p.m. Schaller was tight-lipped about the details of upcoming events at the Farm, saying he didn’t want to “let the cat out of the bag” before making his presentations to the boards. Other possible future events include a yoga festival and an unnamed jam band festival. Some of the proposed even…
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The 4th Annual Village Invasion Zombie Crawl 2013

SAUGERTIES, NY – Oct 19, 2013 – For the fourth year running, the Village of Saugerties will be the site of the East Coast’s ultimate zombie-themed event. The brainchild of Captain Cruella—a.k.a. Saugerties’ own Jaimee Moxham--the Village Invasion is bigger and better than ever, and poised to take the Hudson Valley by storm on Saturday night, October 19. Over the past three years, thousands of zombie fans from all over have outfitted themselves in their undead best to take to Partition and Main Streets in the heart of town, share their mutual love of ghoulish goodness, and enjoy local pubs, restaurants, shops and other businesses. Just like last year, the event is officially sponsored by the Village Apothecary. Neil Smoller of the Apothecary has helped raise the Invasion to higher levels than ever before. Admission to the event is $2—and this year, like last year, a portion of the proceeds will be directed toward rebuilding and revamping Small World Playground, a local spot fre…
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Hudson Valley Garlic Festival 2013

September 28th and 29th, 2013

Saturday 10AM to 6PM --- Sunday 10AM to 5PM

NO PETS ALLOWED ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS

  Follow your nose and the signs for the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival through the historic village of Saugerties NY to Cantine Field... It's here on the last full weekend in September, the Kiwanis Club and founder Pat Reppert (the The Garlic Goddess) host the 2nd largest Garlic Festival in the country. 100 garlic growers, loads of unique craft vendors, and 4 different stages of live music offer plenty to see, do, and taste at the The Saugerties Garlic Festival! Never tried roasted garlic chocolate truffles or garlic ice cream? Never knocked back a garlic shooter? Well, here's your chance. Yes, you will leave stinking of garlic... but who cares!   We'd like to share with you our experience at the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival.   Hudson Valley Garlic F…
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From Peace, Love & Music to PLUR: EDC Eyes Woodstock Festival Location

Insomniac Events has been working on securing Winston Farm, the site of Woodstock ‘94, as the location for its 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival in New York. Organizers presented their ideas for the Memorial Day Weekend festival last week to the Saugerties town board, which seems supportive of the project in general. Insomniac, still waiting for the apporpriate permits from the town, is proposing a three-day camping festival with four to seven stages, art installations, carnival rides, and food and drink stands. Unlike Woodstock ’94 which hosted over 350,000 guests, Insomniac says it would cap attendance at 75,000. The past two editions of the New York iteration of the festival were held at MetLife Stadium in Northern New Jersey and CitiField in Queens but Insomniac hopes to move the party to upstate New York. On relocating the festival, Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella stated, “What’s great about this, is when you do destination festivals you tend to get a much better …
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Hits returns for 10th season

As the HITS-on-the-Hudson show grounds were being made ready for the start of another season of hunter/jumper horse shows earlier this week, the first of the boots-and-britches clad equestrians who come to Saugerties every spring and summer have been spotted in the village. They’re a familiar sight to locals, as they’ve been coming here for ten years now to participate in the nine-week season that draws, on average, more than 3,000 horses, 4,500 horsemen and women and 2,500 spectators to the region. The economic impact of their arrival is estimated at $50 million. That includes spending on food, lodging, living expenses and tourism. And the visitors are receiving a warm welcome from folks in town, according to Eric Thompson, a rider and trainer. He and his wife Emily are making Saugerties their home base this summer for the third consecutive year. “We actually just had lunch in town, and we got a very nice reception at the deli we went to for a sandwich, and at Lucky Choc…
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Hello Saugerties!

Welcome to the newly re-designed Saugerties.com. We are currently on version 2.0 beta so if you come across any bugs please feel free to contact us. We have completely revamped the website from the ground up. You can now review businesses, claim businesses and upgrade your claimed listing! Once you claim your listingng or create a new one you will be able to add photos, update all contact information and also add a description. We hope you like the new website and going forward we will be bringing you new features consistently.   Thank you!Saugerties.com     
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