Time to Begin Winter Prep - Msg. from Town Highway Superintendent

It's time to begin preparation for Winter.


And one key item on your list needs to be keeping the streets in front of your house clear for snow removal.


See Town Highway Superintendent Doug Myer's message for more information, including laws you want to be sure you're aware of, regarding snow/ice removal.


2018 Town Adopted Budget

The Adopted Town of Saugerties Budget for 2018 is available.  Click here or on the picture on the left to get to a page where it can be viewed and/or downloaded.

Town Board Agenda - Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Saugerties Town Board Meeting

The agenda for the Wednesday, November 15th Saugerties Town Board meeting can be downloaded by clicking here or on the image on the left.

The Saugerties Town Board will be be meeting at 6 p.m.

Saugerties Town Planning Board - Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Meeting Agenda
Town Planning Board Meeting Agenda

The Saugerties Town Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21.  Click here or on the image on the left, if you want to download a PDF of the agenda.

Volunteers Work to Make a Much-Needed Repair to the Soccer Field Garage/Concession Stand Roof

Click here or on the image on the left for yet another example of Saugertiesians' volunteer spirit.

5 Town Committees/Boards Accepting Applications
Applications Being Accepted

The Town of Saugerties is accepting applications to fill vacant positions available on the Town of Saugerties Ethics Committee, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Conservation Advisory Commission and Saugerties Transportation Advisory Council.


Click here or on the image on the left for details about terms, how to apply, etc.

Donate for Christmas - Saugerties Area Council of Churches Christmas Toy Store
Donate for Christmas

For the 26th year,  the Saugerties Area Council of Churches is holding its Christmas Toy Store.  Most of the churches in the Council will be participating, as well as the teachers and staff of the Saugerties Central School System, and many clubs and civic groups.


The Council is asking for the community’s support in this worthy project in the form of donations of NEW, UNWRAPPED toys and gifts for children aged infant to eighteen years old.  Click here or on the image on the left for more information.

Bristol Beach Riverfront Project Informational Meeting - Thursday, November 16th
Bristol Beach

Saugerties Town Board will be hosting a public informational meeting put on by the engineering firm Barton & Loguidice on Thursday, November 16th at 7 p.m. at the Sr. Center on Market St. regarding the Bristol Beach Riverfront Project.

Central Hudson - Transmission Lines Rebuild Plans

Central Hudson - Transmission Lines Rebuild Plans


For more information about these plans, you have 2 resources at your disposal:


  • You can read this letter from Chris Rottkamp (Director/Project Manager, Central Hudson) to Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel, which contains a fair amount of background information.
  • You can attend one of 2 Open Houses that Central Hudson will be holding the week of September 18th.  For more information on these meetings, visit this Saugerties Online Calendar page.

2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports Available - Glasco, Kings Highway, Malden and Bluestone Park districts
Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports for the Year 2016 are now available and posted for the following 4 water districts: Glasco, Kings Highway, Malden and Bluestone Park.  The documents are posted at the bottom of the Water Department's page.

LendEDU - "Saugerties in Top 100" Best Places to Start a Small Business

LendEDU logo 
Saugerties ranked #90, making it one of the best places in the entire state of New York to start a small business.

For the full report and methodology, click here or on the image on the left.  

Bristol Beach Project - Public Information Meeting Materials
Bristol Beach

A meeting about the Bristol Beach Project was held at Frank D. Greco Memorial Sr. Citizens Center, 207 Market Street, Saugerties, NY 12477 on Thursday, March 16, 2017.


Click here or on the image on the left for the materials announcing that meeting and a PDF of the slides that were presented at that meeting.  

Bottle and Can Recycling Just Got Easier ... and You Can Help Improve Saugerties' Playgrounds in the Process

Playground Fund 

Heidi Brandt has nicely set up a process where you can a) place your recyclable (NY deposit) bottles and cans in a large bag with a UPC sticker she's place on it, b) drop off the bag at the Hannaford Supermarket in Kingston (Ulster Avenue) and c) walk away feeling better about yourself, because the deposit money will all go towards the Village of Saugerties Playground Fund.  Click here or on the image on the left for more info.

Edible Hudson Valley Article Includes Great Saugerties Businesses
 Edible Hudson Valley Photo - Black-Eyed Suzies

Nice article about the authors' "edible ramble" starting in Saugerties and travelling along 212 to Woodstock.


Features: Miss Lucy's Kitchen, Love Bites Café, Cue, Dutch Ale House, Black-Eyed Suzie's, Lucky Chocolates, the Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival, Smokehouse of the Catskills, New World Home Cooking and various Woodstock venues as well.


Click here or on the image on the left to get to the article.


Saugerties' Charm

Saugerties Charm

"Front + Main" West Elm blog features the people and places that charmed them, when they visited Saugerties.


For more "Saugerties in the News" (from as recently as this December 2016 blog item, to a NY Times 1902 article) click here. 

Saugerties' Top Dozen Most Instagrammed Places

Top Dozen Saugerties Instagrammed Places

Admit it ... you've sat there at some point and asked "What are Saugerties' 12 most Instagrammed places?" ...

Well ... inquiring minds want to know ... and the Saugerties Town web site (courtesy of the Kingston Creative website) has the answer for you!


For that answer, and for some great photos and quick info about them, click here or on the photo on the left.

2017 Adopted Budget

The Town of Saugerties Adopted Budget for 2017 is available.  Click here or on the picture on the left to get to its download page.

2016 Ulster County Community Health Survey
Ulster County Seal


The Ulster County Department of Health want to hear your thoughts about health issues that are imprtant to you.


Please take a few minutes to complete their Community Health Survey. It will help them get the information to help all of us get healthy - and stay healthy. ALL RESPONSES ARE ANONYMOUS.  To access the survey, click here or on the Ulster County Seal on the left..

Trailways pickup/discharge on Route 32 near Thruway exit - as of February 1

Adirondack Trailways BusBeginning Feb 1, 2016, Adirondack Trailways will pick up and discharge passengers at the new NYS DOT Park & Ride lot on Route 32 across from the NYS Thruway ramp. Passengers can purchase tickets at the Sunoco station on Route 32 just north of the Thruway ramp or online at https://tds.trailwaysny.com/

Central Hudson Winter Season Assistance Program available for energy bills


Central HudsonHome Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grants for the 2015-2016 winter heating season are now available, and customers experiencing a financial hardship this winter are encouraged to apply through their local Department of Social Services (DSS) or Office for the Aging.


For more information, click here or on the Central Hudson image.

2016 Brings Saugerties Transfer Station Changes
2016 Transfer Station Changes

Beginning on January 1, 2016, the Town of Saugerties Transfer Station's days of operation will be changing.  The new schedule is:


OPEN - Tuesday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


CLOSED - Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Holidays


To accomplish the upcoming changes, the Transfer Station will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7 a.m.


Existing permits will be honored for 2016 until further notice.


For more information, including changes in the types of waste that will be accepted or not accepted, see the yellow-highlighted text on the Transfer Station page, or click on the image on the left.


Saugerties Lighthouse included in CNN's Top 5 lighthouse hotels

Fun fact: The Saugerties Lighthouse was included in CNN's "World's top 5 lighthouse hotels" list in this 2013 article.


For more "Saugerties in the News" (from as recently as May 2015 and dating back to a NY Times 1902 article) click here. 

New Public Building Carbon Monoxide Alarms Law - Effective June 27, 2015
Carbon Monoxide Alarms Law - Public Buildings 

Building/restaurant owners in Saugerties should be aware that the law for public building CO (carbon monoxide) alarms has changed, as of June 27, 2015.  All Commercial Buildings and Restaurants that have appliances, devices or systems that my emit carbon monoxide or an attached garage are required to have carbon monoxide detection devices installed by June 27th, 2016.  Please click here or on the image on the left, to read the updated law.  

TribLive Online Article Features Saugerties/Kayaking
Kayakers TribLive


"There's an irrefutable charisma that begs you to pull the car over as the road brings you to the Norman Rockwell-ish town of Saugerties, N.Y."


So begins this TribLive article that features kayaking, Opus 40, the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Ophira Sailing, the Lighthouse B&B and Krauses Chocolates.

Town Transfer Station No Longer Accepting Brush and Tree Limbs - Alternative Recycling Options Available

No Brush
Effective immediately, the Town of Saugerties Transfer Station will no longer be accepting brush nor tree limbs from residents due to the processing expense. 
For more information, including alternate locations where brush and tree limbs can be brought for processing, visit this page or click on the image on the left. 

Town Police Seeking Candidates for a part-time school crossing guard position
Town Job Opening

The Town of Saugerties Police Department is looking for candidates for a School Crossing Guard position, for the Mount Marion Elementary School District and the Riccardi Elementary School.   


For details, click here or on the figure on the left.

Central Hudson Planning 2017 Replacement of Electric Transmission Lines that Run through Saugerties

Central Hudson

Central Hudson is in the early stages of planning for the replacement of electric transmission lines running from Kingston to Saugerties to North Catskill.  Most of these lines were constructed in 1928. 


Field work (assessing rights of way, documenting existing conditions, etc.) began this Fall.  Survey work commences December 2014 and will continue through 2015.  Central Hudson public outreach to keep the public and adjacent property owners informed, will begin in 2015.  Construction is forecast to begin in 2017.  For more information, download a December 2014 letter from Central Hudson to the Town of Saugerties, or click on the logo on the left.

Lifeline Telephone Service
Lifeline Telephone Service
The NY State Department of Public Service has announced a Lifeline Program, to make basic telephone services more affordable for income-eligible consumers.


For full details, click here or on the picture on the left.

Saugerties Highlighted in a Daily News Article

Opus 40

As the Daily News Article says: "

Three towns in the Hudson Valley offer a ton of fun just a short drive away

Saugerties, Woodstock and Kingston, N.Y., have great restaurants, museums, attractions and more

The article features Opus 40 (left), Ophira on the Hudson (sailing cruises), Lucky Chocolates and Fiberflame Studio.


Read more: nydailynews.com

FEMA and Major Projects 2014 Report (Aug. 2014) available
FEMA Photo 2014

The FEMA & Major Projects Department Final Review ~ August 13, 2014 report is now available.


Those interested can download it by clicking on the photo on the left.

What are the Hudson Valley's best towns to live in?

Best Towns to live in 

Well ... Saugerties for one!


Thanks to Vernon Benjamin for pointing us to this Upstater article that acknowledges Saugerties as one of the Hudson Valley's best towns to live in. 

A Message to Glasco Water District Customers



Please read the message about the new Sensus meters and the automatic water meter reading system that is being deployed.  The new meters:

  • Address the problem that the current meter exceed 2014 EPA standards for lead content
  • Only transmit twice per year, when triggered by remote reading devices to obtain meter readings.  There has been miscommunication and confusion, involving comparisons to "smart" electric meters, which transmit almost continuous signals.   


For the full text of the Message from the Town Board, click here or on the link on the left.

Huffington Post - Things to Do in Saugerties!

Read all about it!  


Nice Huffington Post article on things to do in Jimmy Fallon's hometown ... good ol' Saugerties!




Click here or on the image on the left for a calendar of Saugerties events.


The calendar contains links that you can click for more information about each event.


If you have a not-for-profit event that you want added to the calendar, please visit this page.