No-Cost Well Assessments Available - Funded by a U.S. EPA Grant
Well TestingRCAP Solutions Inc. (RCAP), is offering no-cost well assessments to private homeowners in the Hudson Valley who derive their water supply from an individual groundwater well.  The assessment includes an onsite, outdoors review of the wellhead and water recharge area to assess conditions and potential threats.  It does not include any water quality testing.  This program is funded through a grant from the U.S. EPA.

Space is limited so register early. For more information, click here or on the image above.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting - Monday, June 6th
Zoning board of appeals public hearing
There will be a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Monday, June 6th.
Details can be found by clicking here or on the image on the left.
Any questions should be addressed to 845-246-2800 extension 333.

Water Turbidity Possible - June 6th through 17th
Hydrant Flushing

From June 6th through 17th, the Village water department in conjunction with the Town water department will
begin to flush hydrants and blow-offs.  You may experience discolored water.

For more info, including contacts, please click here or on the image on the left.

Next Special Pre-Board Public Hearings - Wednesday, June 15 - to discuss the Solar Amendment to the Town Zoning Law

LawThe Saugerties Town Board held the first of two public hearings on the proposed amendments to the town zoning law concerning large-scale solar applications in medium density residential (MDR) and low-density residential (LDR) districts. Currently solar is allowed only in I (Industrial) and LI (Light Industrial) districts.


The first hearing was held on Wednesday, May 4, and the 2nd one will be held on Wednesday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regular Town Board meeting at the Senior Center on Market Street.  Click here or on the image on the left to download the proposed amendment.


You can download the agenda for the Wednesday, May 4th Town Board agenda here.

2016 Summer Rec Program Hiring
Town Job Opening

The Town of Saugerties Summer Recreation Program is now hiring for ALL positions including assistant directors, medical director, activity directors, head counselors, and full time and part time assistant counselors.  Applications can be obtained at the Saugerties Town Hall and The Kiwanis Ice Arena or they can be downloaded from this Summer Rec Program page.


The application deadline has been extended to  Friday April 22, 2016.  For more information contact the director at

2016 Great Saugerties Bed Race and Old Timers Day - Vendors and Bed Racers Wanted!


 2016 Bed Race image for home page

Applications are now being accepted for participants interested in being a vendor and/or a bed race participating team at the Great Saugerties Bed Race and Old Timers Day (was July 3rd ... now July 4th).


Find out how much fun you can have on a bed!


For more information and an application, click here or on the picture 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

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.  

2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports Available - Glasco, Kings Highway and Malden districts
Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports for the Year 2014 are now available and posted for the following 3 water districts: Glasco, Kings Highway and Malden.  The documents are posted at the bottom of the Water Department's page.

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:

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.