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Raising their voices High school students plan protest walkout for March 14

S Citizens meet at Saugerties High School to address school safety.

Thinking safety Saugerties board, citizens seek clarity on measures at forum


purred by perceived social media threats leveled by Saugerties High student Connor Chargois, 18, about 70 citizens came to the Cafeteria at Saugerties High School March 6 to make suggestions and brainstorm in small groups about the strengths and weaknesses of the district’s safety measures and structural safety of the system’s buildings. The group included members of the Board of Education, district parents, Saugerties High students, the Town Supervisor, the Chief of Police, town board members, county legislators and concerned members of the community. “We have the ability to be proactive, rather than reactive after something has happened,” said school board member Katie Emerson-Hoss. But attendee’s questions regarding the details of the Chargois case and the course of action taken by the school district in the situation were left unan-

swered. At the beginning of the meeting, a woman who did not wish to be identified stood up and asked if the Chargois case would be discussed, saying that it was the “only reason [she was] there.” “We can’t talk about that for obvious reasons — if anything is said to compromise that case, it would compromise the board,” said Board of Education Vice President Jim Mooney. “You have to understand that we can’t compromise our students by discussing an ongoing investigation.” Chargois was arrested February 27, along with his father Bruce Chargois, 58, six days after denying that they had weapons in their possession. After executing a search warrant, police found an arsenal of firearms, including a fully automatic Uzi and an AR-15, along with homemade weapons. Connor Chargois was released after posting bond on his $10,000 bail. The father was released on his own recognizance. The Saugerties School Board hosted a


similar meeting on Feb. 21, when an earlier perceived threat to the district was deemed unfounded by police; one citizen who had attended this initial meeting felt that the concerns that parents had asked about had been left unanswered. “I am asking for a response from the last meeting,” he said. “I had to ask a student [about my questions. We want] something tangible we can tell our kids. We’re trying to dampen fires — we don’t want more meetings and for the Freeman to go out [and rile the town up.]”

Evaluating the schools Perceived strengths of Mount Marion Elementary School noted by attendees included the “red light, green light” system used by teachers, where “red light” is a code word used by teachers for a missing student; the single-floor layout of the school and the ID system used, where students hand in licenses to a school greeter upon entry. The check in process at Riccardi Continued on page 4


tudents at Saugerties High School are moving forward with their plans to walk out of school next week as part of a national movement to raise awareness about gun violence and honor those who lost their lives in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Sisters Kaia and Evi Dedek are among the students organizing the SHS walkout, which is still taking shape this week. Kaia said the more the word has gotten, the more students are planning to participate. “We’re all really passionate about this cause,” said Kaia. “People are spreading the word, and I’m really happy that people are getting more involved.” The ENOUGH National School Walkout is an initiative organized by Women’s March Youth Empower, a collective of teenage activists from across the country working within the larger Women’s March organization. The national walkout is planned for 17 minutes starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone across the country on Wednesday, March 14 — one minute each for every person who’d lost their life in the Florida shooting one month earlier. Organizers locally and across the nation are hoping school administrators, teachers, parents and the community at large support their efforts to raise awareness about gun violence on school grounds. “We’re the core organizers and we’re going to get groups together soon to make signs and write letters to Congress, get them to spread the word,” said Kaia. “By ‘core organizers’ I mean we’re the ones who are talking to the principal and the school to help make this happen.” Kaia said involving school officials like SHS Principal Thomas Averill and Superintendent Seth Turner in the planning of the walkout is crucial. “If the school has our back it will be a much better experience and everyone will unite together as one,” Kaia said. “I would be OK with getting in trouble, but I know Continued on page 4

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Before he retired from the cement industry in 1984, Bill began a “second career” as a marathon runner. He completed 21 marathons and many shorter races and held national records in his age division. He also competed in the National Senior Olympics in tennis and running, and he traveled widely in the United States and in Europe to compete. Bill set age-group records across the country, and he was inducted into the USA Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame in 2002. Bill was named New York Athletic Club’s Athlete of the Year in 1986. In 1989, Bill raised $5,000 for a scholarship at Ulster County Community College by running 150 sponsored miles from Saugerties to Easton, PA. At the age of 80, he ran an age-group record of 4:28:01 in the National Masters Marathon Championships. Bill completed his marathon career in Minneapolis in 1994 at the age of 81.


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A lot to be proud of One damaging storm down, and one on its way Central Hudson has ranked last weekend’s storm as the fourth most damaging in its coverage area within the past 50 years. The utility is now braced to see what this week’s snowstorm has in store for the region. Of the 2200 homes the utility serves in the Village of Saugerties, only 21 went without losing power for the entire last weekend. Some 79 percent of homes in the town also lost power, according to Central Hudson media relations director John Maserjian. “This was a major storm for Central Hudson,” Maserjian said. “It impacted the entire Northeast and Mid Atlantic areas as well.” In the Central Hudson coverage area, 110,000 outages were reported. The outages in Saugerties were caused by initial rains on Thursday night followed by a tree-toppling combination of wet snow and heavy winds the next day. The resulting damage was extensive. Central Hudson called in mutual aid from other utilities and crews from as far away as Canada, Vermont and Ohio. According to Maserjian, the last ten or so homes without power in Saugerties regained power by 10 p.m. on Monday evening. The village regained power by 4:30 p.m. that day. “We’ve got all the roads open,” reported highway superintendent Doug Myer on Tuesday. “We probably have three or four days cleanup, and right now we’re just getting ready for the one getting in tomorrow.” According to Myer, the Hommelville, Fawn, Churchland, Clint Finger, Snyder and Mount Marion roads were made inaccessible by the storm. The highway department, working in tgandem with Central Hudson, had them cleared by Sunday. “As they got power lines out of the way, we cleared trees with chainsaws and chippers,” said Myer.

The Frank Greco Memorial Center and local fire stations provided warming shelters for those who lost power and visiting utility crews. “They certainly rose to the occasion,” said town supervisor Fred Costello. The Saugerties emergency services, and fire department and highway department employees pitched in. “They put standby crews in every fire station across the town, and helped people who may have had trees come down in their home quickly. It unfortunately takes the worst to bring out the best, but Saugerties has a lot to be proud of.” – Christina Coulter



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4 • March 8, 2018 walkers and passers-by during the day, and hall passes that are not often checked thoroughly by hall monitors. Many parents suggested fixes that would provide more shelter to students during potential incidents, like “shelters-in-place” and boosters to improve cell phone service at Riccardi and other schools without regular phone service. A repeated suggestion was an increase in counselors within the district, who are currently shared by district schools. Students discuss possible solutions during brainstorming session. Board members say that they plan to review the suggestions made during the meeting, and consider them during the 2018-2019 budgeting process.

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was praised, which requires visitors to hold both a badge and form of ID; the double door system at Cahill, comprised of a locking door at the entrance and another following set of doors, was also mentioned. Another safety asset at Cahill was its policy on using the school as a polling place, which cannot take place on school days. Grant Morse School’s “unique” pick up system, requiring parents to go to a side entrance by the gym, was also praised. The open talks about recent events and emergency drills that have taken place in the last month were noted at Saugerties High. “We figured out the strengths just from what we see walking down the halls everyday,” Saugerties High School senior Alex Horton said. “Last year, we had doors [that were] very flimsy and old, loose handles, and this year we see new doors, very solid, that we tested out for ourselves.” Students also brought up a need for clear information from teachers on what to do during drills, saying that “teachers aren’t very vocal about what we’re supposed to do and are very apprehensive.” Also raised as potential weaknesses in the district’s safety front were the meager amount of drills that had taken place, the lack of doors that lock from the inside at certain schools, substitute teachers without keys to the classrooms they’re using, the high school’s open campus that accommodates dog

Possible additional charges Police Chief Joseh Sinagra did not confirm whether either Chargois was under police surveillance presently and revealed no new information revealed in the ongoing police investigation. “Everything has going out to the lab right now,” said Sinagra. “Once that gets back it will be more clear what additional charges will be. That’s what we’re waiting on.” Both Sinagra and Superintendent Seth Turner declined to comment on why Chargois Jr. was allowed to attend school between Feb. 21 and Feb 26, in the midst of an active police investigation. “Every threat is thoroughly investigated and always has been,” said Turner when asked if this series of events would change how future threats to the district are handled. “I don’t think we’ll see a change.” In a separate interview, Bruce Chargois attorney, Thomas Melanson, said enough of the case had been talked about in public. “I think this has already been discussed in the papers and I want to keep it in the courts where it should be,” said Melanson. “The judge did the right thing, the judge followed the law.” According to Melanson, attorney Cappy Weiner is separately representing Connor Chargois. “All students, regardless of their background should be treated equally,” said school board member Damion Ferraro during the comment period. “If you do the crime, you should do the time.” - Christina Coulter

Raising their voices continued from page 1 a lot of people were iffy about that, and I think it makes it so much better that the school is on our side.” After a meeting focused on school safety held in the high school cafeteria on Wednesday, February 21, Turner said that students had already engaged in discussions with administrators about plans for awareness-raising events and tributes to the victims in Florida, including the March 14 walkout, and another planned for Friday, April 20, the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. “The students have started to engage the administration at the secondary level about this,” Turner said. “We, the school officials, want to support the students in this endeavor. We want to help the kids coordinate something so it’s done in a safe fashion and it’s not just mayhem, and that they also get to make their points.” While there have been numerous school shootings in the nearly two decades since two students at Columbine High killed 13 people before committing suicides, there are some who believe the Parkland incident could be a turning point in the national conversation about gun violence and school safety. Turner said if so, it’s because kids like Kaia and Evi Dedek are having their voices heard. “The students are leading the way, and that to me is making the difference,” Turner said, “They’ve put a face on this tragedy, and they’re not going away.” Kaia agreed. “When we all do this our voices will be heard and it will have a much bigger impact on Congress, and they’ll kind of feel like they have to do something now,” she said. “I would hope that it would be harder for people to purchase guns. I don’t think anyone needs any type of automatic weapon, and I hope they will eventually put a ban on that.” Kaia added that the alleged shooter, 19-year old Nikolas Cruz, was another young life lost, if not literally, then possibly to mental illness or depression. “I think about the age of this boy, and he clearly was in some mental state,” she said. “That really made me sad. It’s like broken children doing this. Mental health is a real issue that people are overlooking.” Last month, Turner also said that the school district’s best chance at preventing school violence of any kind is by helping students in crisis. The district has a relationship with the Rockland County Psychiatric Center, and during Turner’s time as superintendent has doubled its number of school psychologists from two to four, and increased its number of social workers from one to three. - Crispin Kott

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One to go before Final Four Lady Sawyer basketballers, on a roll, play this Friday The Saugerties High School varsity girls’ basketball team won its second Section IX, Class A title in three years on Monday night, ousting reigning champ Red Hook 65-58 in a game played at Mount Saint Mary College. With the win, the Sawyers improved to 16-5 on the season and earned a bye in the semifinal round. Saugerties dominated early in the game, racing out to a 17-10 first-quarter advantage and taking a five-point lead into intermission. In the third quarter, though, Red Hook got hot, and the two teams were knotted at 44 points apiece heading into the final frame. Over the course of a basketball season, teams will see their fortunes rise and fall, with everyone from stars to role players having a chance to play a part in pivotal moments. Julia Quinlan, a sophomore guard, was the right player at the right time for the Sawyers on Monday night, coming off the bench in the fourth quarter to drill three crucial three-pointers. With leading scorer Grace Van Roy’s role diminished by foul trouble, Quinlan stepped in and gave coach Mike Melville the boost his team needed. Quinlan’s treys were her only points of the game, but the Sawyers were buoyed by Grace Van Roy’s 21 points, and solid shooting nights from Erin Dudzic (12 points), Anna VanRoy (eight points), Jaclyn Murphy (eight points) and Christie Collins (six points). The Sawyers had a much easier time in the semifinals on Saturday, March 3, when they played host to Goshen, winning 59-32. Saugerties outscored Goshen 21-4 in the first quarter, and while the team sagged a bit in the second quarter, the result was never in doubt. Grace Van Roy led Saugerties with 17 points and six rebounds, while Anna Van Roy (eleven points, eight rebounds, six blocks), Murphy (eleven points, six assists), Dudzic (three points, five steals) and Collins (three points, three blocks) also contributed significantly. The Sawyers look to punch their ticket to the state Final Four this Friday, March 9 when they play a

regional final against either Rye (Section I) or Seton Catholic (Section IV). - Crispin Kott

Not quite enough Sawyer boys are edged by a single point against New Paltz It was not to be. The Saugerties High School varsity boys’ basketball team’s season came to a close this Monday night, with the team fighting tooth-and-nail until the very last moment. The Sawyers lost to New Paltz 78-77 in the Section IX, Class A final at Mount Saint Mary College. The game went into triple overtime. It was the first sectional title for the Huguenots in a decade, and it’s fair to say New Paltz earned it, beating a Saugerties team that refused to let the shock of an early deficit keep them down. The Sawyers quickly found themselves staring up from a deep 14-0 hole at the beginning of the game, and the chasm widened to 26-8 early in the second quarter. But after missing his first four shots and going scoreless in the first quarter, Saugerties’ eighthgrade phenom Dior Johnson found his rhythm. Johnson led all scorers with 39 points, including six three-pointers. Caleb Edwards (15 points) and

Austin Curlin (12 points) contributed for Saugerties, which after the early deficit was involved in eight lead changes over the course of the game. The Huguenots were led by Casey Burke (23 points), Michael Holohan (16 points), Patrick Murphy (15 points) and Christian Burda (13 points). Murphy had the game-winner from the charity stripe just 15 seconds into the third and final overtime, after which both teams combined to miss the final nine shots of the game. Johnson fouled out of the game early in the first overtime on a charge, but Tavin Rell (six points) and Edwards kept the team afloat. The Sawyers led 77-71 in the second overtime. Burda closed the gap with four straight free throws. Heading into the third OT, the teams were knotted at 77 apiece, and Murphy hit on a second free-throw attempt to make the difference. The Sawyers had outlasted Cornwall at home two days earlier, winning 58-53 to set up the battle with New Paltz. Against the Dragons on Saturday, March 3, Johnson (five steals) scored 30 of his game-high 38 points in the second half. Rell, with 14 points, was the only other Saugerties player in double digits. While the Sawyers opened with a 12-4 first quarter advantage, the Dragons bounced back, coming to within two points by the half and taking an early thirdquarter lead. But Johnson, as cool a customer ever to wear Sawyer blue, nailed a pair of treys and connected on eight of nine free throws down the stretch. - Crispin Kott

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and Girls Club. The members decided the moniker suited them, and it has stuck ever since. Since then, the group has performed at the Sawyer Motors Car Show, Holiday in the Village and the Mum Festival, among other events. Some 15 or 16 regular participants between the ages of six and eleven come to the hour-long sessions every week. Others rotate in and out, depending on the other activities in which they are involved. The Royals is a serious program, Warren emphasizes to the participants. They need to take it seriously, singing out during every session. For the most part, she says, the students are more than willing to put in the work. The group members are self-starters. They are the ones who, prior to their weekly meeting, set up the chairs and music in the space, get themselves warmed up, and begin while Warren tends to other responsibilities. Self-motivation, though, is not the only benefit members get. There are the actual performance skills the children learn, from singing and dancing to drumming. These skills, and the time onstage, build their confidence. Warren says the group does a good deal of talking about this confidence, and the pride that comes from a successful performance. Warren distinguishes confidence from cockiness, reminding the children that they can and should take pride in their abilities. Self-confidence and self-love are not something that youngsters are explicitly taught in other traditional places of learning. Warren concedes she is “big on the empowerment piece.” Even the songs selected for each performance are chosen based on the message within the lyrics. The children make song suggestions prior to planning for every show. Warren listens to each song to judge whether the lyrics are appropriate. “Even if they are appropriate, they may not be appropriate for us,” she notes. They should center around believing in oneself and being proud of who you are. Empowerment comes from other sources within the group, too. During a meeting of the Royals, the group will do acting exercises, particularly surrounding emotions. These exercises, Warren reports, often lead to discussions about times when maybe they have felt bullied, or felt left out. The youths can discuss how they might best deal with their problems. They learn from their peers that they can overcome situations that might at first seem insurmountable. Warren says she fantasizes about creating a summer theater program, and producing a musical that would be open to the community. “That’s my dream,” she says. She is also considering a songwriting workshop, and participation in a national program geared toward teens called Lyricism. These plans may take some time to come to fruition. A second Royals group made up of slightly older members has been formed. Some of the original members who are now in junior high school and some whose younger siblings have joined the group, wanted to have their own space. They, too, will surely be spreading their message of empowerment and pride at future events. - Dawn Green


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old-lined comic book illustrations on glossy pages have shacked up with the inks and needles of corporal art at Artistic Hallucinations, the Main Street tattoo parlor that also offers over 1,000 comic books. “This is the Barnes and Noble of tattooing without the coffee shop, and Barnes and Noble doesn’t have this many comic books,” said tattoo artist Salvador Vargas of the collaboration with antique collector Chris Bouchard, which they claim is the “biggest comic book operation this side of the Hudson.” The pair had planned to set up a combination tattoo and comic booth at New York Comicon this year. While they never did visit the convention, they implemented the idea on a more permanent basis here in Saugerties. Now, after their Feb. 1 opening, they boast not only the largest local collection of comics and collectibles, but the cleanest tattoo operation in the vicinity, and being “one of the only places that prides getting [their] art on point.” “I used to do antique shows and I set up in High Falls, that’s where I met Sal,” said Bouchard. “He was working at another shop and did my finger tattoos. When he moved here, I had him do my other tattoo — I was working at the Saugerties antique shop and we decided to open together.” The two became close when Bouchard, who describes his religion as Norse Pagan, commissioned Vargas to ink symbols on his knuckles last year. On his ring finger, Bouchard wears the “anzus” symbol, which, he says, connects one with the gods. On his pointer is a triadic symbol called a “valknut” symbolizing the relationship between life, death and Odin, the head of the Norse pantheon. This year, before the pair joined retail forces, Vargas tattooed a “vedgvisar,” a Norse tree of life, on Bouchard’s bicep. Bouchard’s family has been in the business of local antique peddling for years; he has been amassing collectibles since his childhood. His collection, the entirety of which does not fit into the pair’s small retail space, is comprised of over 4,000 titles, and can be brought in upon request. Bouchard also prides himself on his ability to find rare, sought-out books. “I’m on Craigslist a lot looking and I have a few local collectors that I work with,” said Bouchard. “It’s very much like stocks: going from the one dollar books to the 100 dollar books, it’s always a good investment.” Vargas, who claims to have “played with every single medium” including ice sculpture, ultimately became a tattooist because it is “one of the last professions where a computer can’t outdo [you].” “On this coast there’s a very specific style — a lot of people say no to everything here … we’re trying to educate the clientele this side of the river. The

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industry is kept secretive because everyone is trying to make money.” Each element of the tattoo process is entirely vegan, and they tout their operation as the cleanest in the area. “We run the most organic situation here — everyone tries to take strides to keep up with us, but they don’t want to pay the way,” said Vargas. Initially, Vargas prepares skin with his own formula of tea tree oil, eucalyptus and cucumber-infused liquid. Along with air sterilizers, a large coral reef in a tropical fish tank faces the tattoo station, acting as a “lung” by taking in air impurities. “He had the fish, we used my tank — another collab between me and him,” said Bouchard. “We call it ‘aqua therapy.’” Amongst the shelves of comics and collectibles are a series of vinyl records, most not for sale. Visitors are welcome to play this “store music” as an element of the kitschy atmosphere of the space, just another detail in the small, tightly curated dual space. “We just wanted to take comic book art and make people experience it forever,” said Vargas.

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Student safety, not politics, is the issue This is in response to the outlandish and foolish comment recently made by Board of Education member Mike Maclary (see Saugerties Times, March 1, 2018).  Maclary  states that it is “disgraceful that the chairman of the Conservative Party (George Heidcamp) and the candidate that he supported for town supervisor in a recent election (Jim Bruno) were pushing the issue in the manner they were.” Really, Maclary, really? Elections were over last November — this is March; what does politics have to do with the topic at hand?    Maclary is missing the point entirely.  First of all, Messrs. Bruno and Mayone, and other members of the school board began talks on this concern several years ago, long before Maclary even thought about becoming a board member. When we first addressed this issue, Mr. Bruno was already on the town board — he didn’t need any support from the Conservative Party. In fact, during that same time I was not the chairman of the Conservative Party. Obviously Maclary failed to do his homework on this one.  Mr. Bruno also met with the Seth Turner in October 2017 to get a status update on the issue and that meeting was unknown to me (at the time I was no longer a board member). I wrote my letter to the School Board on February 22, 2018, strictly as a result of what happened in Florida and the realization of what could happen here; and absolutely independent from Mr. Bruno. And now, in light of an incident right here in Saugerties just in the past week, the necessity of taking a proactive approach is being brought to bear.   The bottom line is this: Mike Maclary doesn’t know what he’s talking about; in fact he doesn’t even have a clue. Instead of being concerned about the “politics”

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of an issue, or his own personal agenda, or deflecting criticism away from the current board and attempting instead to discredit or diminish me for bringing it up, he should be thinking about what he can do as a member of the school board to protect the kids. I’ll go one step further and say that if Mike Maclary isn’t putting the safety of students foremost, he has no business even being on the Board in the first place. George D Heidcamp, Sr Saugerties

Why no/low bail? Our school district had quite a scare over the past couple of weeks. According to the press release by our police department, an 18 year old male (a senior at Saugerties High School), posted about how he envies the perpetrators behind the Columbine school shooting. He also posted “Just remember: when the (expletive) hits the fan, there won’t be any time for mercy.” When the student was questioned, he lied to detectives and said that he didn’t own any firearms. This lie was repeated by his father who later admitted to hiding the firearms and other weapons in his business located on Glasco Turnpike. These included a fully automatic 9mm Uzi, an AR-15 assault rifle, homemade knives, and a firearm prototype. Now let’s get down to the judicial end of this business. Both men were placed under arrest and charged with (and I quote from the press release), “Felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree.” The father was also charged with “Misdemeanor of Obstructing Governmental Administration.” When placed before the Village Court for arraignment, the father walked away a free man (for now), and his son was to be sent to Ulster County Jail but posted bail. So we now have two men walking around with one being an immediate and credible threat to our community and his father being a potential accessory considering his actions to hinder an investigation. I strongly believe that the public deserves to know the legal reasoning behind this decision. Timothy Scott, Jr. Saugerties

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Center. This is to build a hybrid natural gas/battery storage ‘peaker’ plant in the Town of Ulster, intended to provide short-term peaking power generation. Our area has clean air, however, and does not need peak capacity. This project would produce a huge amount of harmful emissions: a total of 30,270 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. It could also have detrimental impacts on water, such as groundwater and wetlands, and have adverse effects on the community character. Moreover, such a project is contrary to the mission of Ulster County, as the first net carbon-neutral county in the state, to promote renewable, sustainable energy sources. Public participation in the Scoping process is encouraged by commenting on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Written comments must be received by March 22nd and should be submitted by mail to the lead agency, The Town of Ulster Town Board, 1 Town Hall Drive, Lake Katrine, N.Y. 12449, Att’n the Hon. James E. Quigley, 3rd Supervisor; or by e-mail to Elizabeth Shafer Saugerties

Protect our animals There are so many animal lovers in our area that I wanted to bring this potentially devastating legislation to the community’s attention.   I was deeply saddened to learn about two recently introduced bills — HR 4879/HR 3599 — known also as the “Protect Interstate Commerce Act.” This legislation was introduced by Rep. Steve King (RIA), and it has the potential to reverse hundreds of animal cruelty laws across the entire country including those protecting dogs in puppy mills and animals on factory farms. If this horrible legislation passes, even the sale of horse and dog meat could become legal in states that have specifically prohibited these practices! I am an animal lover and regularly volunteer with my local animal shelters. I’m appalled that this law is even being considered due to its potential to threaten not only animals, but our food safety and the environment.    Something has to be done to stop HR 4879/HR 3599 from passing! One thing we can all do right now is contact our congressional representatives and ask them to strongly oppose this bill. Please join me in doing so today! Caren Fleit Lake Hill 

Setting the record straight Regarding Diane Neal’s congressional run and the meeting at Starbucks. I went to that meeting to hear what Neal had to say. Most of the others that were there were local Democratic committee insiders. First they tried to get her to drop out of the race completely; then they accused her of being paid off by the Republicans to run; then they requested that she run in their primary; and failing that they offered her a guaranteed slot and their full support if she ran for the State Senate instead of Congress. I don’t know if these insiders had the authority to offer her an uncontested slot, but someone made a call to somebody who showed up and gave that impression. If she did what they wanted her to do, they’d be singing her praises, but she didn’t, so they’re saying she’s terrible. Thomas Kadgen Shokan

Tague for Assembly On April 24, 2018 the Town of Saugerties will have a Special Election for New York State Assembly District 102. Assemblyman Pete Lopez was the representative for Saugerties until he was appointed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency in

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t seems state Republicans are beating the drums (again) for Dutchess County executive Marc Molinaro. They want him to run for governor against Andrew Cuomo. No knock on Molinaro, but I sense desperation among Republicans. Assembly minority leader Brian Kolb dropped out citing “family considerations” (as if he didn’t run this by loved ones in the first place). Then former Erie County executive Joel Giambra withdrew. Last man standing was state senator John DeFrancisco, 71, of DeWitt, who excited little enthusiasm. A capable 13-term senator, said to be one of the best legal minds in the State Senate, DeFrancisco, like Molinaro, found the waters beyond his safe district deep and cold. His prospects of success against the juggernaut Cuomo appeared slim. The only announced challenger knows they play hardball on the Second Floor. Witness, for instance, a Cuomo administration response to DeFrancisco’s criticism in late January of Cuomo tax policy: “That statement is about as real as his hairline,” sneered a Cuomo spokesman of the senator’s dime-store toupee. Ouch. “This has been Cuomo’s M.O.,” DeFrancisco fired back, according to published reports. “When they can’t respond logically to a logical argument, they make derogatory personal remarks.” Molinaro, at 42 fit and photogenic, has won on every local level, from Tivoli village mayor to Dutchess County legislator to state assemblyman to two-term county executive. But he’s no Tom Dewey, and he sure as heck isn’t an FDR (the pair being the last Dutchess residents to be elected governor). The state Democratic Committee, controlled by the governor, seems to be taking a Molinaro candidacy seriously. Why else link him to Trump, the anti-Christ of the left-of- center? Molinaro is being ardently courted. Is he ready for prime time? He’d better make up his mind soon, again.

An ode to Billy Let’s break up the politics for a moment for an endearing tale. There I was last Sunday lounging in my pew at St. Peter’s Church in Rosendale in anticipation of one of pastor Edmund Burke’s insightful sermons. After reading the Gospel, Father Burke paused, gazed at the congregation and began with the passing of Billy Graham, who had died at 99 the week previous. I looked around to check if I was in the right church. A priest eulogizing a Protestant evangelist from the pulpit? This was not my grandmother’s church. Billy Graham, Father Burke told us, was a humble man with a wry sense of humor. Graham, he said, liked to tell the story about

Region Two. Pete was an honest person who was devoted to his constituents. He was a Representative who fought for the people of Upstate NY in a chamber dominated by officials from New York City. The New York City influence has earned the New York State Assembly the reputation of being one of the most corrupt government bodies in the USA. The dominant New York City influence has stifled numerous attempts to pass Ethics Reform Laws to clean up the culture of corruption in Albany. We must elect a candidate who will not join the NY City culture of corruption. We need to elect Schoharie Town Supervisor Chris Tague to ensure we have a representative who is loyal to our area and will not succumb to the politics of shame practiced by the New York City crowd. Chris Tague is a self-made man who ran his own dairy farm at age 14 and went on to manage one of the largest businesses in Schoharie County. Chris Tague gives back to his community volunteering on numerous public service boards.

holding a rally early in his career in a small Southern town. After writing a letter to his wife, he left his hotel in search of a post office. Encountering a young man on the sidewalk, he asked for directions. “It’s two blocks down on the left side of the street,” the man said. Graham thanked him and invited him to his rally that night. “Why would I go to something like that?” the man asked the minister. “Because,” said Graham in that sonorous voice millions had come to know and love over decades, “I can show you the way to Jesus.” “I don’t think so,” the stranger said over his shoulder. “You can’t even find your way to the post office.”

He shocked the sheriff Three-term Democratic sheriff Paul Van Blarcum would not have been surprised if a Republican had challenged him for reelection this fall. He may not have expected a primary from his own party. Only a few weeks ago VanBlarcum was talking about not having to raise money for an unopposed election. Enter retired state trooper Juan Figueroa of Plattekill, committed, he says, to challenging Van Blarcum in the September 13 Democratic primary. Who woulda thought? Heading the list of “early support for Juan” attached to Figueroa’s February 28 formal announcement were legislature minority leader Hector Rodriquez of New Paltz and Kingston mayor Steve Noble, in addition to luminaries from Rosendale, Saugerties and, of all places, Shawangunk, where enrolled Democrats represent a quarter of registered voters. Republicans have 40 percent, according to the board of elections. It would appear it’s the sheriff ’s controversial public statements on social issues that have the active and vocal progressive wing of the Democratic Party ready to dump their incumbent. “Sanctuary cities, they’re furious about,” said the sheriff. “I met with the president. I talked about checking IDs at social services. Guns. Nobody seems to have any complaints about day-to-day operations. They just complain about me.” In some places, they call that democracy. As Harry Truman used to say, if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Van Blarcum isn’t complaining. He’s been through this routine for three elections and he’s sticking to his guns. Ah, guns. It was Van Blarcum’s so-called “call to arms” in late 2015 after another school shooting that gave his political enemies ammunition. The sheriff told a small gathering of Town of Ulster Democrats last week that “the media” had misrepresented his urging licensed pistol owners

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to carry their weapons full-time. “I wasn’t telling everybody to run out and buy a gun,” he said. “That would be adding more guns.” He believes armed civilians, “properly trained,” can make a difference in situations so tragically common these days. “Take the mall shooting,” Van Blarcum said, referring to the February 2005 shooting at Hudson Valley Mall where two people were wounded by a 24-yearold gunman from Saugerties with a semi-automatic rifle. “There were five off-duty cops in the mall that day. None of them were armed,” the sheriff said. If Van Blarcum is advocating that police officers carry their guns at all times, count me in. Less so in recruiting Joe and Mary Pistol Permit to the armed forces. These are, after all, civilians who take out a gun permit to protect their homes or businesses, and who might fire their weapons a few of times a year at tin cans in the woods. People like that shouldn’t be facing down crazy guys with high-powered rifles in crowded, unimaginable conditions. Unlike some on the right, VanBlarcum does not support arming teachers. Armed police officers at highly secured schools make better sense, he says. Figueroa worked out of the Kingston barracks while a young trooper, but spent most of his 25-year career as an investigator assigned to special duty in New York City. The two old cops know each other from various beats, and there appears to be mutual respect. But the retired trooper says the sheriff ought to talk less. At least he’s not tweeting every other day. Meanwhile, we point to county unofficial nominating conventions in late May. Candidates are not held to convention results. Losers have gone forth to nomination and victory in the past, but margins can be telling. Close calls in either or both contests could signal a race to the finish on primary day. I suspect that lots of people currently occupying fences will jump one way or the other long before then. Republicans can only relish the thought.

Connecting the dots There’s always politics, motivation and history to consider, especially when two unknowns suddenly emerge to challenge veteran officeholders in primaries. A few days after Figueroa formally announced for sheriff, Abe Uchitelle, a young businessman in Kingston’s uptown Stockade area — thus “Stockabe” — announced for the Democratic nomination against eleven-term assemblyman Kevin Cahill. Cahill, who keeps his ear to the ground, was not surprised. “Bring it on,” he said, hinting at a connection to arch-enemy Mike Hein. “He interned with Hein right out of [SUNY-New Paltz] college,” Cahill, 62, said of his 29-year-old challenger. Was Hein playing Oz again? I can lure politicians to the phone, but they don’t always bite. “We’re not choosing sides,” Hein said when asked if he was supporting either candidate. “They’re both very smart and talented,” he said, referring to the challengers but not his own party incumbents. Nudged a bit, Hein recalled Uchitelle briefly serving as an intern with his administration “early on,” meaning around 2009. Hein also recalled that Figueroa and his late brother Werner, a state police zone sergeant who died at 45 the year Hein was elected executive, were close. I smelled smoke, but that’s all I got. ●

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ould it be my imagination? Could the great pond that separates North America and Europe be shrinking for reasons other than climate change? Is it even remotely possible that flocks of Dubliners could soon be crossing the pond, arriving at Stewart Airport in mid-morning, be driven by bus to shop at Woodbury Common Outlet Center’s 240 high-end stores, and then, exhausted but bags filled, return late that afternoon in time to fly happily back to The Emerald Isle that very evening, alighting back in the auld sod during the pre-dawn hour. Surely ’twould be an exhausting day-into-night if they were to do so. An option might be to pay $100 or so for a nearby hotel/motel room in order to squeeze in a second immersive day of shop-until-you-drop at Woodbury Common. After almost nine months of operations at Stewart and in the wake of winter service cutbacks there, Norwegian Air seems now preparing to up the ante for 2018, doubling its flight frequency to Dublin beginning on April 26 to two a day in each direction. Americans traveling to Irish airports could hop from the Irish airport to low-cost flights elsewhere if they wished. The Coach USA bus company and Woodbury Common management seem game to play their part, offering bus trips designed to accommodate Norwegian Air travelers and travel packages that include

What you don’ t find in Norwegian’s ebullient marketing is the cost squeeze of the airline’s expansionary strategy, of which what’s happening at Stewart Airport is but a part. As of the beginning of this year, Norwegian’s capital expenditures for 2018 were about $1.9 billion. Norwegian passenger capacity grew by 25 percent in 2017 and will grow an expected 32 percent this year. Will the increase in capacity be accompanied by cost benefits that result in higher profitability? Norwegian has bought more than 200 fuel-efficient new jets, which it has mostly put into service. It expects to sell its older aircraft. “Norwegian’s fate rests on the still unproven strategy of adapting the success of low-cost short-haul travel to long-haul routes,” recently wrote Irish Times,“ as well as making a parallel bet on leasing out jets to rival carriers.” “We are not at all satisfied with the 2017 results,” Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos told analysts in February, according to Irish Times. “2017 was not a very good year.” The costs of expansion significantly reduced the airline’s cash reserves. Kjos took a defensive rhetorical tack. “What could we do?” he asked. “We had already started to sell a lot of tickets. We couldn’t say to the passengers, ‘Sorry, we can’t fly you.’ The best thing about 2017 is that it’s now 2018.” Questions persist as to the long-term demand for the Norwegian routes to and from Stewart. A comparison of Norwegian’s month-to-month passenger figures for Stewart with those at the Port Authority airports as a whole show a similar seasonal pattern — strongest in the summer and considerably weaker in the winter. If anything, autumn and winter demand to the northern climes Norwegian serves lagged a bit behind the average seasonal international demand. It’s hard to know how the end of winter will affect Norwegian’s financial perspective at Stewart.

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It’s what you see This morning I looked out my kitchen window. I saw this stick figure clearing a branch off my pond. I think he’s planning to ice-skate. This is just one of the creative joys my pond affords me. While it seems to be quietly resting, awaiting the spring thaw, it still offers some interesting action. My Little Muddy is not a kettle hole, not carved out by a passing glacier, but created by an eternal spring which in the very driest summer remains full enough to sustain water creatures, including goldfish I had set free a few years ago. The fish, now big, bright and colorful, are on their way to becoming carp. Or so I am told. An occasional wood-duck family visits, flying in low, landing on the ice and sliding into the open water. I await their visit. I have not seen them yet.




Stick figure on the pond.

The below-zero temperature has been a good part of this winter, leaving my Little Muddy a solid ice pond. My granddaughter, recently from India, was excited to spend an afternoon skating. he loved the hard water. The next outing is promised with a bonfire. What is a fire without marshmallows? We can use those branches cleaned off by the stick



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Don’t draw premature conclusions about Norwegian Air’s cheap-tickets adventure at Stewart Airport. Though the discount carrier’s strategy is not without serious risks, the business model carries the potential for enormous rewards. The airline’s brash pricing stance has already irreversibly pushed a very profitable industry toward new pricing strategies and structures. Cheap fares seem on more consumer minds. Deals are everywhere, more options than ever are available. Even everyday fares seem to have sunk to new lows. The new frame of mind seems to have changed the calculation of the convenience-versus-price ratio for the air consumer. “With prices this cheap,” Money magazine recently advised, “you can handle the extra costs and hassles of using B-list airports, and still have money left over to hopscotch around Europe by booking a few low-fare flights within the continent.” Precisely. As it increases the frequency of its transatlantic flights this spring, Norwegian Air will face new competition. Last Thursday, American Airlines announced it would introduce a new discount fare in April to compete with discount transatlantic carriers such as Norwegian. British Airways, Air France and Deutsche Lufthansa are also preparing lower-cost offerings. Delta already offers basic economy fares on such routes. Can these new offerings reverse the trend? Or is the low-cost jinni out of the box forever? ●

figure. I am almost glad I never got around to putting away some of that lawn furniture. I have on occasion checked the depth of the ice. It reminds me of my grandmother, who had an icebox. My grandfather would buy ice on the street from a man with a strangelooking flatbed truck filled with dozens of blocks wrapped in newspaper. The man would ring a hand bell to signal his arrival. Everybody in the neighborhood was ready for a new piece of ice. I have sat beside my pond and pondered, as did Henry David Thoreau. The only “essential fact of life” I discovered was that this neighborhood did indeed belong to the mosquito, which is “little fly” in Spanish. There is only a short period of time when the air around my pond is not buzzing with these determined creatures. They deserve their bad rep, because they are one of the deadliest insects on earth. I am sure they are enjoyed by many of the creatures living in my Little Muddy. I do not want to be a part of their food chain. Fortunately, my back deck is high above the ground. Apparently mosquitoes don’t fly far from ground level. In winter, bundled up enough for the Arctic, I have sat by my pond listening for the sounds that so enchant me in the summer.  And like Paul Simon I have only heard the sound of silence. The fish, lie quite still in the bottom. The frogs and salamanders are burrowed into the mud, waiting that moment when the world summons them from their deep sleep. They will awaken to sing and dance as only they know how. It has been reported that Thoreau spent hours sitting on the banks of Walden Pond. His poetry, essays and articles fill over 20 volumes, not all written sitting by the pond. I can only hope that my Little Muddy might continue to inspire me to write something good enough to share. It’s not what you look at that matters, Thoreau told us. It’s what you see. ●

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CommunityNotes COMMUNITY Lenten study The Reformed Church of Saugerties at 173 Main St. is hosting a series of Lenten study sessions, “Body and Soul: Spiritual Practices and Health” with Pastor Ruth. Medical and neuroscience research indicates that spiritual disciplines can change our brains and lower our blood pressure, but how are body, mind and spirit connected? Explore this topic on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. or Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. More information is available by calling (845) 246-2867. Friday night fish fry The Glasco Firehouse will offer a take-out Friday night fish fry for Lent on Friday, March 9 and every week through Friday, March 30 from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu includes fried haddock or fried shrimp with French fries, coleslaw and a dinner roll for $11.95. New Englandstyle clam chowder will be available at $4.95 a pint or $8.95 a quart. Sip & Paint event The Saugerties Elks Lodge on Route 32 N will host a “Sip & Paint” event on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. to raise funds for the Adopt-A-Soldier organization. Cost is $35 prepaid, which includes supplies, a beverage and snacks. Reserve a spot by calling Dotty at 246-6419 or Barbara at 246-4247 by March 7. ‘What’s Up with Water’ hike rescheduled Join Woodstock Land Conservancy to learn about aquatic life, floodplains and plant growth along riverbanks, and the source of our water in a hike on Saturday, March 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Comeau property, 95 Comeau Dr., Woodstock. The hike was postponed from last week. Early springtime along the Sawkill is one of its busiest seasons. Aquatic life is waking up, melting snow and rain raises the water level, and plants are starting to grow again. Meet in the parking lot by the kiosk at noon. Warm clothes and waterproof boots are recommended. In the case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled. Visit www. for updates or more information. Glasco Fire District meeting The Glasco Fire District meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be Monday, March 12. Senior group offers community support Members of Settled and Serving in Place (SSIP) meet weekly for breakfast and informal conversation at a local diner. The Saugerties chapter of SSIP will meet next on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. at Village Diner. Interested persons are welcome to attend. SSIP is a network of community support for seniors who want to stay in their homes as they age. For more information, email Winter garden lecture series The Master Gardener program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is offering a winter lecture series at the CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. Register at Cost is $15 per class. The next event in the series is “What’s Going on with the Bugs?” with Master Gardener Cecily Frazier on Thursday, March 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. Master Gardener John McCormick will speak about “Garden Friends and Foes” on Thursday, March 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to manage the bugs in your garden and which are friends or foe. Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, or to be mailed a brochure/registration form, contact Dona Crawford at (845) 340-3990, ext. 335 or email Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt The Saugerties Lions Club will present the 19th annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Glasco Firehouse on Saturday,

March 24. (Rain date is Saturday, March 31.) Admission is free. Ages one through five start at 10:30 a.m. Ages six through 12 begin at 11 a.m. There are prizes for returned eggs. For more information, call 336-4190, 399-6915, 246-6238 or 246-4855.

Maundy Thursday service Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St., will hold a Maundy Thursday passion service on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. More information is available by calling (845) 246-2867. Learn how to prune grapes Local how to prune grapes at farmworker training in English (with Spanish translations) on Friday, March 30 from 1-4 p.m. at Red Maple Vineyard, 103 Burroughs Drive in West Park. The workshop will be led by Jim O’Connell of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) and will include hands-on demonstration of cane pruning of vinifera grapes on a vertical shoot position (VSP) system and an opportunity for attendees to prune on their own. Bring pruners and dress for the weather. Bilingual staff will be on hand to help with translations and written pruning manuals will be provided in both Spanish and English. Admission is free, but space is limited. Pre-register by March 26 by contacting O’Connell at or call (845) 943-9814. Leave a message with name, phone, email and name of farm (if applicable). For more information about CCEUC, visit Penny social The Reformed Church of Saugerties will host a penny social on Saturday, April 7. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with calling at 1 p.m. The event features a 50/50 raffle and special table. The church is located at 173 Main St. Sports Hall of Fame banquet The Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame club will hold their annual induction banquet Saturday, April 14 at Diamond Mills. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a cocktail/meet-andgreet hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This year’s inductees are Rob Elmendorf, Todd Kramer, Mike Melville, Joe “Base” Quirk and Liz Praetorius (posthumously), who will be recognized for their achievements and contributions to Saugerties sports history. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30, which includes the dinner with beer, wine and soda. Ticket reservations are made by emailing Mike Hasenbalg at with the number of paid guests and any special seating requests. Checks (made payable to “Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame Club”) may also be mailed to Mike Hasenbalg, 19 Village Drive, Saugerties NY 12477. (When mailing check, please include copy of original email request.) Those wishing to pay using ‘PayPal’ may do so with a confirmation email sent upon receipt of payment. For additional information, call (914) 388-2348. Summer youth program pre-registration open Pre-registration is open for the Saugerties Summer Recreation Program, with half-day (9 a.m. to noon) and full-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) sessions at the Cantine Veteran’s Memorial Complex for grades pre-K (must be four years old and registered for kindergarten in the fall) through eight. Daily activities include age-appropriate arts and crafts, sports instruction, nature studies, playground activities and weekly field trips. Children will be active outdoors all day under the direction of qualified, responsible counselors. The program runs for six weeks from July 9 to Aug. 16. The registration fee may be paid over several months. Registration forms are available at Saugerties Town Hall, Kiwanis Ice Arena and online at Visit Saugerties Summer Recreation on Facebook for more information. Hudson Valley Honor Flight seeking veterans for spring flights Area veterans are invited to apply to participate in the Hudson Valley Honor Flight spring flights to Washington, D.C. to visit their respective war memorials at no cost. The first flight, on April 14, “Mission 19,” will depart from Stewart International Airport in Newburgh. The

second event on May 19, “Mission 20,” will leave from Westchester County Airport in White Plains. Veterans who served before Jan. 31, 1955 are eligible to participate. Each is accompanied by a volunteer personal “guardian” responsible for ensuring that the veteran’s trip is a memorable one. Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a nonprofit organization honoring American veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization has taken approximately 1,400 veterans to Washington, D.C. with many thousands of people involved with Honor Flight either as guardians or to send off veterans when they depart or welcome them upon their return. HVHF serves veterans from Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan and Putnam counties in addition to Pike County, PA, Bergen County, NJ and Fairfield County, CT. Veterans from other surrounding counties are also considered. Top priority is given to those of the World War II “Greatest Generation” and terminally ill veterans from other wars. Applications are kept on file. For more information, visit

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Spoken Word poetry reading Spoken Word, hosted by Annie LaBarge, will feature poets Bertha Rogers and Richard Levine on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Congregation, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. There will be an open mic with three-minute limit. For more information, call (845) 331-2884. ‘In Remembrance’ exhibit at WAAM The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum is exhibiting “In Remembrance,” a memorial exhibition featuring the work of artists Jane Axel, Lenny Kislin, Pia Oste-Alexander and Sandra Palmer Shaw. The show will remain on view through Sunday, March 11. Admission is free and open to the public. The four artists honored in the exhibit are remembered for their generous contributions and service to the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum and for their outstanding creative accomplishments. “In Remembrance” will include artwork selections from WAAM’s permanent collection along with works from the estates of the artists. The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum is located at 28 Tinker Street in Woodstock. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. WAAM is closed Monday-Tuesday and major holidays. For more information, call (845) 679-2940 or visit Classical piano program Pianist Yalin Chi will perform a program of works by Debussy, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff at the new Saugerties Pro Musica concert on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. Seating is limited at the United Methodist Church, on the corner of Washington Ave. and Post St. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students admitted free. More information is available by calling (845) 679-5733 or visit Call for artists The library is seeking artists who live or work in the town of Saugerties for solo exhibits in the library galleries. Applications are available at Apply by March 30 for priority consideration. Photography at Cross Contemporary Cross Contemporary Art gallery at 99 Partition St. is exhibiting “Susan Copich & Richard Edelman: Photographs,” on view through Sunday, April 1. Copich and Edelman both create idealized environments with posed models, much like a stage set or tableau vivant. But while Copich creates an atmosphere of suburban privilege and its accompanying banalities or images of architectural decay and alienation, Edelman positions his subject in their personal environments or, in the case of his self-portraits, his own internal psychology. Winter gallery hours are Friday through Monday from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. More information is

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Saugerties artists’ group show at Emerge Gallery Emerge Gallery & Art Space at 228 Main St. is exhibiting “Exit 20: A Group Exhibition of Saugerties Artists,” on view through Monday, April 2. The exhibition highlights art of various styles and mediums — acrylic, collage, drawings, mixed media, monoprints, oil, pastel, photography, sculpture and watercolor – by more than 30 artists living and working in Saugerties. The monthly window installation will feature a collection of figure sculptures by Saugerties artist Meredith Morabito. “Exit 20” is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert Langdon. For more information, call (845) 247-7515 or visit Remembrances of Augusta Savage reading at Kiersted House The Saugerties Historical Society will host a reading in remembrance of sculptor and civil rights activist Augusta Savage (1892-1962) on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at Kiersted House, 118 Main St., which is hosting “Remembering Augusta Savage, The Saugerties Years 1948-1962,”an exhibition about Savage’s legacy through August. Savage was a resident of Katsbaan in the town of Saugerties from 1945 until shortly before her death in 1962. She was considered a leading artist of the Harlem Renaissance African-American literary and artistic movement of the early 20th century. Actress, writer and teacher Lora Lee Ecobelli will read an essay that reflects on the personal experiences and memories of Audrey Finger followed by a videotaped interview of her with her brother, Wes, hosted by producer and author Doug Wilson. Ecobelli has performed on and off Broadway and in many independent films. The Saugerties resident is artistic director of the Blue Horse Repertory Company and teaches at the Theatre Institute at Sage College in Troy, New York. More information is available by calling Marjorie Block at (845) 246-0784 or visit Sean Noonan abstracts at Green Kingston artist Sean Noonan will exhibit collages, paintings and monotypes at Green in the village of Saugerties. The artist works primarily in oil pigment on handmade paper. His abstract and geometric designs will be on view through August during regular store hours. For more info, call (845) 418-3270 or visit www. Cable picks this week Saturday, March 10 at 1 and 8 p.m. “Paths to Wellness: Alternative Healing.” Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. “2018 State of

the County Address with County Executive Mike Hein.” Monday, March 12 at 1 and 7 p.m. “Don’t Dis My Ability.” People living with disabilities. Tuesday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on every half hour (running time: three minutes). “The Health Report” with Karen Owoc. This week: raw versus cooked. Tuesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. “Peak Moment: Locally Reliant Living.” This week: climate change and petro collapse. Wednesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. “White House Chronicle” with Llewellyn King. New world currency: Bitcoin and Blockchain.

CIVIC You be the judge The Saugerties Town Board will appoint an individual to fill the position of town justice created by the recent passing of Dan Lamb. The appointment will be for a term to begin immediately and will expire Dec. 31, 2018. Interested Saugerties residents are invited to submit resumes to the town supervisor’s office. The deadline is Friday, March 9 at 4 p.m. Resumes may be sent by mail, courier or dropped off in person to 4 High St., Saugerties NY 12477. Town Board additional meetings The Saugerties Town Board will hold two additional executive session meetings at Town Hall on Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.

SCHOOLS Local students of note Michael Lutfring and Sophia Edgar of Saugerties made the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology. Lutfring is in the environmental sustainability, health and safety program and Edgar is in the film and animation program. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is at least 3.4 with no incomplete, D or F grades in 12 credit hours. Padraic Joseph Defino and Jeffrey Raymond Miron recently graduated from Clarkson University. Defino earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. Miron earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering and management with a minor in project management.

LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE JUSTJOHN PROPERTY CO., LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/26/2018. Office in Greene Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 60 Bay Sreet, Penthouse, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 5398 NY-23, Windham, NY 12496. LEGAL NOTICE Kingston Property Group LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/24/2018. Cty: Ulster. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 191 Russell Rd., Hurley, NY 12443. General Purpose. LEGAL NOTICE GLASCO II LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/1/17. Office in Ulster Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 711, Glasco, NY 12432. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE A Sweet Experience, LLC has filed articles of organization with the NY Secretary of State on February 14, 2018. The office is in Ulster County. The address is: 72 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall forward copies of any process is: 72 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful purpose. Filed by: RYAN, ROACH & RYAN LLP LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of 99 Fred Short Road LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/12/18. Office location: Ulster County. Principal business location:

99 Fred Short Road, Saugerties, NY 12477. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process served to: 54 Franklin St., Apt 3R, NY, NY 10013. Any legal purpose. LEGAL NOTICE Cork Consulting New York LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/12/2017. Office in Greene Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Daniel And Diana Tessier, 1405 Clinton St., Apt. 302, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Annual Election of the Village of Saugerties, NY will be held in the Municipal Building, 43 Partition Street, on Tuesday, the 20thof March 2018, with polls being open between the hours of NOON and 9:00PM EST. At such election the following persons will be seeking the offices of Village Trustee and Justice Court. New Vision Party Trustee: For a term of two years Vincent Buono 10 Latham Circle SAUGERTIES, NY 12477 Donald Hackett 19 Montross Street SAUGERTIES, NY 12477 Terry Parisian 27 Latham Circle SAUGERTIES, NY 12477 Court Justice: For a term of four years Robert Rightmyer 3 Esopus Drive Saugerties, NY 12477 Lisa Mayone Village Clerk

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): NAME: Franklin Plumbing & Mechanical LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/22/2018. Office location: Ulster County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Franklin Plumbing & Mechanical LLC. 212 Ridge Lane Saugerties N.Y. 12477. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Saugerties Town Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:30p.m. at the Senior Center, on the corner of Market & Robinson Street, to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on a MINOR SUBDIVISION for lands located on RT. 9W and owned by BRIAN and LAURA DECKER. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN OF SAUGERTIES PLANNING BOARD C. HOWARD POST, CHAIRMAN LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Saugerties Town Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:30p.m. at the Senior Center, on the corner of Market & Robinson Street, to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on a MAJOR SUBDIVISION for lands located on MANORVILLE ROAD and owned by BROCK and MARICA VANDERVLIET/HV CONTEMPORARY HOMES LLC.

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN OF SAUGERTIES PLANNING BOARD C. HOWARD POST, CHAIRMAN LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Saugerties Town Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:30p.m. at the Senior Center, on the corner of Market & Robinson Street, to hold a PUBLIC HEARING for a SITE PLAN for land located on GLASCO TURNPIKE to construct a FLEA MARKET and owned by STEFAN SANZI BY ORDER OF THE TOWN OF SAUGERTIES PLANNING BOARD C. HOWARD POST, CHAIRMAN LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Saugerties Town Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:30p.m. at the Senior Center, on the corner of Market & Robinson Street, to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on a MINOR SUBDIVISION for lands located on TERRI DRIVE and owned by DONALD FEISTAMAL. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN OF SAUGERTIES PLANNING BOARD C. HOWARD POST, CHAIRMAN LEGAL NOTICE Pink Coat LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 3/2/18. Office: Ulster County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 290 Fishcreek Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477. General Purposes.

Earth Day poster contest for students K-6 Senator George Amedore announced a statewide Earth Day poster contest sponsored by the New York State Senate. The competition is designed to encourage young people to have an awareness of environmental issues. The theme is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and is open to students in K-6 who live throughout the 46th Senate District. Students wishing to participate may submit their entry by Tuesday, April 13 at www. (jpg or PDF format preferred). The winning posters from the district will be posted on the website and featured in an Earth Day display in the Legislative office building in Albany along with winning entries from across the state. Study abroad in Ireland SUNY Ulster is offering a study abroad session this summer in Ireland from June 21-July 2. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, March 14. The theme is “The Three Arts: Poetry, Prose and Drama.” English professor Nicholas Haines will instruct the course through experiential learning and on-site lectures. Participants will earn three English credits as they learn about the history and works of authors with roots in Irish literature and visit a number of historical attractions throughout the country. The class is open to all SUNY Ulster students, adult learners and community members. Destinations include Sligo, Galway, Limerick and Dublin. Cultural destinations include Trinity College Library, Sligo Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle. Cost is approximately $3,196, which includes transportation to and from SUNY Ulster and the airport, airfare, shared accommodations, some site fees and the three SUNY Ulster credits. For more information, visit study_abroad/study-abroad-ireland or contact Chris Seubert, program coordinator of academic travel, at Ulster BOCES nursing school program info sessions Enrollment is now open for Ulster BOCES Adult Career Education Center’s practical nursing (PN) and surgical technologist programs. The courses begin in September. Information sessions about the program will be held at the Ulster Adult Career Education Center on Route 9W (319 Broadway) in Port Ewen on the following Tuesdays: March 20, April 10 and 24, May 8 and 22 and June 12. Seating is limited. Both programs are accredited, full-time programs that will fulfill required classroom and clinical hours and are designed to prepare students to sit for their board exams. The sessions will provide information on the admissions process, the program curriculum and testing requirements. Upon completion of the PN program, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination. Students in the Surgical Technologist program will be able to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification Exams. To enroll in the practical nursing program, visit For the surgical technologist program, visit surgtech. If unable to attend an info session, call (845) 331-0902 to schedule a visit.

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Saugerties Monday Club Scholarship The GFWC Monday Club of Saugerties will award $1,500 through the Mary E. Pidgeon Gillespie Scholarship, Inc. to a Saugerties High School senior who plans to attend college. Applications are available in the guidance office at the high school and must be returned by April 18. The award is based on excellence of character, academic standing, financial need and extracurricular activity. The recipient is determined by the Monday Club Scholarship committee. Announcement of the winner will be made during the SHS Special Awards assembly. Last year’s recipient was Sissy Martinez, now a freshman at the American University in Washington, D.C.

LIBRARY Opening reception for Barbara Bravo exhibit The library will host an opening reception on Saturday, March 10 from 3-5 p.m. for “Images in Clay and Collage” featuring artwork by Barbara Bravo. The show will be on view through April. Everyone is welcome. Magic: The Gathering Come to a free, casual Magic: The Gathering card tournament on Saturday, March 10 from 1-4 p.m. Bring a deck of legacy format cards. All ages welcome. Booster pack prizes. Book club for grades 5-8 The club will meet on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Masterminds” by Gordan Korman. The storyline follows a group of kids who discover they were cloned from the DNA of criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment.

Rich Kime, exalted ruler of the Saugerties Elks Lodge, presents a $1,500 check to Michael Averill, Key Club president, as Elks Lodge past exalted ruler Debbie Venneri, far right, and members look on.

Elks Lodge supports the BackPack Program at high school R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S O F T H E S A U G E R T I E S E L K S L O D G E visited Saugerties High School last week to present

a check for $1,500 to the Key Club, which supports the BackPack Program that that provides a weekend supply of food to children who qualify for free and reduced-price lunches during the school week.

Saugerties Writers Club Join the Saugerties Writers Club on Wednesday, March 14 at 6 pm.

through hormone transitions, as well as anyone going through challenges in life.

Read to a canine companion Kids are invited to drop by the library to read books to certified reading therapy dog Zoey on Saturday, March 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Art discussion group Join a thought-provoking discussion on art history at the library on Tuesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. Attendees will be given a list of artists to research and share information on at the next meeting.

Author talk and book signing Lori Ann King, author of “Come Back Strong” will visit the library on Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss her book, which reveals her personal experience with healing from hysterectomy and oophorectomy. She will share the challenges as well as the victories that came out of the journey. King will share her tips to manage menopause, both surgical and natural, through nutrition, exercise, complementary medicine and lifestyle changes. Her insight on controlling feelings through thoughts and words is empowering for women going



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Tai Chi for arthritis Utilize Tai Chi’s “Sun” style to improve relaxation and balance. The method is particularly suited for older adults. Sessions will be held at the library on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:15-5:15 p.m. for eight weeks. Register at the main circulation desk or call 246-4317. Library information Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located at 91 Washington Ave. The library webpage is Calls and emails are welcome at 246-4317 and ●




















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