Rip Van Winkle Boy Scouts (and the Hungry) Need Your Help
Boy Scouts Collecting Food

The Rip Van Winkle Council Boy Scouts are nicely scouting for food for the holidays.  Donations may be dropped off in a collection box at Town Hall (4 High Street), until Monday, December 14th.


For details or to post a copy of the flyer, see this page or click on the image on the left.

Election Notice - 3 Village Board Seats - March 15, 2016
  Public NoticeNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election is to be held in the  Village of Saugerties on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, to fill the  following offices:

Three (3) two-year terms to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose terms of office will expire on April 4, 2016:

  • Village of Saugerties Trustee
    • Vince Buono
    • Don Hackett
    • Terry Parisian


Lisas Signature 

Zoning Board of Appeals - No November Meeting
ZBA - No Meeting

There will be no Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Tuesday, November 24th.

Village Winter Parking Rules in Effect Dec. 15 through March 15
No Overnight Parking

Beginning the early morning of Tues., Dec. 15, between the hours of 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. if your vehicle is parked on Village streets, you will be in violation of overnight parking rules.  


Keeping the streets clear during the winter is essential, to allow our DPW crew to effectively plow, and safely and thoroughly remove snow from our streets.


Thanks to all.


Lisas Signature

Village Planning Board - Public Hearing - Wednesday, December 9
  Planning Board 2Notice is hereby given that the Village of Saugerties Planning Board will hold a public hearing on December 9, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 43 Partition Street. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comment on two applications.


The site plan and special use permit application of Steven & Gail Thornton for the purpose of converting 160 Main Street from a ground floor business to two one bedroom apartments.  Copies of the application and plans are available for viewing at the Clerk’s office.


The site plan and special use permit for Sawyer Brothers Holding Corp. LLC for the purpose of using the parcel at 162 Ulster Avenue for new vehicle storage.  Copies of the application and plans are available for viewing at the Clerk’s office.


All interested parties will be heard.


Lisas Signature 


Village Fall Leaf Pick-Up has completed

The Village of Saugerties Fall Leaf Pick-up has completed,


Please do not leave leaves or any other debris curbside, at this point.


Thank you.



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. 

Hudson Valley Magazine - Saugerties Lighthouse is a great place to have a picnic


The latest "Saugerties in the News" item - from   


For more "Saugerties in the News" (dating back to a NY Times 1902 article) click here.


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.

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.

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

Best Town 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. 

Huffington Post - Things to Do in Saugerties!
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!  

Testing of Backflow Devices in the Village
 Backflow Device

The Village of Saugerties Water Department in compliance with 5.1.31 (a) of the NYS Sanitary Code, will be sending out notices regarding the testing of backflow devices.


Testing on all devices must be completed annually.


If you have any questions regarding the annual test, please contact the Water Dept. at 246-8958.

Saugerties Drinking Water Quality Report
Drinking Water

The Village of Saugerties "Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the Year 2014" is now available online.


Click on the image on the left or click here.
Calendar-Whats Happening

Click here for a calendar of Saugerties events.


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


And if you have a not-for-profit event that you want added to the calendar, just click on this link for instructions.

Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

On the left is a photo of an Emerald Ash Borer feeding on a leaf.  This insect is a threat to area trees.  If you see an Emerald Ash Borer, please report the sighting to the USDA Forest Service (866-322-4512).  See or visit for more information.  

October/November 2015


Mayor Murphy in His Office

Great Fall colors have come to Saugerties and the surrounding Hudson Valley.  Yet another aspect of Saugerties life to enjoy!
We're coming off of another great year for Saugerties events ... the 4th of July parade and fireworks, the Sawyer Motors Car Show, the Secret Garden Tour, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, the Mum Festival and many, many more.  
A heartfelt "THANKS" to everyone whose energy and enthusiasm make these events happen and make Saugerties shine!
One quick note to all Villagers ... our DPW Fall pickup will only involve picking up leaves, for everyone's convenience in disposing of them.  Please do not include anything beyond your yard leaves, as the DPW will only be picking up leaves this Fall.  Thank you for your attention to this. 




William E. Murphy
Village of Saugerties



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