Calling All Artists!

Call for Artists

The Women's Club of Saugerties invites amateur and professional artists and photographers to exhibit their work at this year’s Mum Festival on October 5th at Seamon Park.  Rain date October 12th.


Visit the Women's Club of Saugerties page for more information about the Mum Festival Art Show and about the Women's Club.

New York Times positive comments on Vernon Benjamin's book

History of the Hudson River Valley

Congratulations to Saugerties native son Vernon Benjamin, for the positive comments in The New York Times on his new book: The History of the Hudson River Valley - from Wilderness to the Civil War.


See this page, where Vernon's book is reviewed, along with some other items.

Saugerties Highlighted in a Daily News Article

Opus 40 from Daily News

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:

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. 

Village of Saugerties Summer/Fall Construction Schedule (Updated August 6, 2014)


The drumbeat of improvements for the Village of Saugerties continues!


Be aware that projects will be taking place this summer, such as the Streetscape (Crosswalk) work, sewer main replacements and traffic light installation.


For a detailed schedule, click here or on the image on the left.

Hudson River Fish Advisory

Hudson River Fish Advisory
As the summer season peaks so does consumption of fish caught in our local rivers, lakes and streams. But there are health risks associated with consuming fish from area waters -- especially for women and children. In the Hudson River, the greatest risk to health is consuming fish contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
As a result, the New York State Department of Health has issued a fish health advisory that includes the Saugerties portions of the river.  For the Lower Hudson (from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge at Catskill to the New York City Battery) women under 50 and children under 15 are advised not to consume any fish caught in this section of the Hudson River.
This includes striped bass, white perch, largemouth bass, bluefish, and carp, among other species. To download a PDF of the complete advisory and map, click here.

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 2013" 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.  

August/September 2014


Mayor Murphy in His Office

We're in the midst of the Streetscape project ... and just like major home improvement projects, there are some inconveniences while the work is proceeding.  But as with those home projects, when the dust settles, we'rea always glad we undertook the project and are happy with the results.  In our case, when the project (crosswalks, lights, improved signals) are done, not only will the Village look better, we'll have safer streets as well.
In addition to this progress and the great weather, I feel good at this time of the year, as we begin heading into a major event, near the end of every September, where Saugerties carries on Pat Reppert's yearly party to celebrate the garlic harvest -- our Hudson Valley Garlic Festival.
I hope to see you out and about, as we transition from Summer to Fall, if not on the Village streets or in the Village offices, then perhaps at our great festival.
Best wishes. 




William E. Murphy
Village of Saugerties