SAA Biddy Youth and Junior League Basketball Sign-Ups

The S.A.A. will hold sign ups for the upcoming 2014-15 Biddy Youth and Junior League Basketball seasons on  Saturday November 8th, 10AM - 1PM and Friday  November 14th,   6 - 8PM at the Frank Greco Center (Market St.)  Sign up fees are $40 per child or $70 per family.


The Biddy Youth Basketball league is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 9-12 as of 12/1/14, and Junior League is open to 13-15 year olds, as of 12/1/14.


For questions, please contact Bill Murphy @ 845-246-7669 or  Bob Mooers @ 246-9781

Water Meter Replacement in the Village - Please Read . . .

Water meter

Over the next 4 months the Village of Saugerties will be replacing all residential and commercial water meters. 


Read more ...

Saugerties Woman's Club - Mum Festival Art Show Thank You's

General Federation of Womens Clubs logo 
The GFWC Woman's Club of Saugerties wishes to thank all those combined efforts made the 2014 Mum Festal Art Show a success.
Area artists created a colorful and varied display.  Chairman Lucy Kunst, wishes to especially express her appreciation to the artists, club members, Saugerties Village Parks Department and Judges Nancy Campbell, and Angela Gaffney-Smith.
The judging was a challenge due to the many fine entries.  Ribbons were awarded for first, second, third and honorable mention in the various categories.
Winner in Pastel Category was:  FIRST PRIZE: Regine Petrosky.
In Watercolor Category:  FIRST PRIZE: Regine Petrosky, SECOND PRIZE:  Paulette Freundorfer, THIRD PRIZE:  Linda Alexander, HONORABLE MENTION:  Nancy Lazinsky
IN the Oil/Acrylic Category:  FIRST PRIZE; Ruth Dhondy, SECOND PRIZE: Sandra Physer. THIRD PRIZE:  Paulette Freundorfer.  HONORABLE MENTION: Aubrey Weeks, Agnes Barber.
In the Photography Category:  FIRST PRIZE;  William Kemble, SECOND PRIZE; Cindy Ortlieb, THIRD PRIZE;  Keith Kopycinski, HONORABLE MENTION: Peter Ressa, Steven Zwickler, Erica Pagerey, William Kemble,      
The long running Woman's Club Art Show had its colorful art work displayed among the brillance of the floral display in Seamon Park.  All who attended remember a day that turned out to be a beautiful and sunny afternoon at the Mum Featival in Seamon Park, 2014.

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.

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