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. 

Sponsor a Trophy - Help Out the Volunteer Firemen
Washington Hook & Ladder Truck 1 - L5320 

This year, Saugerties Fire Department will be hosting the 2014 Ulster County Volunteer Firemen's Association Parade.  (Sat. July 26.  Kickoff: 1 p.m.)


See the calendar entry or click on the firetruck on the left for more information.

If anyone is interested in sponsoring a Trophy for either $50 or $100, please contact Victoria Mason 845-246-9701.

Village of Saugerties Summer/Fall Construction Schedule (Updated June 23, 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.

Village Beach - Certified Lifeguards Needed







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 www.emeraldashborer.info or visit www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/eab/ for more information.  

June/July 2014


Mayor Murphy in His Office

It's looking like we're in for some great weather in June, as we prep for some amazing Saugerties July events.  Is it too much to hope for, that this great string  of great weather continues?
Like me, I imagine you're looking forward to the famous 4th of July parade and fireworks, the Sawyer Motors Car Show, the summertime HITS events and all the individual graduation parties and cookouts and events that make this time of the year so great.  
Visit the Farmers Market for the great tomatoes and corn and other vegetable and fruits and grab yourself some Saugerties fun this June/July!




William E. Murphy
Village of Saugerties