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November 19, 2017
SUSAN MURPHY

“I would like to see people be inspired to live cooperatively, and balanced, sharing life, space, and resources…” Susan Murphy was a founding member of Saugerties’ Cantine’s Island Co-Housing Community. With a storyteller’s talent and passion for the concept of...

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October 29, 2017
HARRY VICKERY SR

“I’ve been different all my life. Our value system is completely different” From the Reservation to a Saugerties farm; you do what you have to do. Harry Vickery Sr. interview includes tales of community politics and unionizing the Saugerties police...

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October 29, 2017
KEN SNYDER

Ken Snyder is a seventh generation Saugertiesian farmer. The evolution of a farm over 250 years in Saugerties. The Snyders arrived in Saugerties around 1750 and have grown a succession of crops on the family farm. Woodstock 94 used part...

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October 24, 2017
MARTI RANDALL (PART TWO)

“On a lark, I started looking, researching…the more I looked, the more I found.” In PART TWO of her interview, Marti discusses her research process rooted in her genealogy practice, historical findings and the contentious public and private debate around...

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October 23, 2017
MARTI RANDALL (PART ONE)

“I was able to stay safe for a little while…but not long.” Persistent and determined are adjectives too timid still to describe Marti Randall. After serving in the Marine Corps in the mid-1970’s, she moved to Saugerties where she trained...

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October 23, 2017
KIT EVERS

Kit Evers runs OUR (Old Used Rare) Bookshop out of his home – or more accurately, he runs his home out of his bookshop – on Partition Street in Saugerties village. In this interview, he discusses growing up the son...

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October 23, 2017
NANCY CAMPBELL

“You know that saying about doing something that scares you?” Nancy Campbell has left no corner of Saugerties untouched by her DIY approach. She has been an owner of a gallery downtown, served on the town board and acted as...

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September 29, 2017
DONNA MEHALAK

If one man’s trash is another one’s treasure, Donna grew up in a very rich family. Donna Mehalak describes growing up in the heyday of boardinghouses and bungalows of West Saugerties. She discusses her family’s trucking and trash hauling business,...