- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will oversee dredging to deepen the Esopus Creek where it empties into the Hudson River this fall.

The work must be done to remove a shoal that puts Coast Guard boats at risk of getting stuck.

Saugerties (SAW’-ger-teez) Village Board member Patrick Landewe tells the Kingston Daily Freeman (https://bit.ly/1eCJ9Ph ) the work will be done around the clock and will force some scheduling changes at the bed-and-breakfast that operates in the Saugerties Lighthouse.

Landewe said the dredging had been planned for October, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation wanted to change it to September before large mouth bass return to the creek for the winter.

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