Monthly Archive: April, 2009

In Trial of Brooke Astor’s Son, Another Side of the Family (and Ocean) Is Heard From

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For most current-day New Yorkers, Brooke Astor is the face of her esteemed family, which began planting its wealth in the United States more than two centuries ago with the arrival of the… Continue reading

Village proposes sewer rate hike

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RHINEBECK — The sewer rate for village customers would increase 14.8 percent under a proposal going to a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. May 21 at Village Municipal Hall, 76 E. Market… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school board adopts ‘minimum’ budget

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At $27,191,095, the proposal represents a 3.43 percent increase over this year’s $26,289,585 budget and a 5.34 percent tax levy increase. That figure represents the district’s lowest budget increase in 17 years. Read… Continue reading

Talk will feature Lyme expert- Thursday the 30th

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RHINEBECK – Lyme disease expert Dr. Stephen Bock, of the Rhinebeck Health Center, will speak at the Northern Dutchess Lyme Disease Support Group at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. The public… Continue reading

Rhinebeck in May 2009

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  Rhinebeck Ptso Discount Card On Sale Now! April 25th to May 31st Rhinebeck To raise funds for the valuable projects which are supported by the Rhinebeck PTSO and to stimulate our local… Continue reading

Rhinebeck School District Announcement: Influenza

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This letter is to inform you that the State of New York has entered a stage of heightened surveillance resulting from the presence of an influenza virus that is making people sick in… Continue reading

The “swine flu” link on the county’s homepage will provide access to state and federal resources.

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Information on swine flu is available on the Dutchess County website: http://www.dutchessny.gov

Church flea market scheduled for May 9

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RHINEBECK — The annual flea market at the Church of the Messiah, at U.S. Route 9 and Chestnut Street, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9. The event is to… Continue reading

Pilot OK after mishap at Ulster airport

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TOWN OF ULSTER — A pilot scaped serious injury on Friday after he had trouble landing his plane at the Kingston-Ulster Airport off state Route 32 and crashed into a fence, state police… Continue reading

Murphy wins 20th District race, will take office next week

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DEMOCRAT Scott Murphy won the cliffhanger race for New York’s 20th Congressional District seat on Friday when Republican James Tedisco conceded defeat. Read On : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/nyregion/25murphy.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/04/25/news/doc49f2968bd129e987447250.txt

Local dairy farmers spend day with Michael J. Fox

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A prominent Hollywood movie star struck by Parkinson’s disease at a young age toured local farms Thursday as part of an upcoming television special about hope.  Michael J. Fox, star of the “Back… Continue reading

Milaners Youth Group to Host Community Trail Cleanup & BBQ – May 2nd 2009

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Community Trail & BBQ Hosted by the Milaners Youth Group  May 2nd 2009   12:00pm – 4:00pm Support of a local community can leave a lasting impact on everyone!!! For more Info and to… Continue reading

Rhinebeck village highway worker hurt in fall

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RHINEBECK — Village police were investigating a Wednesday afternoon accident during which a 40-year-old village Highway Department worker fell off of a backhoe on Platt Avenue. Sgt. Peter Dunn said the man, whom… Continue reading

Shakespeare comes to life at Bulkeley Middle School

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RHINEBECK — Not every student comes to class excited to learn about about Shakespeare. Jenn Lee and Neil Hellegers, teaching artists from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Education Program, try to change that.… Continue reading

Rhinebeck tax levy increase at 4.75%

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RHINEBECK — School district trustees on Tuesday agreed to seek voter approval of a proposed $27.19 million budget with a $22.48 million property tax levy carrying a 4.75 percent increase of $1.02 million… Continue reading

“The Creative Experience”

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Montgomery Row Second Level 6423 Montgomery Street (Route 9) Rhinebeck April 24 – May 28, 2009 “The Creative Experience” Works by The Bulkeley Middle School Students and Rhinebeck High School Students Open to… Continue reading

School candidates file in Columbia, Northern Dutchess

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Hopefuls in school board elections in Northern Dutchess filed petitions Monday for May 19 elections. In Rhinebeck, two Board of Education seats carrying three-year terms are being sought without a ballot challenge by… Continue reading

Groups team up, will undertake home fixes

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The Rhinebeck Rotary and Rebuilding Together Dutchess County are collaborating on a new pilot program to assist Rhinebeck residents 60 and over. The Senior Home Assistance Program will address minor home repair concerns… Continue reading

Rhinebeck planners to meet on Tuesday April 21st 2009

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RHINEBECK — The village Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Village Municipal Hall, 76 E. Market St. Items on the agenda include the applications of: • H. Knick Staley, 19… Continue reading

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

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Every year, household hazardous wastes are improperly emptied into trash cans and end up in landfills or backyard burn barrels, or may be dumped onto backyard soil or into small streams. Household hazardous… Continue reading

Autism Walk and Expo- 2009

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Sunday, April 26th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck DETAILS: The autism Society of America, Hudson Valley Chapter will host an autism walk and expo. A benefit to… Continue reading

Hudson Valley Green Fair 2009

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April 25th  - April 26th Dutchess Cty. Fairgrounds, Rt. 9, Rhinebeck. 849-2019 The Hudson Valley Green Fair was born to help all of us “go green.”  As the Valley’s major environmentally conscious event, the… Continue reading

Breweries come to Hunter for beer festival

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The Tap New York Craft Beer and Food Festival will take place Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. at Hunter Mountain, Route 23A in Hunter. Read… Continue reading

It started with a mattress

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RHINEBECK — Rhinebeck Fire Department public information officer Henry Campbell said van driver Joseph Umbro of Rhinebeck was exiting Route 9G onto Route 308 at about 10:15 a.m. Monday when he encountered a… Continue reading

300 get a Taste of Rhinebeck 2009

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About 300 people attended the 5th annual Taste of Rhinebeck, sponsored by the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation. The event allows patrons to purchase bracelets that act as key to more than 20 restaurants… Continue reading

Town, village of Rhinebeck may split use of speed-control sign

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board is considering a request from the village to split the use of a $5,775 radar-equipped speed display unit as part of efforts to have drivers stay within speed… Continue reading

In Rhinebeck, a fire burned some five acres of open field off U.S. Route 9 behind the Phantom Gardener.

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Firefighter Rick Dorrer said about 50 firefighters from eight fire departments battled the blaze from about 3:55 until 7:48 p.m. Dorrer said the Rhinebeck Fire Department was assisted by the Hillside, Milan, Red… Continue reading

Some worry bridge work will snarl county fair traffic

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RHINEBECK — The town is being encouraged to schedule repairs of the Hogs Bridge on Mount Rutsen Road in such a way as to minimize traffic congestion during the Dutchess County Fair Aug.… Continue reading

Wilderstein hosts Daffodil High Tea

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Daffodil High Tea will be offered on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Road in Rhinebeck. A special treat for tea lovers, this event features a variety of homemade… Continue reading

Rhinebeck to keep animal control officer

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board plans to maintain the position of town animal control officer and find a part-time employee to handle daytime duties instead of discontinuing the $9,378-a-year position in favor of… Continue reading