Monthly Archive: March, 2008

Rhinebeck master plan update set for Tuesday

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RHINEBECK – Newly minted town officials this week will get their first formal overview of a comprehensive plan intended to guide the town’s future growth and development. http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19438011&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74958&rfi=6

Youth rake, weed, paint – and enjoy

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  While many of their peers were probably playing video games or watching college basketball Sunday, more than 40 Milan youths gathered and performed maintenance work at the town’s recreation park. It was one… Continue reading

Morton Memorial Library seeks bust of founder

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On May 24, library officials are hosting a community celebration for the 100th anniversary of the library. The event is expected to include live music, concession stands and other entertainment. “We really feel… Continue reading

Nutrition, exercise programs start in April

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RHINEBECK – Northern Dutchess Hospital is offering two nutrition and exercise programs beginning in April. — New Leaf Program, a six-week personalized nutrition and exercise program, starts April 28. Includes a weekly visit… Continue reading

Rhinebeck store implementing ‘Gaming Gym’

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When Rhinebeck’s Family Video re-opens its doors under new ownership on Tuesday, the store will be home to much more than simply DVD rentals. “It’s going to be called ‘The Gaming Gym,’ ”… Continue reading

Rhinebeck teen set for national program

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Rhinebeck High School student Katherine Martin Scherr, daughter of Linda and Allan Scherr, was recently recognized as one of 2,600 candidates for the 2008 Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected out of… Continue reading

Scouts will hold food drive

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Boy Scout troops 128 and 228, along with Cub Scout Pack 28, will conduct their annual Scouting for Food drive Saturday. Scouts will deliver shopping bags to residents of Rhinebeck, along with a… Continue reading

Rhinebeck changes town attorney

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Warren Replansky is being replaced by the law firm of Gellert & Klein, which is based in the City of Poughkeepsie. The town board voted Monday to change its attorney./ http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008803280311

Fishing Contest Registration

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50Th Annual Landsman Kill Stocking Club Fishing Contest Registration This Saturday, March 29th from 9:30 am to noon – Rhinebeck Town Hall. Contest is open to all Rhinebeck Kids from 3 to under… Continue reading

Visual, performing arts scholarship available

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Arlington and Rhinebeck high school graduating seniors interested in a degree in either visual or performing arts are encouraged to apply for the James S. Barton Jr. Emerging Artist Fund scholarship for $1,000.… Continue reading

Condo complex proposed for Rhinebeck siteThu, Mar 27, 2008

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RHINEBECK – A group of developers want to build a 36-unit condominium complex on a piece of property near the intersection of West Market and Montgomery streets. The site may sound familiar. The… Continue reading

Blood Drive For Sean

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Sean “Seamus” Murphy, a 3rd grader at Chancellor Livingston Elementary School in Rhinebeck, was just diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is being treated at Westchester Medical Center. BLOOD DRIVE FOR SEAN: “In honor… Continue reading

Hyde Park Police are notifying residents of an e-mail scam that has been circulating in the area.

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Police have called the e-mail a scam. Anyone who receives the threatening message is asked to contact Officer Brad Cookinham of the Hyde Park Police Department at 229-9340. Read On: http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19419279&BRD=1702&PAG=461&dept_id=69079&rfi=6 

Heart Safe Club helps make Rhinebeck safer

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I had the recent pleasure of accepting an award on behalf of the Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department for being a gold level “Heart Safe Community.” I am pleased to report 100 percent… Continue reading

Kids night out event !

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Open to all Chancellor Livingston School students in grades 3-5. Fri – Mar 28, 2008 – 6:00 PM Rhinebeck High School 45 North Park Road Rhinebeck, NY Program of gym and computer games and… Continue reading

Medicare seminar slated for Adriance

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Understanding your options with Medicare can be confusing. The Office for the Aging has teamed up with Adriance Memorial Library to bring trained health insurance counselors to your local library. One-on-one health insurance… Continue reading

Urge legislators to nix plan to cut health aid

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Urge legislators to nix plan to cut health aid New York’s legislators have important decisions to make on proposed state budget cuts that will affect the health care of more than 6 million… Continue reading

Fishing contest set in Rhinebeck

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Children older than 3 and younger than 16 are eligible to participate in the contest. Competitors are given prizes in categories ranging from the most fish caught to the longest fish caught. More… Continue reading

Dutchess County Fairgrounds going green

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  RHINEBECK – As home heating and gasoline prices continue to escalate without an end in sight, Jim Hanson believes the event he’s hosting at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this weekend… Continue reading

The Easter Bunny

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  The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of the new life during the… Continue reading

Districts wary of new standards

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While local educators applaud the state’s intent to maintain high academic standards – the state Education Department is launching a review of the standards public school students must meet in learning English –… Continue reading

Paying EPA fine could save Rhinebeck cash

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RHINEBECK – Negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a settlement for cleanup costs for a Superfund site should be completed by next month, town officials said. Regardless of what that agreement… Continue reading

Fishing contest around the corner: Competition has 50-year history in Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK – As the ice begins to melt and the snow fades into our memories, people from all over the area are beginning to break out their fishing equipment from the garage, getting… Continue reading

In Memory of Jayne Brooks

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    The parish family of the Church of the Messiah  mourns the passing of Jayne Brooks, wife of Deacon Bob Brooks;  Jayne’s joyful service to the community will be sorely missed. In addition to… Continue reading

Historical society takes inventory of assets

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The permanent collection of the Dutchess County Historical Society comprises 11 major categories. The collection is the core of the society’s existence and needs constant attention and includes manuscripts such as Titus Civil… Continue reading

Village election results ~ 2008

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Rhinebeck Incumbent Trustee Svend Beecher and newcomer Barbara Kraft defeated Kyle Eighmy for two seats on the Rhinebeck village board. Beecher, 46, is a case worker for a foster care program. He received… Continue reading

Voters go to polls in two Northern Dutchess villages

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By Patricia Doxsey, Freeman staff 03/18/2008 RHINEBECK – Rhinebeck village voters will face some choices today when they go to the polls, while candidates in Tivoli are running unopposed. http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19400417&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74958&rfi=6

Road drainage gets attention in Rhinebeck

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By William J. Kemble, Correspondent 03/18/2008 RHINEBECK – Highway officials are reviewing ways to address worsening stormwater drainage problems on some high-traffic roads. http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19400477&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74958&rfi=6

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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 ‘Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!’ May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon… Continue reading

Hospital mothers club plans spring gala

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RHINEBECK -Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Mothers’ Club will hold its Spring Gala April 5 at the Wiltwyck Country Club in Kingston. The event will feature a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading