Monthly Archive: July, 2008

Drainage change aims to keep rocks off road

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RHINEBECK – Town officials expect to replace insufficient drainage lines along Haggerty Hill Road with an embankment intended to keep stormwater runoff from throwing rocks onto the highway http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19859120&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74969&rfi=6

Child identification program is scheduled

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RHINEBECK – The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is organizing a child identification station Aug. 3 at the Rhinebeck Recreation Park. The program begins at noon at the recreation park, near the Starr Library… Continue reading

Rhinebeck acoustic jam scheduled for Friday, July 18th-2008

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RHINEBECK — The town of Rhinebeck is hosting its first acoustic jam Friday at the Rhinebeck Recreation Park. Special guest Erin Hobson and various other local musicians are expected to perform from 7… Continue reading

Rhinebeck hospital adds digital mammography

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RHINEBECK – Northern Dutchess Hospital has added digital mammography through the Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging. Read On: http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19856111&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=72588&rfi=6

Speeding worries Rhinebeck residents

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RHINEBECK – The Town Board is considering whether Morton Road should be declared a “no tolerance zone” for speeders and is seeking information on reducing the limit to 25 mph. http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19856094&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74958&rfi=6

Rhinebeck hosts German musicians from Rheinbach

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Celebrating its 30th Anniversary that night, the people who made up this 7th cycle of the Exchange gathered to play together. The students played classical, folk and popular music which they began rehearsing… Continue reading

Hearings near for Rhinebeck comp plan

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RHINEBECK – The Town Board has set an Aug. 14 meeting to determine whether there is anything left to address in the scope of the town comprehensive plan’s scope before moving it to… Continue reading

One way to beat gas prices…

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  POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to have office hours Mondays through Fridays but has reduced its employees’ work week from five to four days. The office is… Continue reading

Dutchess woman expects to plead to escort conspiracy

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NEW YORK- A lawyer for a Dutchess County woman accused of being an office worker for a pricey escort service that led to the resignation of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer said his client… Continue reading

Hudson Valley Balloon Festival July18th – 20th – 2008

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Launch site – Northern Dutchess Hospital… Pilot: Dr. Sandra Rolfe Sponsor: Health Quest Launch sites: Friday, Northern Dutchess Hospital; Saturday, HRRA Boathouse Dr. Sandra Rolfe became a balloon pilot several years after first… Continue reading

TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA 07-14-2008

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Saturday, July 17th Concert at Rhinecliff Dock from 4-7 pm. Waterfront Committee is seeking volunteers for waterfront day celebration on August 16th.  For more information contact Cathy Washburn at 876-2244  or go to… Continue reading

Cement Co. Dumping…

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CATSKILL — An environmental group says a cement plant landfill near the Catskill Mountains is dumping pollutants as caustic as household bleach into wetlands that feed the Hudson River and the contaminants are… Continue reading

Poughkeepsie actor’s acclaimed movie will be screened in Rhinebeck Sunday- July 13th-2008

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“The Sublet,” an award-winning feature film starring Poughkeepsie’s Roger Hendricks Simon, will have a 1 p.m. screening at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008807100314

School community mourns motorcyclist

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Haupin, a Germantown resident and motorcycle enthusiast, worked as a custodian for the Rhinebeck schools for 18 years. Phelan said he worked in the elementary, middle and high school and will be missed… Continue reading

Yell and Tell discussion saves first-grader from drowning

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Little did she know that when she entered Chancellor Livingston School on June 10, that a hero, Jared Revell, would emerge later in the month as a result of Davidson’s Yell and Tell… Continue reading

Rhinecliff – Concert at the Dock – July 13th

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Concert at the Dock Sunday, July 13, 2008 4pm to 7pm Come be part of the fun! Head down to The Rhinecliff Landing for a summer evening of music! The Rhinecliff Waterfront Committee… Continue reading

Fire company volunteer wins $500 scholarship

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Gregory Salat is the winner of the Rhinecliff Volunteer Fire Co. and Rescue Squad annual scholarship. The scholarship was recently renamed to honor Brian Butler, a member of the Rhinecliff company who died… Continue reading

Enforcement Success at Millen’s Scrap Yard

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Millen’s Scrap Yard at the mouth of historic Rondout Creek has long been polluted with petroleum, PCBs and other contaminants. Since 2006, Riverkeeper has pressured the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to compel… Continue reading

Fourth of July: Rhinebeck- 2008

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  Photos from the picnic! RHINEBECK – Vehicles jammed the entrance to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds before 5 p.m., when the gates opened for the Great American Picnic Friday.  www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080705/NEWS01/807050335&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL Thank you… It… Continue reading

Declaration of Independence

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  On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), approved the Declaration of Independence, severing the colonies’ ties to the British Crown.… Continue reading

The Nuts and Bolts of an Antiquing Trip

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Where, When & How: For my money the closest thing to antiques heaven is the mid-Hudson Valley . Read On: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/04/arts/04bhud.html?scp=1&sq=rhinebeck&st=nyt Along the Hudson, Searching for Old : Read On: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/04/arts/design/04huds.html?scp=2&sq=rhinebeck&st=nyt Summer Magic –… Continue reading

Drop box set up for old American Flags

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 RHINEBECK Because there was no place to drop off old, worn or no longer needed flags, the American Legion teamed together with the Rhinebeck Post Office to create a flag drop box. The… Continue reading

Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Music Exchange

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The Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange 2008 kicks off this week in Rhinebeck. Read On: http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19823199&BRD=1702&PAG=461&dept_id=69079&rfi=6