Monthly Archive: August, 2008

Interim principal takes helm at Rhinebeck elementary

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The Rhinebeck school board appointed Conlon this month as the school’s interim principal. She is scheduled to stay on until June 30 at a per day rate of $460. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008808280312

Triple threat: Three features to kick off this year’s Woodstock Film Festival

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                                         THE SCREENINGS of the first three features at this year’s Woodstock Film Festival will be on the same evening at venues in Woodstock, Rhinebeck and Rosendale, festival organizers announced on Thursday… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school board OKs higher property taxes

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RHINEBECK – The Board of Education has adopted a $21.46 million property tax levy for 2008-09 that’s $1.05 million, or 5.17 percent, larger than the 2007-08 levy. The levy is part of $26.29… Continue reading

Young entrepreneurs make big bucks during fair week

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Also in business for three years now, this duo consists of Grace Levine, 8, and Julia Fesser, 9, who returns to Rhinebeck from Madrid, Spain each year to visit family and friends and… Continue reading

Rhinebeck deals with open space, affordable housing

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RHINEBECK – Town Board member Dod Crane has proposed forming an Open Space/Affordable Housing Committee to review needs in those two areas under the town’s Comprehensive Plan. Read On: http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20092583&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74969&rfi=6

Two teens used stolen credits cards to make $9,000 in purchases, police say

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RHINEBECK — Two Rhinebeck teenagers have been arrested after a month-long investigation into the illegal use of credit cards. Rhinebeck police say the two boys, ages 16 and 15, purchased more than $9,000… Continue reading

Electrical license law draws fire

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RHINEBECK – The Town Board on Monday voted unanimously to oppose a proposed Dutchess County law requiring a license be secured for all electrical work. Read On: http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20090651&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74969&rfi=6

State says Indian Point nuke plant kills too many fish

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WHITE PLAINS — The huge numbers of fish sucked to their death by the cooling system at the Indian Point nuclear plant prove that the system harms the Hudson River environment, a state… Continue reading

In Case of Escort Ring Tied to Spitzer, a Fourth Guilty Plea From a Booker

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A holistic health counselor who worked as a part-time booker for the escort service that the authorities say was patronized by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer pleaded guilty on Monday to a federal prostitution conspiracy… Continue reading

MAD DASH September 1st – 2008

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MAD DASH JUNE GRIGULL MEMORIAL RUN LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2008 Church of the Messiah – Route 9 – Rhinebeck, New York ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY OUTREACH CHARITIES! 5K RUN AND WALK–… Continue reading

DRAFT TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA 08/25/08

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Community Block Grants available in Town Clerks Office Homeowner applications available in Town Clerks Office for Rebuilding Together in Dutchess County. Affordable Housing/Open Space Committee looking for new members.  Applications in Town… Continue reading

4-H club members bring best of the best animals

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RHINEBECK – Just the names of the 4-H clubs convey the fun local kids are having at the Dutchess County Fair this week showing off their animals. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008808220335

Rhinebeck Aerodrome to reopen Saturday

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The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome grounds will open on Saturday at 10 a.m. with a limited afternoon show featuring demonstrations of pioneer airplanes and bi-plane rides all day. Reduced admission will apply. On Sunday,… Continue reading

50+ turn out for comp plan meeting

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Officials listened to comments and questions from a group of more than 50 interested parties, who expressed ideas regarding the main topics to be included in the draft scoping document, which will be… Continue reading

Budget cuts leave some relieved

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RHINEBECK – School officials in the region are breathing a sigh of relief, while county leaders are expressing some cautious optimism over news that they have apparently been spared the worst of the… Continue reading

It’s goning to be a great weekend -VIDEO: Things to do this weekend: Aug. 20-2008

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http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080821/MULTIMEDIA/80730023&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL  Enjoy – Poughkeepsie Journal :  http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=ENT

Camp Ligtheart

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Camp Lightheart August 26th – August 29th  Omega Institute CAMP LIGHTHEART is a free sleep away camp for children ages 8-15 who have a parent diagnosed with breast cancer. It is open to… Continue reading

Dutchess County Fair – Rhinebeck-2008

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Featured Grandstand Performances Free Grandstand Seating (first come, first served), Paid Track Seating $15 Advance, $20 Event Day (does not include General Admission to Fair) DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR August 19th – August 24th… Continue reading

Rhinebeck High lists top achievers

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Rhinebeck High School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2007-08 school year. http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008808180310

163rd Dutchess Fair opens Tuesday

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 www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20021452&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74958&rfi=6 Advance ticket deals can no longer be sold For more information on the fair and its entertainment, visit http://www.dutchessfair.com

Pilot dies in air show crash

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  RHINEBECK – Vincent Nasta, known as Vinny to his friends and co-workers, died doing what he loved -flying.  Pilot in fatal crash identified RHINEBECK — The pilot killed in a plane crash… Continue reading

Riverkeeper activists pursue Hudson River polluters

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In addition to testing the region’s swimming water quality, Hudson Riverkeeper activists have been pursuing a Catskill polluter allowing acid runoff from a landfill on the Lehigh Cement plant property, and violations at… Continue reading

Fairgoers, make sure recyclables go in green cans

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RHINEBECK – David Baldauf loves going to the Dutchess County Fair. But there is one image of the event that always sticks with him. “I’d see pickup trucks loaded with disposable utensils and… Continue reading

Draft Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Scoping Meeting August 14, 2008

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The Town Board shall conduct a Public Scoping Meeting on August 14, 2008 at 6:45 p.m. at the Rhinebeck High School, located at 45 North Park Road, Rhinebeck, New York, for purposes of… Continue reading

Fourth Annual Rhinecliff Waterfront Day

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Aug 16 2008 – 11am – 4pm A day of family fun – live entertainment, food, vendors, games, contests and Coast Guard boat “The Wire” to tour. Come celebrate the Hamlet of Rhinecliff… Continue reading

Rhinebeck residents rap comprehensive plan changes

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RHINEBECK – The Town Board on Thursday heard from property owners who are still upset over proposed changes in the town comprehensive plan and zoning law that they consider to be unfair and… Continue reading

Dutchess County Fair opens August 19th- 24th -2008

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RHINEBECK – The Dutchess County Fairgrounds promises a host of sights, sounds, rides and activities to thrill all fairgoers this summer when they open their grounds for the 163rd Annual Dutchess County Fair… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Reformed Church steeple in need of repairs

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Rhinebeck Reformed Church, the oldest church in the village of Rhinebeck, incorporated in 1731, is reaching out to the community to ask for help regarding a serious leaking in the steeple of the… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Town Board waives building ban for proposed project

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RHINEBECK – The Town Board has waived a ban on new construction for CSI Developers, which is seeking to construct a mixed-use retail office building on state Route 9G. Repoted from the Daily… Continue reading

Former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton visit Rhinebeck

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      Sen. Hillary Clinton and former Pres. Bill Clinton stroll down the main drag in Rhinebeck on Tuesday, August 12, 2008. (Darryl Bautista/Poughkeepsie Journal. RHINEBECK – Former President Bill Clinton and… Continue reading