Monthly Archive: November, 2008

Writer untangles hamlet’s history

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RHINECLIFF – Rhinecliff has a long and tangled history, full of extraordinary characters, but few have taken the time to research the hamlet’s vibrant history until Cynthia Owen Philip tackled the project. Read… Continue reading

Wilderstein decked out for holidays

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RHINEBECK – There’s no place like the Wilderstein Mansion for the holidays – at least that’s what the operators of the historic site want you to think this December, the month they help… Continue reading

Rhinebeck in December – 2008

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Sinterklaas Puppet Workshops In Rhinebeck  November 13th – December 5th 45 West Market Street (formerly Bings Restaurant), 2:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. Creative? Enjoy working with your hands? All… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Rhinebeck business lives up to its name

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RHINEBECK — Northeast winters can challenge even the greenest of buildings. Solar panels struggle on dreary days. Insulation is tested by subzero temperatures. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2008/11/27/news/doc492e1754d36c5923492345.txt

Businessman assaulted trooper, police say

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RHINEBECK — A Kingston man who owns a business in Red Hook is due in court Dec. 4 to face a charge of assaulting a state trooper, according to state police. George Cole,… Continue reading

Town looks to extend building moratorium

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board on Monday set a Dec. 8 public hearing on a proposed six-month extension of a building moratorium established so the comprehensive plan could be updated. The extension was… Continue reading

Rhinebeck resident appointed to Obama White House

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  WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama will have a White House scheduler who honed her organizational skills as school band president and class officer at Rhinebeck High School. Obama announced Tuesday the appointment… Continue reading

Rhinebeck classes resume after bomb threat- November-2008

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  RHINEBECK — Bulkeley Middle School and Rhinebeck High School students returned to their buildings after an evacuation due to a bomb threat today. District officials posted a notice on the district Web… Continue reading

Local figure in Spitzer prostitution scandal gets probation

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NEW YORK – A woman who helped arrange trysts for a $5,500-an-hour escort service was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation for her part in the prostitution scandal that forced Eliot Spitzer… Continue reading

Holiday blessings

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Betty Maxfield broke her hip last year before Thanksgiving. A resident of Rhinebeck’s Wells Manor senior housing, her family lives too far to be with her on the special day. She called the… Continue reading

Sinterklaas festivity back in Rhinebeck

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Sinterklaas, a traditional Dutch celebration that was popular in Rhinebeck during the 1980s, will begin Dec. 6, bringing with it the spirit of giving, joy and unity. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008811240318

Teen challenges proposed curfew

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Isabell Romano, a student at Bulkeley Middle School, spoke to the board about the proposed law. She said she was troubled by the possible curfew. Read On: http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20201553&BRD=1702&PAG=461&dept_id=69079&rfi=6 Way To Go Isabel!  –  RCF

Village nears deal with Knollwood

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RHINEBECK – Village trustees have been working with developers to find a solution to the flooding issues experienced on or near the site of Knollwood Properties development, it was reported at a recent… Continue reading

Enhance or diminish?: Tractor Supply Company one step closer

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RHINEBECK – A major agricultural supply retailer has its eyes on Rhinebeck, and the community is seemingly divided over whether the shop would benefit the town. Read On: http://www.midhudsoncentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20201544&BRD=1702&PAG=461&dept_id=69079&rfi=6

Rhinebeck florist will collect gifts for Toys for Tots program

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E.A. Coon Florist will be a collection location for the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Anyone wishing to donate may bring a new, unwrapped gift or clothing item Monday… Continue reading

Speed limit being reduced on Rhinebeck road

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RHINEBECK — The going has gotten slower — and safer, local officials hope — on Mount Rutsen Road. Town Highway Superintendent Kathy Kinsella announced on Monday that the state has granted the town… Continue reading

More in November

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Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market November 23rd Municpal Parking Lot on East Market St The Hudson Valley’s Premier Farmers’ Market Featuring the Best & Freshest Locally Grown Produce as well as Meats, Cheeses, Bread, Wine,… Continue reading

Public forum on county budget set for Wednesday- November 19th

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Dutchess County legislators Joel Tyner, D-Clinton, and budget committee Chairwoman Diane Nash, D-Hyde Park, will hold a public forum on the proposed 2009 county budget at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rhinebeck Village Hall,… Continue reading

Bard professor charged with growing marijuana

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A Bard College professor is scheduled to appear in Gallatin town court Wednesday for allegedly having a marijuana growing operation at her home Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20081117/NEWS05/81117038 http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2008/11/18/news/doc4922215188efc520231913.txt

Solas an Lae

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November 22nd The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck Nov. 22, SOLAS AN LAE, 11 a.m., The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. An exciting Saturday morning performance of Irish dancing featuring the… Continue reading

Danny Shananhan & Friends

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November 22nd Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. Please join us for an evening of local humor with New Yorker cartoonist, Danny Shanahan and friends. Danny will read from “Some Delights of… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Choral Club

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  The Rhinebeck Choral Club, under the direction of Charles E. Kelley, will present its 2008 Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 13, 8:00p.m. at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium, Rhinebeck.  In addition, a… Continue reading

Ordinance restricts village street parking

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RHINEBECK — A snow ordinance prohibiting over-night parking on village streets between midnight and 6 a.m. takes effect Saturday and will continue through March 31. Violators will be ticketed.

Rhinebeck goes Dutch with Sinterklaas

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A Dutch treat is developing early in Rhinebeck, reviving the ancient tradition of Sinterklaas and a not-so-old Rhinebeck community version of the tradition. During the 1980s, hundreds of residents participated in a Rhinebeck… Continue reading

Rhinebeck convenience store workers charged in theft

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RHINEBECK — Three men were placed under house arrest after being charged with stealing cigarettes and alcohol from a convenience store where they worked and giving away and selling the stolen goods to… Continue reading

Paterson’s proposed aid cuts worry local school leaders

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RHINEBECK Superintendent Joseph Phelan suggested that when state legislators take up the governor’s proposal on Tuesday, they should consider approaching the state’s $1.5 billion shortfall, which is projected to rise to $17.2 billion… Continue reading

Dutchess lawmakers host budget forum

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RHINEBECK — Dutchess County Legislators Joel Tyner and Diane Nash will co-host a forum on the proposed 2009 Dutchess County budget and tax-related issues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Rhinebeck Town Hall,… Continue reading

Restore Funding for Public Libraries

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We, the undersigned, urge the restoration of Dutchess County funding for public libraries to the 2008 level of $249,983. This funding has proven to be critical for maintaining academic readiness for children involved… Continue reading

Rhinebeck resident sought as planner

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RHINEBECK -The Village of Rhinebeck has an opening on the planning board starting in January and is looking for a resident of the village interested in serving on this board. The planning board… Continue reading