Monthly Archive: December, 2008

Holiday tours offer taste of history

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RHINEBECK – A Suckley family tradition continued Sunday when the Wilderstein Historic Site estate hosted its annual holiday tours. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008812290318

Play your favorite games in Rhinebeck

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If you enjoy board games, mind stimulation and socialization, join the Town of Rhinebeck for its new weekly Board Game Afternoon. It all begins Jan. 8, and will feature mah-jongg, bridge and dominoes.… Continue reading

Some children left behind?

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Rhinebeck Superintendent of Schools Joseph Phelan said No Child Left Behind conveys the expectation that 100 percent of U.S. students will achieve satisfactory reading and math proficiencies by 2013. Phelan, whose district leads… Continue reading

Clintons pay return visit to Ulster County

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MOUNT TREMPER — Former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spent part of this weekend in Ulster County. It was the former first couple’s second visit to the area in… Continue reading

‘Big box store’ provokes ire

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Although representatives for Washington Street Partners were not present at the last town planning board meeting on Dec. 16, residents showed up to speak for and against the possibility of Tractor Supply Company… Continue reading

IMPORTANT TOWN BOARD MEETING TUESDAY DECEMBER 30th

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On December 15th the Board voted to amend the Comp-Plan by adding 200+ units to the Holy Cross site. This unprecedented and likely unlawful vote was done during the holidays when town meeting… Continue reading

Some of January 2009

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  January 9 Art: Beth Blum Opening reception. Paintings. 6–8pm. Morton Memorial Library. 876-2903 January 9 –January 11 Follies Stephen Sondheim’s musical. CenterStage production. Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm. $22/$20. Ctr. for… Continue reading

Rhinebeck High School reschedules breakfast

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RHINEBECK – Because of inclement weather, the first Rhinebeck High School Welcome Back Breakfast has been rescheduled to 8-10 a.m. Jan. 9. Recent graduates and alumni are invited to visit with faculty, staff… Continue reading

NORAD – Tracks Santa 2008

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http://www.noradsanta.org/en/home.html   Why We Track Santa For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s Christmas Eve flight. The tradition began in 1955 after… Continue reading

More in December – 2008

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Rags, Blues, and All That Jazz! December 26th The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck Dr. Peter Muir, genius of the ivories, returns with the ever-popular Diamond Jubilators, Joyful, soulful jazz, blues, and… Continue reading

Elizabeth Lesser, a founder of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, in Rhinebeck

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Elizabeth Lesser, a founder of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, in Rhinebeck, is the author of “Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow” (Villard Books, 2004). She figures that these… Continue reading

Blood donors needed throughout region

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Hudson Valley Blood Services Hudson Valley Blood Services, part of the New York Blood Center, supplies blood to other Hudson Valley and New York City hospitals that treat local residents. To schedule an… Continue reading

Rhinebeck seeks waste water plant employee

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RHINEBECK — The Village of Rhinebeck Waste Water Department is currently seeking to fill a temporary full time position for a Grade 3A waste water treatment plant operator for a period of at… Continue reading

WDST co-founder Jerry Gillman dies at 81

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SHADY — Jerome “Jerry” Gillman, a co-founder of Woodstock radio station WDST-FM, has died at the age of 81. Gillman, who was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, died on Wednesday, according to… Continue reading

Dutchess legislators let Steinhaus’ budget vetoes stand

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POUGHKEEPSIE — A double-digit increase in Dutchess County’s property tax levy awaits residents in the wake of lawmakers declining to override any of County Executive William Steinhaus’ budget vetoes on Tuesday. Read On:… Continue reading

Rhinebeck roadway speed can be managed

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The article about reduced speed limit on Mount Rutson Road is slanted (“Going gets slower on Rhinebeck road,” Nov. 20). The standard speed limit is usually set at 85 percent of what people… Continue reading

Dutch settlement thrived on water and rail

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RHINECLIFF – Part of the Town of Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff is one of the oldest hamlets along the Hudson River. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008812170318

2,500 still lack power in Dutchess

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RHINEBECK – Richard Krumenacker’s investment advice to neighbors in Northern Dutchess County:  Get a generator. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20081216/NEWS01/812160322&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL   www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2008/12/16/news/doc494714f96a8e6726409733.txt

Hotel Review: The Rhinecliff in the Hudson Valley

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Designed by the architect George Veitch in 1854 to serve travelers riding the Kingston ferry and the new Hudson River Railroad through Dutchess County, the Rhinecliff had in recent decades operated as a… Continue reading

Events for the week of December 15th – 2008

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Victorian Holiday Tours at Wilderstein November 28th to December 28th Wilderstein Historic Site; 330 Morton Road House museum open for self-guided tours November 28, 29, & 30 and December 6 & 7, 13… Continue reading

School bomb threats waste time, money

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The most recent happened last week in the Rhinebeck school district when a warning was issued in the second-floor bathroom of the Bulkeley Middle School. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20081215/NEWS05/812150324&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

Partial lists of ongoing area thrift shops

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The following is a partial listing of ongoing area thrift shops that benefit a variety of organizations in the community. Monday, Dec. 15, 22, 29 10 a.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital Thrift Shop, 95… Continue reading

Local auto dealers say bailout necessary

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LEWIS Ruge, owner of Ruge’s Automotive in Rhinebeck, said the collapse of major companies would, among other things, make it difficult to get parts for cars that rely on computer technology and intricate… Continue reading

Board waits on moratorium vote

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RHINEBECK – In 2002 the town board created a Comprehensive Plan Committee to prepare an amended comprehensive plan for the town. Now, more than six years down the road, the town is considering… Continue reading

Man admits he slashed father of ex-girlfriend

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A former Rhinebeck High School honor student who attacked his ex-girlfriend’s father with a knife last April faces up to six years in state prison for the crime. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008812130324

Sinterklaas a hit

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RHINEBECK – A 17-year hiatus took Sinterklaas from the minds of a generation of Rhinebeck residents, but thanks to the dedication of more than 1,000 volunteers, the Dutch patron saint of children was… Continue reading

Rhinebeck assault probe leads to arrest of 3 teens

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RHINEBECK — Three teenagers have been arrested by state police as a result of an investigation into the assault on a fourth teen. Michael Herman, 18, of Mill Road, Rhinebeck and of Cottekill… Continue reading

STAR Rebate check application deadline nears- Dec 31st 2008

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New York state Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Robert L. Megna issued a reminder Tuesday for homeowners who may be eligible for a 2008 STAR Rebate Program check they have until midnight… Continue reading

Fire damages Rhinebeck newspaper office

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Freeman staff RHINEBECK — Firefighters took about 25 minutes to extinguish a fire Monday afternoon at the Gazette Advertiser building at 7 Livingston St. The building sustained “minor structural damage,” Rhinebeck Fire Chief… Continue reading

Police are investigating bomb threat at Rhinebeck schools 12-08-08

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RHINEBECK — State police in Rhinebeck are investigating a bomb threat that disrupted classes at the Bulkeley Middle School/Rhinebeck High School building earlier today. Police said the threat, which was discovered at about… Continue reading