Monthly Archive: January, 2009

Rhinebeck scholars will observe surgeries

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RHINEBECK -Three Rhinebeck High School students will observe surgeries at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie after winning an essay contest sponsored by the Rhinebeck Science Foundation High School junior Nicole Cassarino was… Continue reading

Dance company begins yearlong celebration

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The Erick Hawkins Dance Company will perform Saturday and Sunday at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. The concerts mark the first shows in the company’s yearlong celebration of the legendary dancer… Continue reading

Assistance with icy driveway appreciated

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On a recent wintry morning, I was chopping ice from one side of my rather long driveway when a passing truck slowed, stopped, backed up and pulled in. Two young men got out… Continue reading

What you need to know about Rhinebeck Central School District snow days

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As of Wednesday, January 28, 2009, the Rhinebeck Central School District has used five (5) of the five (5) emergency closing days planned as part of the 2008-2009 school district calendar. The first… Continue reading

Local constituents ‘thrilled’ by Gillibrand appointment

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Though Gov. David Paterson’s decision to appoint former U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand as New York’s new senator is seen as controversial by some, many residents of local communities are happy with the choice.… Continue reading

Board updates recreation rates

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RHINEBECK – After seeing discrepancies in the cost of providing recreation services and the amount of revenue raised by them, the town board decided on Jan. 26 to update its recreation fees for… Continue reading

For Some, It’s About More Than Surviving Hard Times

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Still, you didn’t have to look hard for signs of just how tough things are, beginning with the host, the Dyson Foundation, which donates to nonprofits in Poughkeepsie and the surrounding area. At… Continue reading

Outage response under scrutiny

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It’s not unusual to lose power when snow, ice and high winds from winter storms strike, but local residents are still looking for answers about how Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. handled… Continue reading

Two trustees in race for Rhinebeck mayor

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RHINEBECK — Village trustees Jim Reardon, a Republican who expects to be on the Rhinebeck First ticket, and Barbara Kraft, who has been endorsed by Democrats, will be seeking the two-year term for… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Democrats announce slate for village elections

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  RHINEBECK — The Rhinebeck Democratic Committee announced its endorsements for the upcoming village election in March. The committee endorsed current trustee Barbara Kraft as its candidate for village mayor. Incumbent trustee Kevin… Continue reading

3 nonprofits receive foundation grants

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Grants totaling $8,420 were awarded to three Northern Dutchess nonprofit organizations from donor advised funds at the Community Foundation of Dutchess County. Donor Advised Funds are an alternative to a private foundation, and… Continue reading

Skippy, I think we’re okay …

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Just in case you were wondering… http://www.peanutbutter.com/ An important message for our consumers regarding peanut butter: Unilever does not source Skippy peanut butter (or any ingredients contained therein) from Peanut Corporation of America… Continue reading

Paterson Picks Gillibrand for Senate

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ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson has selected Representative Kirsten Gillibrand, a 42-year-old congresswoman from upstate who is known for bold political moves and centrist policy positions, to fill the United States Senate… Continue reading

‘Dinotopia’ artist exhibits works at Rhinebeck bank

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James Gurney, best-selling author and illustrator of the “Dinotopia” book series and creator of more than 70 illustrated book covers, has selected 15 pieces from his “Dinotopia” series to exhibit at the Rhinebeck… Continue reading

Rhinebeck in February 2009 – About town

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Out & About February 2009  January 25 “Pipes, Reeds and Horns” Renaissance City Winds with Jacques Ibert’s Trois Pièces Brèves; Johann Hertel’s Concerto for Trumpet & Oboe; John Knowles Paine’s Concert Variations on… Continue reading

President Barack Obama

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Change has come! A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. One of the first changes… Continue reading

Dr. Tom’s 3 Week Detox & Weight Loss Group

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 January 29th  –  February 12th  Dr. Tom’s Tonics-6384 Mill Street Rhinebeck, NY Jump Start Your Health & Body in 2009 Be Part of a Natural Clinical Study and receive all necessary products for… Continue reading

Kindergarten sign-up dates set in Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK — Kindergarten registration for the Rhinebeck Central School District for the 2009-10 school year is scheduled. Sign-ins are:2:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 10: 9:30 a.m. to noon; 1-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-8… Continue reading

More Peanut Butter Recalls – Jan, 2009

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McKee Foods Corporation Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Little Debbie® Peanut Butter Toasty and Peanut Butter Cheese Sandwich Crackers Because of Possible Health Risk Contact: Mike Gloekler mike_gloekler@mckee.com 423-238-7111, Ext. 22440 423-505-5066 FOR… Continue reading

Watch the Inauguration at Upstate Films!

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***SPECIAL FREE EVENT NOTICE*** Join us on Tuesday, January 20th to watch the Presidential Inauguration live on screen! We will be video projecting the ceremonies on our  big screen starting at 11:30am. Admission… Continue reading

Humble servant

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The Rev. Gerald Gallagher, who retires today after 24 years as rector of the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck, doesn’t like to talk about himself.   It’s not as if Gallagher, a… Continue reading

Man gets 6 years for home knife attack

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A former Rhinebeck High School honor student was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend’s father with a knife. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009901170318

Emma Roberts poised to move beyond tweens

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NEW YORK — Emma Roberts, born and raised in Rhinebeck, is Tinseltown royalty. She’s the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts and niece of Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/01/17/life/doc496e9a97ebed4966180516.txt

Elementary school principal named

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RHINEBECK — The Board of Education has granted Brett King a three-year probationary appointment as the principal of Chancellor Livingston Elementary School effective Feb. 23- ReadOn: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/01/16/news/doc4970098cc68e3591770960.txt   Board of Education Appoints Mr.… Continue reading

Angry residents flood comp plan session

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RHINEBECK – It was standing room only at the Town Comprehensive Plan review session last Tuesday, where town officials and local residents butted heads on development issues involving the comprehensive plan. Read On:… Continue reading

Restaurateur, philanthropist dies at 77

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RHINEBECK – Some will remember Robert Kirwood for his contagious smile, others for his charitable giving in Rhinebeck, but most will remember him as the friendly owner and operator of Foster’s Coach House… Continue reading

Bard College loses $3 million in Madoff scheme

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ANNANDALE — Bard College was unaware some of its investments were tied to a Wall Street financier accused of a scandal involving charity organizations and billions of dollars, according to Bard spokesman Mark… Continue reading

Kellogg pulls crackers after recall by supplier

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Kellogg Company Announces Precautionary Hold on Austin and Keebler Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers  Read On : http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kellogg01_09.html BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. has asked stores around the… Continue reading

Zoning is key to future of Holy Cross site in Rhinecliff

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RHINEBECK — A plan to build senior housing on the former Holy Cross Campus of Pius XII Youth and Family Services on Morton Road in the hamlet of Rhinecliff could be allowed up… Continue reading

Miss the farmers’ markets after Thanksgiving?

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 No need to wait until spring, farmers and producers in the town of Red Hook are joining forces. A truly local winter farmers’ market will be hosted by the Elmendorph Inn, right next… Continue reading