Monthly Archive: February, 2009

Committee calls for road improvements near Rhinebeck schools

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RHINEBECK — Suggestions are being reviewed for improving roads near two schools in Rhinebeck as a way to make students safer while walking. The recommendations, compiled by the village of Rhinebeck’s Safe Access… Continue reading

Center’s ‘Gypsy’ stands tall

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The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck will complete its run of “Gypsy” this weekend with three more performances by a truly solid ensemble that cannot help but make you smile. Read On:… Continue reading

Nursing home names executive director

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 Carl Kelly has been named executive director of ArchCare at Ferncliff nursing home in Rhinebeck. Kelly will be in charge of the entire 328-room facility and report directly to Jim Introne, chief executive… Continue reading

Island off Dutchess put on ‘7 to save’ list

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RHINEBECK – A small Hudson Valley island has been named to a preservation organization’s 2009 endangered properties list. The Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” list for this year includes… Continue reading

School board seeks to fill void left by shuttered newspaper

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RHINEBECK — The Board of Education is looking for ways to improve communications with residents about school district activities in the wake of the weekly Gazette Advertiser newspaper closing. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/02/27/news/doc49a7696277ed4808325038.txt hummm…? 

CNN at Terrapin in Rhinebeck Friday- February 27th,2009

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CNN will be at Terrapin Red Bistro Friday, filming chef-owner Josh Kroner talking about hamburgers and locally-brewed beer for the news network’s “Travel & Leisure” segment.   Terrapin is located in the heart… Continue reading

Trading Filet Mignon for Chicken Pot Pie

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John Dobkin, who has been active in the museum world for 30 years, first as director of the National Academy of Design in New York City and now as vice president of Wilderstein,… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school board grapples with 2009-10 budget

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The board’s recommendation is that we get down to a 4 percent contingent budget, which would equate to a budget of $27.34 million,” district Superintendent Joseph Phelan said. “To get to 4 percent… Continue reading

Absentee ballots available for election

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RHINEBECK — Absentee ballots are available for the March 18 village election, which will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., which is handicapped-accessible. Applications for… Continue reading

That Old Master? It’s Down at the Pawnshop

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Last fall, Annie Leibovitz, the photographer, borrowed $5 million from a company called Art Capital Group. In December, she borrowed $10.5 million more from the same firm. As collateral, among other items, she… Continue reading

February 23, 2009 Town Board Agenda

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Board of Assessment Review is seeking applicants for one position for the annual Grievance Day to be conducted on May 26th.  Web Committee is seeking one new member. Of particular help would be… Continue reading

Film with Ulster ties wins Oscar

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The winning film documented Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. It was partially shot in Ulster County. “I’m very proud of being… Continue reading

Dutchess students can get DCC scholarship

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Students graduating in the top 10 percent of their class in any Dutchess County high school are eligible to receive two years of full tuition to attend Dutchess Community College. Information… Continue reading

DCC design event draws interest

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The fourth annual Day of Design was attended by 32 students, who are interested in architecture, from Rhinebeck, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Arlington, John Jay, Roy C. Ketcham, New Paltz, Highland, Our Lady of… Continue reading

Indian Point 2 leaking radioactive water

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The 8-inch pipe is leaking about 18 gallons of tritium and water a minute, and workers at the plant have been digging since early Monday morning, when water showed up near a manhole… Continue reading

ART BEAT: Hellerman’s ‘Moment’s Caught’ opens in New Paltz

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Moments Caught” is an exhibit of pastel and oil paintings by Rhinebeck artist Dorothy Hellerman. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/02/20/entertainment/doc499df85a9c5b5897017771.txt

Forum on Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck on Saturday – February 21st 2009

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Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner, D-Clinton, will hold a forum on the county fair at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rhinebeck Village Hall, 76 E. Market St. Tyner said residents have told him to… Continue reading

Rhinebeck resident sought as planner

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RHINEBECK — The Village of Rhinebeck is searching for residents interested in filling a vacancy on the village planning board. The planning board meets twice a month and deals with zoning applications for… Continue reading

Police investigate bomb scare at Rhinebeck Middle School Tuesday

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RHINEBECK — State troopers responded to a bomb scare at Rhinebeck Middle School Tuesday morning School staff told police that a student reported finding a note written on a bathroom wall that indicated… Continue reading

Bard conference will look at Lincoln legacy

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ANNANDALE – Bard College will host a conference on Abraham Lincoln on March 13, in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of his birth. Guest speakers and panel and group discussions will focus on… Continue reading

Spread the Word! Italian Workshop in Milan (NY) Feb 21 & 28th

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Italian Winter Workshop 2 Sessions: Saturdays February 21 & February 28, 2009 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM $120 for two sessions (12 hours instruction) Gabrielle Euvino has authored several books related to the… Continue reading

Dutchess County residents ” Rhinebeck”

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Do you think the Dutchess County Fair and Dutchess County Agricultural Society should be sharing more of the revenues they receive (from many events held throughout the year at the Fairgrounds) with Village… Continue reading

Rhinebeck church hosts pork dinner

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RHINEBECK — The Rhinebeck Reformed Church at 5368 Mill St. will have its annual roast pork loin dinner from 4-7 p.m. March 7. The menu will include roast pork lion, scalloped potatoes, sauerkraut,… Continue reading

Omega Institute to use inaugural platform wood

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RHINEBECK — Omega Institute will use lumber salvaged from the platform used for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in the construction of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living. The center, currently under… Continue reading

Wii Tournament February 27th,2009 for Middle School & High School Students

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Grand Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Best Buyœ When:   Friday Night, February 27, 2009, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Where:  Starr Library, Lower Level (entrance at rear of library)  [ Play on three large… Continue reading

Rhinebeck planners meet on Tuesday February 17th, 2009

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RHINEBECK — The village Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Village Municipal Hall, 76 E. Market St. On the agenda: • J.S. Ettenson/Rhinebeck Savings Bank, Rhinebeck Pilates, 23D E. Market… Continue reading

Hospice Inc. appoints new board directors

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Bryan Golnek of Hyde Park and Beverly Sloane of Rhinebeck were appointed to their first terms on the board of directors for Hospice Inc. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990212009

Bulkeley announces top 2nd quarter pupils

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RHINEBECK – Bulkeley Middle School has announced its “A” honor roll for the second quarter of the 2009-10 school year. Grade 8: David Britton, Samantha Cassata, Andrew Chardavoine, Victoria A. Cordisco, Jeffrey Cotter,… Continue reading

Cartooning couple to talk in Rhinebeck-February 14th, 2009

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Rhinebeck cartoonists Liza Donnelly and Michael Maslin, authors of “Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony by the New Yorker’s Cartooning Couple” (Random House, 304 pages, $24), will host a book discussion at… Continue reading

Another candidate hopes to be in House race

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ERIC Sundwall, chairman of the state Libertarian Party, has announced he will seek the New York 20th Congressional District seat vacated by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, running as an independent in the upcoming… Continue reading