Monthly Archive: February, 2009

Rhinebeck adjusts income limits for senior tax exemptions

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board has increased income eligibility limits for elderly property owners in the town to receive a town property tax exemption. Following a public hearing on Monday, the town increased… Continue reading

Leonardo’s Movie Night! February 18th, 2009

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(Wednesday, Feb. 18th ) head over to Leonardo’s Italian Market in Rhinebeck, maybe around 6pm or 6:30pm and enjoy either one of our real thin-crust Napolitano pizzas, maybe one of our signature sandwiches… Continue reading

Rhinecliff Hamlet Advisory Council Meeting, Feb 12th, 2009

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Please attend the hamlet monthly meeting.  The Council will be giving an update on Holy Cross and other issues pertaining to Rhinecliff.  Agenda Rhinecliff Hamlet Advisory Council February 12, 2009 Morton Memorial Libary, 7 p.m.  … Continue reading

“Wendy and Lucy” screens in Rhinebeck -February 14th, 2009

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The film “Wendy and Lucy” begins screening today at 4:45 p.m. at Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery St. in Rhinebeck. Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt delivers another deeply resonant portrait of a harsh America with “Wendy… Continue reading

Sundance Honor for Film of Early Save-the-Earth Activists

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There’s a direct line from the movie I made as a child in Princeton to the film that I’ve just done,” said Mr. Stone, 50, who now lives in Rhinebeck, N.Y., with his… Continue reading

Bard, Palestinian university creating programs together

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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON — Bard College has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Palestinian university to create new programs in and near Jerusalem designed to improve the Palestinian education system. The collaboration with Al-Quds… Continue reading

Ulster newspaper prints last edition

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Another local, weekly newspaper has published its last edition. On Friday, the publisher and founder of the Ulster County Press, Lori Childers, decided the newspaper with offices in Stone Ridge will shut down.… Continue reading

Rhinebeck judge defends best in show pick

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RHINEBECK — Sari Brewster Tietjen garnered almost as much attention as her winning pick for best in show at the pinnacle of last week’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show.   The Rhinebeck resident… Continue reading

Sussex spaniel wins at Westminster; local dog was finalist

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A nearly full crowd at Madison Square Garden cheered loudly when judge Sari Tietjen of Rhinebeck pointed to the new champion at the Westminster Kennel Club. Perhaps the fans knew Stump’s backstory —… Continue reading

Site plan money for The Rhinecliff can’t come from escrow account

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board has been told by lawyers that money for The Rhinecliff to cover the cost of a site plan review cannot be moved from an existing escrow account. Councilman… Continue reading

Indian Point Public Meeting- Indian Point is in our backyard!

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Riverkeeper – 2009 Riverkeeper urges you to attend the last public meeting on the environmental impacts of Indian Point before its relicensing hearing. Thursday, February 12, 2009 (Two identical sessions) First session: 1:30… Continue reading

Taconic weeklies shutting down

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The Taconic Newspapers group of weekly papers will print their last editions this week. The Journal Register Co., which owns the seven local weeklies, is ceasing operations for the papers, each of which… Continue reading

Free income tax help available in Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK — Free income tax assistance is being offered at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 25 Mill St., by the American Association of Retired Persons. The service is available to low- and middle-income taxpayers,… Continue reading

Free Clothes Distribution- Church of the Messiah- February 13th, 2009

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Friday Feb 13th, 2009- From 12 noon to 2:00 pm- We will be distributing a very large amount of used children’s clothing that was recently donated to us, this coming Friday in the… Continue reading

Of Maxwell, Uma and Omar the Car

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Rhinebeck – Mrs. Cohen, who is 55, was sitting at the dining room table with her husband, Sam. They own a bakery on East 55th Street, near First Avenue, called Dessert Delivery. And… Continue reading

Allowable housing density won’t increase at Holy Cross site

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RHINEBECK — In the wake of public outcry about the possible development of the former Holy Cross School site in Rhinecliff, the Rhinebeck Town Board has abandoned its proposition supporting higher home density… Continue reading

Help stop the Education Cuts to the Stimulus Package

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A message from CISPE : Community In Support of Public Education Steering Committee Please take this easy opportunity to let our senators know you support education spending.  It may be too late for the… Continue reading

Want to vote in House election? Make sure you’re registered

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By Mid-Hudson News Network POTENTIAL voters in New York’s 20th Congressional District are reminded they should confirm their voter registration or register soon if they want to be eligible to cast ballots in… Continue reading

Poughkeepsie senior center changes locations

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Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s City of Poughkeepsie Senior Friendship Center has moved to a new location. The new, larger center will be located in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at the… Continue reading

Public hearings set on tax exemptions

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RHINEBECK — Proposed local laws granting town tax exemptions to military veterans of the Cold War and to senior citizens will be the subject of public hearings 7 p.m. Monday Febuary 9th, 2009 at Town… Continue reading

New Paltz running store to host two free clinics

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Many local runners and triathletes know Hamburg, who owns Personal Strength & Training in Rhinebeck. She is also opening a shop soon in New Paltz as well. She is a two-time Ironman Triathlon… Continue reading

Firehouse Pancake Breakfast Feb 8th- 2009

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February 8th  – 8:00am & 11:00am RHINECLIFF FIREHOUSE Beat the cold weather with warm conversation and a pile-high of “Rhinecliff’s Best” ~ pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice. It’s an All-You-Can-Eat  affair so bring your… Continue reading

More in February – 2009

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Zemlinsky Quartet Of Prague February 8th Church of the Messiah The Zemlinsky Quartet of Prague will perform Beethoven op. 18, no. 6 and the less familiar Intimate Letters of Leos Janacek and Alexander… Continue reading

Positions open for the summer –

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Summer Employment The Town of Rhinebeck has the following positions open: Assistant Swim Team coaches, WSI certified Lifeguards, Senior Lifeguards, Day Camp Director, camp counselors, pool cashier. Applications are available at the Town… Continue reading

State: Cheese may have bacterial contamination

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  ALBANY — New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker warns consumers not to eat certain “Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese,” made by Peregrina Cheese Corp. in Brooklyn because of possible bacterial contamination. The… Continue reading

Town of Rhinebeck-

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Town of Rhinebeck Zoning Board of Appeals meeting – Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market St., Rhinebeck. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Board meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. 845-876-3409.

Boy’s illness linked to bacteria strain in peanut butter recall

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Dutchess County health officials have confirmed the first case of salmonella involving a strain of bacteria linked to the nationwide recall of peanut butter products. An elementary school-aged Dutchess County boy was infected… Continue reading

Some heating oil customers stuck with last summer’s high prices

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THE PRICE of crude oil has dropped dramatically from its summer 2008 high of $147 a barrel to about $40 now, but some residential fuel oil customers are not enjoying a similar plunge… Continue reading

Bat die-off expands to other states

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ROSENDALE — The deadly white-nose syndrome is striking more bats over a larger area this winter, reaching south into New Jersey and Pennsylvania and emptying caves in Ulster County and other parts of… Continue reading

GOP touts candidates for election

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RHINEBECK – The Rhine-beck Republican Committee has nominated at its party caucus a full slate of candidates for the upcoming village election in March. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009902030306