Monthly Archive: March, 2009

School News – March 31st – 2009 Bomb Scare Rhinebeck

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 12:37 pm – In response to what was reasonably understood to be a bomb threat discovered late this morning, District officials evacuated students and staff from the Bulkeley Middle… Continue reading

Decision day today in 20th Congressional District race

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Voters in Northern Dutchess, Greene, and Columbia counties will go to the polls today in a special election that has brought an unprecedented level of attention to the 20th Congressional District in rural… Continue reading

Syrup lovers drop by fairgrounds

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RHINEBECK – The steady stream of steam that billowed from the Dutchess County Fairgrounds here Sunday acted as a beacon for local maple syrup lovers. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009903300324

Landsman Kill Stocking Club, Fishing Contest 2009

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2009 51th ANNUAL LANDSMAN KILL STOCKING CLUB FISHING CONTEST STOCKING DAY 12:30 pm Saturday, April 4th Meet at the Rhinebeck High School Bring your own plastic bucket A Parade of trucks will carry… Continue reading

Got Joy?

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got joy? Join the Laughter Club! With Liz Walkden Morfea, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher  Wednesday April 1st, 8th, 15th 10:30am – 11:15am Community Room at the Starr Library 68 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school board trying to cut $400K from budget

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RHINEBECK — The Board of Education is looking for ways to cut another $401,000 from a proposed 2009-10 school district budget in anticipation of further reductions in state and federal aid. Read On:… Continue reading

Promoter considers NYC, Bethel for Woodstock 40th anniversary concert

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Michael Lang, the promoter who helped stage the original Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel in 1969 — as well as the anniversary concerts in 1994 in Saugerties and 1999 in Rome,… Continue reading

As bats die, feds ask people to avoid caves

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ALBANY (AP) — Citing an “unprecedented” crisis of bats dying off from West Virginia to New England, federal officials on Thursday asked for people to stay out of thousands of caves in states… Continue reading

Millbrook man charged in alleged $88 million art scam

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NEW YORK — A Millbrook resident and owner of a now-closed Manhattan art gallery with a star-studded clientele was painted as a thief who stole $88 million from art owners, a bank and… Continue reading

2009 Rhinebeck Summer Youth Program Registration

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Camp – Swim Lessons – Swim Team Registration Day:  Saturday April 25th 9am – 12pm Town Hall,  Rhinebeck

More April in Rhinebeck 2009

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Outdoor Recreation Expo April 17 – April 19  For sportsmen, boaters, bicyclists, campers & hikers, fishermen & all lovers of the outdoors. 10am-6pm rain or shine. $10. Dutchess Cty. Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-6403 Daffodil… Continue reading

April in Rhinebeck 2009

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Maryann Larson Solo Photo Exhibition March 2nd – April 20th Montgomery Row, Second Level March 2 – April 20, 2009 – Montgomery Row Second Level, 6423 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY. “Venturing Out” is… Continue reading

Sisters help prevent Mid-Hudson Bridge suicide by man

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HIGHLAND — A 20-year-old man was prevented from jumping off the Mid-Hudson Bridge after a passing woman grabbed him and distracted him until troopers arrived, police said. At 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Troopers Joseph… Continue reading

Milaners Youth Group

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Youth program seeks participants MILAN — The Milaners Youth Program is seeking participants for a community-service project at the Milan Recreation Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.   The rain-or-shine event… Continue reading

MTA tax may bring school cuts

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Rhinebeck  School district Superintendent Joseph Phelan on Tuesday said staff or program cuts may be needed to compensate for the $48,000 required under a proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority tax on payrolls. District officials… Continue reading

Design the Shirt Contest

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Design the Shirt Contest. T-Shirt design needed for the Sept 27th Quadricentennial Run over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Entries can be picked up and submitted at the Town Hall. Deadline is July 25th 2009… Continue reading

Rhinebeck board funds town bridge engineering study

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RHINEBECK — Town Board members on Monday agreed to spend up to $10,000 for survey and engineering work on Hogs Bridge on Mount Rutsen Road. The study will help the board determine whether… Continue reading

Milaners Youth Group Community Service Project – March 28th, 2009

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Milaners Youth Group Community Service Project  Saturday, March 28th-2009 Milan Recreation Park Clean Up! 10:00am – 4:00pm  – BBQ to follow completion of work! Make a difference in your community. Meet new friends … Continue reading

Water in vehicle ruts is home to tiny shrimp

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Species’ eggs can withstand adverse conditions outside of puddles Many people who have hiked trails and dirt roads have probably passed large rain puddles without a second glance. A moment’s pause and a… Continue reading

Setting the stage

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The praise comes to Gideon on the heels of the Rhinebeck High School student’s founding of a student-run theater company, “Act 2 Act.” Its mission is to raise awareness about human rights abuses… Continue reading

Rhinecliff Advisory Council -Mean Streets Meeting March 28th -2009

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Saturday, March 28 Morton Library 10 a.m.   Mean Streets Time and again, traffic has been the single greatest area of concern expressed by Hamlet residents to the Council.  This special meeting, rescheduled… Continue reading

Group aims to protect river island

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JUST OFF the of shore of Tivoli in Northern Dutchess sits Magdalen Island, an uninhabited 8-acre piece of land the offers archaeologists and historians a rare glimpse into life along the Hudson River… Continue reading

Agricultural group offers scholarship

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RHINEBECK — Applications are being accepted for a college scholarship awarded by the Dutchess County Agricultural Society. The society awards one $8,000 scholarship per year. Scholarship payments are made in four consecutive years… Continue reading

Study raises concerns about Rondout Creek’s water quality

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A STUDY of the Rondout Creek and its tributaries by the group Hudson Basin River Watch has found the water quality is deteriorating due to sewage, industrial discharges and chemicals that end up… Continue reading

Mayor, overruling parks boss, says beach will be open at least part-time

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  KINGSTON — Mayor James Sottile on Friday promised to keep Kingston Point Beach open for swimming on at least a part-time basis this summer. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/03/21/news/doc49c46d5038bc2046957486.txt Kingston Point Beach to be… Continue reading

GOP sweeps Rhinebeck elections

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Republican candidates made a clean sweep in Rhinebeck village elections.  Trustee James Reardon beat out Trustee Barbara Kraft for the position of mayor. Current Mayor Richard Cunningham is retiring after this term.  Reardon,… Continue reading

EDITORIAL: Ferry good news

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Regular ferry service across the Hudson River between Kingston and Rhinecliff has been a little thin for the last 52 years. Non-existent, actually, since a last trip on Jan. 7, 1957, with the… Continue reading

Seven local villages have elections today

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In the village of Rhinebeck, Jim Reardon and Barbara Kraft are vying for the two-year term as mayor. In a four-way race for two seats on the Village Board, incumbent Kevin Rheden, who… Continue reading

Two facing off in contest to be Rhinebeck mayor

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There will be contested elections Wednesday in the village of Rhinebeck, while races in the villages of Tivoli and Red Hook will be uncontested, barring any write-in candidacies. In Rhinebeck, where voting will… Continue reading

Rhinebeck alumni group sets $4,000 scholarship

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RHINEBECK – The Rhine-beck Alumni Association is offering a $4,000 scholarship to a member of the Rhinebeck High School Class of 2009. The scholarship provides $1,000 per year for four years of college… Continue reading