Monthly Archive: August, 2009

District Announces ’09-’10 School Year Opening Details; First Day of School for Students Will Be Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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The 2009-10 school year for Rhinebeck Central School students will begin with the start of classes for all students in grades Kindergarten through 12 on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. Read On: http://www.rhinebeckcsd.org/news.cfm?story=37090

Bard College will lead National Climate Seminar

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ANNADALE-ON-HUDSON – Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy will lead a National Climate Seminar this fall, with regular presentations from top climate experts, analysts, and politicians. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/08/31/news/doc4a9b1f7f7d48e600929963.txt

Fair lists winners in arts, culinary categories

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Best of pies: Gina Fox, Rhinebeck. – Best of breads: Anne Scibienski, Rhinebeck. –  Best of cookies: Olivia Ferry, Rhinebeck. –  Best knitted wearing apparel: Laura Swain, Rhinebeck. -Best felted wearing apparel: Jean Ward,… Continue reading

‘Perfect storm’ led to Dutchess fair’s traffic jam

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The last day of the Dutchess County Fair drew record crowds to the fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, but in getting there, fairgoers caused traffic jams for miles on roads leading to the site. Read… Continue reading

Broadway standards coming to Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK – Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theater Company brings a new edition of “Highlights from the Footlights” to The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck 8 p.m. Sept. 5 and 3 p.m. Sept.… Continue reading

Clarke, Clarke, Clark & Alvarez

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The Rhinebeck High School girls’ cross country team could be looking for some respect this season and maybe even the possibility of competing for a state championship. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009908270345

MAD DASH 2009

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MAD DASH JUNE GRIGULL MEMORIAL RUN Labor Day, September 7, 2009 5K RUN AND WALK– 8:30 AM START 10K RUN– 9:00 AM START “MINI-DASH” RACES FOR CHILDREN – 10AM START REGISTER ON RACE… Continue reading

Fire company gives scholarship

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RHINEBECK — John Dorer, a member of the Rhinebeck fire department, has been awarded the Ruth and Arnold Demarest Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, established five years ago, is awarded annually to an active… Continue reading

Legion to host picnic fundraiser

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The Rhinebeck American Legion will host its Summer’s End Picnic fundraiser Sept. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at its post at 6331 Mill St., Rhinebeck. The menu includes London broil, barbecued chicken, local sweet… Continue reading

Rhinebeck village planners set agenda

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RHINEBECK — The village Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Village Hall, 76 E. Market St. On the agenda: • Betty Williams/Matwey Building, 11A W. Market St., public hearing… Continue reading

Crowds on last day face traffic snarls

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Snyder, who took his family to the final day of the 164th annual Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck on Sunday, was in one of thousands of vehicles stuck in traffic congestion surrounding the… Continue reading

Sunny day draws throngs of fairgoers

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“This looks like a very big opening day,” said Bob Grems, general manager of the fairgrounds. “The weather has not been agreeable this summer, so people are just looking for an opportunity to… Continue reading

Village of Rhinebeck aims to reduce speeding

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“You have to come down from 55 (mph) to 45 down to the speed limit in the village at 30 miles an hour,” he said. “People need to realize that when they’re in… Continue reading

Rhinebeck sewer district qualifies for no-interest loan

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RHINEBECK — Officials on Monday said work needed to bring the Vanderburgh Cove Sewer District into compliance with state health law will qualify for no-interest loan funding. An audience of 47 people at… Continue reading

Rhinebeck zoning proposals worry gun clubs

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RHINEBECK – The town board is considering concerns raised about proposed zoning changes that would restrict gun clubs and encourage targeted residential development. 1,200 acres to be affected Another controversial proposal is the… Continue reading

Wind turbine highlights green goals at grounds

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This year, officials said the Green Initiative will be bigger and better when the fair opens Tuesday. If anyone wants evidence of this, all they need to do is look upward at the… Continue reading

Home energy conservation myths busted

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Popular advice is a mixed bag of fact, fiction You’re a savvy consumer and you know how to cut corners when it comes to energy. You’ve given your dishwasher a rest and picked… Continue reading

Who’ll stop the rain? Farm markets wonder

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The wet weather not only brings attendance down at farmers markets, it also affects the quality and abundance of some crops. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20090823/NEWS01/908230343 Rhinebeck Location: Municipal parking lot, East Market Street. Hours:… Continue reading

Swine flu prevention is part of back-to-school preparations

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As school officials get ready for the return of teachers and students, they also are preparing for the potential resurgence of swine flu. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said… Continue reading

The Dutchess County Fair

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August 25 – 30, 2009 For six days each August, the Dutchess Fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host to nearly half a million patrons for the Dutchess County Fair. The second… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school tax levy rises 4.75 percent

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RHINEBECK — School district trustees have adopted a $22.48 million property tax levy for the 2009-10 school year carrying a 4.75 percent increase of $1.02 million. The levy was adopted during a Board… Continue reading

DRAFT TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA 8-24-09

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*AUGUST 24, 2009 TOWN OF RHINEBECKTOWN BOARD MEETING PRELIMINARY AGENDA* 6:45 CALL TO ORDER Pledge of Allegiance ANNOUNCEMENTS Applications for CAC, Ethics Board, Rhinecliff Advisory Committee. Open Space/Affordable Housing Committee, Web Committee and… Continue reading

Fairgoers can ride the rail for discounted prices -2009

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 Metro-North Railroad is offering a discounted train package for travelers headed to the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, which starts Tuesday and runs through Aug. 30. The package includes discount round-trip rail fare… Continue reading

Come rock at KIDSTOCK® !

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Sunday August 23rd – Noon to 5 PM – Free Admission! Belleayre Mountain 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount NY Located in the Catskill Mountains northwest of NYC and south of Albany Read On:… Continue reading

The kindness of strangers:Fairgoers try to help patients who need bone marrow

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RHINEBECK — Volunteers at the two Hope for Kai booths at the Dutchess County Fair had yet to get enough registrations to claim the most potential bone marrow donors on Friday, so they… Continue reading

Vanderburgh Cove sewer springs leak

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RHINEBECK — Problems with the Vanderburgh Cove Sewer District continue to mount for residents who are frustrated that a new leak has not been fixed and is expected to add costs for repairs… Continue reading

Holistic parent group plans open house

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An open house about a group forming for those parents interested in holistic and green living will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. The… Continue reading

Letters to the editor – Meeting August 19th 2009

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The Town Board  Meeting Wednesday, August 19th 2009   Rhinebeck High School  Agenda : Freshwater Wetlands Law  A copy of the draft wetlands law – www.rhinebeck-ny.gov.   The meeting will include final public comments on the new proposed zoning.… Continue reading

Rhinebeck in August 2009

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Fair lines up daily entertainment Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907160315 The Fair’s Web site  www. dutchessfair.com    also offers more advance tickets to the fair at savings to fairgoers. Advance general admission to the fair is $9… Continue reading

Bard president touts Al-Quds partnership on ‘Charlie Rose’

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Bard College President Leon Botstein is promoting the Al-Quds Bard Partnership, the first dual-degree collaboration between a Palestinian University and an American institution of higher education. Botstein and Al-Quds University President Sari Nusseibeh… Continue reading