Monthly Archive: November, 2009

Rhinebeck school lunch program $70,000 in the red, auditor says

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RHINEBECK — A $70,000 deficit in the Rhinebeck school district’s food service program was the only shortcoming found in an internal audit of district finances, school trustees have been told. The report on… Continue reading

Healthy Holiday – Dec 2009

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 Burn and sculpt class – Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 4-4:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Free for wellness center members; $10 per class for nonmembers. 845-871-4300. Pilates, stretch and yoga class… Continue reading

Chancellor Livingston students plan whale-watching trip

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RHINEBECK — Fifth-grader students at Chancellor Livingston Elementary School are embarking on an adventure in June: the fifth-grade whale-watch trip. To raise funds to help offset the costs associated with the trip, the… Continue reading

Wilderstein prepared for the holidays

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  RHINEBECK — Decorations are hung and tours await as Wilderstein Historic Site’s holiday tradition begins. A Queen Anne mansion soaring above the Hudson River, Wilderstein stands out for its combination of natural… Continue reading

Old train station may be headed to fairgrounds

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PLEASANT VALLEY — The next stop, and possibly the end of the line, for the town’s former train station is the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck The fair organization recently expressed an interest… Continue reading

Puff: Still Not a Drug Song

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Peter Yarrow is best known as one third of the “folk supergroup” Peter, Paul, and Mary, whose numerous Top 40 hits include “If I Had a Hammer,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and… Continue reading

Peter Yarrow to give free concert, sign new book at Oblong in Rhinebeck Saturday

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Peter Yarrow, one-third of the famous folk-singing trio Peter, Paul & Mary, will be at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck Saturday for a free concert and booksigning.Yarrow will perform at 2 p.m.,… Continue reading

Town moves ahead on Vanderburgh Cove sewer work

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board on Monday agreed to move forward with collection system repairs as the first step in nearly $2 million in work needed for the Vanderburgh Cove Sewer District to… Continue reading

Tree Lighting on Sunday, November 29th 2009

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Join us for the annual Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting Sunday, November 29th to celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season and to light the tree in the Rhinebeck Savings Bank… Continue reading

Lions Club Thanksgiving dinner

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Northern Dutchess area. Nov. 26. The Rhinebeck Lions Club will prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals for northern Dutchess residents who are alone or unable to provide themselves with a traditional meal. Members and… Continue reading

Calling All Community Members To Be…

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— Sinterklaas Giant Puppet Carriers — in the Children’s Starlight Parade on Saturday, December 5th! Individuals, Families, Groups, Teams, Clubs, Friends — All Welcome to Carry Puppets & Make the Celebration come Alive… Continue reading

Arrival of St. Nicholas by Boat November 28th 2009

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Saturday November 28, 2009 4 pm The Rhinecliff Procession from the Rhinecliff Dock to the Center of Rhinecliff ending at The Rhinecliff Hotel Cocktail Reception at Rhinecliff Hotel starts at 4 p.m. ALL… Continue reading

November 23, 2009 Town of Rhinebeck Town Board Agenda

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PRELIMINARY DRAFT  6:45 Call to Order  Pledge of Allegiance  ANNOUNCEMENTS  Conservation Advisory Committee, Recreation Committee, and Community Center Visioning Committee are all looking for new members – contact Town Clerk’s office – November… Continue reading

Ex- 4-H club treasurer stole $7,000, police say

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RHINEBECK – A former 4-H club treasurer has been charged with raiding the club’s treasury. Timothy J. Arata, 40, of Rhinebeck, was charged by state police with felony grand larceny. Arata was the… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Town Board reduces spending, tax levy

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The budget allots $20,000 for the town supervisor’s office, $23,012 for the Town Board, $54,590 for the highway superintendent, $26,320 for the two town justices, $6,250 for the tax collector, $29,691 for the… Continue reading

Bard students unhappy with voting hassle

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STATE Supreme Court ruling that the votes of 12 Bard College students forced to file affidavit ballots on Election Day be counted without question has done little to quell concerns that college students… Continue reading

Safety again emphasis as hunting season nears

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 The regular deer hunting season begins at sunrise Saturday in the state’s Southern Zone and regular bear hunting season also starts in the southeastern portion of the Southern Bear Range and the emphasis,… Continue reading

Forum to address computer crimes

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RHINEBECK: Town Supervisor Tom Traudt will host a community forum on Internet safety at Rhinebeck High School at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in collaboration with the Rhinebeck Central School District. An investigator with… Continue reading

Rhinebeck sets hearing on master plan

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board has set Nov. 30 for a public hearing to take comments on changes to the proposed town comprehensive plan, updates to zoning regulations, and changes to the wetlands… Continue reading

County budget focus of legislator’s forum

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RHINEBECK — County Legislator Joel Tyner, D-Clinton, will host a forum, “What Do You Want Our County Budget and Taxes to Look Like,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80… Continue reading

Rhinebeck in December 2009

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Arrival of St. Nicholas by Boat Saturday November 28, 2009 4 pm The Rhinecliff Procession from the Rhinecliff Dock  to the Center of Rhinecliff ending at The Rhinecliff Hotel Cocktail Reception at Rhinecliff… Continue reading

First Annual Sinterklaas Artisan Faire! Dec 1st 2009

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Tuesday, December 1 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Rhinebeck Town Hall 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck NY Join Us For a Holiday Shopping Event to Benefit Sinterklaas! An Old Dutch Tradition! Find… Continue reading

Work begins on Rhinebeck park-and-ride lot

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RHINEBECK — Construction has begun on a park-and-ride lot on state Route 199 in the town of Rhinebeck, according to the state Department of Transportation. The project also is expected to include the… Continue reading

2 elderly men hurt in wrong-way crash on Route 209

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Deputies said they concluded, after talking with witnesses, that Daryl Spencer, 87, of Ratterman Road, Woodstock, was driving a 2003 Ford Focus northbound in the southbound lanes of the four-lane divided highway and… Continue reading

Man accused of harassing woman in Rhinebeck

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RHINBECK — A Saratoga County man is scheduled to appear in Rhinebeck village court next month after he allegedly set his pick-up truck on fire and fired off gunshots near the home of… Continue reading

Rhinebeck trustees set hearing for Dec. 8 on historic district change

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RHINEBECK — Village trustees have set Dec. 8 for resumption of a public hearing on a law intended to protect three buildings that are designated as historic but which have not been subject… Continue reading

Healthy holidays

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Hosting healthy holidays  Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Holistic Moms meeting with Holly Anne Shelowitz, a board certified nutrition counselor. Free. E-mail hmndutchess@gmail.com or http://www.holisticmoms.org Zumba class… Continue reading

Northern Dutchess Hospital slates blood drive

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Healthy individuals who are at least 17 years old and who weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood. Donors are eligible after 57 days from their last blood donation.  … Continue reading

Area Thanksgiving meals

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Rhinebeck — The Rhinebeck Lions Club will prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals to residents of northern Dutchess communities who might be alone or unable to provide themselves with a traditional meal. Members and… Continue reading

Rhinebeck moves closer to changing comprehensive plan-Monday, November 16th-4:30pm

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board will meet on Monday to set a final public hearing on proposed changes to the town comprehensive plan. The hearing must be scheduled before the board can adopt… Continue reading