Monthly Archive: December, 2009

CH Enterprises to invest $50 million for wind power plant

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Central Hudson Enterprises Corporation announced today it plans to invest about $50 million in a 20-megawatt wind farm facility in Glenmore, Wis. CH Shirley Wind LLC, the corporation’s subsidiary, will acquire a 90-percent… Continue reading

Aid delay spurs concern

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Rhinebeck Superintendent Joseph Phelan said it is expected that there will be $68,909 deferred in aid for the district. He does not expect it will result in cutting programs during the current school… Continue reading

Lyceum offers free Christmas movies for children, families

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RED HOOK —- Free Christmas movies for children and their families will be offered Saturday at the Lyceum Six Cinemas off U.S. Route 9. The movies are sponsored by the Lyceum Cinemas and… Continue reading

Rhinebeck center to present ‘Christmas Carol’

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RHINEBECK: The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck presents “A Christmas Carol” by The Puppet People 11 a.m. Dec. 19. There will also be a toy drive and visit from Santa. Watch Mean… Continue reading

————TOWN OF RHINEBECK TOWN BOARD MEETING PRELIMINARY AGENDA – DECEMBER 14th, 2009

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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 at 876-3409 December 21st… Continue reading

Choral club plans two holiday concerts

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RHINEBECK — The Rhinebeck Choral Club will perform holiday concerts tonight December 12th and Sunday the 13th, featuring a variety of seasonal, sacred, spiritual, Hanukkah and novelty selections. Concerts are planned from 8 to… Continue reading

Dutchess taxpayers fume over proposed tax-levy increase

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Amid an economy in crisis, Dutchess County residents are outraged their county property tax rate would increase by 14.6 percent next year The $401.8 million 2010 budget would increase the property-tax rate by… Continue reading

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

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Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus… Continue reading

Sugar Plums and Nutcrackers’ takes Center stage December 11th-13th 2009

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Sugar Plums and Nutcrackers” will take place tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308 in Rhinebeck. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/12/11/entertainment/doc4b218e3057824557803075.txt

UPDATE:Milaners Youth Group Can Drive December 19th & 20th

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The Milaners Youth Group in partnership with Northern Dutchess Communities That Care (NDCTC) will be in Red Hook on the 19th & 20th of December Location: RED HOOK IGA. UPDATE …Time: 11am –… Continue reading

Green Shoots?

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I’m sitting in the Senate Banking Committee hearing on “Weathering the Storm: Creating Jobs in the Recession”…. It’s desolation central. Only one Senator is attending the hearing… Sherrod Brown of Ohio who chairs… Continue reading

Community Garden appreciates support

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As the growing season comes to an end, the Rhinebeck Community Garden has much to be grateful for. All contributors and supporters were critical to the development of the garden, each stepping up… Continue reading

NOW SHOWING!~

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Cocoon Theater hosts holiday show

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WHAT: “This Night to Remember — Magical Adventures of Christmas Eve” WHEN: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. (Snow dates Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.)… Continue reading

Village Historic Preservation Law Adopted

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Village of Rhinebeck Board of Trustees would like to inform the Village residents that at the December 8, 2009 Board Meeting Local Law #2-2009 Historic Buildings Protection Law was adopted unanimously by the… Continue reading

Village Board meets today in Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK — The Village Board will meet 6:15 p.m. today December 17th,2009 at Village Municipal Hall, 76 E. Market St., to hold a closed-door meeting on an employee matter.

FREE H1N1 VACCINATION CLINIC THIS SATURDAY IN PINE PLAINS

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Dutchess County Department of Health News Release Date: December 14, 2009 For Further Information Contact: Michael C. Caldwell, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Health at 845.486.3432 H1N1 Vaccination Clinic this Saturday December 19th 2009… Continue reading

*Winter Celebration* December 12th

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SOLASANLAE Irish Dance The Richard B. Fisher Center For The Performing Arts at Bard College Saturday, December 12th 7pm Box Office: 845-758-7900 We hope to see you there! *Happy Holiday’s from Solas An… Continue reading

Vote set on Rhinebeck master plan updates

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board expects to vote Dec. 21 on town comprehensive plan and zoning law updates that will require gun clubs to try to reduce noise, but won’t force them to… Continue reading

Ferncliff Forest gets $1G gift from Rotary

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Rhinebeck Rotary recently announced its donation of $1,000 to Ferncliff Forest, a 200-acre preserve in Rhinebeck. The donation was made as part of a special presentation on Nov. 16. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009912080306

Rhinecliff Library to present concert

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RHINECLIFF: Friends of Morton Library will present a concert featuring Chris Trapper with guest Erin Hobson at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the library, 82 Kelly St. Proceeds from the show will benefit… Continue reading

Survivor takes a tragedy to heart

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A Rhinebeck woman who survived a sudden cardiac arrest at 15, and then went on to educate others about the issue, will be featured on the CNN HLN series “Breakthrough Women” on Sunday.… Continue reading

Sinterklaas 2009

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The Day of the Festival ! DECEMBER 5, 2009 ****10 am to 12 midnight READ ON:  http://www.sinterklaasrhinebeck.com/ Rhinebeck revives Dutch festival of Sinterklaas Outside Samuel’s, a coffee bar on East Market Street, on… Continue reading

Rhinebeck’s Heart Safe Club on CNN this weekend!

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 CNN recently contacted Kaitlin Forbes requesting to feature her on the CNN series “Breakthrough Women”. At a Heart Safe Club CPR/AED training event last month, CNN filmed various aspects of the training and… Continue reading

Rhinebeck church to host cookie sale

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RHINEBECK: Homemade cookies will be on sale for the holidays at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at Rhinebeck Reformed Church. Snow date is 11 a.m. Dec. 13. Cookies are $8 per pound. The church… Continue reading

FROST MEMORIAL FUND, INC.

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We are pleased to announce the creation of Frost Memorial Fund, Inc., by the late Barbara V. Frost and Benson R. Frost, Jr. The Directors are now organizing the Fund so that it… Continue reading

Just a reminder for parents and guardians

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 The Internet Safety Forum will be held tomorrow (Thursday), Dec 3rd, at RHS Auditorium at 7:00 pm. The Forum is sponsored by Tom Traudt, Rhinebeck Town Supervisor, and the Rhinebeck Central School District.… Continue reading

‘A Christmas Carol’ back at Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK — Charles Dickens’ enduring classic, ”A Christmas Carol,“ returns to the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck in a new and expanded production featuring new carols, a new set and a cast… Continue reading

Developer density bonus draws fire at Rhinebeck public hearing

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“When I first found out about the proposed changes … I was shocked,” he said. “The changes were so dramatic and affected almost the whole western side of the town. The emphasis on… Continue reading

Rhinebeck man is charged with tresspass, setting dog on officer

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RHINEBECK — A village man faces charges that he trespassed at the Day Top Center, fled from police, and attempted to release his dog toward a police officer. Rhinebeck town police said Warren… Continue reading