Monthly Archive: February, 2010

Rhinebeck in March 2010

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Growing Older in Rhinebeck News Letter: http://rhinebeck-ny.gov/growing-older-rhinebeck-newsletter-02-15-10   ‘Solas An Lae’ Friday, March 05, 2010 ~ 08:00:00 PM Repeat Event: Every Day until March 06, 2010 Returning to The CENTER with an all… Continue reading

Walkway Over the Hudson faces state budgt ax

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LESS THAN five months after opening to the public, the Walkway Over the Hudson is in danger of being shut down during the winter months and having its hours scaled back the rest… Continue reading

Pancake breakfast

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American Legion Hall, 30 Mill St., Rhinebeck. 8 a.m. to noon March 7. Breakfast sponsored by Boy Scout Troop No. 128. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast and beverage. Tickets range from $5-6, depending on… Continue reading

Vassar’s dance rep kicks off

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The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre will present its 28th Annual Gala performances at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie Read… Continue reading

Author reading & signing

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 Oblong Books & Music, 26 Main St., Millerton. 3 p.m. Feb. 27. Program with Ralph Nader, author of “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” He’ll also appear at 7:30 p.m. at Oblong Books… Continue reading

Dutchess drops clothing tax exemption

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Beginning in March, Dutchess County shoppers will once again pay county sales tax on clothing and footwear purchased in the stores throughout the county. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2010/01/26/news/doc4b5e7b6a19e87539221128.txt

Rhinebeck mayor looks for spending cuts

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RHINEBECK — Village Mayor James Reardon has scheduled a March 4 meeting to discuss ways to keep the $2.2 million village budget from ballooning in 2010-11 despite mandated increases in insurance coverage. Read… Continue reading

Rhinebeck seeks grants for solar energy projects

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RHINEBECK — The town plans to apply to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for $420,000 in grants to make Town Hall more energy efficient and fund solar energy projects… Continue reading

Rhinebeck plans sewage treatment upgrades

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RHINEBECK — The town plans to stay ahead of deadlines to bring the Vanderburgh Cove sewage treatment system up to state health and environmental codes. At a Town Board meeting Tuesday, officials were… Continue reading

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County workshop

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RHINEBECK — Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County will hold a workshop Tuesday entitled: Exploring Credit/Debt Management Issues. The workshop will provide information on selecting and using credit wisely, strategies for paying down debt,… Continue reading

Interstate 84 reopens

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EAST FISHKILL (AP) — Traffic is moving again on a nearly 40-mile stretch of Interstate 84 in the where motorists were stranded for hours by snow. The Thruway Authority says I-84 between Exit… Continue reading

Paterson abandons election bid

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ALBANY — Gov. David Paterson, who repeatedly and defiantly said he would let voters decide if he should run the state, abruptly quit his nascent election bid Friday amid a stalled agenda, faltering… Continue reading

Utility: It could be days before power is restored

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More than 80,000 Dutchess and Ulster County homes and businesses are without electricity, and it could be several days before many customers see their power restored, a Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp.… Continue reading

Growing Older in Rhinebeck ~ Newsletter

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http://rhinebeck-ny.gov/growing-older-rhinebeck-newsletter-02-15-10

Ongoing Health Classes

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Strength fitness class – Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 11 a.m. Feb. 21. Meets Sundays. Free for wellness center members and $10 per class for nonmembers. Call 845-871-4300. Sculpt class – Northern Dutchess Hospital,… Continue reading

Rhinebeck group seeks town support in anti-drug effort

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board on Monday was asked to work with the recently formed Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth to help stem growing abuse of over-the-counter medications as well as a resurgence… Continue reading

Tugboat rescues Mid-Hudson Bridge jumper

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KINGSTON — Capt. Matthew Perricone of the tugboat Cornell says that when he spotted a woman who’d jumped from the Mid-Hudson Bridge in slushy Hudson River waters Sunday afternoon there was no question… Continue reading

FEBRUARY 22, 2010 PRELIMINARY AGENDA

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February 22, 2010 Preliminary Agenda 6:45 CALL TO ORDER Announcements Board of Assessment Review, Rhinecliff Advisory Committee and Community Center Visioning Committee are seeking new members. February 25th from 1-3 PM Congressman Murphy’s… Continue reading

Help provide a ‘different kind of home care’

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“The organizers decided it would be beneficial to Dutchess County if we had a similar organization (to the one in Beacon Hill) to let seniors stay at home for as long as possible,”… Continue reading

8 Dutchess centers closed on Fridays

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Eight out of nine senior friendship centers in Dutchess County only operate four days a week, instead of five — a change that began this year due to budget constraints. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20102200329

Elections March 16 in villages of Saugerties, Rhinebeck, Tivoli

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In Rhinebeck, three people are vying for two Village Board seats, each carrying a two-year term. On the ballot will be incumbent Trustee Svend Beecher, of 27 North Parsonage St., on the Greening… Continue reading

Petition to change the new signs at Ferncliff Nursing Home

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The following is from Hudson River Heritage Executive Director Sunny Wirt As steward for the Hudson River National Historic Landmark District, Hudson River Heritage is always alert to changes in the landscape that… Continue reading

Historical structures offer peek into Rhinecliff’s past

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RHINECLIFF — The hamlet of Rhinecliff, nestled along the river in the Town of Rhinebeck, offers visitors a taste of history. Resident Cynthia Owen Philip, who wrote a book about the hamlet, “Rhinecliff,… Continue reading

Rhinebeck given HEART safe community designation

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Representatives from the town and village of Rhinebeck were presented with Dutchess County’s HEART Safe Community designation today Municipality’s designated as a HEART Safe Community must have at least 25 percent of its… Continue reading

Energy efficiency can mean lower taxes

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At Hudson Valley Clean Energy in Rhinebeck, Vice President John Wright said of the tax incentive approach, “I think it is working well. … There’s cars, insulation, windows, water heaters — and then… Continue reading

2 hurt in Red Hook as bus overturns, hits mail truck

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The Sheriff’s Office said a 2005 Thomas Built school bus — owned by First Student Inc. and operated for Abilities First of Poughkeepsie — was westbound on St. Paul Road in Red Hook,… Continue reading

Entergy: Cooling towers not best option for Indian Point

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BUCHANAN — The Indian Point nuclear plant is making a pitch to use underwater screens to filter Hudson River water rather than build the $1.5 billion concrete cooling towers the state wants .… Continue reading

Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society’s (MHVS) 25th Anniversary Great American Meatout Celebration.

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Gene Baur Education – Lecture Saturday, March 13, 2010 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Church of the Messiah located at 47 Montgomery St. (Route 9) and Chestnut Street in Rhinebeck, NY. Meet Farm Sanctuary… Continue reading

Village of Rhinebeck Election

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The next general Village election for officers will be held on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 from noon to 9:00 pm at the Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market St. Rhinebeck, NY.  Voters must… Continue reading

Various Summer Recreation Postions – Town of Rhinebeck

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Town of Rhinebeck Recreation is seeking positions for its 2010 Summer Camp Program and Pool Complex.  Assistant Recreation Director-this requires at least 25 years of age/21 years of age with related degree.     … Continue reading