Monthly Archive: March, 2010

$20 MILLION BILL

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Central Hudson customers likely to cover storm-related costs Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. estimated on Wednesday that the cost to restore electricity to more than 200,000 customers after back-to-back winter storms late… Continue reading

Oblong bookstores celebrate author visits

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“Many of our events are booked through a publisher, who will call me and ask if I can fit their author into our schedule,” said Suzanna Hermans, manager and co-owner of Oblong Books.… Continue reading

New York bans shad fishing in Hudson

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New York state banned shad fishing in the Hudson River on Wednesday, citing a “dramatic decline” in a species that has been part of the region’s fabric for centuries. ALBANY — The state… Continue reading

Shake Off Your Winter Doldrums with the Laughter Club!

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Wednesday March 31st:  **come celebrate the 1st Birthday of the Laughter Club!!** April 7, 14, 21, 28  10.30 – 11.15am Community Room at the Starr Library 68 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck For all… Continue reading

Election Results

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Rhinebeck Democratic candidates Brant Neuneker and Terry Gipson won two seats on the Rhinebeck village board, beating out incumbent Svend Beecher. The other seat became open when Barbara Kraft, a current trustee, decided… Continue reading

Holiday Egg Hunt!

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Sunday ~ March 21st , 2010 ~ 2pm Hillside Fire House Fox Hollow Road Hosted By The Auxilary

Annual Roadside Litter Clean-Up

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Town of Rhinebeck 20th Annual Roadside Litter Clean-Up Saturday April 17th, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. What a valuable way to celebrate Earth Day! We ask residents to volunteer in this event sponsored… Continue reading

PRUNING WORKSHOP– DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER

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PRUNING WORKSHOP– DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER TREE COMMISSION**PRUNING WORKSHOP**  THE NEWLY CREATED VILLAGE TREE COMMISSION WILL MARK THE  BEGINNING OF ITS MISSION TO SUPPORT AND UPGRADE RHINEBECK’S URBAN FOREST BY HOLDING A… Continue reading

Walkway Over the Hudson faces state budget ax; Minnewaska, Senate House, Clermont also in jeopardy

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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

‘Rent’ to run in Rhinebeck

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Performances of “Rent” will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22; $20 for seniors and children under age 12. Call 845-876-3080 or online at http://www.centerforperformingarts.org.

Dutchess County Fairgrounds Maple Festival

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Sat, 20 — Sun, 21st NYS Maple Festival Sat, 27 — Sun, 28th   NYS Maple Festival Remsburger Maple Farm and Apiary is holding its 2nd annual maple festival. The festival is held on… Continue reading

Man dies after fight with police; stun gun used to halt resistance

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RHINEBECK — State police are investigating the death of a 44-year-old Town of Rhinebeck man who was pronounced dead shortly after police took him into custody early Wednesday morning. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20100311/NEWS05/3110332/Man-dies-after-fight-with-police–stun-gun-used-to-halt-resistance RHINEBECK… Continue reading

BUDGET ALERT from (CISPE) Community in Support of Public Education

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BUDGET ALERT Community In Support of Public Education (CISPE) March 10, 2009 Unless you’re lucky enough to have been on a very long vacation, you no doubt are aware that the economy is… Continue reading

Third Thursday Luncheon will benefit Riverhaven, a shelter for homeless teenagers in Poughkeepsie.

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The Church of the Messiah ~ March 18th, 2010 6436 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 – (845) 876-3533 Our luncheon this Thursday will benefit Riverhaven, a shelter for homeless teenagers in Poughkeepsie. Please come… Continue reading

State aims to reduce Indian Point water use, save more fish

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New York state is upping the ante in the battle over fish. The Department of Environmental Conservation wants to cut water intake at certain power plants and other industrial facilities, including Indian Point,… Continue reading

Seal that visited Kingston dies on trip downstate

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The harp seal that visited Downtown Kingston last week died during the journey to the Riverhead Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2010/03/16/news/doc4b9ee6aabb4dc963963969.txt

PETITION FORMS AVAILABLE FOR PROSPECTIVE BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES

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Rhinebeck Central School: Petition forms and an information packet are now available for individuals who wish to become candidates for election to the Board of Education of the Rhinebeck Central School District. Interested… Continue reading

Board of Education Reviews Preliminary 2010-11 Budget

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Rhinebeck: Board of Education Reviews Preliminary 2010-11 Budget Info, Targets $1.25 Million in Potential Budget Reductions Read On:http://www.rhinebeckcsd.org/news.cfm?story=49110 The public is invited to attend the following Regular and Special Board of Education meetings… Continue reading

Mechanic Position Available Rhinebeck

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Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department Automotive Mechanic specialized in large trucks and heavy equipment. Rhinebeck Town Garage. Read On: http://rhinebeck-ny.gov/  mechanic.2010.pdf   423.99 KB

Garden plots for rent in Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK: The Rhinebeck Community Garden is seeking new members. Members can rent a full plot — 20 feet by 15 feet — for $25. Half-plots and scholarships are also available. Members agree to… Continue reading

Rhinebeck has made the Climate Smart Communities Pledge

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board has authorized creation of a task force to identify the town’s greenhouse gas emissions and recommend ways to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. Rhinebeck has made… Continue reading

Hillside Fire Co. elects officers for 2010, seeks new members

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HILLSIDE — The Hillside Fire Co., serving the southern area of Rhinebeck and the northern area of Hyde Park ,recently held their annual election of officers for 2010. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2010/03/08/news/doc4b945caa34001804608397.txt

Leibovitz can keep portfolio

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NEW YORK — Part-time Dutchess County resident Annie Leibovitz, the photographer who mismanaged her fortune so badly that she faced losing legal rights to some of pop culture’s most enduring images, has reached… Continue reading

Rising tide of overdue debtors: Bad loans surged in region in 2009

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A look into the financial condition of banks operating in the mid-Hudson Valley finds that they had rising levels of “toxic loans,” but none so bad as to suggest anything like a collapse… Continue reading

Mortons Acoustic Show

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FRIDAY MARCH 19, 2010 8:00PM – 10:30PM  BEFORE MICROPHONES, BEFORE AMPLIFIERS, BEFORE ELECTRIC GUITARS, THERE WAS… PURE ACOUSTIC MUSIC  FEATURING: VAGUE ASSURANCES ~ JOE TOBIN’S MEDICINE SHOW ~ RUSSEL AUSTIN BILL DURHAM ~… Continue reading

Some Regents exams may be scrubbed

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ALBANY — New York’s cash crunch has led the state Education Department to contemplate big changes in the Regents exams that long have been at the core of high school graduation standards. Read… Continue reading

Author reading and signing

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 Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. 7:30 p.m. March 11. Readings and signings by Joanna Smith Rakoff, author of “A Fortunate Age,” and Justin Taylor, author of “Everything Here is the… Continue reading

Rhinecliff no longer overlooked

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Cynthia Owen Philip, an independent historian who has written extensively on the Hudson River Valley, details the history of a northern Dutchess County hamlet in “Rhinecliff: The Tangled Tale of Rhinebeck’s Waterfront: A… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school board to work on budget Saturday

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RHINEBECK — School trustees will meet Saturday to review ways to trim a proposed $28.87 million 2010-11 budget that would carry a 6.19 percent spending increase of $1.68 million. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2010/03/12/news/doc4b99b2f6defb5820391235.txt

Arctic harp seal makes rare visit to Kingston

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KINGSTON — A seal visited Downtown Kingston via the Rondout Creek on Monday, drawing crowds, police, and environmental officials throughout the day. The animal is believed to be a non-adult harp seal, an… Continue reading