Monthly Archive: August, 2011

Rhinebeck school district property tax rates to rise 4.62 percent

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RHINEBECK — School district rustees have adopted a $24.23 million property tax levy representing a 3.65 percent increase of about $853,000. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2011/08/17/news/doc4e4bffc4ed85a713192419.txt

Rhinebeck Soccer Registration Is happening now!

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Registration for the year is going on now Please visit  our new website for information and registration: http://www.rhinebecksoccer.org   There will be free giveaways (shirts and balls) for the first 100 registrants, handed out at… Continue reading

Poughkeepsie Journal Reports: Scenic Hudson has transferred ownership of the drive-in property to the National Park Service

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HYDE PARK  ~ The National Park Service announced July 20 that Scenic Hudson had transferred ownership of the parcel to the Franklin Roosevelt National Historic Site, which is directly across Route 9. Read On:… Continue reading

Child dies of Encephalitis; health officials urge residents to take precautions

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ALBANY – State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., urged all New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites after mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus have… Continue reading

Poughkeepsie Journal Reports: Unidentified heroes save woman suffering cardiac arrest

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RHINEBECK — An advocacy organization is searching for the people who saved a woman’s life Monday at the Beekman Arms. Read On http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011108160327

The Rhinebeck Central School District will be holding a Silent-Bid Auction 8/18/2011

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The Rhinebeck Central School District will be holding a Silent-Bid Auction of surplus equipment at the Rhinebeck High School/Bulkeley Middle School on 45 North Park Rd., in Rhinebeck NY. Bid openings will be… Continue reading

Read about the upgrade to the Village municipal parking lot by Mayor Jim Reardon

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Read about the upgrade to the Village municipal parking lot by  Mayor Jim Reardon PRESS  RELEASE ~  August 3, 2011  The Village of Rhinebeck has recently completed an upgrade to their municipal parking… Continue reading

Village of Rhinebeck ~ Legal Notice

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Legal Notice Please Take Notice: That the Village of Rhinebeck Board of Trustees will be holding a Public Hearing at the regularly scheduled board meeting held on Tuesday, September 12, 2011 at 7:00… Continue reading

Town Board Meeing Minutes 07-25-11

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ANNOUNCEMENTS  Community Block Grant 2012 applications available at http://www.dutchessny.gov.  Applications are due back to Dutchess County Planning by October 7, 2011  Conservation Advisory Board, Thompson Mazzarella Park and Joint Solid Waste Task Force… Continue reading

New Paltz : Street people

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 Read about an ongoing and growing problem in New Paltz: Street people Hudson Valley Times: “New Paltz is a wonderful place, a very open, diverse community, which is why transients like to come here during… Continue reading

Firewood and Invasive Insects Don’t Move Firewood – “You Could be Killing Our Trees” Says the DEC

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FIREWOOD ALERT – “DON’T MOVE FIREWOOD” A REGULATION is in effect that prohibits the import of firewood into New York unless it has been heat treated to kill pests. The regulation also limits… Continue reading

Platt Avenue Parking Update

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The Rhinebeck Resident Postings of Village/Town Topics By Meridith Ferber August 12th 2011   Platt Avenue Parking Update As promised, the Rhinebeck Community Forum has an update regarding the parking issues on Platt… Continue reading

Neighborhood Asks Village Board for Help Dealing with Smokers

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The Rhinebeck Resident Postings of Village/Town Topics By Rhinebeck Community Forum staff  writer Meridith Ferber August 12th 2011   Neighborhood Asks Village Board for Help Dealing with Smokers   The three streets that… Continue reading

Rhinebeck School Athletes Heads up!

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Start of Fall Sports ~ District Has Scheduled Sports Physicals and Tryouts/Practices Athletes for the Fall 2011 Interscholastic Sports season will soon be on the field and the court.  Scheduled start dates for… Continue reading

Locations announced for 30 9/11 exhibitions across the state

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Empire State News ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum announced the locations for thirty “New York Remembers” exhibitions that are being… Continue reading

A Little Something for Everyone! A word from the Dutchess County Fairgrounds Blog

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I visited three of our sister fairs in New York State last week and once again am reminded why I love county fairs and am absolutely convinced that they are important for many… Continue reading

Anti-Indian Point groups take message from NYC upriver

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Environmental groups Clearwater and Time’s Up! prepare to set sail on the Hudson, to deliver their message that they believe it is time to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant http://www.empirestatenews.net/News/20110810-2.html… Continue reading

Solar Projects Operational

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The Town of Rhinebeck is pleased to announce that it has completed the installation of solar panels at the Highway Garage and at the Transfer Station.  The solar panels are generating electricity for… Continue reading

Morton’s Acoustic Show: Friday, August 19 @ 8:00pm 2011

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    Morton’s Acoustic Show Friday, August 19 @ 8:00 Before microphones, before amplifiers, before electric guitars, there was… Pure Acoustic Music! Featuring: Thomas Earl, H. Hanson, Bob and the Boys, Blaine Elliot,… Continue reading

Rhinebeck: Mighty All Righty :Chronogram Community Pages

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This town wasn’t born yesterday. With a recorded history dating back to the Hudson Valley’s earliest settlement and more than 400 historic sites on the National Historic Register, Rhinebeck expertly showcases treasures like… Continue reading

Book Reading: Jennifer Donnelly ~ The Wild Rose

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RHINEBECK, NY – On Saturday, August 20th at 7:30pm, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt. 9), Rhinebeck, will host a reading and signing with Salt Point author Jennifer Donnelly. Her newest… Continue reading

RHINEBECK INTERACT CLUB TRAVELS TO NICARAGUA

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The Rhinebeck Interact Club, a service organization made up of local high school students and sponsored by the Rhinebeck Rotary Club, recently set out on a tremendous quest to improve the lives of… Continue reading

About ~ RBK Communtiy Forum

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Rhinebeck is one of America’s most beautiful towns. The earlist settlers were the Sepasco Indians. The vitality of the Hudson River sustained many tribes here and along the Rondout. The Dutch came next… Continue reading

The Rhinebeck Resident “Platt Ave Parking Issues Bring Other Issues to Light”

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The Rhinebeck Resident Postings of Village/Town Topics By Rhinebeck resident Meridith Ferber   “Platt Ave Parking Issues Bring Other Issues to Light”   Haven Spa has long been a favorite day spas in… Continue reading

Private group says NY exodus continuing

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NEW YORK – New York State lost a net 1.6 million residents to other states between 2000 and 2010, according to 2010 Census data. The domestic migration outflow, coupled with a slowdown in… Continue reading

President signs debt plan: New Yorkers will get their Social Security benefits on time

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Just in case you were wondering… WASHINGTON – New York State seniors will get their Social Security payments on time, now that a compromise debt plan has been signed by the president. Commissioner… Continue reading

Hudson Valley YA Society ~ Sunday, August 14, at 4:00pm

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Nova Ren Suma, Imaginary Girls, and Micol Ostow, family RHINEBECK, NY – On Sunday, August 14, at 4:00pm Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, will host the next Hudson Valley… Continue reading

Local school districts taking on Albany

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In the latest state legislative session, New York lawmakers approved a 2 percent cap on property tax hikes that will take effect  with next year’s budget cycle — but with minimal mandate relief… Continue reading

FISCHLER: Rhinebeck cyclist, 66, an inspiring medical miracle

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THE ROCKET, alias Cathy Martinez of Rhinebeck, is alive, well and bicycling again. That in and of itself ranks among the minor medical miracles of our community, considering that she’s not a spring… Continue reading

How Is the Water? A story of sewage contamination on the Hudson

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Overall water quality in the Hudson failed the U.S. EPA guideline for safe swimming 21% of the times we sampled – the equivalent of 1½ days a week on average. By comparison, water… Continue reading