Category Archive: Government

Mayor’s Message for September 2017

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In reflecting on hurricane Harvey, and now Irma, I am reminded once again of the importance of community when hard times hit. So many of us have responded with compassion and concern, it… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Town Democratic Caucus

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Notice is hereby given to all enrolled Democratic voters of the Town of Rhinebeck that a meeting of said enrolled voters will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at… Continue reading

Mayor’s Message for August 2017

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This past month, our community said goodbye to two members of the Rhinebeck Fire Department, John McGuire, and Henry Campbell. Henry also served as the Village and Town Emergency Response coordinator. Each of… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Village Informational Notice Issued Monday, July 17, 2017

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Trustee John Rossi Mayor Gary Bassett selected John Rossi to fill the open Trustee seat, vacated by Village Trustee Scott Cruikshank in May. Trustee Rossi was sworn in on July 14, 2017. John… Continue reading

Announcing the resignation of Rhinebeck Village Trustee Scott Cruikshank effective May 9, 2017

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Scott Cruikshank has been an invaluable member of the Rhinebeck Village Board. Among other things, he has served as Liaison to the Zoning Commission, Planning Board, and Fire Department. On May 9th, I… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Village Informational Notice Issued Friday, April 7, 2017

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Please Take Notice: That the Village of Rhinebeck Board of Trustees will be holding a budget hearing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Rhinebeck Village Hall, 76 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY… Continue reading

Village of Rhinebeck Snow Removal Update

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I would like to extend a big thanks to Deputy Mayor (and Highway Department Liaison) Howie Traudt and Village Superintendent of Public Works John Fenton for their work coordinating Friday’s snow removal operation. … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: “People not politics” slate should renounce national Republicans

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    In the upcoming Rhinebeck Village election, one side claims to be about “people not politics.” They say traditional parties are irrelevant in small places like ours, while accepting endorsement, and presumably… Continue reading

MAYOR HEATH TORTARELLA ON RECENT IMPROVEMENTS AT VILLAGE HALL

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 In the past few years we have taken steps to catch up on deferred maintenance at Village Hall and improve the efficiency of our operations.  The first step was to transition one of… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: In Support of The Democratic Slate by Deirdre d’Albertis

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I am writing to urge residents of Rhinebeck to take part in the democratic process as it is unfolding in our own community. Although town and village elections are sometimes described as outside party politics,… Continue reading

MAYOR HEATH TORTARELLA ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

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Second in importance, only to public safety, is a government’s ability and willingness to exercise fiscal responsibility.  As a taxpayer, I respect the hard work that goes into every dollar earned and spend… Continue reading

IT STARTS WITH US By GINA FOX, RHINEBECK VILLAGE TRUSTEE

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My roots run deep in Rhinebeck. Raising my four children here has allowed me to become deeply invested in the community.   I currently serve on the Rhinebeck Cemetery Committee and volunteer at… Continue reading

Mayor Tortarella on the Village Highway Department

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 Our crew that consists of a Working Foreman and 3 additional Motor Equipment Operators is complimented by a full-time Maintenance Worker stationed at Village Hall and seasonal workers that help with leaf pickup… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: A WORD FROM GARY BASSETT, RHINEBECK VILLAGE TRUSTEE

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  I am running for Mayor because Rhinebeck deserves better leadership, better roads, a better water system, stronger working relationships within Village, and with the Town, County and State. Right now our drinking… Continue reading

MAYOR HEATH TORTARELLA ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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It is my feeling that the first priority for any government must be to ensure the safety of the residents that it represents.  Our Police Department continues to serve our residents with honor,… Continue reading

MAYOR TORTARELLA ANNOUNCES BID FOR RE-ELECTION

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Today, I announce my candidacy for re-election as Mayor of the Village of Rhinebeck.  I have served on the Village Board for 4 years, with the last 3 as your Mayor.  I was… Continue reading

Democratic Caucus

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The Rhinebeck Democratic Committee will hold a caucus at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at Town Hall, 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York for the purpose of making nominations for… Continue reading

Village Informational Notice Issued

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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 September 13 at 7pmat the Village… Continue reading

Forum: Scenic Hudson’s Andy Bicking: How To Stop Frack Oil Barges On Our River(!)

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  August 29th, 2016 Morton Memorial Library 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, New York 12572 6 PM – 8 PM For more Info  : https://m.facebook.com/events/514387685418419?_rdr    Join Scenic Hudson Director of Public Policy Andy Bicking… Continue reading

UPDATE: 9th ANNUAL RHINECLIFF WATERFRONT DAY CELEBRATION

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    The Town of Rhinebeck invites the public to enjoy the Town’s 9th Annual Waterfront Day, a free event at the Rhinecliff Landing on Saturday, June 11th from 11am-7pm.   SHUTTLE SERVICE!… Continue reading

TOWN OF RHINEBECK POSITION AVAILABLE

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TOWN OF RHINEBECK POSITION AVAILABLE Title:                         Planning Board Secretary Office Location:         Rhinebeck Town Hall 80 East Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Hours:                         18 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday & Friday Start Date:                   Immediately… Continue reading

Training and Education Emergency Response

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Department: Dutchess County – Emergency Response Event Category: Training and Education Subject: Citizen Preparedness Training Location: 4383 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park NY 12538 (Town of Hyde Park Hall) Start Date: Tuesday, June… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Village Informational Notice Issued Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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Community News The Village of Rhinebeck Planning Board will not be meeting on July 5, 2016 and August 16, 2016 due to summer vacations. They will be meeting on July 19, 2016 and… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Recreation Park 2016

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Rhinebeck Recreation Park 2016   Hello Everyone, I hope the official beginning of summer has found all of you well and excited about the months to come. First to start, I want you… Continue reading

Governor Cuomo Announces Crackdown on Drunk and Impaired Driving During Memorial Day Weekend

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that State Police and local law enforcement statewide will be increasing patrols to combat drunk and impaired driving this Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is one of… Continue reading

Notice of Cancellation of 5/25/16 Rhinebeck Town Special Board Meeting & Call of Rhinebeck Town Special Board Meeting for 6/1/16

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The Rhinebeck Town Board Special Meeting called for May 25, 2016 to discuss proposed changes to the Town zoning law in connection with an application from Ruge/Chrysler has been CANCELLED.   A Town… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Two incumbents and a former town councilwoman win seats on Rhinebeck Village Board

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. >> Residents have returned two incumbents and elected a former Town Board member to Village Board seats. Winning two-year terms were Republican Trustee Scott Cruikshank, of 21 N. Parsonage St., with… Continue reading

Village Informational Notice Issued

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Schedule for Brush and Yard Waste Removal for June, July August and September: North of East & West Market Street including East & West Market Streets: 1st and 3rd Monday South of East… Continue reading

FORUM TO FEATURE VILLAGE OF RHINEBECK BOARD OF TRUSTEES CANDIDATES

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Rhinebeck, New York…..The Rhinebeck Republican Committee, Rhinebeck Together, and the Rhinebeck Democratic Committee today announced plans to host a public forum this Friday, March 11, 2016, at 7pm at the Rhinebeck Town Hall… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor : Endorsement of Rhinebeck candidates

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  The Village of Rhinebeck is in the process of selecting the best Trustee candidates; Gary Bassett, Ric Lewit and Gina Fox comprise a slate of qualified people that are committed to Rhinebeck… Continue reading