Category Archive: Letters to the editor

Parents of Rhinebeck Central School District Students and All Members of the Rhinebeck School District Staff,

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As information and debate about last week’s shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida continues to reverberate through the media, it is impossible not to feel a profound sense… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor :Rhinebeck Democratic Party Caucus – Joe Gelb

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    On Saturday September 9 at 10AM, Rhinebeck’s Democratic Party will hold a Caucus to choose its nominees for the November election.  Only registered Democrats attending the Caucus will be eligible to… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Good Work Rhinebeck PD

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  I just wanted to share a comment, expressing my appreciation for the way in which the local police worked with the large crowd of people who came out Sunday night to show their concern… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: A Letter to the Village of Rhinebeck from David Miller

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  I am very upset about the ongoing bickering over Tuesday’s Village election. The 2016 Presidential election, that divided our country, seems to have spilled into our Village. A week ago, we had… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Support Heath Tortarella for Mayor of Rhinebeck Village

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  Four years ago, the day after my family moved into the Rhinebeck Village, we were knee-deep in boxes, scrambling to establish a new life in a new community. Our doorbell rang, and… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor : Village of Rhinebeck Election; March 21

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Ladies & Gentlemen: I am writing to ask you to support the following candidates in the March 21st election in the Village of Rhinebeck: Gary Bassett for Mayor Gina Fox for Trustee Ric Lewit for Trustee… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor : To the voters of the Village of Rhinebeck

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Having served as the Mayor of the Village of Rinebeck, I had the pleasure of working with some very talented and dedicated individuals. Three of these people are running for re-election on March… 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

Letter to the Editor : Candidate Endorsement of Gary Bassett

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Believe it when Village of Rhinebeck Mayoral candidate Gary Bassett touts his leadership skills.  He spent 35 years as a Development Manager at IBM and is currently an Engineering Manager for Hudson Solar.… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor from Brenda Klaproth

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As spring is almost here, Rhinebeck Village political signs are up and candidates are hoofing it door to door. Some candidates are focusing on local concerns, such as improving the village infrastructure, while… 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

Letter to the Editor : In support for Gary Bassett mayoral candidate – Rhinebeck Village

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  Gary Bassett would be an excellent Mayor for the Village of Rhinebeck. You really get to know someone when you work closely with them as I worked with Gary for 15 years.… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: In Praise of Red Hook Businesses

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  To the Editor,   Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, Red Hook Public Library was able to host a successful reception for Bard College’s Office for International Students on Hardscrabble Day.… 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

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Andrew Heaney in the June 28th Republican Primary Election

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  Let’s return our federal government to what was envisioned by the founders. A government comprised of citizen representatives, not professional office holders either indebted to the global elite power brokers or compromised… Continue reading

Letter To The Editor: Democratic Primary on Tuesday

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To the Editor:   There is a crucial Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 28, and I urge all Democrats in the 19th Congressional District to go to the polls in support of an… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor : Vote for Zephyr Teachout in the June 28th Democratic Primary Election

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    Every once in awhile we have the opportunity to send someone to Washington who can and will really make a difference representing the residents of the Hudson Valley.  We have had… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor : 1 of 3,519 Expand all Print all In new window Budget Vote and Board Election tomorrow May 17th, 2016 from 2p-9p

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Tomorrow, May 17, we are being asked to approve the 2016-2017 school budget and elect 3 officers to the Board of Education. I am completing my first term on the Board and ask… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Endorsement of Democratic candidates

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To the Voters of the Village of Rhinebeck,   I am very pleased to endorse our fine slate of Democratic candidates who have stepped forward this year to run for Village Trustee.  Some… 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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM BRENDA KLAPROTH RE : SCOTT CRUIKSHANK

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  To the Editor:   Scott Cruikshank is exceptionally well qualified to be a village trustee.  I personally served with him on both The Southlands Foundation Board and the Rhinebeck Village Board where… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor : Heath Tortarella thoughts on Rhinebeck Together.

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I recently entered my 3rd year as Mayor of the Village and will soon be entering my 4th year as a member of the Village Board.  I am not registered with a political… Continue reading

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM PETER SIPPERLEY

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  As a former elected official who served the village of Rhinebeck for many years, I want to express my support for the Rhinebeck Together ticket for the Board of Trustees – Scott… Continue reading

Letter to the editor : VOTE RHINEBECK TOGETHER: AN ENDORSEMENT FROM SENATOR SUE SERINO

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  February, 2016   It is my great pleasure to formally endorse the candidates representing this year’s Rhinebeck Together party, Scott Cruikshank, Sean M. Kemp, Esq., and Sheri Monaco, all seeking election as… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Partisan Politics in Rhinebeck

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Dear Editor, It seems that there is a new political party in Rhinebeck with the optimistic-sounding name “Rhinebeck Together.” However, the “Rhinebeck Together” Party is composed of three candidates endorsed by the Republican Party… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Endorsement For Rhinebeck Village Trustee

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February 16, 2016 Dear Editor, Although I am not a resident of the Village of Rhinebeck, I would like to endorse Gary Bassett for the position of Village of Rhinebeck Trustee in the… Continue reading

Letter to the editor : LETTER TO VILLAGE OF RHINEBECK RESIDENTS FROM JOSH KRONER

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  I am proud to publicly endorse the Rhinebeck Together ticket for the village of Rhinebeck Board of Trustees. Scott Cruikshank, Sean Kemp, and Sheri Monaco are the ideal candidates, and I ask… Continue reading

Letter to the editor : In support of Gary Basset

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  Letter to the editor, I am writing in support of Gary Basset for a two- year seat as a Village of Rhinebeck Trustee. Gary and I first met in the early 90’s… Continue reading

Letter to the editor : from former member of the Tree Commission Cecily Frazier

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To Mayor Tortarella and Members of the Rhinebeck Village Board: I am writing regarding the removal of a number of trees in the Village. I love trees as much as you do, perhaps… Continue reading

Rhinbeck Village Tree Removal and Pruning – Update Re 2/9 Village Board .

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Many thanks to all of you who emailed the Village Board and/or attended last night’s Village Board meeting regarding the Central Hudson tree removal/pruning issue.  Also many thanks to the Village Board for… Continue reading