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Lawsuit seeks to annul Rhinebeck zoning law for solar plants

Three Rhinebeck residents are suing the town to annul a new zoning law allowing solar plants, claiming town officials had a personal interest in its passing. Adopted on May 22, Local Law No. 2-2017 makes solar plants a "permissible use in 12 separate zoning districts within the town," according to c

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 22:17:29

CIA proposes 17 job cuts for grounds-keeping, recycling and painting

The Culinary Craft Association, a union representing 45 employees at The Culinary Institute of America's Hyde Park campus, criticized plans to fire 17 union employees while outsourcing jobs at the school. Video by Geoffrey Wilson/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit A union representing employees at The Cul

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 19:38:41

A Vegan Fall-Lovers Guide to the Hudson Valley

New York's Hudson Valley is the beautiful span of mountainous land that surrounds the majestic Hudson River (located north of New York City). An easy drive for a day-trip from the city, the region is the perfect autumn escape thanks to leaves on the trees turning brilliant shades of red, orange, and

VEGNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Leslie Mendelson at BSP: A musical storyteller, speaking from the heart

She is gearing up to open a show for Roger Daltrey of The Who, with whom she has also worked. And Leslie Mendelson is coming to the Hudson Valley to show regional music fans why two of rock music's biggest names enjoy her music. Mendelson on Sept. 30 will perform at BSP in uptown Kingston. She is sh

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 00:00:08

Rhinebeck village officials adopt policy to cover unexpected costs

RHINEBECK, N.Y. >> Village officials have 24.5 percent of the budget not dedicated to specific expenses and have adopted a policy that will have the figure remain between 15 and 25 percent through future spending plans. The amount of fund balance was discussed during a meeting last week, with offici

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Rhinebeck school district Audit Committee seeks community volunteer

RHINEBECK, N.Y. >> The Rhinebeck school district is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Board of Education Audit Committee. The committee consists of three members of the Board of Education, appointed annually. The board is seeking a member of the public to serve as a school district community repr

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Save the weekend: 5 terrific events in the region

There is no shortage of fun to be had this first weekend of autumn here in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. From outdoor fests to museum visits and everything in between, the area is hopping. For more ideas be sure to check out Friday's Go! section. Narrowsburg's annual Honey Bee Fest on Saturda

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-20 22:37:15

Companion of murder victim charged in killing

POUGHKEEPSIE - Poughkeepsie police on Wednesday arrested the companion of a Hyde Park man who was stabbed to death a week ago, and charged her with manslaughter. Nakia Bruton, 42, of Hyde Park died after being driven by private vehicle to Vassar Brothers Medical Center around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sep

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Saugerties officials defend use of Geisler fund for playground equipment

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. >> Town Board members are defending use of funds from the Shane Geisler Fund for new playground equipment at Mount Marion Park. The comments were made during a Town Board meeting Wednesday after a resident questioned why town funds couldn't be used for new equipments. "Why did that

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

High School Golf: New Paltz wins 7th in row, beating Saugerties

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. >> Nick Puleo shot a 3-over-par 39 at New Paltz Golf Course Wednesday, leading New Paltz High to its seventh consecutive win, a 181-194 Mid-Hudson Athletic League decision over Saugerties. Zak Musso added a 46, Josh Clinton had a 47 and Kevin Metzger 49 to lead the (7-2) Huguenots. K

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

PHOTOS: Buy Local Expo in Saugerties showcases area products

Jason Geib, left, co-owner of Immuneschein with his wife, Corinna, talks about the health effects of their ginger elixir with Diamond Mills employees Brianne Ebel-Small, left, Bethany Boyce, center, and Selina Guendel. at the annual Buy Local Expo that took place Wednesday afternoon at Diamond Mill

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Saugerties police say Sunoco Mart employee pulled knife during dispute

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. >> A Sunoco Mart employee was arrested after pulling a knife on a beverage distributor during a dispute over space in the store's cooler, town police said. Ammed Mohomed Bendilla Hussien Abdel Fattah, 21, of 2 Haviland Lane, Highland, was arrested by Saugerties police at 9:25 p.m. T

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Kingston Alderwoman Deborah Brown takes issue with Ulster County Industrial Development Agency's morning meetings

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Ulster County Industrial Development Agency officials are defending the early morning start time of meetings that involve giving tax breaks to businesses. Questions about 8 a.m. sessions on the second Wednesday of the month was raised during a public hearing Tuesday, when city Alde

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Kingston Planning Board will hold off on Irish Cultural Center decision until another panel weighs in

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> City planners are not likely to make any decision on the Irish Cultural Center site plan until another panel makes up its mind on the proposal. Planning Board Chairman Wayne Platte said this week that the board would probably await a decision by the Kingston Historic Landmarks Pres

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Kingston Art Walk features more than 100 artists this weekend

Tania Barricklo-Daily Freeman Alexis Feldheim in her Kingston Ceramics Studio at the Shirt Factory. In its second year, Art Walk features tours of artists studios and shows at galleries including ArtBar, Arts Society of Kingston, Broadway Arts, Kingston Pop Museum, R&F Handmade Paints, the Storefr

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Levon Helm Studios to welcome Grahame Lesh, Midnight North

Take a 'video drive' down Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard. April 19, 2017, marked the fifth anniversary of the Woodstock musician's death. Video by John W. Barry/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit The chance, deception and trust a deck of cards represents can generate a lot of inspiration for a songwriter,

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 18:15:20

Ulster comptroller wins Reform primary; no votes for challenger Wendel

KINGSTON - The final tally of the Reform Party primary for Ulster County comptroller left incumbent Elliott Auerbach atop the field of 23 nominees, but nobody penned in challenger Mike Wendel. Out of the 63 write-in votes cast, Auerbach got 23, even though he did not campaign for the line. The close

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-20 00:48:21

Companion of Hyde Park fatal stabbing victim charged in crime, police say

A 43-year-old Hyde Park woman has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a 42-year-old Hyde Park man in the City of Poughkeepsie Thursday, and police said she stabbed him as the two drove in the car with their infant child. Marcena Edwards was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree manslaug

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 00:18:16

High School Volleyball roundup: Pine Plains tops Webutuck

PINE PLAINS, N.Y. >> Haley Strang had 13 kills and four aces as Pine Plains high beat Webutuck, 25-18, 25-12, 22-25, 25-18 in a Mid-Hudson Athletic League volleyball match. Meredith Michetti (one block, two kills, six aces) and Johanna Schmidt (four kills, five aces) led the Bombers. Kristin Brenna

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Community Calendar: Sept.21-22, 2017

Thursday Cooperstown Download Zone and Flipster training sessions, 10 a.m., Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main St. For info: 547-8344. Delhi Habitat for Humanity, 6 p.m., United Ministry Church basement, 46 Church St. For info: www.habitatdelawarecounty.org, 746-9987. East Meredith 'The Photogr

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-20 18:00:00