Rhinebeck school bus drivers set new vote

The vote, postponed from Jan. 30, comes on the heels of an 11th-hour news release from the union, Teamsters Local 445, saying the company contracted by the school district, Durham/A&E Transport, has gone ahead and imposed the contract anyway.

Local version of ‘Top Chef’ coming to Rhinebeck

Bulkeley Middle School cooking up 4th annual competition

Like the television program, the fourth annual competition will feature aspiring chefs who compete for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the prestigious title, the school announced in a news release.

Rhinebeck school bus drivers to vote on new contract

Union urging rejection of offer; outcome still won’t impact students, district says

The union involved in the potential school bus driver strike in Rhinebeck is scheduled to vote on a new contract offer today. But those hoping for a quick resolution between the union, Teamsters Local 445, and the company contracted with the school district, Durham/A&E Transport, should prepare to be disappointed.

Bard political studies professor awarded grant

Haig will use the grant for his project, “The Greying of Democratic East Asia: The Politics of Population Policies in Japan and South Korea.” His research explores politically difficult challenges facing the East Asia region, which has the world’s most rapidly aging societies and lowest fertility rates.

Bard College planning a solar farm

1,200 solar-electric panels to be installed near soccer fields

Compared to the amount of power the campus consumes, the electricity generated will be “a drop in the bucket,” but will hopefully demonstrate whether it is feasible to build more in the future.

Letter: Parking tickets to be given outside Mill Road school

Two days ago, we were informed that a community member had expressed concern to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department about the parking situation. We were visited by an officer from that organization and informed that tickets would be issued in the future. We felt it was important to alert you to this possibility.

2 Rhinebeck students named Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

2 others, in Red Hook and Rhinebeck, win Merit commendations

Two Rhinebeck High School students have been named semi-finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. And one student each from Rhinebeck and Red Hook high schools were named commended students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.