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Veterans tax exemption hearing Oct. 23

The Hyde Park Board of Education plans to discuss a possible veterans tax exemption which, as of last year, is available to school districts statewide. The board will meet at North Park Elementary School Oct. 23 at 7pm.

Red Wing mining co. threatens suit

Site access is key issue for permit renewal; proposed amendment to restrict mining in Rhinebeck mired in conflict

Red Wing Properties is now threatening suit over their stalled permit renewal, which has been held up since January by the Rhinebeck planning board because of a dispute over the access road to the property.

Hyde Park planning board updates

Hyde Park Town Hall. Photo by Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno/The Observer

Haviland Plaza drainage questioned John Lease, the owner of the Haviland Shopping Plaza at 870 Violet Ave., went before the planning board for a public hearing Oct. 1 on his application for a site plan modification, which would include uniform signage, new hardie board siding, a new roof, an added railing to the roof for…

Quiet police heroics saved 3 young lives

Red Hook officers rescue a toddler, a young boy and a teen driver in 3 separate incidents

Matthew Morgan thanks Sgt. Patrick Hildenbrand while his son,
Mason, and Mason’s mother, Amanda Small, stand by. Photo by Robert Lachman / The Observer.

While driving at high speed to the hospital, Hildenbrand had Morgan hold the unconscious boy up to the opening between the front and back seats and then used his free hand to apply chest compression on the child.

Hyde Park zoning board updates

Hyde Park Town Hall. Photo by Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno/The Observer

Salt Point Tpke. variance hearing set Cheryl Rosen-Christmas of 541 Salt Point Tpke. went before the ZBA Sept. 24 to discuss a new application for a variance to change her property designation from 2 acres per dwelling unit to .49 acres per unit and to change a rear yard setback for a pre-existing shed from…