Red Hook Town Board Eyes Sewer Expansion South of the Village and Applies for $30K Grant To Study the Idea

The Red Hook Town Board voted this week to apply for a $30,000 grant to study extending the new village sewer south to the Hannaford supermarket.  Town Supervisor Robert McKeon envisions a shared water and sewer district between the town and the village. The grant will help the town study how to create such a district.  The news comes as […]

Red Hook Town Board Votes to Join Lawsuit to Save Endangered Fixed-Rate, Alt-Fuel Community Energy Pact

Some 25,000 customers in the Hudson Valley who receive fixed-rate electricity from renewable energy sources, including 1,316 homes and businesses in Red Hook and 287 in Rhinebeck, may be dropped from their so-called community choice aggregation program (CCA) as a local energy provider seeks to back out of its contract. The Town Board of Red Hook, which opted in to […]

Red Hook Moves One Step Closer to Becoming an Audubon Certified Sustainable Community

The Town of Red Hook, thanks to the ambitious work of more than a dozen residents, has moved one step closer to earning designation as a sustainable community by Audubon International. As part of the project, the Town on Saturday debuted an innovative project:  a small outdoor art gallery in a box near Key Bank in the village of Red […]

Forging Smooth Passage for Critters, DEC and Local Engineers To Study Culverts in Red Hook and Milan

Every day, a host of aquatic life, from eels to snapping turtles, passes through nearly 100 culverts or tunnels, running under roadways and bridges in Red Hook and Milan. But not all these passages allow for safe or smooth critter travel. Now, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), with help from local engineering firm Tighe and Bond, […]

What’s Behind That Sky Blue Van Roaming Our Roads? Hint: It’s Filled with Food Scraps 

A visitor’s first five minutes with Amelia Legare seem to harken to the ’60s. Here she is, talking about earthworms, bulk purchase of organic shampoo, and non-plastic alternatives to toothpaste. But it soon becomes clear Legare is not only an innovative and ambitious businesswoman; she is Northern Dutchess County’s next great hope to save the environment. Master gardener. Compost expert. […]

Trees Planted, Knives Sharpened, Gallons of Trash Collected as Red Hook Celebrates Earth Day Weekend

Eleven trees planted. A dozen knives sharpened. Gallons of trash collected and sorted. A bowling ball recovered. Earth Day events returned this weekend from a two-year Covid hiatus, concluding Sunday with Red Hook and Tivoli cleaner and greener. “I want to contribute to the wellness of our planet,” said Jeremy Croft as he, his wife Sara, and two children, Aiden, […]

Photo Gallery: Red Hook Earth Day Festivities, April 22-24, 2022

Red Hook Offers 14th Annual Town-Wide Clean-Up, Repair, and Recycling Events This Weekend

Red Hook is due for its annual spring cleaning, and three popular events that are part of “Red Hook Cleans Up” are back this year, several after a two-year Covid hiatus.  They include the Sunday afternoon trash clean-up on town roads and sidewalks, as well as two Saturday events: a repair cafe for electronics, bikes and more; and an electronic […]

Rock Ledge, Proposed 36-Condo Development for Rhinebeck, Faces Continued Scrutiny At Public Hearing

As the public hearing on a proposed 36 condo-community known as Rock Ledge continues into its tenth month, so too, does public criticism of the project, with residents last night raising complaints over everything from the size of the project to its potential impact on local roads and waterways.  At a Rhinebeck Planning Board meeting, held on Zoom, residents who […]

Days Before $27-Million School Bond Issue Vote, Questions Loom About Impact of Capital Plan on the Environment

Five days before a vote on a $21-million bond issue, one of the largest in the history of the Red Hook Central School District, one of the Town’s leading clean energy consultant volunteers has told the Board of Education he thinks key details of the proposal are not fleshed out sufficiently. Denis Collet, chair of Red Hook Town’s Energy Committee, […]

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