First Fire, Then Construction Snarls Morning Traffic on Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in Both Directions

A large fire on Route 199 west of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge this morning snarled traffic in both directions. Then, later in the morning, a brief period of construction also caused extensive delays. The fire occurred after daybreak this morning between Route 32 and Route 9W/Ulster Avenue. State authorities forced westbound traffic coming over the bridge to exit at Route 32. […]

Dutchess County Awarded $4.6 Million for Replacement of River Road Bridge Over Saw Kill, South of Bard Main Campus

The rusted-out River Road bridge over the Saw Kill just south of the main Bard College campus will undergo a $4.6-million total replacement as part of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Rep. Pat Ryan (D-18) told voters today. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office, which allotted the funds, has also taken credit for the project. The start date for the work […]

Amtrak Service Suspended Between Albany and New York After Heavy Rains; Metro North Also Suspended in Parts

Amtrak service between Albany and New York City is temporarily suspended through at least Monday, July 10, as Metro-North Railroad repairs tracks damaged by flooding, the railroad reported earlier today. A New York City-bound Amtrak train was halted as it approached Poughkeepsie on Sunday evening, with an Amtrak employee announcing that there had been a “complete washout of both tracks” […]

The Short Catch: A $10 Amtrak Bridge, New Red Hook Village Deputy Mayor Appointed

What Can $10 Get You? A Bridge Over Railroad Tracks Amtrak will take possession of the historic pedestrian bridge that crosses the tracks at the northern end of the Rhinecliff Station, buying it from the town of Rhinebeck for $10, the Rhinebeck Town Board announced Monday. The deal frees the town from footing the bill for the bridge’s costly maintenance. […]

Car Fire on Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Snarls Traffic for Hours Friday Afternoon; Red Hook Couple Among Dozens Stopped in Their Tracks

A car fire and explosion ignited by liquid propane on the Kingston- Rhinecliff Bridge snarled traffic for hours just after 1 p.m. Friday. Phil and Kay Bramson of Red Hook were among the dozens of cars stuck on the bridge for more than an hour. They were headed from Red Hook to Kingston for Phil’s doctor’s appointment at about 1:40 […]

Not A Sign of the Times: Amtrak to Remove Large New Marker at Rhinecliff Station, Following Concern from Town Supervisor, Passengers

Two weeks after Amtrak provoked the ire of Rhinebeck leaders and passengers, the large shiny blue and gray marker at the entrance to the Rhinecliff Station is coming down.  It took complaints from passengers, and maneuvering by Town Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia, who traded on her years-long relationship with Amtrak officials to broker a deal. “I called Amtrak’s head of government […]

Red Hook Rec Park Connector Nears Construction; Speed Limit Reduction Considered for Forest Park and College Park 

A years-long project to create a safer crossing for joggers, cyclists, and those with disabilities between the east and west flanks of Red Hook’s Recreation Park will soon come to life, with construction on the path expected to begin late this summer, Red Hook Town Supervisor Robert McKeon told The Daily Catch this week.  The town plans to create an […]

In Step Towards Safer Streets, Tivoli Trustees Lower Village Speed Limit to 25 mph; Red Hook Hopes to Follow

In a long-awaited effort to curb speeding on its streets, the Tivoli Village Board of Trustees passed a law Wednesday night that will lower the village-wide speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour, the minimum allowed by the state.  “I’m very excited, after 12 years on the village board, to be at this point,” Tivoli Mayor Joel Griffith […]

A Beautiful, Dangerous, Demanding Night: While Red Hook Slept, Seven Dedicated Plowmen Grappled with the Concrete Snow

It was a good old-fashioned tire spin. As the 17-foot-wide plow truck confronted the wet, slippery snow, packed as hard as concrete in the Forest Park cul-de-sac, there wasn’t a spare inch with which to maneuver. “Come on, there, engage,” Steve Cegelka, 63, said to nothing in particular as he toggled the levers of a contraption in the cab, gently […]

‘Ticking Time Bomb’: After Ohio Train Disaster, Pat Ryan and Local Leaders Demand CSX Adopt New Safety Standards on Local Cargo Trains

One month after a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio and released a plume of toxic chemicals into the air, soils and surrounding waterways, residents and lawmakers in the Hudson Valley are asking: could it happen here?  This morning, Rep. Pat Ryan (D-18), who represents Red Hook and Rhinebeck, penned a letter to the […]

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