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NY Town Expecting Clinton Wedding Approves X-tra Police

In Bill and Hillary Clinton, wedding bells on July 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm

But Not Before Rhinebeck Residents Shout Demands That Former First Family Pay For All The Extra Security

and they will…. gladly!


Wedding bell buzz is kicking into high gear in Rhinebeck, and as the town prepares for Chelsea Clinton’s big day more details are emerging about the groom.

Clinton’s fiancé, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, is about to become the man of the hour.

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to marry Mezvinsky on a private estate on the river on Saturday.

The two met as teenagers at a leadership retreat in 1993, both went to Stanford and, like Chelsea, Mezvinky has dealt with adversity — his father, a former congressman, served time in prison for fraud.

Town officials in the Hudson Valley bracing for Clinton’s wedding this weekend approved spending $2,500 for extra police coverage.

The Rhinebeck Town Council authorized the spending during a meeting Monday.

The Clintons have refused to disclose the location of the wedding. But Rhinebeck Supervisor Thomas Traudt said based on his conversations with state and county police, the extra service this weekend will be helpful.

One resident at the council meeting shouted that the extra expenses should be paid for by the father of the bride.

Rhinebeck, a town of about 8,000 residents, is just 75 miles from the Chappaqua, N.Y., home the former president and first lady bought before her successful run for the U.S. Senate in 2000. The Clintons have passed through the town a number of times.