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WASSAIC — With summer coming to an end, the Amenia Garden Club rallied the Amenia Enhancement Committee, the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) and the local community together to help clean up Borden Park on Saturday, Aug. 31. 

Aided by exemplary weather, volunteers set to work weeding, pruning, mulching and pulling down vines from trees. The rich scent of fresh soil rose in the air as the group spruced up the park. 

One week later, on Saturday, Sept. 7, the Amenia Garden Club hosted an end-of-summer garden party for dues-paying members. Held in the home...

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Amenia wraps up solar law talks, makes plans to adopt

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AMENIA — After numerous revisions and communications among the Town Board, Town Attorney Ian Lindars and the Zoning Review Committee, the board concluded its discussion of the local law for solar energy systems in Amenia at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15.

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Amenia Free Library Director Erika Palombo resigns from post

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AMENIA — Just over a year since beginning as director of the Amenia Free Library, Erika Palombo resigned, making her last day Wednesday, Aug. 7. The move came following her decision to continue her career at another library.

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Solar law tabled until Aug. 15

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AMENIA — Along with continuing its discussion on the local law for solar energy systems in Amenia, the Town Board was prompt in handling appointments for town services at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1.

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Bee Bee and bubbles

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Webutuck graduates save life, are honored by county Legislature

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Always ready to recognize a call to action, the Dutchess County Legislature commended Webutuck High School graduates Stone Scasso and Daniel Swift for using CPR to save Amenia resident Patricia Cascio’s life last month. The Legislature also recognized the Millerton Fire Company for helping save Cascio.

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Amenia’s Lopane Farm now protected through county program

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AMENIA — Among the properties selected for protection under Dutchess County’s Partnership for Manageable Growth (PMG) program this summer, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro announced the program will provide Lopane Farm in Amenia with part of the funding needed to purchase two conservation easements.

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Shoot for the Stars

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AMENIA — The Amenia Free Library invited local children to make their own constellations at Amenia Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 1. Amenia Free Library Director Erika Palombo gave children pictures of different constellations with small holes poked through where the stars are positioned. The children then threaded multi-colored pipe cleaners through the holes to make their own constellations.

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Town Board OKs agreements and tax settlements for Silo Ridge

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board discussed business related to the Silo Ridge Ventures property at its last two meetings on Thursday, July 18 and Aug. 1.
At its recent meeting, the board focused on a resolution to approve a seconded amended and restated license agreement as well as a subordination agreement.
Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate Leo Blackman asked about the assessment and the settlement that was reached. Silo Ridge is currently seeking a reduction in the 2019 tax assessments for the 2019 tax roll.

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Gallery’s AIM to showcase artistic journeys

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AMENIA — Spectators looking to satisfy their curiosity about the evolution of artists and their artwork are welcome to explore the Art Institute at Maplebrook (AIM) Gallery at Maplebrook School, where the artistic journeys of artists Bob Hill and Seth Ruggles Hiler are on display in “Un-Paralleled,” the gallery’s first art exhibition.

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Festival prevails over summer showers at The Wassaic Project

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WASSAIC — Come rain, shine or thunderstorms, The Wassaic Project was prepared to start August with a communitywide celebration at its 11th annual Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.
The Wassaic Project welcomed community members, artists, musicians and performers from all walks of life to take part in its summertime tradition. While the day’s dark forecast made an appearance later in the afternoon, the local nonprofit was prepared, adapting its program when needed. 

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