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Amenia residents paired up with the town’s Enhancement Committee on Saturday, May 18, to get the town ready for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27. Residents met at Fountain Square to plant red, white and blue annuals to reflect the coming holiday. From left, Enhancement Committee member Leo Blackman showed Jean Gutierrez and her daughter, Pickle, how to plant an annual.

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Kari Mahaffey, a fourth grade teacher at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS), and EBIS Principal Erik Lynch congratulated students Hailey Brennan and Brayden Selfridge as students of the month at the Webutuck Board of Education meeting last month.

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Olivet University helps Dover shine: Students join in yearly spring cleanup

DOVER — The town of Dover’s Annual Spring Clean-Up day kicked off on Saturday, April 6, under sunny skies and with the participation of many community members and elected officials. The two-weekend event continued Saturday, April 13.
The success of this year’s cleanup day was the result of months of planning and promotional efforts on the part of town officials, community members and several local groups that included Dover Greens and Olivet University.

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Town Board approves performance bond reduction for Silo Ridge

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AMENIA — The Town Board passed a resolution to approve the first reduction of the performance bond for Silo Ridge Field Club at a meeting on Thursday, April 4.
The board recalled that Silo Ridge Ventures Property submitted applications to the Amenia Planning Board in October, 2013, to develop a multi-purpose resort community off Route 22. Silo Ridge proposed that a portion of the resort community be developed on a portion of an adjoining tax parcel in Amenia that is currently owned by the Harlem Valley LLC.

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Town of Amenia receives $71K grant for sidewalk replacement

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AMENIA — As one of four municipalities to receive funding from Dutchess County’s 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) program for municipal sidewalk projects, the town of Amenia was awarded $71,000 to complete downtown Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements along Route 343.

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Children scout for eggs at annual Easter Egg Hunt

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AMENIA — Once they caught word that Easter was coming to Amenia a few weeks early, local families headed to Town Hall last Saturday, April 6, for the  annual Easter Egg Hunt.
With colorful Easter baskets in hand, families started arriving around 10 a.m., locating seats in the Amenia Town Hall auditorium. As they waited for the Easter Bunny to make its appearance, the children listened to a reading of the book, “Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure,” via YouTube.

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Town Board authorizes new bids, rejects old ones for Trail to Train project

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AMENIA — As the town continues to make progress in constructing a bicycle trail path from the hamlet of Wassaic to the Wassaic Metro-North Train Station, the Amenia Town Board will be on the lookout for new bids for the project, rejecting the ones previously received at a meeting on Thursday, March 21.

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St. Thomas continues its search

AMENIA UNION — When the Rev. Betsy Fisher, the much-loved priest of Amenia Union’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church, left the parish last November, it was with the absolute certainty that the congregation understood its mission, and would be “just fine.” 

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Four Brothers Drive In Theater celebrates fifth year in business

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AMENIA — With the longer days and warmer weather comes the revival of a favorite American pastime in the heart of Amenia: the season opening of the Four Brothers Drive In Theater. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, owner John Stefanopoulos spoke about the theater.

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Residents respond to State of the County at Town Hall Forum

DOVER PLAINS — Following his State of the County Address in Hyde Park on Feb. 27, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro held a Town Hall Forum at Dover Town Hall on Wednesday, March 6.
A good-sized crowd attended to learn what direction the county is headed in. Following an introduction by Dover town Supervisor Linda French, Molinaro began with an overview of the State of the County Address (for more on that address, go to www.tricornernews.com).

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FreshCo 22 Deli features gourmet delicatessen and more

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AMENIA — Customers looking for a little more than their average fare are welcome to stop by FreshCo 22 Deli in Amenia for a menu that combines deli classics with Italian and Mexican options.
Long before the idea of setting up a deli in Amenia came to mind, many recognized Joselito Arpi as the owner of FreshCo 22 Pizza in Dover Plains, since 2008. Going back to last November, Arpi said he noticed the space at 5349 Route 44 in Amenia was available for rent and thought the town could benefit from having a new deli. It was previously home to the Hard Roll Express deli.

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