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AMENIA -— Taking advantage of the summer weather and the stream of people strolling around town, the Amenia Free Library held its Annual Spring Book & Bake Sale on Saturday, June 8. A tent was set up in front of the walkway to the library’s main entrance, where library staff and volunteers sold delicious baked goods donated by friends of the library. Visitors also browsed through boxes of books and looked inside the book barn to explore the many mysteries, cookbooks, works of nonfiction, children’s books and other titles on display. Raising funds for its expansion...

Amenia

Amenia announces public hearing for 2012 budget

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board held a series of special meetings at the end of September with all of the town departments and to budget for 2012.
A public hearing regarding the budget will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend to ask questions or voice their opinions about the proposed 2012 town budget.

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Highway super arrested, faces charges

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WASSAIC — Amenia Highway Superintendent Stanley Whitehead was arrested on Monday, Oct. 3, for criminal mischief.
Whitehead allegedly used a shovel to break the front, rear and side windows in a Ford pick-up truck.
The 911 call described the incident as a landlord-tenant dispute, according to Dutchess County Sheriff Public Relations Officer T.J. Hanlon.
Whitehead was released on an appearance ticket. He will appear in the Amenia Town Court at a later date.
Amenia town Supervisor Wayne Euvrard said he does not think the incident will affect Whitehead’s performance at work.

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Troubles at the library

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AMENIA — The Amenia Free Library will be closed for heavy maintenence work from Monday, Oct. 31, to Friday, Nov. 4. The library is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The library has also been forced to cancel its book sale, which was scheduled to continue until Saturday, Oct. 29.
Library Director Miriam Devine said she is sad about the cancellation of the book sale. “It’s a loss for the library, really,” she said.
Devine explained that the book sale would have generated greatly needed funds to take care of several unexpected emergencies at the library.

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Troubles at the library

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

AMENIA — The Amenia Free Library will be closed for heavy maintenence work from Monday, Oct. 31, to Friday, Nov. 4. The library is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The library has also been forced to cancel its book sale, which was scheduled to continue until Saturday, Oct. 29.
Library Director Miriam Devine said she is sad about the cancellation of the book sale. “It’s a loss for the library, really,” she said.
Devine explained that the book sale would have generated greatly needed funds to take care of several unexpected emergencies at the library.

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Fundraiser rocks the house

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WASSAIC — Gridley Chapel, built in the heart of Wassaic in 1873, has received a facelift this summer.
A dedicated team of fundraisers have been working to collect money to pay for renovations to the building, including wood replacement, exterior painting, repairing the steps and the removal of bushes sitting too close to the building.
“The ladies have done a fantastic job raising money,” said Pastor Tom Marshall, noting that the fundraising has been going on for roughly a year-and-a-half.

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Planning Board discusses local projects

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AMENIA — The Amenia Planning Board held a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, to discuss the Roxbury projects and the timber harvest projects occurring in the town.
During the meeting, Planning Board Chair Bill Flood announced that Kippy Weigelt, the owner of the Roxbury Sand and Gravel, has withdrawn both applications put before the board.

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Amenia submits grant application and quashes rumors

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AMENIA — On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Amenia Town Board held a special meeting to approve its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, which is requesting $130,000 for reconstruction of a section of Tower Hill Road, a dirt road located in the southern part of Amenia.
No paving on Tower Hill is included in the grant application, nor is any paving planned for that road for the foreseeable future, explained several Town Board members during the meeting.

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Yom Kippur, Temple Beth David

A day of atonement and community
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AMENIA — The congregation of Temple Beth David broke the fast of Yom Kippur on Saturday, Oct. 8, in their newly renovated community room.
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in the Jewish year. It follows the celebration of the new year, called Rosh Hashana (observed this year on Sept. 29).
Toby Raymond, vice president of the temple board, spoke about the history of Judaism in the Tri-state region during the service.

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Temple Beth David opens new community room

Jewish holidays celebrated
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AMENIA — Temple Beth David celebrated Yom Kippur on Saturday, Oct. 8. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in the Jewish religion.
The holiday features a day-long fast, which the members of the Beth David congregation broke in their newly renovated community room.
The temple celebrated the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, the last week of September.
Gwen Greene, the chairperson of the fundraising committee, said that the group raised more than $43,000 to re-do the room, which was well over their goal of $40,000.

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Restaurant trying to be legal

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AMENIA — Representatives for the owners of the building which most recently housed the DeLavergne Restaurant spoke to the Planning Board on Thursday, Sept. 29, regarding the history of the restaurant building and its previous businesses as they relate to the current situation regarding a special use permit that will allow the restaurant to operate in the residentially zoned area.

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