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WEBUTUCK — Through the creation of the Target District Committee, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) came closer to fulfilling its promise to address the low student performance rate detected at Webutuck Elementary School at the beginning of the year. Members of the committee gave a presentation at the BOE meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, with the intention of developing a plan for the Webutuck Central School District to follow to meet the -areas of need as identified by the state through its Target District Designation.

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Maplebrook honors Wayne Euvrard

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AMENIA — During Maplebrook School’s annual President’s Breakfast on Tuesday, June 7, Amenia town Supervisor Wayne Euvrard was presented with an award honoring his service to the community.
Euvrard, a military veteran and active Lions Club member, has been serving his hometown of Amenia for more than 20 years. He has been on the Recreation Committee, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Town Board. This is his fourth year as the town supervisor.

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Class of 2011 graduates from Kildonan

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AMENIA — Friends, family, staff and alumni gathered on Friday, May 27, to celebrate the graduation of Kildonan’s class of 2011.
Before the ceremony began, the graduates gathered in one of the campus buildings to don their caps and gowns. Tears of joy, sadness, nervousness and excitement flowed as they began saying their good-byes to friends and staff members who had made their time at the school as memorable as it had been.

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Annual Strawberry Fair to be June 11

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AMENIA — The 38th annual Strawberry Fair returns Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the strawberry with one of the fair’s famous strawberry sundaes. Strawberries will also be available for sale by the box and by the flat.
Numerous vendors will sell their wares on the grounds of the United Presbyterian Church, which sponsors the event. Live music, food, a petting zoo, a clown, a bake sale and raffles will provide entertainment throughout the day.
On an adjacent property, the Amenia Library will hold its annual book sale and silent auction.

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Health center progresses

AMENIA — Phase one of Hudson River HealthCare’s new center, with its use of environmentally attuned design, recycled materials and energy-efficient systems, has been completed — and on time.
The new structure — one of the greenest community health centers in New York state — is already providing dental, medical and mental health care.

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Fire incinerates Amenia home

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AMENIA — The residence of James Marshall, located at 5197 Route 22, was destroyed in a fire on the evening of Thursday, June 2.
No one was home when the fire started and there were no injuries.
Firetrucks and ambulances were dispatched around 9 p.m.
Firefighters from Amenia, Wassaic, Millerton, Millbrook, Unionvale, Sharon and Lakeville responded to the second-alarm fire. Dover was on standby.
It is uncertain when the fire started. When the Amenia Fire Department arrived on the scene minutes after receiving the call, the entire structure was fully engulfed in flames.

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Amenia’s John Segalla will be missed

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AMENIA — If there was one man known to have made a mark on the Harlem Valley community of Amenia, that man was John Segalla. Born Giovanni Alfred Segalla in North Canaan, Conn., 88 years ago, the Amenia businessman and local stalwart died from bone cancer at Sharon Hospital on Thursday, June 2.

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Post office antique cabinet to return home

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AMENIA — A sorting cabinet used in the South Amenia post office (long closed) is being returned to the town and will be displayed as a piece of Amenia’s past in its new Town Hall.

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Amenia gathers for Memorial Day

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AMENIA — A new tradition began this year, as the town of Amenia invited residents from around the region to enjoy a Memorial Day parade a half-hour before the Fountain Square ceremony, which is held each year in honor of those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.
Councilwoman Vicki Doyle said the parade added a lot to the morning of Monday, May 30, when much of the town turned out for the Memorial Day events.

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Going green

Although Arbor Day was on April 29 this year, Webutuck students celebrated the holiday at the Indian Rock Schoolhouse in Amenia on Friday, May 27. it wasn’t just about digging in the dirt. Students took a break from planting trees to play old school games from the 1800s.

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Fountain Square chosen for heritage quilt

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AMENIA — Fountain Square has officially been selected as the Amenia landmark that will be commemorated on the statewide heritage quilt project.
The project is being promoted by the Association of Public Historians of New York State.
Towns in the state are submitting quilt squares to represent their communities. The squares will be sewn together to form one large quilt, which will be presented to the New York State Museum to house in its collection.
Amenia Town Historian Arlene Iuliano has taken charge to ensure Amenia’s representation in the quilt.

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