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AMENIA — Remembrances of loved ones will once again be lighting the way on Route 22 in Amenia as the Amenia Lions Club presents its annual Memory Holiday Tree on Maplebrook School property. 

Lori Hale, club secretary, says the names of those who are being remembered will be printed in The Millerton News. The lighting will be in mid December. Although she does not know how long the Memory Tree has brightened the December sky, she says it has been there for 15 years, since she first became a member of the club. Years ago, it was located on the corner of the Four Brothers...

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Victoria Herow appointed new director of Amenia Free Library

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AMENIA — Just weeks after saying goodbye to former director Erika Palombo, the Amenia Free Library welcomed Victoria Herow as its new library director, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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Amenia Town Hall receives new windows through SAM grant

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AMENIA — Amenia officials invited New York State Senator Sue Serino (R-41) to Amenia Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 13, to get a closer look at the new energy efficient windows in the building that were purchased through a $50,000 grant Serino secured for the town last year.

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St. Thomas food pantry goes high tech with the CoolBot

AMENIA UNION — If R2D2 and C3PO ever decide to drop in for a visit from a galaxy far, far away, they will find a kindred spirit at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia Union, where the newly installed CoolBot is front and center in the fight against hunger.
There, according to interim pastor The Rev. Dr. Robert Flanagan, CoolBot, an 8-by-8-by-8 foot structure guided by a robot-like component, does the duty of about a dozen refrigerators as it protects produce distributed at The Food of Life/Comida de Vida Pantry. 

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Troutbeck honored for Best Hotel Renovation & Restoration in the Americas

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AMENIA — Thriving with 250 years of hospitality in its DNA, it comes as no surprise that Troutbeck in Amenia was recently honored with this year’s Best Hotel Renovation & Restoration in the Americas award from Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD).

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Longtime Maplebrook School employee Jennifer Scully now head of school

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AMENIA — Having risen through several positions at Maplebrook School, Jennifer Scully holds high hopes for what she wants to accomplish as the new head of school. Maplebrook School is a small boarding school that serves adolescents and young adults with learning differences.

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Webutuck BOE evaluates plan for school district success

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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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Reverie brews local coffee and craft beer at new Amenia location

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AMENIA — After gaining momentum from its original location in Patterson, the crowd-pleasing coffeehouse Reverie decided to bring its business up to Amenia where it’s now attracting customers with comfort food and locally-sourced beverages.

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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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