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AMENIA — The Smithfield Presbyterian Church is one of 16 recipients to receive a Sacred Sites grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

While the conservancy stands as a private nonprofit based in New York City, its Sacred Sites program stretches across New York state and has assisted more than 750 congregations since its founding in 1986, with grants totaling more than $12 million. To date, the grants have contributed to more than $740 million in total restoration projects. Targeting historic religious properties throughout the state, the grants primarily focus on...

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Hitting the high note

The Amenia Town Hall resounded with familiar songs of the past as the Golden Age Singers gave a free concert on Thursday, May 9. Beginning at 2 p.m., the auditorium welcomed residents who listened enthusiastically. Some joined in and quietly sang along to the music. The concert concluded with a special rendition of “Every Time We Say Goodbye,” with the lyrics changed to reflect the performers’ feelings about singing in Amenia.

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Town Board awards bid for bicycle trail construction

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AMENIA — Out of the total bids received, the Amenia Town Board awarded A. Colarusso & Son, Inc., a road construction company based in Hudson, the bid for the construction of a bicycle trail path extending from the hamlet of Wassaic to the Wassaic Train Station. The bid was announced at the board’s meeting on Thursday, May 2.

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Wassaic Fire Company seeks new recruits with firehouse tour

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Amenia board discusses garage, sidewalks and solar

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AMENIA — The Town Board approved a handful of resolutions related to the construction of a new highway garage, the upcoming downtown Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalk improvements and the extension of the town’s temporary moratorium at a meeting on Thursday, April 18.

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Demanding action

Members of Mothers Out Front and allied groups, including SANE Energy, Stop Cricket Valley Fracked Gas Plant, the Schaghticoke First Nation and Ulster Climate Action, demonstrated outside the New York State Capitol building Monday, April 29, after delivering petitions requesting a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the planned Cricket Valley Energy Center to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Sunrise service

Those who braved a brief sprinkle on Easter Sunday morning, April 21, were treated to birdsong, a traditional Easter message, and a spectacular view from DeLavergne Hill in Amenia.  Pictured from left are Denise Jordan Finley, music director of Smithfield Presbyterian Church; Julie and Luis Anil, missionaries visiting from the Dominican Republic, and at right, the Rev. Douglas Grandgeorge, Smithfield Church pastor, who led the service.

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Student success

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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