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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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Webutuck graduates save life, are honored by county Legislature

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Always ready to recognize a call to action, the Dutchess County Legislature commended Webutuck High School graduates Stone Scasso and Daniel Swift for using CPR to save Amenia resident Patricia Cascio’s life last month. The Legislature also recognized the Millerton Fire Company for helping save Cascio.

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Amenia’s Lopane Farm now protected through county program

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AMENIA — Among the properties selected for protection under Dutchess County’s Partnership for Manageable Growth (PMG) program this summer, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro announced the program will provide Lopane Farm in Amenia with part of the funding needed to purchase two conservation easements.

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Shoot for the Stars

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AMENIA — The Amenia Free Library invited local children to make their own constellations at Amenia Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 1. Amenia Free Library Director Erika Palombo gave children pictures of different constellations with small holes poked through where the stars are positioned. The children then threaded multi-colored pipe cleaners through the holes to make their own constellations.

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Town Board OKs agreements and tax settlements for Silo Ridge

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board discussed business related to the Silo Ridge Ventures property at its last two meetings on Thursday, July 18 and Aug. 1.
At its recent meeting, the board focused on a resolution to approve a seconded amended and restated license agreement as well as a subordination agreement.
Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate Leo Blackman asked about the assessment and the settlement that was reached. Silo Ridge is currently seeking a reduction in the 2019 tax assessments for the 2019 tax roll.

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Gallery’s AIM to showcase artistic journeys

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AMENIA — Spectators looking to satisfy their curiosity about the evolution of artists and their artwork are welcome to explore the Art Institute at Maplebrook (AIM) Gallery at Maplebrook School, where the artistic journeys of artists Bob Hill and Seth Ruggles Hiler are on display in “Un-Paralleled,” the gallery’s first art exhibition.

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Festival prevails over summer showers at The Wassaic Project

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WASSAIC — Come rain, shine or thunderstorms, The Wassaic Project was prepared to start August with a communitywide celebration at its 11th annual Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.
The Wassaic Project welcomed community members, artists, musicians and performers from all walks of life to take part in its summertime tradition. While the day’s dark forecast made an appearance later in the afternoon, the local nonprofit was prepared, adapting its program when needed. 

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Grant applications reviewed, assessor reappointed

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board managed to move quickly through its review of town business at its meeting on Thursday, July 11, which included submitting a number of grants to benefit the town.

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Everything’s coming up roses

AMENIA — On Saturday, July 27, local residents had a gorgeous day to stop and smell the roses — and other flora — at the Amenia Garden Club plant sale at the Durbridge Garden, where they were encouraged to explore a variety of plants. 
While the majority of plants came from Garden Club member Andy Durbridge’s garden, the sale also featured local growers including Flower Chix, Falls Village Flower Farm and Twin Brooks Nursery Farm. A portion of sales went to benefit the Amenia Garden Club.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Solar law subject of hearing

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board discussed what needed to be done in order to finalize the local law regarding solar energy systems in the town of Amenia at its meeting on Thursday, July 18.
This past May, the board approved a local law to amend a chapter in the town’s zoning code and add a new section related to solar energy systems.

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