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AMENIA UNION — When The Rev. Betsy Fisher preaches her final sermon on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia Union, it is likely there will be more than a few damp eyes in the congregation. 

Every once in a while, the right person comes along at just the right time. So it was in the tiny church when the now retiring Rev. Fisher arrived. She is known far beyond the boundaries of her parish, throughout Dutchess County and even into Connecticut as her good works — particularly in fighting for the hungry — have provided practical...

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Questions about Town Hall no-bid septic work answered

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AMENIA — Though town Supervisor Victoria Perotti justified funds spent and measures taken to repair damages caused by a toilet and septic overflow at Amenia Town Hall, local residents cast doubt about whether procedures were properly followed
Questions arose whether the project went out to bid. 

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Certificate of Completion issued for Amenia Town Landfill cleanup

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AMENIA — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) determined last month that the cleanup requirements established under New York’s State Superfund Clean Up Program to address contamination related to the Amenia Town Landfill were fulfilled.

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Concerns raised about tax money going toward toilets

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AMENIA — Concerns about local taxpayers’ money were brought to the Amenia Town Board’s attention on Thursday, July 19.
Longtime Amenia resident David Connors asked the board if it was true that it spent roughly $80,000 of taxpayer money to repair one of the toilets at Amenia Town Hall. 
Almost two months ago, Connors heard about the possible investment through the rumor mill. While his source has asked to remain anonymous, both he and Connors have had issues with past Town Board  spending.

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Town Board passes moratorium on solar and wind energy

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AMENIA — After careful consideration, the Amenia Town Board adopted a local law imposing a temporary town-wide moratorium that will prohibit the installation of freestanding or ground-mounted solar energy systems and wind energy conversion systems at its meeting on Thursday, July 19.

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Town Board passes resolutions, reviews grant applications, discusses Town Hall work

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AMENIA— The Amenia Town Board was careful to discuss the ins and outs of town business before approving resolutions and submitting grant applications at its meeting on Thursday, July 5.
Town Hall improvements

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ScienceTellers combines science with storytelling at library

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AMENIA— As part of its annual summer reading program, the Amenia Free Library gave children an opportunity to learn more about science through storytelling by hosting ScienceTellers on Thursday, July 19.

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Resident objects to proposed noise ordinance

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AMENIA — Though the resolution for a noise ordinance law was tabled, complaints related to the proposed local law were brought to the Amenia Town Board’s attention at a meeting on Thursday, July 5.

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Fishing fun

Elizabeth Foley, 12, showed her little brother, Jase, 4, how to hold a fish with the help of their father, Shawn, at the Amenia Lions Club Fishing Derby, held on Saturday, July 14. The Lions Club holds the annual event as a thank you to the community for its year-long support. For full story and another photo, see Amenia Lions Club Fishing Derby reels in the fun.

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Garden enthusiasts’ delight

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AMENIA — The Tri-state Region was in full bloom on Saturday, July 14, as the Amenia Garden Club hosted A Celebration of Private Gardens. After picking up their tickets to paradise, spectators set off to explore a breathtaking array of private gardens, including Squirrel Hall in Millbrook; Broccoli Hall, Jade Hill and St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s Food of Life Pantry and Giving Garden in Amenia and Phantom’s Rock and Neverest in Wassaic; and Cobble Pond Farm in Sharon. Spectators marveled at what the gardens had to offer and mingled with this year’s hosts.

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Amenia’s Drug World changes ownership

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AMENIA— Customers looking for a local pharmacy and drug store to meet their medication and personal care needs can rest assured that the sale of Drug World won’t mean those needs go unanswered. Store manager Staci Robinson said as much when she assured the community that the only thing that’s changing is the name, and the ownership. 

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