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AMENIA — Area residents showed their gratitude to those who have served in this nation’s military on Monday, Nov. 11, at the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at Fountain Square.

VFW Post 5444 Cmdr. Bobby Langdon began the ceremony at 11 a.m. by giving thanks to those who have taken part in the “great brotherhood and sisterhood that is the United States military.” 

Rising from ordinary civilians to heroes who answered the call to serve their country, Langdon said, “Every veteran should be proud of the service they gave to this great...

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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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Seniors share food and fun

WASSIC — The Wassaic firehouse was hopping at its annual Amenia Senior Picnic on Saturday, July 27. 
Starting at noon, there was a full house of senior citizens who stopped by for an afternoon of good company, a delicious lunch and door prizes. Lunch included a full buffet of grilled chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, salad and more, and music was provided by Wayne Targove on piano. 
All funds raised from the picnic’s annual 50/50 raffle went to benefit the Amenia Senior Recreation program.
—Kaitlin Lyle

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Northeastern Dutchess Tri-Town Coalition approaches region’s future from three angles

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AMENIA — In addition to examining the priorities and potential opportunities available in Amenia, the Northeastern Dutchess Tri-Town Coalition tackled the housing issue from three different perspectives — housing and infrastructure, financing and community engagement — at its meeting on Wednesday, July 24.

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Parents try but fail to save Kildonan School

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AMENIA — After meeting last Tuesday, July 16, to consider the proposal submitted by a committee of concerned parents to keep the school open, the Kildonan School Board of Trustees announced with a heavy heart that it would not be able to do so, to the dismay of the committee and other families connected to the school.

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Survey Dover Plains spotlights emerging artists

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DOVER PLAINS — Given how well-received their pop-up art show, artBangall, was last year in Bangall, N.Y., artists Stephanie Del Carpio and Amanda Brown have returned to the Hudson Valley to conduct their next upstate curatorial project, this time in Dover Plains with the art show Survey Dover Plains.

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Wildlife wonder

AMENIA -— The doors to the Amenia Town Hall auditorium opened to a few members of the animal kingdom as Animal Embassy hosted an educational program for Amenia youngsters as part of the Amenia Free Library’s Summer Reading Program on Thursday, July 18. 
Beginning at 11 a.m., the program appealed to a large crowd of local children who were soon introduced to a scorpion, a red-eyed tree frog, a tortoise, an African pygmy hedgehog and a parrot. 

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Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals hearing: Smithfield Valley project draws criticism, suggestions

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AMENIA — Area residents assembled at the Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) public hearing last Monday, July 15, to voice objections to Herb Allan and Monica de la Torre’s application to build an accessory building on a parcel of land along the Smithfield Valley.
The project

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