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AMENIA — Dafna Mizrahi is a chef, and a well-known chef at that. She has cooked at some pretty great restaurants, including Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room in Amenia, and she has twice been on The Food Network’s “Chopped,” leaving as champion. As much as she loves to cook, it’s sharing her skill with youngsters that is her first love and passion.

“I know how special it was to spend time being creative in the kitchen when I grew up,” she recently said in a prepared statement. “I want to bring that same feeling to children...

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Bracey pleads guilty to forcible touching, unlawful imprisonment

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AMENIA — Following his arrest last August, Amenia resident Jason Bracey’s case was presented before the Amenia Town Court on Monday, June 3.
With Amenia Town Justice Norman Moore overseeing the procedure, Bracey was represented by Hudson Valley attorney Andre Sedlak while Senior Assistant District Attorney Lindsey Richards from the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office represented the people of the state of New York.

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Boston trip was the trip of a lifetime

Eighth graders from Eugene Brooks Intermediate School took a class trip to Boston on Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10. The students toured the city and recorded their activities, and some even shared their experiences with The Millerton News. Below is one of a series of three student reports.
 

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Free trash pickup in Amenia: Town has new contract in place with Welsh Sanitation

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AMENIA — Welsh Sanitation Services broke its contract with the town of Amenia this past March when it closed the Amenia Transfer Station. Ever since, the Amenia Town Board has been working with Welsh to amend its contract and continue its services.

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Concerns surface over Kent Hollow Mine appeal

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AMENIA — Upon the recommendation of their attorney, George Lithco, members of the Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hashed out comments and concerns they had regarding the draft resolution for the Kent Hollow Mine appeal with Kent Hollow representatives, leading to a thorough discussion between both parties on Monday, June 3.

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Kildonan School to remain open despite financial challenges

AMENIA — Responding to rumors related to the school’s possible closing, Kildonan Head of School Kevin Pendergast says the school is here to stay.
When Kildonan School founder Diana Hanbury King died last summer, there was speculation the school would close.
Pendergast and Kildonan School Treasurer Bruce Karsk said the school is prepared to move forward with arrangements for the coming year.

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Wassaic Project wins award from Hudson River Housing

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POUGHKEEPSIE — The Wassaic Project was selected as one of five honorees to receive a Community Builder Award from Hudson River Housing during the organization’s annual Evening by the FallKill event on Friday, May 10. 
Intended as a celebration with partners and supporters working to instill positive change in the Hudson Valley, the theme of this year’s event focused on Poughkeepsie’s growing #poughtential.

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Maplebrook Class of ’19 graduates 19

AMENIA — There were 19 graduates among the Maplebrook School Class of 2019. Maplebrook is an international coeducational boarding/day school for young people with learning differences who are 11 to 21 years of age.  
President of the Student Government, Ransom Larson, from Lakeville, Conn., welcomed the family and friends in attendance followed by Donna Konkolics, head of school/CEO, who was officiating her last graduation ceremony as she prepares for retirement at the end of the month. 

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Boston trip both fun and educational

Eighth graders from Eugene Brooks Intermediate School took a class trip to Boston on Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10. The students toured the city and recorded their activities, and some even shared their experiences with The Millerton News. Below is one of a series of three student reports.
 
WEBUTUCK — On Thursday and Friday, the 9th and 10th of May, the Webutuck Class of 2023 took a class trip to Boston, Mass. Here’s what some of the students thought. 

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Local law proposed to add solar systems to zoning code

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AMENIA — Given the elevated interest in installing solar energy systems in Amenia, the Town Board approved a resolution to introduce a local law to amend a chapter in the town’s zoning code and add a new section about solar energy systems at its meeting on Thursday, May 16.

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Memorial Day respects paid at Fountain Square

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AMENIA — An energetic crowd gathered at Fountain Square in Amenia on Monday morning, May 27, to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday. The ceremony was at 11 a.m.; moments earlier a short parade marched into the square, while firetrucks and emergency vehicles drove past the gathering.
Town Supervisor Victoria Perotti spoke about the symbolism of the day.

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