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AMENIA— Along with voting for state and county officials, Amenia voters supported their local library this Election Day by casting their ballots in favor of a $30,000 funding proposition on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The proposition marks an increase of $30,000 in the town’s annual contribution to the Amenia Free Library, bringing it to $125,000. In addition to directly influencing and sustaining the library’s operational budget, the increase will allow the library to host additional programs for the community, provide more resources, supply minor upgrades to the public...

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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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Amenia Garden Club celebrates private gardens

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AMENIA — Residents looking to surround themselves in the area’s scenic beauty are invited to tour seven private gardens on Saturday, July 14, as part of the Amenia Garden Club’s  celebration of private gardens.
When the event’s original organizers moved away, the Garden Club took a hiatus from hosting the tour. Though plans to reintroduce it started to hatch last year, garden enthusiasts had to wait until this summer to enjoy the area gardens featured on the tour.

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Folan Road group home alternative OK’d

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board approved a resolution for Greystone Programs, Inc., to develop a proposed individual residential alternative at 9 Folan Road during a special board meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.
To provide context, town Supervisor Victoria Perotti said the board received a notice on Wednesday, May 23, from Greystone Programs, Inc., that explained its intent to convert an existing home at 9 Folan Road to an individual residential alternative for six individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Amenia Fire Company brings back town parade and block party

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AMENIA— The Amenia Fire Company finished the month of June with a festive community celebration -— a parade and block party — on Friday, June 29.

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Maplebrook School graduation

AMENIA— The Maplebrook School graduated 22 students (15 in the academy and seven from the Institute of Collegiate and Career Studies) on Sunday, June 3. 
Lucia Dorley, student government president, spoke, along with her mother, Leymah Gbowee, who was the commencement speaker. Gbowee is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner for her work with women in Liberia.  

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Kildonan School founder Diana Hanbury King passes away

AMENIA — The Kildonan School and the local community are mourning Diana Hanbury King, who passed away at her home on Friday, June 15, at age 90.

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Webutuck’s Tomasatti and Edmundson, top academic grads

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WEBUTUCK — With graduation on the horizon, Webutuck High School seniors Isabella Tomasetti and Taylor Edmundson will soon be leading this year’s graduating class as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

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Maplebrook School honors Dutchess County Sheriff at President’s Breakfast

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AMENIA — Maplebrook School presented Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson with its President’s Award on Tuesday, June 5.
The President’s Breakfast was held in Whalen Hall on the school campus. Following introductions by Master of Ceremonies George T. Whalen Jr. and an invocation by Maplebrook School Pastor Gary Witt, guests began lining up for the breakfast the school’s culinary management team prepared with French toast, eggs Benedict, bacon, sausages, potatoes, pastries and more.

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Book Fair and Strawberry Festival make for a special day in Amenia

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AMENIA — The skies remained clear on Saturday, June 9, much to the relief of those attending the Amenia Free Library’s Book Fair and Bake Sale and the Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Strawberry Festival and Grand Bazaar. As has been the tradition for many years, the two events were held simultaneously, though this year while the Book Fair was at the library the Strawberry Festival and Grand Bazaar were held at Four Brothers Drive-In. 

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