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WASSAIC — Residents and volunteers associated with the World Peace Sanctuary welcome the community to celebrate peace all year long. On Saturday, Sept. 21, they celebrated the International Day of Peace.

More than 30 attended, many of whom brought a favorite dish for the afternoon’s potluck meal. They were blessed with ideal weather to host the World Peace Flag Ceremony on the patio. Among the ceremony’s featured Peace Poles, one held a bright yellow banner that proclaimed, “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” while the other was the centerpiece for guests to...

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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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Amenia ZBA considers proposed building, hears concerns: Possible Smithfield Valley golfing range causes an uproar

AMENIA — A proposal to construct a significant building in Smithfield Valley drew 35 residents to a meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Monday, May 20, to air concerns about the impact on their quality of life and disruption of the scenic attributes of the area.

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Spring harvest brings breeder closer to populating elusive koi

AMENIA — The day was all about the smooth-skinned, curvaceous Beyonce and her plump siblings, Sweet Cheeks and Lyra. The task at hand was to fish the egg-y trio of first generation Japanese koi out of a mud pond containing hundreds of other koi, and release them into another pond on the property where they will spawn a new generation. 

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Planting town pride

Amenia residents paired up with the town’s Enhancement Committee on Saturday, May 18, to get the town ready for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27. Residents met at Fountain Square to plant red, white and blue annuals to reflect the coming holiday. From left, Enhancement Committee member Leo Blackman showed Jean Gutierrez and her daughter, Pickle, how to plant an annual.

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