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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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Green thumbs up for open Dutchess County gardens tour

AMENIA — Good structure makes the garden satisfying in all seasons.
That sentiment by Maxine Paetro, owner of an English-style cottage garden that will swing open its rustic gates to the public on Saturday, June 22, during the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days event, is evident throughout her lush Amenia property, Broccoli Hall.

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Wassaic Project reveals major milestone at summer benefit

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WASSAIC — Enticing visitors with the promise of an evening of great art, supportive community and an exciting announcement for the organization, The Wassaic Project welcomed the local community, its donors and art admirers to its annual summer benefit on Saturday, June 15.

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Books, bargains and baked goods at library sale

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Savoring the Strawberry Festival

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Webutuck BOE approves instructional resignations, reduces positions

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WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck Board of Education started the month of June by keeping informed about the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s capital improvement project — and bidding farewell to a number of educators resigning from the district at its meeting on Monday, June 3.
 Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani reported there are no new updates on the capital improvement project as the district is still working with the New York State Department of Health on the design for the district’s septic system.

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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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