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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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Amenia remembers fallen heroes on Memorial Day

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AMENIA — At the strike of 11 a.m., residents from around the Harlem Valley gathered at Fountain Square in Amenia to commemorate the solemn Memorial Day holiday.
Organized by both the town of Amenia and VFW Post 5444 out of Dover, veterans stood erect while children waived tiny American flags in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Proud patriot

Three-year-old Anthony Russo waived his American flag during the Memorial Day service at Fountain Square in Amenia on Monday, May 28. For another photo and full story, see Amenia remembers fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

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Town Board reviews NECC transportation program

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AMENIA — The Town Board opened the first part of its meeting on Thursday, May 17, to a presentation regarding the North East Community Center’s  (NECC) transportation program.
All board members were present, save for Councilwoman Vicki Doyle.
As NECC Interim Executive Director Jennifer Dowley was unable to attend the meeting, Director of Programs Anna Clune and Transportation Program Director Ivana Powers stepped up to deliver a report on the program’s success in the community.

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Town Board approves monopole agreement with MTA for Wassaic

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AMENIA — The Town Board approved an agreement for a monopole tower at the Wassaic Metro-North train station on Thursday, May 3. The board met at Town Hall; all members were in attendance, except Councilman Damian Gutierrez.

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Trade Secrets tells all about Amenia gardens

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AMENIA— The Women’s Support Services (WSS) for the Northwest Corner welcomed vendors, volunteers and community members to its 18th Annual Trade Secrets on Saturday, May 19 through Sunday, May 20.

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Bike the US for MS Cyclists stop in Amenia on 2,200-mile journey to Bar Harbor

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AMENIA — Located on Route 22, the Amenia Fish & Game Club opened its doors on Friday, May 18, to welcome a group of cyclists riding from St. Augustine, Fla., to Bar Harbor, Me., to raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) research.

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Principal’s pride

Webutuck High School Principal Katy McEnroe, center, recently congratulated eight students for making the Principal’s Honor Roll for the third marking period. The school board offered congratulations at a recent meeting. Pictured above are Daisy Matus, left, McEnroe and Isabella Tomasetti at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 7. Though they were unable to attend the meeting, Sophia Caldas, Dylan Johnson, Hannah Lounsbury, Disha Patel, Emily Simmons and Angela Zubradt were also recognized for their achievements.

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Trade Secrets shares details of area gardens

AMENIA — The Women’s Support Services of the Northwest Corner will be hosting its 18th Annual Trade Secrets on Saturday, May 19 through Sunday, May 20. The annual garden event will kick off with a Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale at Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, Conn., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Up to 60 vendors will be featured at the event, bringing their rare and unusual plants and garden antiques for attendees to take home with them.

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A fond farewell...

Members from around the Amenia area attended a party to celebrate the retirement of outgoing Amenia Free Library Director Miriam Devine, second from right. Among the many who turned out to honor Devine were, from left, town Supervisor Victoria Perotti, library board President Alan Gamble and library board member Mary Ann Wilkens. Devine retired after 28 years of service, and many memories.

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Maplebrook art show takes off …

AMENIA — A total of 52 artists brought 182 pieces of studio work plus 10 pieces painted in plein air style to Maplebrook School on Saturday, May 5. The private school for students with learning differences held its annual Kentucky Derby Art Show and Sale as a fundraiser, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The evening featured the usual Derby fanfare — mint juleps included — along with tours of the school’s new saltwater pool. 
The exhibit remains open with art for sale on weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. through Saturday, June 2. 

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