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AMENIA — Remembrances of loved ones will once again be lighting the way on Route 22 in Amenia as the Amenia Lions Club presents its annual Memory Holiday Tree on Maplebrook School property. 

Lori Hale, club secretary, says the names of those who are being remembered will be printed in The Millerton News. The lighting will be in mid December. Although she does not know how long the Memory Tree has brightened the December sky, she says it has been there for 15 years, since she first became a member of the club. Years ago, it was located on the corner of the Four Brothers...

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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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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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