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AMENIA — As part of its new Fall Tech Program series, the Amenia Free Library showed local patrons how to access online and digital resources with an Apps 101 workshop on Saturday, Nov. 3.

When asked what sparked the series’ launch, Library Director Erika Palombo said patrons have been asking questions about technology more frequently. She thought it would be worthwhile to set aside time to answer their questions.

To date, Palombo said the library’s online and digital resources include e-books, e-magazines and e-audiobooks as well as apps like OverDrive...

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Easter comes early to Amenia Town Hall

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AMENIA— In spite of the last few Nor’easters, the town of Amenia was determined to celebrate the coming spring season with its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Amenia Town Hall on Saturday, March 17.
Sponsored by the town, the Town Hall was flooded with small children and their families, many wearing rabbit ears or green garments to celebrate the season’s holidays.

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Academic accomplishments

From left, sixth-grade teacher Denise Conway congratulated students Amanda Intrieri, Olivia Farnham, Aislinn Cook and Noberto Juarez with sixth-grade teacher Evelyn Brennie at the Webutuck school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 26. Along with Brennan Laundry (not pictured), the students were named  Students of the Month for February.
 

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Split decision

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A large tree fell across Tinker Town Road in Dover Plains, near the Taylor Oil facility, following the Friday, March 2, Nor’easter. Road crews decided to saw the tree in half to let traffic pass. Dutchess County was in a state of emergency for several days after the storm. A total of 8,910 Central Hudson customers and 4,786 NYSEG customers were still without power on Monday, March 5. Right, a tree lining Sinpatch Road in Wassaic was sheared in half after Friday’s high winds and snowfall.

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Town OKs law for appointed assessor

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AMENIA— After organizing countless meetings to discuss the subject at length and putting the option on the election ballot last fall, the Amenia Town Board has decided to adopt a local law for a single appointed assessor.

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Kent Hollow Mine’s appeal of notice of violation continues

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AMENIA — With the subject of Kent Hollow Mine back on the table, the Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is currently in the process of hosting multiple meetings to gather as much information as possible related to the site and the issues surrounding it.
History
Last May, Kent Hollow Mine received a notice of violation and order to remedy (cease and desist) from Amenia Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Michael Segelken, stating the property was in violation of sections 17 and 27 of Chapter 121 of the town’s zoning code.

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Singing the tale of the Tenmile River

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AMENIA— Winding through the towns of Amenia and Dover, the Tenmile River was recently commemorated with a song, thanks to the musical efforts of North East resident  and Pawling internist Kenneth Liegner, M.D.

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On a roll …

In recognition of their placement on the Principal’s Honor Roll for the second marking period, Webutuck High School Principal Katy McEnroe held a celebratory pizza lunch on Friday, Feb. 9. From left, students Angela Zubradt and Hannah Lounsbury celebrated their achievements with McEnroe and fellow students Disha Patel and Emily Simmons. Though they were unable to attend the lunch, Dylan Johnson, Isabella Tomasetti and Xin Wong were also recognized for earning a place on the Principal’s Honor Roll for this marking period.

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Winter Farmers Market comes into full bloom in Amenia

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AMENIA — Residents and visitors who are looking to buy fresh food at decent prices need to look no further than the Amenia Town Hall, location of the Amenia Winter Farmers Market.

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Silo fire at Destined Wind Farm

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AMENIA — The Amenia Fire Company responded to a call last Monday, Jan. 29, of a silo fire at Destined Wind Farm, located at 3562 Route 343, Amenia.
Farm owner Hans Joerg Meili and one of his technicians opened the silo to service its unloading unit when the fire began. Though they managed to subdue the blaze to some extent, Meili said they thought the situation was getting out of hand. That’s when they called the fire department as a precaution.

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Monte’s redo leans toward the Italian

AMENIA — After shutting down the restaurant last month, the owners and staff of Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room redid the restaurant. There’s new decor and a new menu; a grand reopening was held on Thursday, Feb. 1.
The lounge now has a modern fireplace; the menu an Italian flair. Going back to its Italian roots, Monte’s dishes include shrimp fra diavolo, cioppino, crispy rice balls with tomato sauce and herbs and meatballs.

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