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AMENIA— With blue skies above, residents of Amenia visited to Amenia Town Hall on Sunday, April 23, to learn about the extraordinary life of local World War II hero George Phillips.

On display was a table of memorabilia from Phillips’ days as a soldier and businessman. Priced at $2 per program, visitors were also invited to purchase a copy of “Stories of My Life,” by George Phillips. 

They were welcomed to the talk by Amenia Historical Society President Julian Strauss.

“It’s a great honor to have George come here to talk...

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Chamber welcomes new member

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WASSAIC — The Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce (HVCC), an organization dedicated to promoting and advancing local business in northeastern Dutchess County, met at the Wassaic Grill and Bar on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

“The Wassaic Grill and Bar is our most recent member, and it being one of the new businesses in our area we thought we would come out and check it out,” said HVCC President Ken Hale.

Wassaic Grill and Bar

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Indian Rock Schoolhouse prepares for annual picnic

AMENIA — In the days of the widespread use of one-​room schoolhouses in rural areas before centralized schools, there was one schoolhouse every few miles. The children walked to the nearest school every day.   There were no snow days and very few school vacations.

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School district in search of more substitute bus drivers

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District is looking to replenish its base of substitute bus drivers.
The school district’s Transportation Department has been accepting applications throughout the summer and will continue to do so for the rest of the year.

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ZBA will now have alternate members

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AMENIA — A resolution to adopt a local law to establish alternate Zoning Board of Appeals  (ZBA) members was passed by the Amenia Town Board on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at its regular meeting.

The local law was voted for by town Supervisor Victoria Perotti, Councilman Damian Gutierrez and Councilman Mike DeLango.

Councilwomen Vicki Doyle and Gretchen Hitselberger voted against the resolution.

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Drive-in to host film festival Sept. 3

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AMENIA — The Brooklyn not-for-profit group DRIVE-IN Film Festival (DIFF) is bringing its ninth annual Film Festival to the Four Brothers Drive In Theatre in Amenia on Saturday, Sept. 3.
C.C. Webster, founder and director of DIFF, said the mission of the festival is to raise awareness about “the great American tradition” of drive-in entertainment while supporting the business of family-owned drive-ins.

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Amenia’s St. Thomas’ gets a face-lift, and a grant

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AMENIA — Those who know the hamlet of Amenia Union know St. Thomas Episcopal Church — a lovely country Gothic church with a bright red door boasting an active food pantry, community garden and congregation. 

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New classes excite students and teachers for 2016-17

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WEBUTUCK  — With the first day of school lurking just around the corner, Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani is excited to talk about the new course offerings within the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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Summer cool

From left, Olivia Desilva, Shayla Partridge, Austin Brockley, Skyye James and Rylan Sylvester enjoyed an ice cream break on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Fudgy’s in Amenia. Partridge, an Amenia resident, decided to cool off with her friends, who were visiting from New York City.

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Indian Rock relies on raffle

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AMENIA — For 15 years, town residents have come to anticipate the annual community day and picnic held at the Indian Rock Schoolhouse on Mygatt Road. It’s become a part of community life. 
Come Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the schoolhouse will once again host the picnic and community day — organizers are hoping for a sunny day and large crowds.

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Amenia to vote on term lengths at November election

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AMENIA — Residents gathered for the Town Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18, to participate in a series of public hearings.

The public hearings introduced three local laws. Two of them call for the inclusion of new ballot items in November.

Local Law No. 2 calls for the term length for town clerk to be increased from two years to four.

Similarly, Local Law No. 3 proposes changing the term length of the town supervisor from two to four years.

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