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AMENIA — As the town of Amenia set to work clearing the snow left by Blizzard Eugene, the Town Board took the agenda’s pressing matters into consideration during its meeting on Thursday, March 16.

In her report, town Supervisor Victoria Perotti made a brief reference to the “Blizzard of 2017” and thanked the Highway Department for its efforts in clearing the snow from local streets.

“This was a catastrophic event, and it will take several days for the snow to be cleared. So please be patient,” said Perotti before reading a statement from...

Amenia

Celebrating arts of all kinds at The Wassaic Project

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WASSAIC — The Wassaic Project, a nonprofit organization that provides educational art programming to the community, is counting down the days to its ninth Summer Festival.
The free, three-day celebration of art, music, dance and community annually attracts northeastern Dutchess County residents, New York City dwellers and visitors from the greater Tri-state area.

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Community kitchen gains attention, local laws introduced

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board held a regular meeting on Thursday, July 21. The meeting was scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and opened with an executive session where the board addressed matters related to collective negotiations under the Taylor Law.

Community kitchen

The meeting was followed by an update on the community kitchen project, presented by town Assessor Wayne Euvrard, who chairs the Community Kitchen Committee.

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Maplebrook honors Anstett

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Community bids farewell to Betty Rooney

AMENIA — With great sadness, the town of Amenia said its final farewell to local mainstay Betty Rooney at a funeral mass on Saturday, July 9, at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon, Conn. Rooney passed away on Tuesday, July 5, at Sharon Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 83.
Daughter Maureen Rooney said it was a difficult day — not just for her but for so many who had come to love the woman who had embodied the meaning of community.

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Combat veterans make a stop at Ten Mile River Preserve

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DOVER PLAINS — The Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail (HVAT) Community held a meet-and-greet barbecue on the evening of Sunday, July 17, for combat veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces participating in the Warrior Hike — one of three programs created by the Warrior Expeditions organization.

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Amenia Town Board: Term limits, paving discussed at meeting

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AMENIA  — The Amenia Town Board called for a special meeting on Thursday, July 14, since the regular meeting on July 7 was canceled due to the lack of a quorum. The meeting addressed items on the agenda from July 7.
The meeting kicked off with an executive session, in which the board discussed matters pertaining to collective negotiations under the Taylor Law, also known as the Public Employees’ Fair Employment Act.

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Amenia keeps an eye toward Rail Trail expansion into Wassaic

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WASSAIC --— The Town Board of Amenia has made plans to extend the Harlem Valley Rail Trail 0.6 miles south from its current terminus at the Wassaic Metro-North train station on Route 22 into the hamlet of Wassaic.
The Wassaic Trail-to-Train project has been in the planning stages for a number of years, since its inception in 2008. Amenia officials expect to have final approvals for the project sometime this year.

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Animals check out the library

AMENIA —  Sharon Audubon wildlife rehabilitator Sunny Bettley brought several small creatures to share with the children at Amenia Free Library on Friday, July 8.
“Every animal has a job to do in nature and it is important,” she told a dozen young children and their parents who had gathered to make friends with Bettley, and with the insects, reptiles and bird she brought with her.  
The children learned that the walking stick has an exoskeleton. 

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Maplebrook graduates encouraged to ‘think differently’

AMENIA — The skies were threatening, but the bagpiper struck his chord and 24 members of Maplebrook School Class of 2016 knew the time had finally come. Maplebrook School is an international co-educational boarding/day school for young people with learning differences who are 11 to 21 years of age. 

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Monte’s Health Nut Hut closes, restaurant now serving lunch

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Amenia — Monte’s Health Nut Hut may have closed its doors to the public, but now Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room is open for lunch during the week.
Owned by the Monte family, the Health Nut Hut was a small health food store that featured local and organic goods, adjacent to the restaurant.
As the restaurant transitions to weekly lunch hours, it was decided it would be best to close the store.

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