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AMENIA — With the holiday spirit appearing on every corner, the town of Amenia and hamlet of Wassaic rang in the holidays with the town’s annual Parade of Lights on Friday, Dec. 7, and the hamlet’s annual tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 8.

On parade night, families shivered against the chilly night as they waited for the annual spectacle to begin. Meanwhile, police officers directed evening traffic through town, setting up orange cones to mark the route.

By 6 p.m., the first vehicle started making its way around the bend and the children on the sidewalks...

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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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Klingner to lead county court clerks

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AMENIA — Known throughout the town of Amenia for a variety of roles, Town and Court Clerk Dawn Marie Klingner has taken the oath as president of the Dutchess County Magistrates Court Clerks Association. 
The Dutchess County Magistrates Court Clerks Association strives to serve elected magistrates and communities through its interactions with the court system. 

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Making a mark

Rear, from left, Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) Assistant Principal Matthew Pascale, fifth-grade teachers Shawn Sullivan and Darrin Butland and EBIS Principal Erik Lynch congratulated fifth-grade students, front row, from left, Connor Watson, Nate Brizzie, Betsaida Franco-Sub and Sibia Choc with the Student of the Month recognition at the school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 22. Fifth-grader Miguel Rivera Lima, not pictured, was also recognized for the honor.

Town Board approves Phase I Review for highway garage land

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AMENIA — At a recent meeting, the Amenia Town Board addressed its concerns regarding liability before approving a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for land intended for the town’s new highway garage on Thursday, Jan. 18.

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Town Board gathers to organize for the year ahead

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AMENIA — By the end of last week, the Amenia Town Board had its 2018 goals and appointments set, following its annual reorganization meeting.
Due to the inclement weather, the meeting’s original date was rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 4 at Amenia Town Hall. With the exception of Councilwoman Vicki Doyle, all board members were in attendance.

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Town Board approves and renews contracts for 2018

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AMENIA— The Amenia Town Board closed the month of December by accepting and renewing contracts for a variety of services in 2018. 
All members of the board were present at the meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, save Councilman Michael DeLango.
Town Supervisor Victoria Perotti introduced the resolution for the water operator contract renewal and invited Water Operator Marco D’Antonio to speak in case there were any questions.

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Culligan, Ackerman selected as 2017 Citizens of the Year

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AMENIA — Coinciding with the various holiday celebrations, the town of Amenia and hamlet of Wassaic proudly recognized longtime residents, the late John Culligan and Tom Ackerman, as this year’s Citizens of the Year.

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Hitting the holiday note

Students of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School spread the joy of the holiday season by performing in the school’s annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Starting at 7 p.m., the concert drew in a good-sized crowd to the Webutuck High School auditorium. Under the direction of music teachers Eric Wiener and Jay Bradley, families were treated to a medley of songs performed by the elementary school chorus and band, followed by the middle school chorus and band. 

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