Year in Review 2016 : Ambulance contract negotiated with Northern Dutchess

AMENIA — The beginning of 2016 hit residents living in the Wassaic Fire District with a 171 percent tax hike to cover a $500,000 emergency contract with Northern Dutchess Paramedics (NDP) for ambulance service in the hamlet. The decision was made by the Wassaic Fire Commissioners following a public hearing in October 2015, acknowledging the dwindling pool of willing volunteers.

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