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AMENIA UNION — When The Rev. Betsy Fisher preaches her final sermon on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia Union, it is likely there will be more than a few damp eyes in the congregation. 

Every once in a while, the right person comes along at just the right time. So it was in the tiny church when the now retiring Rev. Fisher arrived. She is known far beyond the boundaries of her parish, throughout Dutchess County and even into Connecticut as her good works — particularly in fighting for the hungry — have provided practical...

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Women of Studio 343 return to their roots

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AMENIA — The women of Studio 343 Hair Salon spoke recently of the salon’s move to the Cascade Plaza, on Route 22 just north of Freshtown. Both women had worked at the Cascade Plaza previously: one at Kelly & Company Hair Salon and the other at Melissa’s Hair Magic.

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Stocking up

Boy Scout Troop 29, of Amenia, Wassaic and Millerton, was out in full force on Saturday, March 31, collecting nonperishable goods for the Vines and Branches Food Pantry in front of Freshtown supermarket in Amenia. From left, Nathaniel Orlando, 11, Nick Smith, 17, Rick Jasmin, 17, and Billy Tompkins, 13.

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Outgoing library director had ‘Devine’ experience

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AMENIA — If ever there was a recognizable face in the town of Amenia, it belongs to longtime library director Miriam Devine. Devine, who worked at the library for nearly 29 years, announced last fall that she would step down on April 3. 

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Town Board talks about storm aftermath

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AMENIA— On Thursday, March 15, the Town Board discussed the two major storms that took place over the last few weeks. 
At the board meeting, Perotti reported on the widespread power outages the region faced, which started at 87,000 New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) outages at the beginning of the first storm, which hit the area on Friday, March 2.  A second Nor’easter hit on Wednesday, March 7.

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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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