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WASSAIC — With summer coming to an end, the Amenia Garden Club rallied the Amenia Enhancement Committee, the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) and the local community together to help clean up Borden Park on Saturday, Aug. 31. 

Aided by exemplary weather, volunteers set to work weeding, pruning, mulching and pulling down vines from trees. The rich scent of fresh soil rose in the air as the group spruced up the park. 

One week later, on Saturday, Sept. 7, the Amenia Garden Club hosted an end-of-summer garden party for dues-paying members. Held in the home...

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Children scout for eggs at annual Easter Egg Hunt

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AMENIA — Once they caught word that Easter was coming to Amenia a few weeks early, local families headed to Town Hall last Saturday, April 6, for the  annual Easter Egg Hunt.
With colorful Easter baskets in hand, families started arriving around 10 a.m., locating seats in the Amenia Town Hall auditorium. As they waited for the Easter Bunny to make its appearance, the children listened to a reading of the book, “Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure,” via YouTube.

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Town Board authorizes new bids, rejects old ones for Trail to Train project

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AMENIA — As the town continues to make progress in constructing a bicycle trail path from the hamlet of Wassaic to the Wassaic Metro-North Train Station, the Amenia Town Board will be on the lookout for new bids for the project, rejecting the ones previously received at a meeting on Thursday, March 21.

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St. Thomas continues its search

AMENIA UNION — When the Rev. Betsy Fisher, the much-loved priest of Amenia Union’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church, left the parish last November, it was with the absolute certainty that the congregation understood its mission, and would be “just fine.” 

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Four Brothers Drive In Theater celebrates fifth year in business

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AMENIA — With the longer days and warmer weather comes the revival of a favorite American pastime in the heart of Amenia: the season opening of the Four Brothers Drive In Theater. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, owner John Stefanopoulos spoke about the theater.

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Residents respond to State of the County at Town Hall Forum

DOVER PLAINS — Following his State of the County Address in Hyde Park on Feb. 27, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro held a Town Hall Forum at Dover Town Hall on Wednesday, March 6.
A good-sized crowd attended to learn what direction the county is headed in. Following an introduction by Dover town Supervisor Linda French, Molinaro began with an overview of the State of the County Address (for more on that address, go to www.tricornernews.com).

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FreshCo 22 Deli features gourmet delicatessen and more

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AMENIA — Customers looking for a little more than their average fare are welcome to stop by FreshCo 22 Deli in Amenia for a menu that combines deli classics with Italian and Mexican options.
Long before the idea of setting up a deli in Amenia came to mind, many recognized Joselito Arpi as the owner of FreshCo 22 Pizza in Dover Plains, since 2008. Going back to last November, Arpi said he noticed the space at 5349 Route 44 in Amenia was available for rent and thought the town could benefit from having a new deli. It was previously home to the Hard Roll Express deli.

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Wassaic Fire Company receives decontamination supplies

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WASSAIC — Determined to do what it can to reduce occupational cancer risks within the fire service, the Wassaic Fire Company received a donation of decontamination products from the Carney Strong Initiative on Sunday, Feb. 24.

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Amenia Transfer Station to close for good March 1

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AMENIA — Due to new regulations enforced by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the diminishing number of residents who use the site, the Amenia Transfer Station will be closing, starting Friday, March 1.
Following the town dump’s closing in 2012, Amenia entered into a licensed agreement with Welsh Sanitation Services to operate a transfer station. Located at 5275 Route 44, the transfer station accepted all household garbage and recyclables on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Super students

On Monday, Jan. 28, the Webutuck Board of Education congratulated five sixth-grade students from Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) for achieving the Student of the Month honor for the month of January. Led by EBIS teachers Denise Conway and Evelyn Brennie, each student was praised for strengths in the classroom. The students received certificates for the honor. From left, Brennie congratulated students Betsaida Franco-Sub, Ryleigh Sprague, Aaron Wendover, Thomas Beeman and Landen Elliott along with Conway and EBIS Principal Erik Lynch.

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Town Board approves sale of water district property on Route 343

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board opened its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, with a public hearing for the sale of surplus property in the Amenia Water District No. 1, before moving forward with its sale.

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