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AMENIA — Remembrances of loved ones will once again be lighting the way on Route 22 in Amenia as the Amenia Lions Club presents its annual Memory Holiday Tree on Maplebrook School property. 

Lori Hale, club secretary, says the names of those who are being remembered will be printed in The Millerton News. The lighting will be in mid December. Although she does not know how long the Memory Tree has brightened the December sky, she says it has been there for 15 years, since she first became a member of the club. Years ago, it was located on the corner of the Four Brothers...

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Amenia Town Board moves full steam ahead with Trail to Train project

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AMENIA — Following an extensive discussion of the costs and agreements necessary for moving forward, the Amenia Town Board ultimately decided to advance with the long-awaited Trail to Train project at its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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Savarese withdraws application, ZBA asked about future RA District

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AMENIA — This past August, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviewed an application submitted by Terra Maggius LLC to challenge Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Michael Segelken’s interpretation of a special use application. Richard Savarese Sr. submitted the application to construct a workshop and storage building with parking for his septic service business, Savarese Septic Service, on property in Amenia. Segelken originally denied the building permit, stating the project wasn’t a permitted use without a special use permit from the Planning Board.

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A spirited outing at Maxon Mills

WASSAIC — Known as a seven-floor sanctuary for art exhibitions by day, Maxon Mills succumbed to the haunting hour as it was transformed into the Haunted Mill for The Wassaic Project’s Halloween traditions on Saturday, Oct. 26. 
Running from 3 to 9 p.m., The Wassaic Project invited local families for activities — from a costume contest and hayrides to face painting and carnival games. 

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Town keeps 2020 budget under 2% tax cap

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AMENIA — With just a few months left in 2019, the Amenia Town Board worked on the 2020 budget at a budget workshop meeting on Monday, Oct. 21.
The board conducted a tentative review of its goals for next year’s budget. Among those in attendance, town Supervisor Victoria Perotti, Councilwomen Vicki Doyle and Michelle Somogyi, Councilman James Morris and Town Clerk Dawn Marie Klingner reviewed the item lines of the preliminary budget. Councilman Damian Gutierrez joined the conversation that evening via phone.

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Long debated solar law inches closer to becoming a reality

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AMENIA — Following another discussion among board members on Thursday, Oct. 17, the Amenia Town Board came closer to adopting the proposed local law about solar energy systems, which would be added to the zoning code.

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A community conversation about mental wellbeing

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WASSAIC — With the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health facilitating the discussion, local residents were informed of county mental health, addiction, intellectual and developmental disabilities services and assured that their concerns are being heard at the Community Conversation held on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Peace and harmony in Wassaic

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WASSAIC — Residents and volunteers associated with the World Peace Sanctuary welcome the community to celebrate peace all year long. On Saturday, Sept. 21, they celebrated the International Day of Peace.

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Kent Hollow Mine sues the town of Amenia for ZBA ruling

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AMENIA — Residents of the town of Amenia may have believed that ever since the Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) unanimously denied the Kent Hollow Mine zoning appeal on June 17 of this year, the matter had been laid to rest. That assumption would be in error.

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Celebrating 17 years of community at the Indian Rock Schoolhouse picnic

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AMENIA — The local community was invited to Indian Rock Schoolhouse on Saturday, Oct. 5, to take part in a tradition started by the schoolhouse’s late founder, Ann Linden: the 17th Annual Community Day and Picnic.
“The biggest thing is Ann wanted this to be a living museum,” said Indian Rock Schoolhouse Board member Beth Murphy, “and that’s what it’ll continue to be.”

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Amenia Town Board reviews Trail to Train project status

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AMENIA — For its first meeting of the month, the Amenia Town Board got updated on the status of the Trail to Train project and set a date for its budget meeting for the 2020 fiscal year on Thursday, Oct. 3.

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