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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.

A public hearing on the law was held at the start of the meeting; there was no public comment. The board did review a written comment submitted by Amenia resident Stacy Mantel, who was unable to attend the meeting. Mantel’s concerns focused on assumptions made at previous board meetings regarding how neighbors would cooperate if any issues arose regarding...

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From ‘Chopped’ to children, celebrity chef cooks for all

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AMENIA — Dafna Mizrahi is a chef, and a well-known chef at that. She has cooked at some pretty great restaurants, including Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room in Amenia, and she has twice been on The Food Network’s “Chopped,” leaving as champion. As much as she loves to cook, it’s sharing her skill with youngsters that is her first love and passion.

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Town Board stresses over Trail to Train project

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AMENIA — At the stroke of 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, the Amenia Town Board dove headfirst into a discussion regarding current town projects with a lengthy focus on the long-awaited Trail to Train project.
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Webutuck BOE considers student health and school improvement

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WEBUTUCK — Just before the 2019-20 school year was set to begin at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District, its Board of Education (BOE) sat down to analyze a student health proposal from the Webutuck School Clinic and a Comprehensive School Improvement (CSI) plan created for Webutuck Elementary School (WES) at its board meeting on Monday, Aug. 26.

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Kelly’s Creamery finishes first summer

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DOVER PLAINS — “Ice Cream Makes You Happy” claims the phrase printed on one of the windows of Kelly’s Creamery, the newest ice cream shop to hit northeastern Dutchess County this year. Opening this past summer at 3202 Route 22 in Dover Plains, the phrase has rung true these last few months as Kelly’s Creamery has generated excellent reviews from satisfied customers who have come back for more.

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Car show fun

Evan Bopp, 4, posed for a photo with the 1935 Ford that his grandfather, Rick Nannetti, brought to this year’s Community Classic Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 15. The show, set up by the Amenia Lions Club, raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.For more photos and full story, see Amenia Lions Club revs up community with classic car show.

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A park sprucing and a summer’s conclusion

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. 

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ZBA assesses appeal against special use permit for septic system business

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AMENIA — At its meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, the Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) turned its attention to an application submitted by Terra Maggius LLC to challenge Amenia Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) and Building Inspector Michael Segelken’s interpretation of Richard Savarese Sr.’s special use permit application to build a workshop and storage building with available parking in Amenia for his septic service business Savarese Septic Service in Dover.

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Victoria Herow appointed new director of Amenia Free Library

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AMENIA — Just weeks after saying goodbye to former director Erika Palombo, the Amenia Free Library welcomed Victoria Herow as its new library director, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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Amenia Town Hall receives new windows through SAM grant

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AMENIA — Amenia officials invited New York State Senator Sue Serino (R-41) to Amenia Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 13, to get a closer look at the new energy efficient windows in the building that were purchased through a $50,000 grant Serino secured for the town last year.

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St. Thomas food pantry goes high tech with the CoolBot

AMENIA UNION — If R2D2 and C3PO ever decide to drop in for a visit from a galaxy far, far away, they will find a kindred spirit at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia Union, where the newly installed CoolBot is front and center in the fight against hunger.
There, according to interim pastor The Rev. Dr. Robert Flanagan, CoolBot, an 8-by-8-by-8 foot structure guided by a robot-like component, does the duty of about a dozen refrigerators as it protects produce distributed at The Food of Life/Comida de Vida Pantry. 

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