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AMENIA -— Taking advantage of the summer weather and the stream of people strolling around town, the Amenia Free Library held its Annual Spring Book & Bake Sale on Saturday, June 8. A tent was set up in front of the walkway to the library’s main entrance, where library staff and volunteers sold delicious baked goods donated by friends of the library. Visitors also browsed through boxes of books and looked inside the book barn to explore the many mysteries, cookbooks, works of nonfiction, children’s books and other titles on display. Raising funds for its expansion...

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Democrats introduce candidates

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AMENIA — Getting a head start on this year’s election, the Amenia Democratic Committee presented town and county candidates at a Candidate Forum held on Sunday, May 19.

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The Wassaic Project gets artsy

WASSAIC— The Wassaic Project launched the opening of its 2019 Summer Exhibition “Ad Astra Per Aspera” by rallying its resident artists and local residents together for an afternoon celebration on Saturday, May 18. 
With the gallery opening at 3 p.m., spectators were invited to explore the work of more than 70 emerging artists featured throughout all seven floors of Maxon Mills. They also met artists-in-residence for the month of May at the Open Studios in Luther Barn. 

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Hitting the high note

The Amenia Town Hall resounded with familiar songs of the past as the Golden Age Singers gave a free concert on Thursday, May 9. Beginning at 2 p.m., the auditorium welcomed residents who listened enthusiastically. Some joined in and quietly sang along to the music. The concert concluded with a special rendition of “Every Time We Say Goodbye,” with the lyrics changed to reflect the performers’ feelings about singing in Amenia.

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Town Board awards bid for bicycle trail construction

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AMENIA — Out of the total bids received, the Amenia Town Board awarded A. Colarusso & Son, Inc., a road construction company based in Hudson, the bid for the construction of a bicycle trail path extending from the hamlet of Wassaic to the Wassaic Train Station. The bid was announced at the board’s meeting on Thursday, May 2.

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Wassaic Fire Company seeks new recruits with firehouse tour

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Amenia board discusses garage, sidewalks and solar

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AMENIA — The Town Board approved a handful of resolutions related to the construction of a new highway garage, the upcoming downtown Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalk improvements and the extension of the town’s temporary moratorium at a meeting on Thursday, April 18.

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Demanding action

Members of Mothers Out Front and allied groups, including SANE Energy, Stop Cricket Valley Fracked Gas Plant, the Schaghticoke First Nation and Ulster Climate Action, demonstrated outside the New York State Capitol building Monday, April 29, after delivering petitions requesting a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the planned Cricket Valley Energy Center to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Sunrise service

Those who braved a brief sprinkle on Easter Sunday morning, April 21, were treated to birdsong, a traditional Easter message, and a spectacular view from DeLavergne Hill in Amenia.  Pictured from left are Denise Jordan Finley, music director of Smithfield Presbyterian Church; Julie and Luis Anil, missionaries visiting from the Dominican Republic, and at right, the Rev. Douglas Grandgeorge, Smithfield Church pastor, who led the service.

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Student success

Kari Mahaffey, a fourth grade teacher at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS), and EBIS Principal Erik Lynch congratulated students Hailey Brennan and Brayden Selfridge as students of the month at the Webutuck Board of Education meeting last month.

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Olivet University helps Dover shine: Students join in yearly spring cleanup

DOVER — The town of Dover’s Annual Spring Clean-Up day kicked off on Saturday, April 6, under sunny skies and with the participation of many community members and elected officials. The two-weekend event continued Saturday, April 13.
The success of this year’s cleanup day was the result of months of planning and promotional efforts on the part of town officials, community members and several local groups that included Dover Greens and Olivet University.

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