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AMENIA — Residents were captivated by the wonders of the holiday season as the town of Amenia hosted a weekend of festivities for the whole family.

With a full moon overhead, last Friday, Dec. 1, was the perfect night to hold the first of many holiday celebrations, starting with the Amenia Fire Company’s sixth annual Parade of Lights. From cars and trucks to tractors and wagons, the parade welcomed anything on wheels to join the fun.

Minutes before the vehicles were scheduled to take to the streets, residents stood along the sidewalks in anticipation of the...

Amenia

Saluting all veterans, past and present

AMENIA — The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month arrived bright and sunny, albeit cold, and the crisp air made for a welcoming Veterans Day ceremony at Fountain Square in Amenia.
Roughly 50 or so were in attendance, many bringing their children and others their elders.
The Amenia Youth Theatre sang both “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” Local leaders spoke, along with veterans from VFW Post 5444 in Dover.

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Sacred duty

Army veteran Jim Tompkins, a member of VFW Post 5444, rolled the American flag following the Veterans Day observance held at Fountain Square in Amenia on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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Amenia garage makes a name for itself

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AMENIA— Driving along Route 22 in Amenia, motorists need look no further for car mechanics than Broke A$$ Garage, located at 4827 Route 22.
Following his return from the military last year, owner Josh Andrighetti decided to use the mechanical engineering experience he grew up with and turn it into a living. After years of fixing cars for friends and fellow residents, he decided to partner with his father, David, to open a garage.

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High school diplomas earned and ESL taught at Amenia Town Hall

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AMENIA — For those interested in earning their High School Equivalency (HSE) or learning English as a Second Language (ESL), Amenia Town Hall hosts weekly classes on behalf of Dutchess Community College (DCC).
Along with its Amenia location, DCC has offered these classes in a variety of locations around the county, including Dover Plains, Pine Plains, Millerton, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Brewster, Fishkill and more. 

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Temple Beth David explores the Jews of Afghanistan

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AMENIA — On Sunday, Nov. 5, Congregation Beth David invited the community to come explore the abundant history of Afghanistan’s Jewish culture, with a lecture by author Sara Y. Aharon.
All were welcomed to the lecture by the congregation’s president and treasurer, Sherry Frankel. Rabbi Jon Haddon first delivered a touching statement regarding the Manhattan terror attack that took place on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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Smithfield Church celebrates 275 years in Amenia

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AMENIA — Recognized as a landmark structure on Smithfield Valley Road, the Smithfield Presbyterian Church just commemorated its 275th anniversary in Amenia.
Tracing its origins back to 1742, the church was founded by Moravian missionaries who were living among the Pequot tribe in the Shekomeko area of New York. Because the church’s founding coincides with the year that the missionaries helped the settlers to establish a religious community, Pastor Douglas Grandgeorge explained, the church ties its beginnings with its Moravian roots.

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Town Board renews NDP Ambulance Contract for 2018

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board carefully evaluated the terms and conditions of the Northern Dutchess Paramedics’ (NDP) contract for 2018 before making a decision at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19.
As the meeting’s final resolution, Town Supervisor Victoria Perotti read aloud from a motion approving the renewal of an agreement between the town and NDP for ambulance services.

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Amenia voters to decide appointed assessor versus elected assessor at the polls

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AMENIA — As they check off their choice of candidates, Amenia voters will have the option of electing to amend the town assessor position from elected to appointed in this year’s local election.
This past summer, the Amenia Town Board voted to adopt a local law “providing for the appointment of a sole appointed assessor” and abolishing the elective office of sole assessor. A public hearing to gather feedback on the local law was promptly held at Amenia Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 3. 

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Chamberlin, Cummings, compete for highway superintendent

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AMENIA — With Election Day just a few weeks away, voters have two candidates ready to take on the responsibilities of highway superintendent.
Megan Chamberlin
For write-in candidate Megan Chamberlin, the idea sparked when she was asked to run by some locals. 
Given her 13 years as a full-time member of the Highway Department, she thought it would be a good fit and decided to run for public office for the first time.

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Devine in race for another term

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AMENIA— With 12 years of experience, James Devine (R) has decided to run for another four-year term as town justice.
Devine is running uncontested. He previously served the town as a member of the Town Board.
Devine has handled various cases involving misdemeanors and civil matters. He said he has been disturbed by the number of drug arrests related to young people.
He said he considers every person who comes before him innocent until proven guilty.

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