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AMENIA — Area residents showed their gratitude to those who have served in this nation’s military on Monday, Nov. 11, at the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at Fountain Square.

VFW Post 5444 Cmdr. Bobby Langdon began the ceremony at 11 a.m. by giving thanks to those who have taken part in the “great brotherhood and sisterhood that is the United States military.” 

Rising from ordinary civilians to heroes who answered the call to serve their country, Langdon said, “Every veteran should be proud of the service they gave to this great...

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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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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue opens facilities to at-risk youth

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DOVER PLAINS — Beyond providing a sanctuary for horses and dedicating its facilities to educating the community and strengthening the relationship between horses and people, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue in Dover Plains opened its facilities this past summer to help six participants from the Juvenile Risk Intervention Services Coordination (J-RISC) program build skills in communication, leadership, empathy and compassion through the EquiNorth Equine Assisted Youth Development Program. 

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Town Board welcomes ideas for 2020 CDBG, assesses Trail to Train

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AMENIA — At its most recent meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, the Amenia Town Board opened the floor to the public for the purpose of gleaning suggestions for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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Wassaic Project’s latest exhibition ‘Take a Selfie of Me’ engages community with public installations

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WASSAIC — Just a few days shy of fall’s beginning, The Wassaic Project found an interactive way to unveil its latest art exhibition, “Take a Selfie of Me,” on Saturday, Sept. 21, by inviting the community to seek out the installations that were set up in public spaces across Wassaic and Amenia.
While the opening receptions for the installations began at 3 p.m., Wassaic Project co-executive directors Eve Biddle, Jeff Barnett-Winsby and Bowie Zunino had plenty of activities scheduled earlier in the afternoon. 

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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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