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AMENIA — As the town of Amenia set to work clearing the snow left by Blizzard Eugene, the Town Board took the agenda’s pressing matters into consideration during its meeting on Thursday, March 16.

In her report, town Supervisor Victoria Perotti made a brief reference to the “Blizzard of 2017” and thanked the Highway Department for its efforts in clearing the snow from local streets.

“This was a catastrophic event, and it will take several days for the snow to be cleared. So please be patient,” said Perotti before reading a statement from...

Amenia

Kent Hollow Mine application reappears before town

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AMENIA — Beyond the resolutions and anticipated public comments on the agenda, the main point of discussion at the Town Board’s Thursday, Feb. 16, meeting was whether the board should act as the lead agency in the proposed  Kent Hollow Mine application.
The meeting’s first segment of public comment incorporated a number of local residents who wanted to voice their concerns.  

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Webutuck student receives Eagle Scout rank

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WEBUTUCK — Boys Scout Troop 29 of Wassaic, Amenia and Millerton presented Charles Michael “Mikey” Ackerman, 15, with the Eagle Scout rank in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Currently a sophomore at Webutuck High School, Ackerman has participated as an active member of Boy Scouts Troop 29 since childhood, beginning as a Tiger Scout while in kindergarten. 

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Town Board debates watershed designation benefits

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AMENIA — Before discussing resolutions that had been delayed during its previous meeting due to lack of a quorum, Amenia Town Board members on Monday, Jan. 30, concentrated on whether the town should take part in a community watershed group.
 All members of the board were present.
Before the board could proceed in discussing the agenda’s resolutions, Councilwoman Vicki Doyle suggested it first consider the business of Housatonic Valley Association. 

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Destined Wind Farm looks to sell development rights

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AMENIA — At its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, the Amenia Town Board began with an informational presentation by Karin Roux of Dutchess Land Conservancy (DLC).
Roux explained that DLC has requested support from the town of Amenia for a funding application to Dutchess County’s Partnership for Manageable Growth (PMG) to purchase development rights on the Destined Wind Farm property. The farm is bordered on the north by Route 343, on the south by Yellow City Road and flanked on the northwest by the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.

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Winning lottery ticket sold in Dover

DOVER PLAINS — Following the TAKE 5 lottery drawing on Monday, Jan. 23, the New York Lottery made the announcement that a top prize winning ticket had been sold in Dutchess County.
Totaling $28,376.50, the winning ticket was sold at Carol’s Gift Shop in Dover Plains to Gerald Larrabee of Wingdale. 

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Students succeed

The Eugene Brooks Intermediate School’s  Students of the Month were present with certificates at the Wednesday, Jan. 25, Board of Education meeting. From left, students Kaitlyn Killmer, Aidan Furey, Gwen Masina, Jacob St. John and Diego Abad were recognized for demonstrating hard work and compassion in the classroom.

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New partnership begins with ‘Patriots and Ponies’

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DOVER  —  Federal, state and local officials united with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy at Dover Town Hall to celebrate the establishment of the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge through the acquisition of the 144-acre Nellie Hill Preserve.

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Narcotics investigation yields two arrests

AMENIA — Agents from the Dutchess County Drug Task Force arrested two Amenia residents on Dec. 19, 2016, after seizing an extensive amount of narcotics and two illegal handguns. 

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The Wassaic Project’s Mill Warming Party

WASSAIC — The Wassaic Project held its second annual Mill Warming Party on Saturday, Jan. 14. The name is particularly on the nose as this year organizers have completely winterized the mill and will now be able to offer yearlong attractions.

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Mill Warming in Wassaic

Visual artist Tiffany Smith evoked warmer weather at the The Wassaic Project’s second annual Mill Warming Party on Saturday, Jan. 14. For more on how artists beat the winter blues, see The Wassaic Project's Mill Warming Party.

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