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AMENIA— After organizing countless meetings to discuss the subject at length and putting the option on the election ballot last fall, the Amenia Town Board has decided to adopt a local law for a single appointed assessor.

This past November, voters weighed in on whether they’d like to keep the assessor position elected or make it appointed. A total of 534 registered voters cast their ballot for keeping it elected while 303 voters voted to change it to appointed. No candidate ran for the position, and although 13 write-in votes were collected, none of the write-in...

Amenia

Ringing in the holidays with lights, parades and Santa

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AMENIA — Once the Thanksgiving leftovers have been put away and the trees have shed their autumn colors, the Amenia community will have a variety of holiday activities to look forward to this December.
Come Friday, Dec. 1, the Amenia Fire Company will kick off the holiday festivities with its sixth annual Parade of Lights. From cars and trucks to tractors and wagons, anything on wheels can be decorated for the parade. 

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Timeline needed to determine Kent Hollow Mine appeal

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AMENIA — Discussion regarding Kent Hollow Mine has surfaced again, this time with the need to establish a precise timeline of the property and its  previous uses. Kent Hollow is appealing a zoning violation for being a nonconforming use. The town wants to establish a timeline — starting from the beginning of the mine’s inception to the present, and  to see if there were any lapses in permits.

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Town Board adopts 2018 budget following public comment

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AMENIA — After much debate from the public, the Amenia Town Board adopted a revised budget for 2018, on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Minutes before the board opened the meeting up for public comment, outgoing town Assessor Wayne Euvrard was standing at the podium, prepared to offer a counterargument pertaining to the budget.
“I have to say I’m quite disappointed and almost disgusted with how the budget process went this year,” Euvrard began.

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Grandchildren express thanks

Students at Webutuck Elementary School invited their grandparents to join them for the annual Grandparents Lunch on Thursday, Nov. 16. Kylie Rae McGhee stopped by the dessert table with her grandfather, Frank Hadsell, before posing for a photograph.

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Town Board prepares municipal budget for 2018

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AMENIA — By the end of the month, the Amenia Town Board will have adopted a detailed budget for 2018.
A brief public hearing was held at the board’s workshop meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss the preliminary budget, though there was no comment from the public. 
Prior to the budget’s adoption at the next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, town Supervisor Victoria Perotti said there are a few details that the board hopes to work out and that the adopted budget will reflect those changes. 

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Veteran journalist speaks at Monte’s

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AMENIA — Veteran WPIX television journalist Marvin Scott shared stories from his 50 years of headlines at a talk sponsored by the Amenia Free Library, held at Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room on Sunday, Nov. 12.

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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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