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Webutuck High School Principal Katy McEnroe, center, recently congratulated eight students for making the Principal’s Honor Roll for the third marking period. The school board offered congratulations at a recent meeting. Pictured above are Daisy Matus, left, McEnroe and Isabella Tomasetti at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 7. Though they were unable to attend the meeting, Sophia Caldas, Dylan Johnson, Hannah Lounsbury, Disha Patel, Emily Simmons and Angela Zubradt were also recognized for their achievements.

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Helping parents help their children

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AMENIA — The Mothers’ Group that meets at Amenia’s Temple Beth David sporadically is more than just a retreat for moms looking for a social outing — it’s a local resource for caregivers (mothers and fathers, grandparents, nannies and others), offering information and support for child rearing.
It’s also an opportunity for young children of similar ages to play with one another.
Amenia Free Library Children Activities Director Lesley Gyorsok spearheads the group, which currently serves mostly moms from Amenia, Wassaic, Dover, Sharon and Kent.

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Wassaic mining project before Town Board

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AMENIA — Ridgecrest Farms updated the Town Board on Thursday, March 17, as to its progress on the environmental analysis section of an application to include property in southern Wassaic in the town’s Soil Mining Overlay District.
Company owner and president Ian Holback purchased 144 acres of land off Sinpatch Road in Wassaic from Listening Rock Farm owner Allan Shope for a future gravel mining business. Of those 144 acres, only 65 are part of the application for a zoning amendment.

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Coffee, cakes and Peggy McEnroe are Back in the Kitchen

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AMENIA, N.Y. — Peggy McEnroe has once again opened her own cafe, this time in Amenia. It’s called, appropriately, Back in the Kitchen.
McEnroe was the longtime chef/baker/owner of an eatery on Main Street in Millerton. The Millerton Deli opened 17 years ago, in 1993. The name was changed to Back in the Kitchen in 2001, but two years later, in 2003, her deli (and what was at that time the office of The Millerton News) were sold and became the Irving Farm coffee shop.

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Molinaro says mandate relief team a work in progress

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AMENIA — After an evening as guest speaker for the Amenia Lions Club, state Assemblyman Marc Molinaro stopped by the Amenia Town Board meeting on Thursday, March 10, to give an update on his work on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team.
Molinaro is one of 23 members of the team, which includes representatives from private industry, education, labor and government. Molinaro is one of two assemblymen on the team and was recommended by the minority leader of the Assembly, Brian Kolb.

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Coffee, cakes and Peggy McEnroe are Back in the Kitchen

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AMENIA — Peggy McEnroe has once again opened her own cafe, this time in Amenia. It’s called, appropriately, Back in the Kitchen.
McEnroe was the longtime chef/baker/owner of an eatery on Main Street in Millerton. The Millerton Deli opened 17 years ago, in 1993. The name was changed to Back in the Kitchen in 2001, but two years later, in 2003, her deli (and what was at that time the office of The Millerton News) were sold and became the Irving Farm coffee shop.

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Acting out

The Webutuck Drama Society’s weekend was a success, with three sold-out performances of “Fiddler on the Roof,” directed by Nancy Gagne. The production, which ran March 11-13, showcased the talents of close to 60 thespians and behind the scene stage hands. “One of the best productions I’ve seen in 25 years,” applauded 7-12 Principal Ken Sauer at a recent Board of Education meeting. “It was impressive.”

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Authorities evacuate a flooded Wassaic

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WASSAIC — More than two dozen residents living in Wassaic’s downtown area were evacuated from their homes by the Wassaic Fire Company and Rescue Squad during the night of Sunday, March 6. The displaced people spent the wee hours of Monday, March 7 in the Amenia Town Hall gymnasium sleeping on cots provided by the Red Cross.
Wassaic Fire Company Chief Scott Boardman said that it was about 8 p.m. on March 6 when he realized that the rapid rain, which had been coming down all day, was going to be a problem for the hamlet.

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Lantern Inn: a Wassaic bar-in-progress

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WASSAIC — The Lantern Inn is a bit of an anomaly in the surrounding area, a quiet dive bar not on many people’s radar. In the Harlem Valley, the majority of establishments serving drinks are restaurants or veterans organizations like the American Legion or the VFW.

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Local Boy Scout troop takes first in derby

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HARLEM VALLEY — Boy Scout Troop 29, comprised of Scouts from Millerton, Amenia and Wassaic, figured out the perfect combination for this year’s Klondike Derby, as one of the troop’s two teams turned in a first-place finish at Camp Nooteeming near Salt Point last month.

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Silo Ridge project to be granted two-year extension

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AMENIA — For the second time, the town of Amenia’s Planning Board is expected to grant the Silo Ridge Country Club development project an extension on its special use permit, this time for two years.
Back in early 2010, the applicants were granted a one-year extension, which would expire June 1, 2011. But representatives were back in front of the board at its Feb. 24 meeting, saying that they were estimating an additional 24 months would be needed to secure the necessary building permits.

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