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AMENIA— Customers looking for a local pharmacy and drug store to meet their medication and personal care needs can rest assured that the sale of Drug World won’t mean those needs go unanswered. Store manager Staci Robinson said as much when she assured the community that the only thing that’s changing is the name, and the ownership. 

But customers might also notice that prices have changed, for the better. Robinson said most items can be had for 10 to 20 percent less than before, thanks to new owner Benzer Pharmacy, out of Tampa, Fla. Benzer Pharmacy has more...

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Kent Hollow Mine’s appeal of notice of violation continues

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AMENIA — With the subject of Kent Hollow Mine back on the table, the Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is currently in the process of hosting multiple meetings to gather as much information as possible related to the site and the issues surrounding it.
History
Last May, Kent Hollow Mine received a notice of violation and order to remedy (cease and desist) from Amenia Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Michael Segelken, stating the property was in violation of sections 17 and 27 of Chapter 121 of the town’s zoning code.

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Singing the tale of the Tenmile River

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AMENIA— Winding through the towns of Amenia and Dover, the Tenmile River was recently commemorated with a song, thanks to the musical efforts of North East resident  and Pawling internist Kenneth Liegner, M.D.

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On a roll …

In recognition of their placement on the Principal’s Honor Roll for the second marking period, Webutuck High School Principal Katy McEnroe held a celebratory pizza lunch on Friday, Feb. 9. From left, students Angela Zubradt and Hannah Lounsbury celebrated their achievements with McEnroe and fellow students Disha Patel and Emily Simmons. Though they were unable to attend the lunch, Dylan Johnson, Isabella Tomasetti and Xin Wong were also recognized for earning a place on the Principal’s Honor Roll for this marking period.

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Winter Farmers Market comes into full bloom in Amenia

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AMENIA — Residents and visitors who are looking to buy fresh food at decent prices need to look no further than the Amenia Town Hall, location of the Amenia Winter Farmers Market.

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Silo fire at Destined Wind Farm

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AMENIA — The Amenia Fire Company responded to a call last Monday, Jan. 29, of a silo fire at Destined Wind Farm, located at 3562 Route 343, Amenia.
Farm owner Hans Joerg Meili and one of his technicians opened the silo to service its unloading unit when the fire began. Though they managed to subdue the blaze to some extent, Meili said they thought the situation was getting out of hand. That’s when they called the fire department as a precaution.

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Monte’s redo leans toward the Italian

AMENIA — After shutting down the restaurant last month, the owners and staff of Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room redid the restaurant. There’s new decor and a new menu; a grand reopening was held on Thursday, Feb. 1.
The lounge now has a modern fireplace; the menu an Italian flair. Going back to its Italian roots, Monte’s dishes include shrimp fra diavolo, cioppino, crispy rice balls with tomato sauce and herbs and meatballs.

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Klingner to lead county court clerks

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AMENIA — Known throughout the town of Amenia for a variety of roles, Town and Court Clerk Dawn Marie Klingner has taken the oath as president of the Dutchess County Magistrates Court Clerks Association. 
The Dutchess County Magistrates Court Clerks Association strives to serve elected magistrates and communities through its interactions with the court system. 

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Making a mark

Rear, from left, Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) Assistant Principal Matthew Pascale, fifth-grade teachers Shawn Sullivan and Darrin Butland and EBIS Principal Erik Lynch congratulated fifth-grade students, front row, from left, Connor Watson, Nate Brizzie, Betsaida Franco-Sub and Sibia Choc with the Student of the Month recognition at the school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 22. Fifth-grader Miguel Rivera Lima, not pictured, was also recognized for the honor.

Town Board approves Phase I Review for highway garage land

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AMENIA — At a recent meeting, the Amenia Town Board addressed its concerns regarding liability before approving a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for land intended for the town’s new highway garage on Thursday, Jan. 18.

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Town Board gathers to organize for the year ahead

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AMENIA — By the end of last week, the Amenia Town Board had its 2018 goals and appointments set, following its annual reorganization meeting.
Due to the inclement weather, the meeting’s original date was rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 4 at Amenia Town Hall. With the exception of Councilwoman Vicki Doyle, all board members were in attendance.

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