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AMENIA -— Taking advantage of the summer weather and the stream of people strolling around town, the Amenia Free Library held its Annual Spring Book & Bake Sale on Saturday, June 8. A tent was set up in front of the walkway to the library’s main entrance, where library staff and volunteers sold delicious baked goods donated by friends of the library. Visitors also browsed through boxes of books and looked inside the book barn to explore the many mysteries, cookbooks, works of nonfiction, children’s books and other titles on display. Raising funds for its expansion...

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Fa-la-la

The Webutuck High School auditorium resonated with student talent just in time for the holidays as the High School Band and Chorus presented their annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. With Jay Bradley directing the band and Eric Wiener directing the chorus, the students performed for their friends and families. The chorus concluded the performance with a lively rendition of “Jingle Bells,” complete with student soloists and the audience joining in.

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A noteworthy November

Eugene Brooks Intermediate School Principal Erik Lynch, center, congratulated, from left, seventh-graders Mariah Lattrell and Riley Thirwall as Students of the Month at the Webutuck Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at the Webutuck High School library in Amenia.

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Holiday house

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Amenia noise law raises concerns from residents about its scope

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board fielded a variety of questions concerning a new noise law at a public hearing held on Thursday, Dec. 6. That hearing continued the next week, on Thursday, Dec. 13.
All board members were in attendance on the 6th, as well as a handful of local residents and Charles Gottlieb, an attorney from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP who is overseeing the creation and implementation of the noise ordinance.

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Parade of Lights and tree lighting bring holiday cheer

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AMENIA — With the holiday spirit appearing on every corner, the town of Amenia and hamlet of Wassaic rang in the holidays with the town’s annual Parade of Lights on Friday, Dec. 7, and the hamlet’s annual tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 8.
On parade night, families shivered against the chilly night as they waited for the annual spectacle to begin. Meanwhile, police officers directed evening traffic through town, setting up orange cones to mark the route.

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Elf off the shelf

Amenia Town Hall was the center of holiday entertainment last weekend when the Amenia Free Performing Arts students presented “Elf the Musical Jr.” With musical direction and choreography by Heather Holohan-Guarnieri, the show was performed in the Amenia Town Hall auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 8, and on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dressed from head to toe as Buddy the elf, Chase Sukow, in front, prepped backstage with, from left, Augusta Smith, Gabby Titone, Riley Mahaffey and Sonia Kowalczyk.

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Olivet faces expanded indictment in $25 million fraud probe

More trouble for Olivet University and Newsweek Media Group
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DOVER — The investigation into Olivet University’s connection with a Newsweek Media Group (NMG) investigation of charges of money laundering continues. The indictment that charged NMG’s parent company, IBT Media, now also includes both the university and some of its officers.

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Amenia Tree Lighting brings residents together

AMENIA — The town of Amenia glowed with the holiday spirit as residents assembled at Amenia Town Hall for the annual tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2.

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Holiday cheer

Juliana Farese, 4, gave a big smile to the camera as she told Santa what she wanted for Christmas at Amenia Town Hall after the annual tree lighting ceremony. For full story and more photos, see Amenia Tree Lighting brings residents together.

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The buzz about Amenia’s newly proposed noise law

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AMENIA — In spite of the snowstorm taking place outside, the Amenia Town Board introduced a new noise law at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15. It also set a public hearing date for the law.
All board members were present at the meeting with the exception of Councilwoman Vicki Doyle and Councilman James Morris.

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