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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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Perotti runs for a third term

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

AMENIA— Having served the town of Amenia for two previous terms, current town Supervisor Victoria Perotti has decided to run for a third term in this year’s local elections.
Running on a Republican, Independent and Conservative ticket, Perotti’s qualifications as town supervisor encompass her bachelor’s degree in science and business administration along with her experience in running business offices. She believes she has gained a broad understanding of local government. 

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Fire safety at WES

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Amenia mourns loss of Arlene Iuliano

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AMENIA — The town of Amenia is a little less vibrant this week, after the passing of its town historian, Arlene Iuliano. 
Known to many for her deep love of history, Iuliano was a popular resource for those researching town lore. She was just as familiar with current events, and could often be seen at Town Board meetings posing questions and seeking information about local events and issues.

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Genevieve Trigg appointed new town attorney by Town Board

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board welcomed Genevieve Trigg to its team at the end of August as the new town attorney.
Trigg said she knew she wanted to be a lawyer at a young age and applied herself to her studies to reach that goal. While she was originally interested in practicing criminal law, she developed a passion for environmental law after interning at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) during her first summer at Albany Law School. From that point on, she maintained her focus on environmental science throughout law school.

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Amenia mourns death of lifelong resident John P. Culligan Sr.

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AMENIA — Townspeople were saddened to learn that lifelong resident John P. Culligan Sr. died on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the age of 65.
Many remember Culligan for his steadfast service to the town, his kindness and his ability to reach out to help everyone he came in contact with. A former student of the Webutuck Central School District, Culligan remained a strong supporter of Webutuck sports teams following his graduation in 1970.

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Candidates named for fall election

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AMENIA— Election Day, Nov. 7, is around the corner — and candidates in the town of Amenia are preparing.
Available positions in the town include town supervisor, two seats on the Town Board, town justice, town clerk, assessor and highway superintendent. With the exception of the supervisor’s two-year term, each position carries a four-year term. 
Republicans

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Bidding farewell to Ann Linden

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AMENIA — The town of Amenia and the greater Harlem Valley lost a great one this week, with the death of inveterate volunteer and community organizer Ann Linden.
Linden, whose name is synonymous with Amenia and its history, passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, at home at the age of 76. Best known, perhaps, for her involvement with the one-room 1858 Indian Rock Schoolhouse, Linden worked tirelessly to ensure the town’s history remain alive and well with future generations. 

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Amenia ZBA sets strategy for Kent Hollow Mine appeal

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AMENIA — Far fewer people attended the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting than were expected on Thursday, Sept. 28, even though the controversial Kent Hollow Mine application was on the agenda. 
Kent Hollow is in the midst of appealing a zoning violation for being a nonconforming use. 

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Kent Hollow wants to mine sand, gravel on Sharon border

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AMENIA — The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met Thursday, Sept. 28, to discuss an application from Kent Hollow Mine, which is in Amenia near the border with Sharon. 

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Town considers park project for block grant application

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AMENIA — The Town Board took time to consider its options for the county’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application at a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Councilmen Michael DeLango and Damian Gutierrez were absent from the hearing. 
Among the priorities for this year’s CDBG are economic development, public facilities, sidewalks, handicapped accessibility, parks and recreation, water and waste water and housing.

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