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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...

Amenia

Water district property up for bid in Amenia

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AMENIA — Though they were unable to obtain bids in time for the original September deadline, the Amenia Town Board remains determined to find bidders interested in purchasing town-owned property located at 3320 Route 343.
The land is in the town’s water district, and was used for a well. A small building on the lot was previously used as the town’s pump house. The property is located where town Well No. 1 was, which was later sealed off and decommissioned.

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Voters pass library proposition

AMENIA— Along with voting for state and county officials, Amenia voters supported their local library this Election Day by casting their ballots in favor of a $30,000 funding proposition on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Town Board adopts final version of 2019 budget

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AMENIA— While the snow came tumbling down outside, the Amenia Town Board pressed on with town business by adopting the final budget for 2019 at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15.
With the exception of Councilman James Morris and Councilwoman Vicki Doyle, all board members were present.
Earlier this month, the board worked on the tentative budget, on Thursday, Nov. 1. After careful consideration and discussion, the budget was adopted as the preliminary budget that same night.

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St. Thomas bids adieu to The Rev. Betsy Fisher

AMENIA UNION — When The Rev. Betsy Fisher preaches her final sermon on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia Union, it is likely there will be more than a few damp eyes in the congregation. 

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Town Board discusses 2019 preliminary budget at hearing

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AMENIA— While the public hearing  failed to attract a larger audience, the Amenia Town Board made good use of its time discussing the 2019 preliminary budget on Thursday, Nov. 8.
According to the budget summary, the total appropriation amount came to $1,748,998.23. Less the revenue of $661,740 raised through different budget lines for 2019, the total amount to be raised by taxes is $1,087,258.23.

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Amenia residents pay tribute at Veterans Day ceremony

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AMENIA — Amenia showed its appreciation for those who fought for their country’s freedom by attending the Veterans Day Ceremony at Fountain Square on Sunday, Nov. 11.
The ceremony began at 11 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5444 Cmdr. Robert Langton recognized those who have played a part in the “great brotherhood and sisterhood known as the U.S. military.
“It is your sacrifice that will keep our country safe and free,” he said. “By being here, you demonstrate that this is more than a patriotic phrase.”

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Thanking veterans

Veterans with VFW Post 5444 attended Amenia’s Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

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Patrons access more library resources with Apps 101 workshop

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AMENIA — As part of its new Fall Tech Program series, the Amenia Free Library showed local patrons how to access online and digital resources with an Apps 101 workshop on Saturday, Nov. 3.
When asked what sparked the series’ launch, Library Director Erika Palombo said patrons have been asking questions about technology more frequently. She thought it would be worthwhile to set aside time to answer their questions.

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Town Board overrides tax cap, sets public hearing

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AMENIA — The Amenia Town Board was prompt in settling town business for the 2019 fiscal year at its first November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1.
All board members were present at the meeting.
Following a public hearing, the board adopted a resolution to allow it to override the tax levy for the 2019 fiscal year.

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Rubbing elbows, and tails

The Animal Farm Foundation (AFF) hosted an event on Saturday, Oct. 13, so members of the community could get to know AFF a little better — and so AFF could meet some of its neighbors. Pictured above with one very happy pup are AFF Special Programs Manager Erich Steffensen and Heather Lee and Laura Tabaka, Millerton veterinarians. 

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