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AMENIA — Along with accepting official appointments for 2019, the Amenia Town Board approved several designations  and stated its goals for the new year at its annual reorganization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3. For more on town appointments, read the Jan. 10 edition of The Millerton News.

As the first resolution of 2019, the board authorized town constables to carry firearms while on duty. Town constables must possess a New York State license to carry their authorized firearms at all times and must keep proof of the license on file at Amenia Town Hall. In addition to...

Amenia

Rudy Eschbach passes away at 76

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AMENIA— Local residents called to mind their fondest memories of farmer and community volunteer Rudy Eschbach after learning about his passing on Thursday, July 26, at the age of 76.
From his childhood days, Eschbach’s connection to the town of Amenia remained strong throughout his lifetime, and his love for the community evident.

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Bugged out

The Amenia Free Library was crawling with creativity on Thursday, Aug. 2, as children built “blinky bugs” by taping two LEDs to a coin cell battery and clamping a battery between a clothespin. The children then decorated the “bugs.” Lola Miller, 6, shows her decorated bug with a smile.

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Questions about Town Hall no-bid septic work answered

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AMENIA — Though town Supervisor Victoria Perotti justified funds spent and measures taken to repair damages caused by a toilet and septic overflow at Amenia Town Hall, local residents cast doubt about whether procedures were properly followed
Questions arose whether the project went out to bid. 

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Certificate of Completion issued for Amenia Town Landfill cleanup

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AMENIA — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) determined last month that the cleanup requirements established under New York’s State Superfund Clean Up Program to address contamination related to the Amenia Town Landfill were fulfilled.

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Concerns raised about tax money going toward toilets

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AMENIA — Concerns about local taxpayers’ money were brought to the Amenia Town Board’s attention on Thursday, July 19.
Longtime Amenia resident David Connors asked the board if it was true that it spent roughly $80,000 of taxpayer money to repair one of the toilets at Amenia Town Hall. 
Almost two months ago, Connors heard about the possible investment through the rumor mill. While his source has asked to remain anonymous, both he and Connors have had issues with past Town Board  spending.

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Town Board passes moratorium on solar and wind energy

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AMENIA — After careful consideration, the Amenia Town Board adopted a local law imposing a temporary town-wide moratorium that will prohibit the installation of freestanding or ground-mounted solar energy systems and wind energy conversion systems at its meeting on Thursday, July 19.

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Town Board passes resolutions, reviews grant applications, discusses Town Hall work

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AMENIA— The Amenia Town Board was careful to discuss the ins and outs of town business before approving resolutions and submitting grant applications at its meeting on Thursday, July 5.
Town Hall improvements

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ScienceTellers combines science with storytelling at library

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AMENIA— As part of its annual summer reading program, the Amenia Free Library gave children an opportunity to learn more about science through storytelling by hosting ScienceTellers on Thursday, July 19.

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Resident objects to proposed noise ordinance

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AMENIA — Though the resolution for a noise ordinance law was tabled, complaints related to the proposed local law were brought to the Amenia Town Board’s attention at a meeting on Thursday, July 5.

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Fishing fun

Elizabeth Foley, 12, showed her little brother, Jase, 4, how to hold a fish with the help of their father, Shawn, at the Amenia Lions Club Fishing Derby, held on Saturday, July 14. The Lions Club holds the annual event as a thank you to the community for its year-long support. For full story and another photo, see Amenia Lions Club Fishing Derby reels in the fun.

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