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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. 

Every once in a while, the right person comes along at just the right time. So it was in the tiny church when the now retiring Rev. Fisher arrived. She is known far beyond the boundaries of her parish, throughout Dutchess County and even into Connecticut as her good works — particularly in fighting for the hungry — have provided practical...

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Hitting the holiday note

Students of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School spread the joy of the holiday season by performing in the school’s annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Starting at 7 p.m., the concert drew in a good-sized crowd to the Webutuck High School auditorium. Under the direction of music teachers Eric Wiener and Jay Bradley, families were treated to a medley of songs performed by the elementary school chorus and band, followed by the middle school chorus and band. 

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Christmas concert

The Smithfield Presbyterian Church held a Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. The organist played to a full house, where a large decorated Christmas tree took center stage. The concert is an annual event at the historic church.

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Amenia Youth Theatre shines onstage at Holiday Musical Revue ’17

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AMENIA — There was an abundance of young talent to be found in the Amenia Town Hall auditorium last weekend as Amenia Youth Theatre students proudly presented this year’s Holiday Musical Revue on Sunday, Dec. 10.

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Amenia welcomes the holidays with family festivities

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AMENIA — Residents were captivated by the wonders of the holiday season as the town of Amenia hosted a weekend of festivities for the whole family.
With a full moon overhead, last Friday, Dec. 1, was the perfect night to hold the first of many holiday celebrations, starting with the Amenia Fire Company’s sixth annual Parade of Lights. From cars and trucks to tractors and wagons, the parade welcomed anything on wheels to join the fun.

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Kent Hollow Mine origins are probed

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AMENIA— In an effort to figure out what the permits can and should be for the proposed Kent Hollow Mine at the border of Sharon and Amenia, the Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals is digging into past uses of the property. 
Kent Hollow is appealing a zoning violation for being a nonconforming use. The town wants to establish a timeline — starting from the mine’s inception to the present — and  to see if there were any lapses in permits.

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Miles of Hope

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Ringing in the holidays with lights, parades and Santa

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AMENIA — Once the Thanksgiving leftovers have been put away and the trees have shed their autumn colors, the Amenia community will have a variety of holiday activities to look forward to this December.
Come Friday, Dec. 1, the Amenia Fire Company will kick off the holiday festivities with its sixth annual Parade of Lights. From cars and trucks to tractors and wagons, anything on wheels can be decorated for the parade. 

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Timeline needed to determine Kent Hollow Mine appeal

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AMENIA — Discussion regarding Kent Hollow Mine has surfaced again, this time with the need to establish a precise timeline of the property and its  previous uses. Kent Hollow is appealing a zoning violation for being a nonconforming use. The town wants to establish a timeline — starting from the beginning of the mine’s inception to the present, and  to see if there were any lapses in permits.

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Town Board adopts 2018 budget following public comment

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AMENIA — After much debate from the public, the Amenia Town Board adopted a revised budget for 2018, on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Minutes before the board opened the meeting up for public comment, outgoing town Assessor Wayne Euvrard was standing at the podium, prepared to offer a counterargument pertaining to the budget.
“I have to say I’m quite disappointed and almost disgusted with how the budget process went this year,” Euvrard began.

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Grandchildren express thanks

Students at Webutuck Elementary School invited their grandparents to join them for the annual Grandparents Lunch on Thursday, Nov. 16. Kylie Rae McGhee stopped by the dessert table with her grandfather, Frank Hadsell, before posing for a photograph.

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