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AMENIA — Virginia Lee (Tatsapaugh) Meili, 59, passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on June 2, 2018, at Sharon Hospital.

Virginia was born on March 19, 1959, in Great Barrington, the daughter of Marion L. Tatsapaugh and the late William R. Tatsapaugh Sr.

Growing up in a closely knit and loving family, Virginia quickly exhibited a natural creativity at a young age, which she continued throughout her life. She graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1977, and later from Western Connecticut State College in 1981, where she received a...

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The Wassaic Project: Summer Benefit honors inaugural chairman, Janet Offensend

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WASSAIC— The Wassaic Project commemorated a milestone at its 10th Annual Summer Benefit on Saturday, June 16.

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Big and little rigs

Rowan Flint, 3, took the wheel under the watchful eye of his mother, Christina Memoli-Flint, at Housatonic Child Care Center’s annual Big Rig Vendor and Bake Sale event Sunday June 10. In addition to the big rigs, children painted, played games and jumped in a bounce house.

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KeyBank plans to close Millerton branch

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NORTH EAST — Tucked away at 135 Route 44, the Millerton branch of KeyBank will be closing on Friday, Aug. 31, and all accounts will be automatically consolidated with the bank’s Pleasant Valley branch at 1609 Main Street in Pleasant Valley.
With their accounts transferring to Pleasant Valley, customers have the option of accessing their accounts through the branch as well as through their phones, online and at other KeyBank branches. 

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Town Board discusses abandoned property, proposed fee changes

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WASHINGTON— At the Thursday, May 10, meeting of the Town Board, the first item of business was a complaint regarding a vacant/abandoned property at 303 Milewood Road. The complaint said that the brush and weeds were overgrown and that garbage was strewn around; the property is and has been uncared for, for a period of time. It’s on record as being owned by the bank, Select Portfolio Servicing.

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Copake Town Board accepts $40K grant for local revitalization projects

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COPAKE — The Copake Town Board unanimously voted to accept a $40,000 grant from the New York Department of State in January to fund a plan that will evaluate and propose projects related to waterfront and hamlet revitalization.

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Book Buddies head to the Harlem Valley

HARLEM VALLEY—  Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley will be expanding its successful Book Buddies program into northeastern Dutchess County this fall, launching new initiatives at Webutuck Elementary School in Amenia and Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center in Pine Plains.  
Literacy Connections is holding an information session for interested community members and potential volunteers on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Round Tuit restaurant, 5523 Route 22, Millerton.

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Fire and ice

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Summer reading rocks at Harlem Valley libraries

HARLEM VALLEY — Much-anticipated summer days can stretch out long and empty once school and friends are left behind. But that’s not the case as long as the specialists at the area libraries have anything to say about it. 
All have been working long and hard as they coordinate plans through the Mid-Hudson Library System as part of the National Summer Reading program — this year with the theme, “Libraries Rock!”  

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Remembering local veterans who served in World War I

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NORTH EAST — The North East Historical Society (NEHS), the Millerton American Legion Post 178 and the Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS) have joined forces to put together a list of North East residents who fought in World War I. The project was spearheaded by Legion Post Historian Sean Klay.

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Harlem Valley Memorial Day observances

Amenia — Monday, May 28,  at 11 a.m., ceremony at Fountain Square at the corner of routes 22 and 44. Hosted by VFW Post 5444. For more information, contact Vicki Doyle at 845-489-7826.
Copake — The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and proceeds from the Copake firehouse, 390 County Route 7A, through Copake and past the clock and ends up at the Copake Town Park.   

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