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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.

“Many years, there’s been a lot going into the budget,” Euvrard mused, looking in the...

Amenia

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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Blood donations needed following hurricane

DOVER PLAINS — As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day. 

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Under the hood …

The Amenia Lions Club held its Amenia Community Classic Car Show fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Maplebrook School. It was the club’s fourth annual showing of classic cars from around the Tri-state region. Though there was little pre-show publicity, a good crowd turned out for the day — and there were plenty of cars and trucks for everyone to enjoy. 

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The sound of music …

The Smithfield Presbyterian Church was alive with organ music last Saturday, Sept. 9, thanks to a recital by New York Philharmonic organist Kent Tritle. Tritle’s performance included works by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn and Alexandre Guilmant on the church’s 1893 Johnson and Son tracker organ. Since the recital was organized to benefit the Oratorio Society of New York, a suggested donation of $20 was asked at the door. Following the performance, spectators were invited to enjoy a reception in the church.

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Amenia Town Hall hosts information fair for local veterans

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AMENIA — Local veterans are invited to learn more about the services available to them at the Veteran’s Information Fair on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Amenia Town Hall, the idea of hosting a Veteran’s Information Fair was initiated through the collaboration of Amenia town Supervisor Victoria Perotti and Director Nelson Eddy Rivera of the Dutchess County Division of Veteran Services.

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