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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...

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Block grant brings funding to Amenia

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HARLEM VALLEY — There are many improvement projects needed throughout the region: infrastructure, affordable housing, sewers and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. But where are municipalities — especially low and moderate-income neighborhoods — supposed to get the money to finance such work?
The answer? Grants. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, especially, is an important source of grant funding for many towns and villages throughout the nation, and right here in the Harlem Valley. 

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Photo submitted A literary lawn

Students at Webutuck Elementary School and their teachers celebrated the end of another successful school year by spending the morning reading on the school lawn on Wednesday, June 21. According to teacher Monica Baker, Reading on the Lawn is a yearly tradition that also kicks off the annual Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages students to read over the summer and keep track of the books they read in order to earn a party when they return to school in the fall. Courtesy of the PTA, every child in the school received a free book.

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James Morris joins Amenia Town Board

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AMENIA— Earlier this month, an open seat on the Amenia Town Board was filled by resident James Morris.
Although Morris has had a residence in Amenia since 1985, he’s been a full-time resident for almost four years. He described Amenia as a small town that contains great scenic beauty. 
“In a sense, time has stood still here,” Morris said. “Some of the buildings I see in town are some of the buildings I saw when I came up here with my parents. I love it here in Amenia. It’s a nice town and the people are very nice.”

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Town Board establishes Zoning Review Committee, removes Waste Water Committee members

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AMENIA — The Town Board thoroughly examined the responsibilities involved in having a Zoning Review Committee (ZRC) at its first meeting of the month on Thursday, June 1.
The subject was raised by Amenia Union resident Sharon Kroeger during public comment. 
Kroeger stated she had worked on the Mini Plan for Oblong Valley in the 1980s and had attended all the meetings for the Master Plan of 1990 and for the Amenia Comprehensive Plan of 2007.

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Hitselberger and Warner honored by board

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AMENIA — The Town Board at its May meeting recognized the efforts of the late Tom Warner, a long-time Amenia resident and volunteer, and Councilwoman Gretchen Hitselberger, whose resignation took effect on Monday, May 18.
Town Supervisor Victoria Perotti asked for a moment of silence to honor Warner, who died on April 26. 
“Tom Warner was involved in recreation since the 1990s,” Perotti began as she delivered a brief narrative of Warner’s contributions to the town of Amenia.

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Florence Carroll celebrates 110th birthday

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SALISBURY, Conn. — Over at the Noble Horizons nursing home in Salisbury, Conn., former longtime Amenia resident Florence Carroll was surrounded by her loved ones as she celebrated her 110th birthday on Friday, June 9.

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Immersion Day at one-room Indian Rock Schoolhouse

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AMENIA — In celebration of Immersion Day, third-grade students of Webutuck Elementary School (WES) boarded the school bus for an all-day program hosted at Indian Rock Schoolhouse on Friday, June 3. 
Now in its sixth year, Immersion Day was initiated by Glen White, a third-grade teacher at WES, to expose students to what school was like during in the 1800s. 

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Memorial Day: saying ‘thank you’

AMENIA — VFW Post 5444 and the town of Amenia moved Memorial Day ceremonies to Town Hall on Monday, May 29, to escape the rain. 
Despite the change of venue, residents from Amenia, Wassaic and Dover managed to find exactly where to go, to help commemorate the Memorial Day holiday.
“That people came out in the rain makes me feel really good,” said veteran Donald Luginbhl.

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Dutchess County EMS Task Force Regulation, funding among challenges

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AMENIA — The Dutchess County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Task Force hosted a public forum at Amenia Town Hall on Tuesday, May 23, to present the findings and recommendations of a recent report.

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Amenia Lions catch the spirit at fishing derby

AMENIA — This past Saturday, May 20, a slew of bright red and white bobbers could be found decorating the late Ralph Vinchiarello’s pond in Amenia. Children up to age 15 gathered at 10 a.m. to participate in the 60th annual fishing derby, in memory of Vinchiarello. 

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