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A self-proclaimed bibliophile, Mary Thompson said she was thrilled to bring her dream of opening a bookstore to life with Yellow Submarine Used Books in Amenia. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Castoff books find second life at Yellow Submarine Used Books

AMENIA — Customers seeking their next great read are welcome to drop by Yellow Submarine Used Books in Amenia, where they can satisfy their search by leafing through the sundry of titles on display.

Amenia farm worker loses life after tragic off-road car crash near Poplar Hill Road

AMENIA — Just days after the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office announced the tragic death of 2-year-old Ellie Dunlop following an automobile accident on Route 22 in Amenia on Thursday, Oct. 8, it again reported another fatality; this time resulting from a one-car off-road crash, which took place on Monday evening, Oct.

Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Finger lickin’ good

Members of the Amenia Fire Company could be found cooking up a storm on Saturday, Oct. 10, as they sold dinners at their take-out only chicken barbecue fundraiser. With dinner tickets priced at $15 each, the drive-thru style barbecue was held at the Amenia firehouse on Mechanic Street.

The Biden sign supporting the Democratic presidential nominee installed on Wassaic resident Leo Blackman’s front lawn was torn down after roughly three weeks. There’s still  been no word on who vandalized the sign. Photo by Leo Blackman

Political divide

WASSAIC — In the spirit of local political activism during what has been a decidedly tumultuous national election season, Wassaic resident Leo Blackman set up a sign with large letters reading, “Biden,” left, on his front lawn on the first of  September. 

Ann Marie Robustelli, of the World Peace Sanctuary, shared the significance of the peace pole created in the aftermath of 9/11 to those who attended the Prayer Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11. Photo submitted

Peace celebrated during September

WASSAIC — The World Peace Sanctuary invited local residents to celebrate peace throughout the month of September, first with a USA Prayer Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11, and then with a special World Peace Prayer Ceremony to honor the International Day of Peace on Monday, Sept. 21. 


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