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Members of the Wassaic Fire Company Auxiliary worked together to prepare and sell ham and turkey subs to hungry customers at their sub drive-thru at the Wassaic firehouse July 17. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Wassaic Fire Auxiliary sells subs to raise funds

WASSAIC — The Wassaic Fire Company Auxiliary fed the local community while raising money to support its organization at a submarine sandwich drive-thru on Saturday, July 17.

Democrats circulate petitions to select candidates for Nov. 2 elections

AMENIA — Between the Republican primary in June and the Democrats circulating nomination petitions, not to mention an independent candidate who has thrown her hat into the ring, the town of Amenia now has its full lineup of candidates — both incumbents and those new to the ballot — running for office in the 2021 General Election on Tuesday, Nov.

It took the efforts of many police agencies and emergency response teams from multiple towns and states to rescue a man and woman who made the decision to go tubing on the Ten Mile River after days of torrential rain. Photo courtesy Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office

Multiple agencies rescue two tubers from Ten Mile River

WASSAIC — With sirens howling and lights glaring, numerous fire and rescue trucks raced along Route 22 at around 4:30 p.m.

From left, Liam Murphy, Wassaic Ladies Auxiliary President Bonnie Howard, Cassidy Howard, Karlie Klingner and Amenia Fire Company President Rich Howard posed for a celebratory photo after the Amenia Fire Company and the Ladies Auxiliary awarded the students scholarships on Wednesday evening, July 7. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Amenia Fire Company and Wassaic Ladies Auxiliary award scholarships

AMENIA — Celebrating the achievements of their community’s rising scholars, both the Amenia Fire Company and the Wassaic Ladies Auxiliary joined together to help send this year’s graduates out into the future on a strong footing by awarding a few local standouts college scholarships on Wednesday, July 7.

As he waited for customers to enter his store, Samuel Gold, the owner of RiverTown Trade, posed next to a handful of original artwork and a chair that was repurposed and hand stitched by TOTem Salvaged. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

New RiverTown Trade exhibits the eclectic and artistic

AMENIA — The heart of Amenia’s business district was sparked with a touch of glamour as Samuel Gold, known by many as a “purveyor of curious goods,” brought RiverTown Trade to Main Street. RiverTown Trade opened Memorial Day weekend and celebrated its arrival with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 12.

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Accio storytime!

Young readers and longtime fans of the “Harry Potter” book series were eager to tune into Zoom on Thursday, June 10, as the NorthEast-Millerton Library hosted popular heroine of the wizarding world Hermione Granger as part of the library’s Virtual Princess/Superhero Storytime Series.


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