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WEBUTUCK — Through the creation of the Target District Committee, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) came closer to fulfilling its promise to address the low student performance rate detected at Webutuck Elementary School at the beginning of the year. Members of the committee gave a presentation at the BOE meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, with the intention of developing a plan for the Webutuck Central School District to follow to meet the -areas of need as identified by the state through its Target District Designation.

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Amenia

Wildlife wonder

AMENIA -— The doors to the Amenia Town Hall auditorium opened to a few members of the animal kingdom as Animal Embassy hosted an educational program for Amenia youngsters as part of the Amenia Free Library’s Summer Reading Program on Thursday, July 18. 
Beginning at 11 a.m., the program appealed to a large crowd of local children who were soon introduced to a scorpion, a red-eyed tree frog, a tortoise, an African pygmy hedgehog and a parrot. 

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Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals hearing: Smithfield Valley project draws criticism, suggestions

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AMENIA — Area residents assembled at the Amenia Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) public hearing last Monday, July 15, to voice objections to Herb Allan and Monica de la Torre’s application to build an accessory building on a parcel of land along the Smithfield Valley.
The project

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Rep. Antonio Delgado holds Town Hall meeting in Amenia

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AMENIA — As part of his continuous efforts to address constituent concerns, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) recently took to the road with his 15th Town Hall meeting on Saturday evening, July 20.

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Amenia Free Library receives $10,000

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AMENIA — Along with the community’s ongoing support, the Amenia Free Library was recently endowed with a $10,000 donation to benefit its future expansion.
Having obtained approval from the Amenia Planning Board last fall, the library’s proposed project involves building a 68 foot high by 28 foot wide addition to the west side of the library building, located at 3309 Route 343. With the library’s current structure totaling 880 square feet, the proposed expansion will add 1,904 square feet to the building. 

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Smithfield Presbyterian Church gets matching Sacred Sites grant to refurbish windows

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AMENIA — The Smithfield Presbyterian Church is one of 16 recipients to receive a Sacred Sites grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

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Charity begins at home

Two truckloads of clothing were recently donated to The Center for Compassion in Dover Plains. The charitable drive was initiated by Dover Greens  and driven by Olivet Academy, a K-12 private Christian school located on the Olivet University campus. The Center of Compassion helps hundreds of children and families in the Dover area through its food pantry, thrift store and backpack programs, and is largely dependent on community support and donations.

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Parents organize to keep Kildonan School open

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Students get the 411 on K-9s

WEBUTUCK — Students were introduced to the furry friends of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office through a K-9 demonstration on Tuesday, June 18. Organized in the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) gymnasium, EBIS and Webutuck Elementary School students listened as Deputy Bill McKay and Detective Jim Enkler talked about how their dogs are trained to perform in a variety of situations, whether to track a scent or to pursue and apprehend a suspect. 

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Bee Bee’s best

The Amenia Free Library kicked off its annual Summer Reading Program at Amenia Town Hall with help from local entertainer, Bee Bee the Clown, on Thursday, June 27. From magic tricks to ventriloquism, the small group of children giggled and applauded Bee Bee’s tricks, talents and antics. Before the show came to an end, each child received a magic coin to take home and Bee Bee invited the children to come forward as a group to perform a magic trick for their parents.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Kildonan School closing due to low enrollment

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AMENIA — Just a few weeks after assuring the public that Kildonan School intends to move forward with arrangements for next year, the Kildonan School Board of Directors issued an announcement on Tuesday, June 18, to inform families of its decision to close its doors.

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