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Webutuck Central School District buses are getting ready to take students back to school. Transportation expenses account for 5% to 6% of most school budgets. Photo by christine Bates

Back-to-school taxes vary

DUTCHESS COUNTY —  Students return to public school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in New York state at the same time property owners will be receiving their school tax bills for the school year 2023-2024.

From left: Andy Bale, Dave Mucci, Jordan Stoner, John Salvati and Brian Stoner, also known as the Crash Test Silverados, will serve as the opening band for Walker Hayes at the Hudson Valley Rodeo in Amenia on Saturday, Sept. 16 Photo submitted

Local band ready for rodeo concert

STANFORDVILLE —  For Jordan Stoner, country music has been a lifelong journey.

Norfolk supports library

NORFOLK — After a three-year hiatus, Norfolk Library’s Summer Soiree made a comeback on Friday, Aug. 25.

The open-air cocktail party drew hundreds to support the library over hors d’oeuvres from The HUB, beer from Norbrook Farm Brewery, and music from the Albert Rivera band.

New teachers in Region One

FALLS VILLAGE — New teachers in Region One gathered at Housatonic Valley Regional High School Tuesday, Aug. 22 for orientation.

There are 14 new hires by Region One.

The teachers received a briefing on information technology and security from Mike Ellington, the network administrator at HVRHS.


After almost four centuries...: Does the town meeting still make sense?

“Be seein’ ya at the town meetin’.” (Imagine a Yankee accent)

Nothing says small town New England like the town meeting. Derived from English village and Puritan church assemblies, the town meeting/board of selectmen structure is the oldest form of civic government in the country, stretching back nearly four centuries.

A commercial “landmark” property at 4789 Route 22 in Amenia that includes Fudgy’s Ice Cream window, four other retail tenants and five apartments sold in June for $850,000. It was originally listed at $1.1 million and sits on 0.46 acres of land. Photo by Christine Bates

Recent property sales in the Town of Amenia

The Millerton News will periodically publish a listing of residential real estate sales in eastern Dutchess County and adjacent towns. Recorded real estate activity in Amenia for June and July includes sales of raw land, a Silo Ridge property, single-family residences and commercial properties.


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