Welcome to Amenia! Our many unique and individual hamlets make up our one town and our unique and individual residents enrich your time here.  From baseball to cricket - farming to horticulture - fly fishing to enjoying our local aquaponically raised trout while dining out.  You'll find something that speaks to you here in the Town of Amenia.
amenia pic 1 We're located in north east Dutchess County, New York and between Amenia, Wassaic, South Amenia, Leedsville, Smithfield Valley, Amenia Union and South Amenia, we have a population of 4,436 as of the 2010 census. The name is derived from the Latin word, amoena, which means amenia pic 2
"pleasant to the eye" and you'll find that's true especially in our many vistas, views and parklands. Whether you're coming up on the Metro North Railroad Harlem line to Ten Mile River or Wassaic for the weekend (we're less than 2 hours from NY City), or driving down from upstate and New England for our special events, we welcome you to our home.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Harlem Valley Post #5444 will hold a breakfast on Sunday, April 2nd from 7 to 11 a.m. The breakfast will be held at the VFW Post, 3422 Route 22, Dover Plains.  The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children 12 and under.  The menu consists of eggs, pancakes, hash, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, coffee and juice.  Come support your local veterans organization!

To view the flyer for this announcement please click here

2017 Easter Egg Hunt at the Amenia Town Hall. click here to view the flyer

March 4th and March 11th

Poughkeepsie's Dutchess County Marcus J. Molinaro has announced several special events for the public to dispose of unwanted/unused medications during March. The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program has been awarded funding through a New York State Department of Health grant project being administered by Riverkeeper Inc., aimed at increasing pharm waste reduction strategies.

In partnership with the Dutchess County Sheriff¹s Office, the STOP-DWI Program is coordinating drug collection events to provide the community the ability to drop off to safely dispose unwanted medications. In his 2017 State of the County address, County Executive Molinaro highlighted expanding prescription drug drop-off points, and making it easier for residents to dispose of such drugs, as an important component of fighting the opiate and heroin epidemic.

Collection drop off events have been scheduled as follows:

Saturday, March 11th 
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Amenia Town Hall (Winter Farmer¹s Market), 4988 Route 22, Amenia 
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Dover Fire House, 3122 Route 22, Dover Plains 
2 p.m. to 3:30 pm. Millbrook Fire House, 20 Front Street, Millbrook

Board of Fire Commissioners

Wassaic Fire District

27 Firehouse Road

PO Box 176

Wassaic NY  12592

SEEKING to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners.  You must reside within the Fire District to qualify for the position.  

Please submit your request to the above address.   The Board will review all applicants and will appoint one person to fill the vacated seat.

Pamela Butts


Wassaic Fire District

Please take notice that the Wassaic Fire District of the town of Amenia, County of Dutchess, New York, will hold its regular meetings for the year 2017 on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on such day at the Wassaic Firehouse, 27 Firehouse Rd, Wassaic, NY.   All meetings of the Wassaic Fire District are open to the public.

This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York.

By order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of theWassaic Fire District.

Pamela J Butts                                                                        


Wassaic Fire District



Please take notice that the Amenia Fire District #1 Board of Fire Commissioners in the Town of Amenia, County of Dutchess, New York will hold its meetings for the year 2017 on the Second Monday of each month at 6:30pm (except September and October which will meet on the Second Tuesday) - on such day at the Amenia Fire House, 36B Mechanic Street, Amenia, New York, and beginning in January.

All meetings are open to the public.

This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 94 of the public Officers Law of the State of New York.

Dawn Marie Klingner

District Secretary

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