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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.

 amenia holiday musical updated

11/17/2017

Press Release: For Immediate Release

amenia holiday musical updatedAmenia's Youth Theater will present, Holiday Musical Revue ‘17 at the Amenia Town Hall Auditorium, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, NY on Saturday, December 9th at 6:30 pm, and Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 pm.  This free performance, appropriate for all ages, will bring to life familiar songs from movies such as "Polar Express" and "Nightmare before Christmas" and musicals such as "Elf", as well as traditional holiday tunes. Youth Theater students will be singing, waltzing and tap dancing throughout the program beautifully scripted and choreographed for each student by Instructor Heather Holohan-Guarnieri.

The Amenia Youth Theater, a group of dedicated 2nd through High School students, have been working with Mrs. Holohan-Guarnieri each Saturday from 10 to 1 pm at Amenia Town Hall since Sept. 16, 2017. Performers include Georgia Chinn, Olivia Chinn, Ella Compitello, Sonia Kowalczyk, Emma Manning, Grace Manning, Sophia Marcus, Gwen Masina, Khyra McClennon, Gissel Oros, Zoe Romanowski, Lindsay Smith, Gussie Smith, Gabriela Titone, Kaylee Whitehead.

Amenia's Free Theater Arts Program and Holiday Musical Revue ’17 was made possible through a grant from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Northeast Dutchess Fund, and with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Contact:

Vicki Doyle

Amenia Town Councilwoman

320 S. Amenia Rd.

Wassaic, NY 12592

845 489 7826

Contact Amenia Fire Company (845) 373-8467 direct for FREE smoke detectors and install.

WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!

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Amenia Tree Lighting

ANNUAL ELECTION OF AMENIA FIRE DISTRICT #1

DECEMBER 12, 2017

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the Amenia Fire District #1 will take place on December 12, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the firehouse located at 36 Mechanic Street, Amenia, New York for the purpose of electing (3) three Commissioners of which one (1) Commissioner will serve a five (5) year term commencing of January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2022; one (1) Commissioner will fill an unexpired term commencing of 1/1/2018 and ending on December 31,2021; and one (1) Commissioner will fill an unexpired term commencing of 1/1/2018 and ending on December 31, 2018.

Candidates for District Office of Commissioner must submit their request in writing to the District Secretary at PO Box 214, Amenia, New York, to be placed on the ballot no later than November 22, 2017. Request must clearly state which commissioner seat the candidate seeks by stating the term to which he/she wishes to be placed on the ballot.

All residents of the Fire District duly registered with the Dutchess County Board of Elections as of November 20, 2017 shall be eligible to vote.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE AMENIA FIRE DISTRICT #1.

Dawn Marie Klingner

Secretary

Amenia Fire District#1

11/8/2017

ANNUAL ELECTION OF

WASSAIC FIRE DISTRICT

DECEMBER 12, 2017

                PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the Wassaic Fire District will take place on December 12, 2017  between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the firehouse located at 27 Firehouse Rd, Wassaic, New York for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a  five (5) year term commencing of January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31st , 2022 and to elect one Commissioner for a two (2) year term commencing on January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2019;

               

Candidates for District Office of Commissioner must submit their request in writing to the District Secretary at PO Box 176, Wassaic, New York, to be placed on the ballot no later than November 22, 2017.

All residents of the Fire District duly registered with the Dutchess County Board of Elections as of November 20, 2017 shall be eligible to vote.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE WASSAIC FIRE DISTRICT.

                                                Pamela J Butts

                                                Secretary

                                                Wassaic Fire District       

                                                Town of Amenia

Veterans Appreciation Pasta Dinner on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at American Legion Post 1949, Wingdale. Hosted by New York State Senator Sue Serino and MHA Dutchess County Vet-2-Vet Peer Services Program.

Two seating times are available: 2:00pm and 5:00pm. 

To RSVP, call 845-229-0106 by October 10th.

  pdf See attached Press Release for complete details. (140 KB)

 

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Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) announced today a free rabies vaccination clinic for pets will be held on Saturday, September 9th at the Amenia Town Hall, 4988 State Highway 22, in Amenia from 8 am to noon with convenient on-site parking.

In partnership with the Dutchess County SPCA, this clinic will offer Dutchess County residents the opportunity to obtain rabies shots free of charge for their dogs, cats, and domestic ferrets 3 months of age and older. Proof of residency is required. Non-residents will be charged $10 for each pet vaccinated.

“Our pet rabies vaccination clinics offer Dutchess County pet owners a great opportunity to have their dogs, cats, and ferrets vaccinated giving them protection should they encounter a rabid animal,” said DBCH Commissioner A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH. “I am especially pleased to have the Dutchess County SPCA assist us with administering these vaccines and the Town of Amenia for providing its facility.”

All dogs must be on leash, and cats and domestic ferrets must be in carriers. Vaccinations will be good for three years for pets with proper proof of a prior immunization. For those without proof, the vaccination will be good for one year.

In New York State, rabies shots are required for all cats, dogs, and domestic ferrets by the age of 4 months. Revaccination is then required on a regular schedule to keep the animal properly immunized against the rabies virus. Owners can be fined up to $200 if they fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep them up-to-date.

Dr. Vaidian reminds pet owners of the importance of vaccinating all dogs, cats, and ferrets, even if they are considered “house pets” and remain indoors.

If a pet is not up-to-date on its rabies vaccination and fights with a rabid or suspect-rabid animal, the pet must be promptly destroyed or placed in quarantine for six months to protect other animals and people in case the pet develops rabies. These mandates are not required for a vaccinated pet in the same situation. In such cases, only a booster dose of rabies vaccine would be given within five days to treat the pet.

The Department is available around the clock to respond to inquiries or concerns regarding potential rabies exposures to people or domestic animals. Pet owners should report to the Department any incident in which their pet has been bitten by or has an open wound exposed to the saliva or nervous tissue of a domestic or wild animal. Staff will investigate and advise the pet owner of any necessary steps that they should take to ensure the safety of their animal. Individuals with urgent inquiries may call (845) 431-6465 if an incident occurs after business hours.

To learn more about rabies during business hours, call (845) 486-3404 or visit the Department’s webpage atwww.DutchessNY.gov/DBCH.

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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                                                                        

Secretary

Wassaic Fire District

 

MONTHLY MEETING NOTICE

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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Tue Dec 12 @ 6:30PM -
Pickleball (Click for details)
Tue Dec 12 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Bean Bag Toss (Click for details)
Wed Dec 13 @ 7:00PM -
Planning Board Meeting

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