Volume 6, Issue 5

At a Town Board meeting on March 13 the Town of Amenia welcomed a new municipal attorney, Denise FitzPatrick, who has been in solo practice in Millbrook. FitzPatrick has extensive experience in land use law, Article 78 proceedings, and environmental issues --groundwater contamination, water drainage, mining and protection of wetlands.  She has previously worked for local law firms, including Rapport, Myers, Whitbeck, Shaw & Rodenhausen in Hudson and Feldman, Kleidman & Coffey in Fishkill. She graduated from Marist and Albany Law School of Union University.

She commented:  " I am very pleased with the Town's appointment and look forward with enthusiasm to working with the Amenia Town Board."

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 13--A new plan for Silo Ridge will be presented to the public in an informational meeting on March 24, at the Amenia Town Hall auditorium at  7 p.m.  The plan has morphed from a hotel and resort community into the “Silo Ridge Field Club,” a private community with more emphasis on outdoor and family activities and fewer residences:  21 lodge units, 64 condos and 164 single-family homes for a total of 249 as opposed to 359 in the previous application. 

The developers, formerly known as Millbrook Ventures, along with Stone Leaf Partners and now known as Silo Ridge Ventures,  have a new partner on the project: Discovery Land Company “a privately-held, full service real estate development company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in luxury private club communities and resorts.”  

Discovery Land has built resort communities in Hawaii, Montana, California, Idaho, the Bahamas and Texas, among others.  The project managers have stated that the price tag on the development is upward of $350 million.

Dutchess Community College: Jarana Beat, fusing elements of Mexico's African and American Indian traditions with other Latin rhythms. Sponsored by Hispanic Heritage Committee. 7:30 p.m. Free. James and Betty Hall Theatre on DCC's Poughkeepsie campus at 53 Pendell Road. Guests should arrive 15 minutes early and park in Lot D on Creek Road.
Dutchess Community College: M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, combining Afro-Colombian rhythms with punk and jazz. Sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Committee. 7:30 p.m. Free. James and Betty Hall Theatre on DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus at 53 Pendell Road. Guests should arrive 15 minutes early and park in Lot D on Creek Road.
    Hudson Valley Restaurant Week: March 10-March 23. Great dining and great deals at more than 180 restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley. Prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95 (plus drinks, tax and tip). Presented by Hudson Valley Table. Information, list of participating restaurants, and reservations through hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com.
  Tangent Theatre Company: The Vandal, a dark comedy written by actor Hamish Linklater, directed by Amy Lemon Olson. Carpenter Shop Theater. Through March 30. 60 Broadway, Tivoli. (845) 230-7020.  
Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club: Field trip: Dutchess Rail Trail—Hopewell Junction. 9 a.m. Meet at new parking lot, Route 376, Hopewell Junction.  
Millbrook Farm and Home Center: Green Infrastructure Basics: Managing Stormwater. Hosted by CCEDC and the Dutchess County Environmental Management Council (EMC). 7 p.m.– 9 p.m. 2715 Route 44, Millbrook. For more information/to register: http://green-infrastructure-basics.eventbrite.com.    
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Encore: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Massenet’s Werther. 1 p.m. $25; students under age 13, $18. 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-0100.  
Millbrook Free Library: Monday Night Speaker Series Lauree Ostrofsky presents Self-Publishing. 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3611.  
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