Amity administrator receives pay raise

The Amity City Council approved a 2 percent pay increase for Administrator Michael Thomas at Wednesday night’s regular meeting. The $1,300 annual raise is retroactive to Feb. 5, and brings his annual ...

Oregon announces first presumptive case of coronavirus

Oregon anounced its first presumptive case of novel coronavirus Friday evening. An adult resident of Washington County experienced symptoms of COVID-19 beginning Feb. 19, and a sample was collected ...

Dollar General takes step toward opening Amity store

Amid controversy, planning commission approves site plan

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Amity fire victim Chris Brown and his partner, Jackie Anderson, are staying temporarily at the McMinnville Motel 6 after flames engulfed their manufactured home last week.

Amity fire victims lost everything, even beloved pets

Chris Brown knows all too well the impact a tragic occurrence can have on one’s life. “My cousin was the second one shot at Umpqua Community College,” he said, recalling the morning ...

Amity administrator receives favorable review

The city council gave Amity City Administrator Michael Thomas a favorable review and lifted his six-month probationary status at the Wednesday, Feb. 5, regular meeting. Mayor Michael Cape initiated the ...

Amity Elementary returns to school

Amity Elementary School students and teachers were back in their classrooms Wednesday after missing Monday and Tuesday because of a boiler malfunction. An actuator failed, according to Superintendent ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##The early morning fire burned several vehicles, as well as two mobile homes.

Amity blaze destroys two manufactured homes, vehicles

A pair of fires that might have started in a wood stove destroyed two homes Wednesday in a blaze northeast of Amity that created a smoke plume that was visible for miles.  Crews and equipment from ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Wednesday morning s fire off Highway 233 resulted in a massive amount of damage.

Amity blaze destroys two manufactured homes, vehicles

Crews and equipment from multiple agencies responded shortly after midnight Wednesday to a pair of residential fires northeast of Amity. About a half dozen people escaped the structures unharmed. An ...

Amity Elementary returns to school

Amity Elementary School students returned Wednesday after missing Monday and Tuesday because of a boiler malfunction. An actuator failed, according to Superintendent Jeff Clark. A new part arrived Tuesday. ...

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Susan Karp, assisted by Edward Farrer, uses diagrams to express traffic concerns to the Amity Planning Commission related to the siting of a Dollar General store in Amity.

Amity delays Dollar General decision

Amity residents speak out against proposed store; decision delayed

Amity hosts State of the City address

AMITY — A State of the City address will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Amity Fire District main station. Mayor Michael Cape and representatives of the of the school district and Yamhill County ...

Amity library hours changing

AMITY — The Amity City Council approved new library hours at this month’s regular meeting. It will be open every day but Sunday. Current hours do not promote the safety of employees, let alone ...

Amity planners to decide on Dollar General application

AMITY — “Well, here we go again,” resident Melissa Steele recently posted to an online petition called No Dollar General in Amity, Oregon. “The Dollar General saga continues ...

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Four-year-old Briggden Reed, at left, asks Santa for a T-Rex dinosaur
toy for Christmas during the Amity Christmas event on Friday. Amity
residents came out in droves to watch the tree lighting outside the
community center and visit Santa inside.

Lighting the season

Lighted trees are everywhere this month. Each community in Yamhill County has a tree lighting ceremony. Residents flock to community centers and parks to see the event, sing carols and warm up with hot ...

Administrator excited about Amity's progress

AMITY — Michael Thomas will complete his fifth month as Amity’s city administrator on Dec. 31. And he told the city council at this month’s regular meeting, in his administrative report, ...

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