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MILLBROOK — A second public meeting was held by the Thorne Building Committee at Millbrook High School, on Monday, Nov. 27. While the turnout was much smaller than the 230 who attended the first meeting, the information was relevant and important to those present. 

The meeting was opened by Charles E. Pierce, chairman of the committee, a 501(c)3. He spoke briefly before turning the program over to Carol Martin, consultant in charge of publicity and of tapping the public for suggestions on the building’s future use.

Martin recapped ideas from the small...

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Discussing the lessons and legacies of the Vietnam War

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MILLBROOK— When one thinks of war, one usually thinks about weapons, the cost in human life and military strategy. Robert K. Brigham, author or coauthor of 10 books, appeared last week to discuss the Vietnam War in particular. Shirley Ecker Boskey, professor of History and International Relations at Vassar College, was the presenter. Brigham specializes in U.S. foreign policy history.

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Referendum passes at the polls: Firefighters, EMTs get raise in service award benefits

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MILLBROOK — Village of Millbrook voters passed a referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot to raise the Length of Service Award Programs (LOSAP) by a wide margin with 343 ayes to 72 nays. At the Village Board meeting Aug. 22, a presentation was given by a representative of PenFlex, Inc., a professional services firm that specializes in handling  LOSAP for volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

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Veterans Day brings cold temperatures, warm hearts

MILLBROOK— The day may have been cold and windy, but, as in past years, the Veterans Day program managed to draw a crowd of grateful residents who wanted to give thanks and honor those who have served.
Veterans from VFW Post 9008 and beyond gathered, with Post Cmdr. Lon Moore, Boy Scout Troop 31 and Scout Leader Ed Olson, to celebrate and to be celebrated. The Village Green was dotted with a great many flags.

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An owlish craft

MILLBROOK — Merritt Bookstore has been hosting a series of needle felting workshops recently. On Saturday, Nov. 11, several women gathered to create an owl ornament, for a tree or mantle. 
Martha Belardo, of Hudson Valley Fiber Arts, was the instructor. At a cost of $50, all materials, tools and a variety of refreshments were on hand, and the three-hour workshop was fun, instructive and produced an adorable owl ornament. 

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Village discusses census, signage and water

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, was opened by Mayor Rod Brown; the first item of business was the announcement that the county will be handling the 2020 census. Local census volunteers include resident Ceil Collopy, Village Trustees Joe Rochfort and Brian Hicks and the mayor’s wife, Linda Brown.
Next, it was announced that the audio and attachments from board meetings will be uploaded to the web site prior to the minutes being approved.

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Wine, poetry and art — an eclectic mix at Millbrook Winery

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Fourth grade archeologists dig for buried treasure

MILLBROOK— As part of their study of ancient civilizations, the Dutchess Day School’s fourth grade participates in an interactive, hands-on learning archeology experience. 

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BOE focuses on communication, Janelli resigns

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MILLBROOK— On Monday, Oct. 16, the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met, and Cheryl Sprague was introduced as the new district clerk and administrative assistant to the superintendent.

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Spooky scary

The Melilly family was well prepared to celebrate a Happy Halloween at the Trunk or Treat in Millbrook on Saturday, Oct. 28. From left, Vincent, 4, and sister Charlotte, 2, got in the spirit of the season with their mom, Melissa.

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Millbrook Village Board has two open seats, two candidates

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MILLBROOK — The Village of Millbrook is looking to fill two seats on its  governing board. Kyle Van De Water has been serving on the board for the past several months, filling an unexpired term and now running for his first full term in November. Also running is Maribeth Rubenstein, again a first-time candidate.
Maribeth Rubenstein

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