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MILLBROOK — The Monday, March 13, Millbrook Board of Education (BOE) meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by Board President Thomas Hurley. 

The Elementary All-County Chorus sang two songs, treating the board to a taste of their performance in the All County Festival, which was held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, at Millbrook High School.

A presentation by Mark Kimball, of BCA Architects & Engineers out of Watertown, N.Y., followed. BCA has been doing a study over the past year of renovations, repairs and problems with district buildings. The...

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Village Board meetings continue to come into question

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MILLBROOK — Having canceled the regularly scheduled Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, due to inclement weather, the meeting was rescheduled and took place on Thursday, Jan 26.
Officer Jared Witt was appointed full-time police officer after having served as a part-time officer for several years. He was sworn in by his wife, Sarah Witt, village treasurer and clerk. 

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Annual Art Blast at Millbrook Library

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MILLBROOK —  The Millbrook Library is once again featuring the works of young artists, from prekindergarten through eighth grade. Art Blast 2017 is exhibiting mobiles, mixed media art work, cardboard and wooden sculptures. 
The students who are exhibiting are from Dutchess Day School, Elm Drive Elementary, Alden Place Elementary and Millbrook Middle School. The exhibit will be open  through February. Many of the students were involved last year as well, and they proudly showed off their work to family and friends.

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Art Blast

The Millbrook Library hosted the opening night of Art Blast on Friday, Jan. 27. Art Blast is a collaborative art show of students from area Millbrook schools. From left, Thomas Polhemus, 11, with teacher Allison Schmid and brother Jonathan Polhemus, 9. Thomas attends Millbrook Middle School and Jonathan attends Alden Place Elementary School. Schmid teaches both boys. For the full story and another photo, visit Annual Art Blast at Millbrook Library.

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Millbrook remembers Mary Tyler Moore

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MILLBROOK — When beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, she was mourned by the world. She was also mourned by many who knew her during the years she lived in the town of Washington. In talking to a few of those people, it’s evident that while she might have been an icon, at home in Millbrook she lived life just like other Dutchess County residents.

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Galli retires after 29 years at Grace Church

MILLBROOK  — For the past 29 years, the friendly voice on the other end of the phone line when one called Grace Episcopal Church, was that of Maria Galli. She was also the person most likely to respond to e-mails concerning the church and its events. 
Invaluable to the Rev. Matt Calkins, as well as other administrators and parishioners, Galli will be greatly missed. She said she will be miss her coworkers as well.

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Healing democracy — is it possible?

MILLBROOK  —   In the atmosphere following probably the most divisive election in modern times, healing democracy sounds like something everyone should be striving for. 
The Millbrook Library series of workshops, Healing Democracy, began last September, when the election was in full swing. They were  advertised as non-partisan, for better citizenship. Now, with the election over and the country still deeply divided, the workshops will continue.

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DDS robotics team keeps cool in competition despite challenges

MILLBROOK  — Deez Beez is the name of this year’s Dutchess Day School robotics team. Why? Because the Lego League theme this year is Animal Allies. Participating teams were required to choose an animal and decide how human interaction with that animal could be improved. In preparation for their research, the Deez Beez team found a local bee expert to Skype with them about the importance of bees to pollinating, and the dangers that face them with the overuse of insecticides. 

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Controversy on process for village treasurer hire

MILLBROOK — The village of Millbrook held a reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3. For some it caused confusion, and questions about the procedures and the events that took place there. 
First, some background

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A book of fathers and daughters by Terry Corrao

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Heard takes the helm at Dutchess Day School

MILLBROOK — The Dutchess Day School Board of Trustees has voted to appoint Matthew P. Heard as the 11th head of school. The search committee recommendation and the board vote were unanimous. Heard will begin on July 1, taking over from retiring Head of School Nancy Hathaway.
Heard’s appointment concludes a six-month, nationwide search. 

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