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MILLBROOK—The two vacancies on the Village Board of Trustees were won by the two Democratic candidates, who now join fellow Democrat Mike Herzog on the Village Board. Brian Hicks, current Republican trustee, did not seek reelection.

The total count according to the Dutchess County Board of Elections puts Democrats Tim Collopy at 312 votes and Kevin McGrane at 304 votes.

Incumbent Kyle Van De Water, a Republican, garnered 289 votes and fellow Republican Katherine Manzi-Doro received a total of 278 votes. There were also two write-ins.

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Angels of Light gala illuminates Orvis

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MILLBROOK— Softly lit tents turned Orvis’ back lawn into a fairyland; fire pits surrounded by tables and chairs dotted the space and a lit open barn at the top of a hill housed some of the treasures to be auctioned off.

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Fun and food shared at annual Fall Festival

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MILLBROOK— Painted faces, soccer in the background, live music and lots of good food, what more could you ask for on a crisp, fall day, for young and old alike. Well, add some pumpkin painting and lots of friendly vendors, and that’s pretty much a perfect day for the Second Annual Fall Festival sponsored by the Town of Washington Recreation Department.

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Village Board discusses ambulance service, bids and roads

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MILLBROOK— Problems with ambulance service have been mentioned at several recent Village Board meetings. 
It came to the attention of the mayor that a resident, having fallen at his home, was reportedly left for more than 30 minutes while awaiting an ambulance to transport him to the hospital. His neighbor, Kevin McCraken, attended last week’s board meeting to discuss the problem.
Mayor Rodney Brown said he would very much like to have 24/7 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coverage for the village.

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Fine Home Sources

The 11th Fine Home Source Show on Saturday, Sept. 22, brought out vendors and browsers galore. Among the plein-air artists was Tarryl Gabel of Tarryl Fine Art. A repeat vendor, Gabel loves painting in the open air and looks forward to the Fine Home Source Show each year.

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Color of Koi at Millbrook School

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MILLBROOK — The Hamilton Science Center Gallery at Millbrook School was the site of a reception for the opening of The Color of Koi, a collection of fine art prints from Millbrook’s Philip Balshi. It was hosted by Balshi and his wife, Pamela Scott. 
The Saturday, Sept. 15, reception was a celebration of color, of fluid motion caught in a moment and of sheer artistry from the celebrated photographer.

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11th Annual Fine Home Source Show is Sept. 22

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MILLBROOK — Saturday, Sept. 22, is the date of a must- attend event: the 11th Annual Fine Home Source Show — and it promises to be the biggest yet.
Once again, Crisp Architects will be sponsoring this annual fall event, which gets more popular each year. Admission is free, but a $2 donation can be made to the Millbrook Rotary Shelter Box.

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Orvis Game Fair 2018, a sporting weekend foray

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MILLBROOK— Sun and fun made for a great combination on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, at Orvis Sandanona on Route 44, in Millbrook.
Smells of food, cigars and burning wood, sounds of dogs barking and gun shots coming from the field made for an exciting fall weekend, drawing crowds from near and far.
Visitors from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Vermont, Maine and many other places came to eat, shop, check out the vendors and compete in the shooting events.

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Questions arise about Green Briar Adult Home residents

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MILLBROOK— A convicted felon was living at the Green Briar Adult Home until recently. He is now housed in the Dutchess County Jail, awaiting a trial date. No bail has been set.
Louis Cortalano, 57 at the time of his arrest, was living at the Green Briar Adult Home, located at 26 Old Route 82, Millbrook. 
Joan LaCasse, owner of the Blue Barn B&B, at 62 Old Route 82, was gardening behind the home on July 4. On July 6, she realized some items were missing, and she checked the photo clips from her CCTV camera. 

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More mold in second Millbrook school

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MILLBROOK— On Thursday, Sept. 6, the first day of school for Millbrook Central School District (MCSD) students, mold was discovered at Alden Place Elementary School. The issue was dealt with immediately, and the students were allowed to return to Alden on Tuesday, Sept. 11. 
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the industrial hygienist performing swab and air quality testing throughout Elm Drive Elementary School discovered mold. The students were removed, and brought to Village Hall to await transportation home.

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The Parkers, father and son, exhibit at library gallery

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MILLBROOK — A steady crowd of admirers filled the Gallery at Millbrook Library to meet artists Robert Parker and his son, Geoff. The exhibit includes many works of varied subjects, sizes and media. Two of the works sold almost as soon as the reception started; both artists are well known and widely admired.

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