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MILLBROOK— With new head of school Matt Heard at the helm, Dutchess Day School started its 62nd school year on Thursday, Sept. 7. 

Prior to coming to Dutchess Day, Heard served as head of upper school at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass., the oldest junior boarding school in the country. Before that, he was the assistant head at The Tuxedo Park School for almost a decade. 

Heard holds a master’s in Private School Leadership from Columbia University and his teaching experience is in science and outdoor education and leadership. Heard has more than...

Millbrook

Deputy village clerk bids farewell

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WASHINGTON — Camille Prehatney, a New Jersey native, first moved to the town of Washington in 1971. That’s where she and her ex-husband started a dental practice. Then, 11 years ago, Prehatney moved into Millbrook because she wanted to live in the village.
From the time she arrived she became a vital member of the community, spending 40 years in the area and giving a significant amount of her time and energy to village government.

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Uplifting through the arts

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MILLBROOK — “The philosophy of the Dutchess Arts Camp (DAC) is building self-esteem while learning through the arts,” said Carole Wolf, founder, executive director and former director of Millbrook’s DAC of the Mill Street Loft.

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Weather and fashion dominate at Fitch’s horse trials

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MILLBROOK — Brutal heat and steady downpours are par for the course for Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials participants. This past weekend (July 22 to 24) was no exception. The horse trials started on Friday, when heat advisories were in effect across the Northeast. In a concession to the weather, the dress code was relaxed and jackets were waived for the dressage phase of the competition.
More than 275 horse and riders teams were given starting times, and despite the challenging weather only a fraction withdrew before completing their rounds.

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BOE discusses plans for central field

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MILLBROOK — At the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) meeting held on Monday, July 18, board members discussed the possibility of replacing the central field inside the track with artificial turf; it currently has a natural grass field. The discussion was presented by Superintendent Lloyd Jaeger along with a number of other issues affecting the district.
The discussion of natural versus artificial turf has been ongoing for several years. The debate centers around which is more beneficial for the district economically, as well as which is more practical.

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Millbrook Regents results

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MILLBROOK — Monday, July 18, Millbrook Central School District Superintendent Lloyd Jaeger shared the 2011 New York State Regents exam results for the Millbrook district with the Board of Education (BOE) at the annual organizational meeting. The district offered 16 different exams to students in a wide variety of subjects.
The U.S. government and history exam was taken by the greatest number of students, with 104 test takers, while the integrated algebra exam had the smallest attendance with only 11 students taking the exam.

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Village begins to handle Bennett complex issues in court

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MILLBROOK — The former Bennett College continues to deteriorate and the village of Millbrook is pursuing legal action to control the situation.
On Sunday, June 12, a large dormer collapsed at the Bennett complex site, causing the building to qualify as an unsafe building in the village’s code book. The village has decided to take action in protecting the Bennett complex since the property owner’s actions have been insufficient and to stop trespassers from entering the site.

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Speeding troubles in Millbrook call for fast solution

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MILLBROOK — Deputy Mayor Stan Morse brought to the board’s attention two complaints from residents regarding speeding in Millbrook at the Village Board meeting on Thursday, July 12.
One resident inquired of Morse whether speed bumps might be appropriate on 9 Partners Lane, while another resident suggested speed bumps for Reservoir Drive.

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Become a certified EMT in Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Rescue Squad (MRS) has been providing service to the village for more than 60 years. The volunteer service is part of the Millbrook Fire Department and has more recently offered paid services.
From Aug. 29 to Jan. 4 the Rescue Squad will offer a basic EMT class, where one can become a certified EMT after a 150 hours of class instruction, including lab instruction. This class will be offered Monday and Wednesday evenings with a few Saturdays, and no prior experience is necessary.

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Rotary installs new officers

MILLBROOK — Matt Anderson, a wood scientist at Wood Advisory Services in Millbrook, was sworn in as president of the Millbrook Rotary Club on June 29 at a picnic held at the home of Tom and Susie Stroup.
The club’s slate of officers also sworn in at the event included Heather Malcom, vice president-elect, Molly Olsen, secretary, Ron Mosca, treasurer, and Joan Burgess, sergeant-at-arms.
More than 40 club members, past and present, enjoyed food catered by Babette’s, desserts provided by club members and a beautiful summer evening in the Stroup’s enchanting garden.

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Cuomo comes to Millbrook to ban texting while driving

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MILLBROOK — New York state is cracking down on texting while driving. Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Millbrook on Thursday, July 14, at the New York State Police Troop K headquarters to sign the new Distracted Drivers Law. The signing of the law was well attended by elected officials, state troopers, local law enforcement and the public.

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