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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education met on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. 

School Superintendent Philip D’Angelo gave an update on the mold situation at the two grade schools. Alden Place Elementary School students have returned to their school after the retesting and remediation were completed and approved. 

Elm Drive Elementary School students remain at Millbrook Middle School until classroom remediation and reconstruction are fully completed and clearance given. D’Angelo thanked the middle school students and...

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Authors buzz in for reading

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ILLBROOK — The boys and girls of Millbrook Community Preschool wore ladybug and bumblebee antennae when the author and the illustrator of the popular series “Ladybug Girl” visited on Nov. 29.
Author Jacky Davis and illustrator David Soman are a husband-and-wife team whose “Ladybug Girl” series is a New York Times bestseller. The husband and wife visited the preschool and read three of their books, one of which has yet to be published.

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Franklin Avenue gets a messy paint job

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MILLBROOK — Franklin Avenue, Millbrook’s main street, passes through the center of the village. Those who were traveling along the road on Monday, Nov. 28, noticed that it was the recipient of an especially messy paint job.
The yellow lines dividing Franklin Avenue were smeared from the center outward all the way through the village. Some cars were splattered with the yellow paint as well.

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Dutchess Day visits the Round Table

MILLBROOK — What happens when a middle school student from the present travels back to the day of King Arthur? Music, laughs and a serious Camelot upgrade. The sixth grade of Dutchess Day School recently presented “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” a musical adaptation of the novel by Mark Twain.
The show was performed in the Abu-Haidar auditorium. The students were directed by Susan Bialek and Vanessa Park. Alison MacFarlane designed the set. Numerous parents helped out with costumes, props, photography, sets and practical and emotional support.

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New café is ripe for business

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MILLBROOK — Best Creations Bakery, run by popular dough master Beth Perry, has been a staple in Millbrook for three years. However, when business started to slow down due to the economy, Perry targeted the farmers markets, leaving little time to run her shop in Millbrook.
In April Perry teamed with Christian Steiner, who opened the Rusty Tomato, a snack shop that has given the shop a whole new flavor.

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Emergency planning

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Highway Department continues to pick up fallen debris from the October snowstorm.
Highway Superintendent Bob Collocola in his monthly report at the Monday, Nov. 14, Village Board meeting said his crews have been making 16 to 18 trips a day, removing brush and debris from residents’ properties and bringing it to the village highway department, and that it will continue to do so for another two weeks.

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Sale benefits preschool

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MILLBROOK — Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. was the Grace Church Parish Hall’s Fall Festival and Children’s Rummage Sale. Early bird shopping tickets were available for anyone who wished to shop Friday night 7 to 9 p.m.

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Strange weather

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MILLBROOK — Hurricane Irene caused havoc in New York state in August and an unexpected early snowstorm caused record-breaking power outages in October. It’s hard to ignore the strange and extreme weather occurring around the region. Although the snow from the October storm has melted and December is upon us, autumn leaves remain on many trees.

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Family University engages both students and parents

Schools provide outlet to address student issues
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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District is striving to make the educational process a family affair through programs such as Family University, which allows students and their parents to learn together at school.
On Thursday, Nov. 3, the district held its second session of Family University at the high school. Students and parents engaged in workshops that covered a variety of topics facing students and their families.

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Lions serve soup to community

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Lions Club annual Soup Sunday allowed participants to get a taste of local restaurants on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Lyall Federated Church.
The Lions Club has hosted the event for more than 10 years. Some restaurants donate the same soup every year, while others try to supply what’s needed. This year, soups were donated from Auriela’s, Babette’s Kitchen, Cafe Les Baux, Charlotte’s, Coaches’, Copperfield’s, Fireside, La Puerta Azul, Marcello’s, Millbrook Cafe, Millbrook Deli, Millbrook Diner, Slammin’ Salmon, Stagecoach Market and Marona’s Market.

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Silent auction to support local farms

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MILLBROOK — Tropical Storm Irene caused havoc throughout Dutchess County in August, and although the storm has passed, the damage has left local farms in trouble.
Andy Syzmanowicz, owner of Sol Flower Farm in Ancramdale, has been a vendor at the Millbrook Farmers Market for three years. His two-acre farm borders the Roe Jan River; it, too, flooded during the storm. Syzmanowicz said that he lost a total of $12,000 worth of crops planted near the river from the flooding.

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