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MILLBROOK— Millbrook Library’s featured artist through the month of June is Tatiana Rhinevault, who has a studio in Hyde Park. In addition to teaching, she has illustrated several historical books, children’s books and maps.

There was an opening reception at the library on Friday, May 25. She shared freely the story behind each painting.

She works in oils, and most of the canvases on display at the library are on the smaller side. But the colors are vibrant, and every subject seems to take on an air of importance due to the colors and strokes that make...

Millbrook

The Priscos reflect over years of service

A dynamic duo prepare to retire
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MILLBROOK — “At the end of our careers to now quote us as Louis and Florence wouldn’t make much sense. No one would read it because they wouldn’t know who you are talking about,” said Mickey Prisco.
The couple of 48 years laughed, because they have been known in the town of Washington and village of Millbrook as Fussy (Florence) and Mickey (Louis) Prisco for more than 40 years. For those who don’t know, Fussy, 74, and Mickey, 77, are the husband-and-wife team who have been staples to the village and town for their notable commitment to local government for the past two decades.

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New principal is excited to hit the books

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MILLBROOK — “Each student is a puzzle and we have the opportunity to help them explore a path for themselves,” said Eduard Kossmann. “They can think about where they want to be and what are their interests and desires. We can help them turn those interests and desires into a dream that can become a career path a student can really have for the rest of their life.”

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Shooting Star Express

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Ann Teed, above, led a group of children at the Millbrook Free Library last week as part of its summer reading program. Teed is a pro at getting young ones excited about reading. She had them scream “I love books” at top volume during a library event entitled, The Shooting Star Express. The children enthusiastically followed her instruction, much to everyone’s delight.

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Village Board discusses residential concerns and parking fees

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MILLBROOK — Tuesday, July 26, at the Village Board meeting Millbrook Mayor Laura Hurley discussed with the board a number of residential concerns that had been brought to her attention in the past few weeks.
Village rental fees

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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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