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WASHINGTON — The monthly Town  Board meeting was held on Thursday, Aug. 8.

After announcing that Kathy Meyers was not renewing her certification and would be leaving her position as tax assessor as of Sept. 30, town Supervisor Gary Ciferri called on Highway Supervisor Joe Spagnola to give his report.

Spagnola said that an older truck, no longer in use, and a golf cart had been kept at the town park but need to be removed. The truck will be offered to the fire department for use in training; the golf cart will be dismantled and the parts will be distributed or...

Millbrook

Village redefines littering

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MILLBROOK — Mayor Laura Hurley introduced a local law on littering in the village to the Board of Trustees during their meeting on Tuesday, July 24.
The local law was to amend chapter 136 of the village code regarding littering. It was the second draft of the local law being presented to the board.
“It provides a few new definitions; one of them is the term ‘authorized litter recycling,’” said Aubrey Scott, village attorney. “It includes two new definitions, one of ‘commercial waste’ and one of ‘household waste.’ It also revises and redefines an existing term, ‘litter.’”

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Summer storms rumble through the Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — The Harlem Valley has seen frequent summer storms in recent weeks, some of which hit Millbrook and Washington especially hard. On both Tuesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 26, severe thunderstorms brought out emergency responders in response to residents’ calls.
The July 24 storm knocked out power in town and village.
“We were out for about four hours and that was mainly due to the fact that on Route 44 a good portion of trees were knocked down,” said James Brownell, highway superintendent.

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Fitch’s Corner hosts horse trials

MILLBROOK — From July 20 to 22, riders and spectators flooded Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials to attend the Area One Championships. In addition to world-class equestrian eventing, the weekend offered a collector-car parade sponsored by Mercedes Benz, a Blue Jean Ball on Saturday and a Spectator Luncheon on Sunday (complete with a show of glamorous outfits and noteworthy hats, on the men and women who attended) and fair featuring everything from rubber boots to art photography and jewelry (and, of course, designer hats).

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American Legion installs officers

Millbrook — Parker Haight American Legion Post 260 held its installation ceremony for the swearing in of the 2012-13 officers on Sunday, July 8, in the gathering room at the Lyall Memorial Federated Church in Millbrook. Dutchess County American Legion County Commander of 2012 Michael Athanas was the installing officer.

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Library brings focus to local photographers

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MILLBROOK — Photographs from professional and amateur members of the Housatonic Camera Club are currently on display at the “Off the Wall Gallery” at the Millbrook Free Library.
The show has been up since the beginning of July and will be available for viewing until Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Members of the club are from the Tri-state area. The work presented includes photographs of a diverse range of fascinating destinations.

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Everyone’s wondering ... Where’s Waldo?

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HARLEM VALLEY — Waldo is popping up everywhere this month. The famous children’s book character turns 25 this year. For the Where’s Waldo 25th anniversary, Candlewick Press is throwing a celebration for the man in stripes across the country throughout the month of July.
Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook and Oblong Books & Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck are participating in the celebration along with other merchants.

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Millbrook carnival and parade, fun for all

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Engine Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 held its annual carnival July 11 through July 14.
The final night went out with a bang as the annual parade marched up Franklin Avenue toward the grounds adjacent to the Thorne building, where the carnival was in full swing.
A temporary police order prevented vehicles from parking along the parade route.
Franklin Avenue was completely lined with families, couples and friends eager to watch the 40-minute parade.
The parade is touted as the largest in Dutchess County. More than 25 fire companies participated.

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Noise, kennel and help for home owners discussed

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WASHINGTON — Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri took the Town Board through a short agenda covering both ongoing issues and new business on Thursday, July 12.
Rebuilding Together

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The 150th Regiment marches into Millbrook

Civil War reenactment
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MILLBROOK — The Fountains in Millbrook got a glimpse back in time during its Civil War Weekend when the 150th New York Infantry Regiment visited for a reenactment weekend.
Residents were invited to visit the 150th Regiment’s campsite Saturday and to watch recreations of camp life, maneuvers and skirmishes on Sunday.

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Rotary’s new officers

MILLBROOK — Cindie Kish is the new president of Millbrook Rotary for a term running from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, replacing Matt Anderson. John Genn will replace Ron Mosca as treasurer. Both Heather Malcom, vice-president, and Molly Olson, club secretary, will continue for another year.
In addition to Kim Sweck, who is continuing as a director, the new directors are David Brinkerhoff (a charter member of the club), Joyce Heaton and Les Rollins. Sarah O’Connell, familiar to many as a co-host of RadioRotary, is the new sergeant-at-arms, replacing Joan Burgess.

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