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MILLBROOK — The Village Board meeting on Tuesday, June 25, began with introducing Nicole Zeto, deputy village clerk; Village Clerk Sarah Witt was absent. 

The water tower was to be finished after the July 4th holiday; it’s been held up mainly because of the weather.  When the tower is 90% finished, bids will go out to contractors for the water filtration system repairs.

Three police contracts were adopted by the board: one for high school games that police attend; one for guarding town justices in the town of Washington during court proceedings; and...

Millbrook

Dutchess Day School students help homeless

MILLBROOK — For the past seven years, the fifth-graders at Dutchess Day School have been helping the homeless of Dutchess County. When this year’s fifth-graders reflected on the experience they were mindful about the entire process.

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Cell phone photography a snap

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Public Library hosted a unique photography competition in which anyone with a camera phone could participate.
The Great Millbrook Library Phone-ography Competition allowed participants to take photos with their smartphone, and then use phone applications to manipulate their images, if they so desired.

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Cardboard is happy medium for artist and Fountains resident

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MILLBROOK — Artist Henry Klimowicz of Millerton treated residents of The Fountains in Millbrook to an artist talk on Monday, April 9. Klimowicz is well-known for his large-scale installations using only recycled cardboard as his medium. His work has been shown locally at venues such as The Wassaic Project and The Hotchkiss School’s Tremaine Gallery as well as across the country in museums and galleries in Chicago, Milwaukee and New York.

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Happy sixth birthday Millbrook Community Preschool

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Community Preschool Birthday Bash was a smashing success on Saturday, April 14, at the Grace Church Parish House.
The preschool’s sixth birthday was filled with music, food and friends.
Local businesses such as Coach’s, the Millbrook Café, When Pigs Fly, Sky Blue Farms winery and local caterers contributed food and drinks.

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Town Board handles monthly business

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WASHINGTON — Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri led the Town Board through its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 12. While the meeting wasn’t long, the board covered a variety of business matters.
Hydrofracking conference
Ciferri informed everyone in attendance that the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook will hold a conference on hydrofracking on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be a three-hour session for municipal officials and concerned citizens.

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Vital services budget for village and town

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MILLBROOK — Mayor Laura Hurley invited the Town Board to the Village Board’s budget meeting on Monday, April 9, for a budget presentation of some of the town’s and village’s most vital services.
Rescue Squad Captain Liz Baldwin, Millbrook Fire Department President Matt Rochfort and Fire Chief Ted Bownas each gave a budget presentation before both boards that day, at the Village Hall. Each gave a summary of how the previous year went and informed the boards of their budget requests for the 2012-13 year.
Rescue Squad budget

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Fancy young ladies fill the library

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook Central School District’s spring break brought children to the library throughout the first week of April for fun-filled programs. Youth Services Coordinator Joan Frenzel said one of the favorites was a “Fancy Nancy” tea party held in the children’s section of the library on Wednesday, April 4.

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Hunting for eggs under the stars

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WASHINGTON — Easter egg hunts aren’t just for children anymore. On Friday, April 6, the Washington Recreation Committee hosted a Twilight Easter Egg Hunt open to fourth-graders through adults.
The event was held at the Town Park. Participants brought bags and flashlights to look for eggs with candy and special prizes hidden by members of the Recreation Committee.

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Mark your calendars for the Millbrook Literary Festival

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MILLBROOK — A call has gone out to all writers, authors, illustrators and general lovers of literature to attend the Millbrook Literary Festival, set for Saturday, June 16.
Formerly known as the Millbrook Book Festival, the event promotes literacy and celebrates books. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be activities throughout the village of Millbrook as part of the festival.

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Preschool celebrates six years of enriched learning

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook Community Preschool is hosting a Birthday Bash on Saturday, April 14.
The preschool will be celebrating its sixth birthday this year. Millbrook Community Preschool started after Hayes Preschool closed down.
“My youngest daughter, Ella, was three years old at the time,” said Diane Schnoor, director and head teacher. “We just moved up to Millbrook the year before. She had spent a year in Hayes and they shut down at the end of her 3-year-old year.”

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