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MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, Aug. 27, Village Board meeting was called to order by Mayor Rodney Brown at 6:30 p.m. 

Brown read a letter from teachers Alissa Kelly and Maxine McGowan of Elm Drive Elementary School, saying that the children in fourth and fifth grades are studying local government. In doing so, they talked about Millbrook, their favorite places and what they would like to see change.

Brown read aloud what the children sent and shared their artwork. Mentioned were the park, the library, the book store and Stewart’s Shops as popular hangouts....

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MCSD scholarship winners have big dreams

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Tribute Gardens Merit Scholarship Committee annually provides two outstanding Millbrook High School students with awards up to $5,000, with a potential of $20,000 for each recipient over a four-year period. Recipients attending a two-year college qualify for an award of $2,500 annually.

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Dutchess Day School graduation 2012

MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School’s (DDS) eighth grade became the 53rd class to graduate from the school on Saturday, June 9.

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Taste of Millbrook welcomes community

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MILLBROOK — The Eighth Annual Taste of Millbrook benefit was held on Saturday, June 9, at Millbrook Vineyards and Winery.
The event is the largest fundraiser for the Millbrook Educational Foundation (MEF), which is celebrating 10 years of supporting the Millbrook Central School District.
MEF Chairperson Diane Schnoor was glowing the night of the benefit.
“This is going to be the most special Taste of Millbrook yet. This is our 10-year anniversary and in those 10 years we’ve raised over $500,000. I hope we raise twice that in the next 10 years,” she said.

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Principal Kossmann resigns

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) at its meeting on Monday, June 4, accepted the resignation of Millbrook High School Principal Eduard Kossmann.
“We wish him luck in his future endeavors,” said Brian Fried, the district’s business administrator. “He is still working until the board accepts his resignation as of June 30, so he is working until then.”

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Park and pool open for the season

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WASHINGTON — The town park officially opened for the season on Memorial Day weekend, allowing residents to enjoy all of the facility’s amenities: a swimming hole, a picnic area, a concession stand, a basketball court, ball fields, a sand volleyball court, a small golf putting green, a fishing dock and a playground.

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Middle school student recognized for strong sense of self

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook Middle School seventh-grader Kiri DiCintio has been named the family and consumer sciences student of the year for the school district.

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Fresh from the farm

The Millbrook Farmers Market opened on Memorial Day weekend. The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., located at Front Street and Franklin Avenue. Vendor Kamini Oppenheimer, of Love Feast, has a booth at the Farmers Market serving vegetarian Indian cuisine. A wide assortment of cuisines can be found each week at the market. If interested in Oppenheimer’s cooking services, call 845-677-3193 or email kaminislovefeast@gmail.com.

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Millbrook remembers fallen soldiers

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MILLBROOK — “I was asked to speak here today about what Memorial Day means to me. Well, it means remembering and honoring the generations of brave Americans who have served. I ask here today, what better way to remember them than to educate our youth about what our country has been through,” said Joseph Carbone, physical education teacher at Millbrook Middle School and guest speaker for Millbrook Memorial Day Tribute Garden’s Ceremony.

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Life through Belgian eyes

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MILLBROOK — Thanks to the Rotary Youth Exchange program, students from all over the world come to the United States and learn a new language while experiencing a foreign culture. In the 1980s the Millbrook Rotary became a part of the exchange program, hosting students from Brazil, Germany, Japan, Russia and Thailand, to name a few.
Students who come to Dutchess County through the Rotary can live with three different host families during their stay while attending Millbrook High School.

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Dutchess Day School hosts festival for Hudson Valley community

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MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School had a sunny Saturday to host its Dutchess Day Dash and Family Festival on Saturday, May 19. The family-friendly event, which took place on school grounds, was open to the entire Hudson Valley community.

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