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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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German film on location at Village Hall

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Millbrook — Three German television movies are currently being filmed around the Hudson Valley area. A scene from one of those films, “Leuchtturm mit Aussicht” (“Lighthouse with a View”), is being filmed at the Village Hall in Millbrook.
The film’s location scouts stumbled on the Village Hall by accident.

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Le tour de restaurant for cyclists

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MILLBROOK — Saturday, Aug. 27, as millions of people across the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Irene, 15 cyclists from the New York City area headed out at 6 a.m. for a bike tour. The ride was called the Gennaro to Aurelia Annual Bike Tour.
Gennaro is located at 665 Amsterdam Ave. in New York City and Aurelia is located at 3299 Franklin Ave. in Millbrook — both are well-established restaurants owned by husband and wife Susan Nestel and Gennaro Picone.

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Rotary exchange student

MILLBROOK — Emily Walenta, a Millbrook Rotary Club exchange student who just returned from spending a year in Austria, spoke at the club’s lunch meeting on Aug. 24.

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Town of Washington is in good shape after Hurricane Irene

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WASHINGTON — Hurricane Irene flooded news stations before hitting land, as East Coast residents were continually cautioned about the severity of the storm. The deluge of news images continued during the hurricane (for those with power) and after the hurricane, showing images of affected areas up and down the coastline. Surprisingly, New England took a hard hit by Irene, though the Harlem Valley was spared from the worst of the storm. Highway Superintendent James Brownell said the town of Washington was among the fortunate.

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Punch expands Millbrook store

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Millbrook — Punch, a popular retail store for clothes and household items, closed its Millerton store on July 25. But customers can still shop at the Millbrook store at 3262 Franklin Ave.
“We loved being a part of Millerton. It was a great experience,” said owner Ruthie Bontecou. “But ultimately we decided it was the best decision for us to expand our Millbrook space. In order to do that, we needed to close our Millerton store and focus our energy here. It was a completely positive decision for us.”

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Scientist shares new vision of conservation

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Millbrook — Peter Kareiva, Ph.D., delivered a lecture, An Environmental Vision for the Future, at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Friday, Aug. 26. He told a full house how existing environmental metaphors no longer work.
Kareiva is the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a bit of a controversial figure.

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Legos a hit at Millbrook Free Library

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Millbrook — Young architects and engineers flocked to the Millbrook Free Library Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a Lego night.
“Legos are so popular with kids and even some adults,” said Joan Frenzel, Youth Services coordinator. “They challenge the mind on many levels. We see children and parents building together often.”
Frenzel said she had wanted to start a Lego program for years but had difficulty collecting Legos.
“People are reluctant to donate their old Legos because they are timeless and can be used for generations,” said Frenzel.

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Veteran spreads awareness on National Army Museum

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MILLBROOK — Bill Augerson, who has been in and out of Millbrook for 60 years, has dedicated his working career to science and military service. Now in his retirement, he is devoted to promoting a new museum that showcases the history of the U.S. Army.
Augerson began his military career with the U.S. Navy in 1945, serving in the Pacific during the end of World War II and the Bikini nuclear test. He left the Navy in 1946 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1951, beginning active duty in 1955. He worked as a general practicioner, flight surgeon and internal medicine specialist.

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A new clinic for animals

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MILLBROOK — “Becoming a veterinarian was the best decision I ever made in my life,” said Louise-Anne Morin. “From the time I was a child, my first hospital was a grasshopper hospital. It was pretty obvious from then on, after I started bringing every animal home that crawled outside, that veterinary medicine was in my blood.”
Morin recently opened Country Comfort Animal Hospital, a clinic for small animals, at 2614 Route 44 in Millbrook.

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New windows to grace Millbrook church

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MILLBROOK — Grace Church on Franklin Avenue will add two stained-glass windows to commemorate two heroes.
The church, known for its beautiful stained glass windows, hasn’t had a new one since the 1960s.
The Rev. Douglas Fisher said he suggested putting in new windows a couple years ago, and the plan is now starting to gain speed. The two new stained glass windows will be dedicated to Jonathan Daniels and Charles Johnson.

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