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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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Millbrook teen in Israel

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MILLBROOK — At the age of 19, Millbrook resident Wesley Cornell has already been exposed to more science than many college biology majors.
Wesley was chosen to attend the 43rd annual Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI), which is located at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. ISSI accepts 80 students, 19 from the United States, with other students from countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Denmark, Spain, Brazil and Kazakhstan.

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Whiting joins Dutchess Day

MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School announces that Christine Whiting has joined the administration as director of admissions and tuition assistance.

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Washington Town Board meeting

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WASHINGTON — The Washington Town Board met on Thursday, Aug. 11, to discuss a handful of topics that have been on previous agendas. Some of those issues came to a resolution.
Courtroom renovations

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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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