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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District held a meeting on Tuesday, June 4. 

The Safety Committee presented its goals review, including the Board of Education (BOE) Student and Staff Safety/Security Goals. The committee will continue to work to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff, and by the end of the 2018-19 school year, will provide evidence of building safety and security protocols to reflect recommendations from Altaris and/or the school resource officer (SRO).

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Town of Washington Planning Board meeting

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WASHINGTON — The Washington Planning Board made progress with old business and had some new business introduced at the Tuesday, Oct. 4, meeting.
The night’s agenda began with old business for a site plan and special use permit for Lang Farm, located at 317 Millbrook School Road. The farm belongs to Sophia Lang Assael.

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Scary stories

MILLBROOK — Get in the Halloween spirit with storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi for Things That Go Bump in the Night — stories of ghosts, ghouls and goblins — on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Millbrook Free Library. Hartin-Gelardi’s mix of frightening and fantastic tales will tickle your funny bone and give you goose bumps. This free program is suitable for adults and teens.
For more information, go to www.millbrooklibrary.org or call 845-677-3611.

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Millbrook Rotary Club sounds the bells for peace

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MILLBROOK — Peace rang out at Copperfield’s Restaurant in Millbrook on Wednesday, Sept. 28, when the Millbrook Rotary met there for lunch. Their meal was followed by a presentation by the Peace Bell Foundation’s Douglas Martin Sturomski, who is also a member of the Southern Dutchess Rotary. Sturomski is the executive director of the Peace Bell Foundation; he is from Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
Sturomski’s presentation was entitled, “Bells, Instruments of Freedom and Peace: Their History, Mystery and Musical Magic.”

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Millbrook Rotary gives dictionaries

MILLBROOK — For eight years, the Rotary Club of Millbrook has given a Webster’s Dictionary for Students to third-graders in four area schools: Alden Place Elementary School (Millbrook Central School District), St. Joseph School, Dutchess Day School and Upton Lake Christian School.
The dictionary project is undertaken by many Rotary Clubs in the United States, and thousands of third-grade students have received dictionaries through this effort. Promoting literacy is a major focus of Rotary International throughout the world.

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Millbrook Hall of Fame

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District has an impressive athletic history. Although the district is proud of those athletes, it has lacked an official way to honor them. Friday, Oct. 6, the Millbrook Central School District and Millbrook Sport Booster Club held their first Millbrook Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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Millbrook Hunt’s opening meet, ‘ware mud’

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MILLBROOK — It was raining hard at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, an hour before the beginning of the Millbrook Hunt’s 104th opening meet. By the time horses, riders and hounds had gathered in the field at David and Connie Clapp’s Coole Park Farm for the 8 a.m. start, the downpour had abated. But the sky remained dramatically cloudy, and with mist in the valleys the scene was reminiscent of England (the birthplace of foxhunting).

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Sleepy Hollow legend shared

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MILLBROOK — Those who stopped by the Millbrook Free Library were sure to get into the Halloween spirit on Friday, Sept. 30, thanks to Hudson Valley storyteller Jonathan Kruk, author of “Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley.”
Kruk performed tales from his book. Although the audience was made up of all adults, when Kruk got into character they were silent, listening as intently as a group of children being read to by their mothers.

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Rotary crew cleans up

MILLBROOK — The rain held off on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, for the Millbrook Rotary Club’s fall road cleanup. Road cleanups, organized by club member Tim Bucklin, take place four times a year.
Club members, local students and guest helpers were Tim, Owen and Sophia Bucklin, Matt Anderson, Aimee Jacques, Marissa and Patrick Williams, Judy Bondus, Joan Burgess, Amelia Shillingford and Luna Guo.

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Heirloom stolen from library

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Free Library’s Off the Wall Gallery space has held exhibits in the main entrance of the library for nine years, displaying artwork from local artists and others who have shared their treasures with the public.
Until recently, the gallery has encouraged happy thoughts and creative energy. But last week a discouraged library director, Nancy Rogers, said a precious heirloom was stolen from the Needle Works exhibit on Sept. 10.

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Community bids farewell to beloved veterinarian

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MILLBROOK — “Dr. Hammond was one of the most fantastic people you’d ever meet,” said Dale Culver, a friend of the longtime veterinarian.
David Hammond, the veterinarian who started and ran the Village Animal Hospital on Route 44 in Millbrook, died of prostate cancer on Monday, Sept. 26. Hammond was diagnosed in April 2010 and didn’t stop working until May 2011.
During his battle with cancer he stayed with his sister, Sarah Rizzo; he died while at her Millbrook home.

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