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MILLBROOK — One  of the highlights of the holiday season — and the social events of the winter — in the village of Millbrook is the library’s silent auction, sponsored by The Friends of Millbrook Library. On Friday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. the library will once again be adorned with holiday decorations, have tables swimming in presents wrapped in holiday paper and welcome patrons to placing bids on some of the special items up for auction.

This is the 14th annual Silent Auction, and all are invited to enjoy wine, cider and refreshments free of charge and...

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The Fountains hosts flea market

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MILLBROOK — The Fountains retirement community in Millbrook held its annual Giant Flea Market on Saturday, Nov. 5, with residents selling a wide variety of items in the auditorium.
“There are residents that sell things they might have made, or miscellaneous housewares or clothing,” said Deb Slocum, executive director. “We have a resident that keeps a clothing emporium all year long. Her racks are stuffed full of clothes, which is good for anyone who likes vintage clothing.

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Bennett College update

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board continues to handle business involving the former Bennett College site, which has long caused consternation to the village of Millbrook.

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Two new policies for fire department

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Fire Department is working to put forth two new policies that will directly affect its members. Chief Ted Bownas from the Millbrook Fire Department presented his ideas at the Tuesday, Oct. 26, Village Board meeting.
The first is for a social media policy and the second is for a medical leave policy. Mayor Laura Hurley said that she had forwarded both policies to Village Attorney Rebecca Valk to review.

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Cheers to books, wine and food

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Vineyards and Winery opened its doors to host a free holiday book signing event on Saturday, Nov. 5. The event was heralded as the Sip and Sign, and it brought together 15 local authors from the Hudson Valley to sign copies of their books for attendees. The signing was complemented by wine from the Millbrook Winery and local gourmet food from The Pampered Cow.

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Candidate Profiles — Washington 2011

Name: Gary Ciferri 
Age: 66
Town:  Village of Millbrook
Years lived in town: 66
Occupation/background: Sales, 35 years
Marital status, children: Single, two children, four grandchildren
Position running for, term length: Town supervisor, two-year term
Political party: Republican
Running on what lines: Republican, Washington First Party

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Candidate Profiles — Millbrook 2011

Name: Laura M. Hurley
Age: 48
Town: Village of Millbrook
Years lived in town: 20
Occupation/background: Town of Washington bookkeeper to supervisor
Marital status, children: Married with three children: 25, 21, 18
Position running for, term length: Mayor, two-year term
Political party: Democrat
Running on what lines: Democrat

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A scary, spooky, chilly Halloween

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MILLBROOK — Vampires, witches and ghosts flooded the Millbrook Fire Department’s parking lot to attend two fun-filled Halloween events on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The town of Washington Recreation Committee hosted Trunk or Treating and a Halloween costume parade and show. Before the winter storm residents decorated their cars in the Halloween spirit and handed out candy to hordes of excited children. Trick or treaters went from car to car collecting candy, before going door-to-door, maximizing on the holiday to full advantage.

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Police wanted, but not needed

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MILLBROOK — Mayor Laura Hurley answered a question that has always caused debate among residents in the Village of Millbrook at the Tuesday, Oct. 25, Village Board meeting. The question was, “Does the village need to have a police department?” Some residents don’t think there is a need for the police department because the state police are located so nearby (Troop K is just around the corner on Route 44).

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Millbrook Candidates 2011

Name: Peter F. Doro
Age: 26
Town: Village of Millbrook
Years lived in town: lived in Millbrook  11 (remainder in nearby Stanfordville).
Occupation/background: n nearby Stanfordville)
Occupation (background if retired):  Associate Examiner for the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA).
Marital status, children: Single

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Washington Candidates 2011

Name: Al DeBonis
Age: 61
Town: Washington
Years lived in town: 1950 to 1968 (18), 1968 to 1972 (summers), 1984 to present (27)
Occupation/background: Consulting wood scientist.
Marital status, children: wife (Brenda), 3 adult sons.
Position running for, term length: Town Councilman, four-year term.
Political party: I do not belong to a party but am running on the Republican ticket.

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