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MILLBROOK — It may have been a cold and rainy night, but on Friday, Nov. 9, it was warm and bright at Village Hall.  Ladies Night Out, an event sponsored by the Town of Washington Recreation Department, was planned for area women to gather and browse.

That evening, one could acquire new nails, enjoy an ionic foot detox or discuss skin care with Sarah Gonzales, a representative of Arbonne skincare and cosmetics, for $10. 

Kim Moffitt, for a fee of $15, provided ColorStreet Nails, 100 percent nail polish strips that are easy to apply and last about two weeks...

Millbrook

Orvis Game Fair 2018, a sporting weekend foray

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MILLBROOK— Sun and fun made for a great combination on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, at Orvis Sandanona on Route 44, in Millbrook.
Smells of food, cigars and burning wood, sounds of dogs barking and gun shots coming from the field made for an exciting fall weekend, drawing crowds from near and far.
Visitors from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Vermont, Maine and many other places came to eat, shop, check out the vendors and compete in the shooting events.

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Questions arise about Green Briar Adult Home residents

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MILLBROOK— A convicted felon was living at the Green Briar Adult Home until recently. He is now housed in the Dutchess County Jail, awaiting a trial date. No bail has been set.
Louis Cortalano, 57 at the time of his arrest, was living at the Green Briar Adult Home, located at 26 Old Route 82, Millbrook. 
Joan LaCasse, owner of the Blue Barn B&B, at 62 Old Route 82, was gardening behind the home on July 4. On July 6, she realized some items were missing, and she checked the photo clips from her CCTV camera. 

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More mold in second Millbrook school

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MILLBROOK— On Thursday, Sept. 6, the first day of school for Millbrook Central School District (MCSD) students, mold was discovered at Alden Place Elementary School. The issue was dealt with immediately, and the students were allowed to return to Alden on Tuesday, Sept. 11. 
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the industrial hygienist performing swab and air quality testing throughout Elm Drive Elementary School discovered mold. The students were removed, and brought to Village Hall to await transportation home.

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The Parkers, father and son, exhibit at library gallery

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MILLBROOK — A steady crowd of admirers filled the Gallery at Millbrook Library to meet artists Robert Parker and his son, Geoff. The exhibit includes many works of varied subjects, sizes and media. Two of the works sold almost as soon as the reception started; both artists are well known and widely admired.

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Food, fun and festivities at Millbrook Community Day

MILLBROOK— Dry, cool, and with a hint of autumn in the air, Millbrook’s annual Community Day featured good food, lots of fun, friendly people and dogs galore.
Saturday, Sept. 8, was a great day for young and old as they strolled along Franklin Avenue, Front Street and beyond. There was a lot to see and do, and it seemed as if everybody enjoyed the day.
Hula hooping was fun to do and watch, as all shapes and sizes of hula hoops, and people, spun around on the library lawn. For the more serious minds, children’s books were given away on the lawn.

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Mold in Alden Place Elementary School mars opening day

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MILLBROOK— School buses pulled into the entrances of the four Millbrook schools on Thursday, Sept. 6, filled with children who were looking forward to meeting old friends, new teachers and beginning a new school year. But the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who attend Alden Place Elementary School were disappointed. Mold was discovered the first day and the school had to be shut down.

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Judith Muir speaks at monthly Millbrook Rotary luncheon

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MILLBROOK — The Rotary luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22, not only featured a meal at Copperfields Restaurant, but a presentation by Judith Muir, and a short but sweet group singalong with the lilting words and tune of “Sweet Adeline.”
Muir, a widely renowned musician who is also an educator, works her magic at The Institute for Music and Health (IMH).At the Institute, she is director of programs. Her many years of teaching — more than 40 to be exact — enables her to teach students and help them achieve great success in their endeavors.

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Millbrook to update Comprehensive Plan

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MILLBROOK— “A comprehensive plan is an expression of goals and recommended actions to achieve those goals, according to the New York State Comprehensive Plan Development, A Guidebook for Local Officials, 2015. The plan guides “the development of government structure as well as natural and built environment,” with roughly a 10- to 15-year outlook.

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BOE talks about goals, planning and safety

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MILLBROOK— A new year will be starting soon at the Millbrook Central School District, and there will be several changes and new practices put into play.
Many of those issues were discussed at the Board of Education (BOE) meeting last week. 
A contract with the Altaris Capital Partners, LLC was discussed, expected to impact the safety and security of all four schools. 

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Discussing human rights in Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — Lunch at Lyall Church on Thursdays not only provides fellowship and wholesome food, some days it offers more. Thursday, Aug. 23, was one such day. 
Jody Miller, commissioner and EEO of the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights, was there to talk with the guests about Millbrook and its human rights track record. It was one of the commission’s listening sessions, held at towns throughout the county to learn about community members’ concerns on discrimination and human rights.

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