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WASHINGTON — The monthly Town  Board meeting was held on Thursday, Aug. 8.

After announcing that Kathy Meyers was not renewing her certification and would be leaving her position as tax assessor as of Sept. 30, town Supervisor Gary Ciferri called on Highway Supervisor Joe Spagnola to give his report.

Spagnola said that an older truck, no longer in use, and a golf cart had been kept at the town park but need to be removed. The truck will be offered to the fire department for use in training; the golf cart will be dismantled and the parts will be distributed or...

Millbrook

Village Board organizes for 2018

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, Jan. 23, to organize for the new year. Appointments were made and salaries set. Trustees are Mike Herzog, Brian Hicks, Kyle Van De Water and Deputy Mayor Joe Rochfort. 
Mayor Rod Brown opened the meeting; he called for a moment of silent prayer for Barbara Murphy, wife of town Councilman Mike Murphy, who passed away on Jan. 12.
Earl Meyers was sworn in as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) until 2022. 

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Art Blast — little artists, big fun at Millbrook Library

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MILLBROOK— No matter how cold and gray the weather, Millbrook can always look forward to the annual Art Blast each January, held at the Millbrook Library. There, many little artists, from pre-kindergarten through middle school, attended an exhibition of artwork they created during the fall semester. 
Students from the Millbrook Central School District, from kindergarten to eighth grade, and students from Dutchess Day School, created work now hanging on the walls of the library.

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Historical Society: Hobos and Hoovervilles focus of talk

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MILLBROOK— Riding the rails — the idea of absolute freedom — has long been associated with the life of the hobo. Hobos are men and women who survived the Great Depression as best they could, often leaving homes and families behind to find work and possibly send money home to loved ones.

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Korean culture, history celebrated

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MILLBROOK— “The duty of a king is to love his people. That is all.” Those are the words of King Sejong the Great, who ruled Korea from 1418-1450. The story of this king was part of a program given by Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Millbrook Library.
The program concerned Korea, both past and present. Three films were shown, about the astrological knowledge of the ancient Koreans, King Sejong the Great and technology.

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Final meeting of 2017 reflects back on village business

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MILLBROOK — The final meeting of 2017 of the Village Board was held on Thursday, Dec. 21. The first order of business was for Village Clerk Sarah Witt to swear Kyle Van De Water in for the position of trustee, a seat he won in the November election, after filling a vacant seat until year’s end.

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Artist Gabby Gordon exhibits at The Fountains

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MILLBROOK— A story that began as coverage for a photography exhibit at The Fountains transformed into something more when senior residents, the photographer and an enthusiastic audience came together on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Thirty photos were matted and exhibited, ranging from flowers to buildings, fireworks in a darkened sky to brilliantly sunny beach scenes. There were color photos and black-and-white prints. 

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NYCON announces renewal grant from Dyson Foundation

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MILLBROOK— The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) recently announced that it had received a renewal grant from the Dyson Foundation totaling more than $200,000 for a period of two years. NYCON works toward strengthening nonprofit organizations that serve local communities.
“NYCON and the Dyson Foundation have enjoyed for many years a very effective working partnership that goes far beyond the typical grantor-grantee relationship,” CEO of NYCON Doug Sauer stated.
NYCON has been providing assistance to communities for more than 80 years.

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A new tack shop not just for riders

MILLBROOK — Tucked away at 18 Washington St., is Argento Equestrian, Hudson Valley Premier Tack Shop. It’s been there for just over a year, but many riders have yet to discover it. Owner Brooke Swass hopes more will find it soon.
Swass is knowledgeable, pleasant and easy to talk to. There’s also Tucker, 4, an Akita-Austrian Kelpie mix, who is equally as friendly though furrier. He loves greeting customers and is extremely gentle. The dog accompanies Swass to the shop every day.

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Local artist goes national

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Dutchess Day in abstract and abstracted art show

MILLBROOK — The impressive range of artistic styles and inspirations that are reflected in the work of Dutchess Day School elementary students will be on display at Montgomery Row Art Exhibition Space, 6422 Montgomery St. (second floor) in Rhinebeck to Sunday, Jan. 14. 

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