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WASHINGTON — Summer road closures have been announced. The long awaited replacement of the culvert on Stanford Road is beginning, and will cause the closure of that road starting Monday, June 26, and continuing until Monday, July 31. It will be open to local traffic only between Route 44 and the Shunpike (County Route 57). 

The detour will take drivers along Valley Farm Road to the Shunpike or Route 44 to Valley Farm Road. 

Through traffic will not be allowed for the duration of the project, but will reopen before the start of the 2017-18 school year. ...

Millbrook

School board talks about energy savings

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MILLBROOK — On Monday, March 27, the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met at the middle school. In attendance were Phil D’Angelo, superintendent of schools; assistant superintendents Brian Fried and Kathleen Affigne; BOE President Thomas Hurley; Vice President John Rudy. Board members Deirdre Houston, Perry Hartswick, John O’Donnell, Thomas Lemhkuhl and Paul Tobin. The principals of all four schools were also present. 

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21st Agricultural Breakfast at Dutchess Cornell Extension

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MILLBROOK — The 21st Annual Agricultural Breakfast was held on Thursday, March 23, with more than 135 people attending. They enjoyed a hearty meal of bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, muffins and yogurt, all provided  by local farms and vendors, including Hudson Valley Fresh, Thunderhill Farm, Soukuo Farms, Ronnybrook Farm, Malafy’s Meat Processing and Brennan’s Catering.
Jeffrey Hart, retired Millbrook veterinarian, gave the invocation. Everybody was encouraged to eat while welcoming remarks were given. 

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School board discusses masonry project, donations and other business

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MILLBROOK — The Monday, March 13, Millbrook Board of Education (BOE) meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by Board President Thomas Hurley. 
The Elementary All-County Chorus sang two songs, treating the board to a taste of their performance in the All County Festival, which was held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, at Millbrook High School.

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Jigs and reels

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Washington considers paving Killearn Road

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WASHINGTON — There was an animated public discussion on Killearn Road — who wants it paved and who doesn’t — at the Washington Town Board meeting on Thursday, March  9. 

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Students knock it out of the park at science fair

MILLBROOK — Young scientists at Dutchess Day School participated in the 8th annual science fair Tuesday, Feb. 28. 
The fair, organized by Darlene Yager, head of the Upper School, was an opportunity for children to do real science and present their results to the public. 
“I was really impressed this year with the wide variety of topics,” said Yager. “When the students first arrive to present their information they are filled with nervous energy, but always leave with heads held high, proud of their work.” 

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Rotary Club sponsors March discussions on addiction

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MILLBROOK — The Rotary Club of Millbrook has initiated March as a month to examine the perils of addiction, which has become a major problem in Dutchess County as well as in the rest of the country. The next three Rotary luncheons will present people who are in the field of aiding those who are addicted. The final meeting will have a person who has overcome addiction speak of his/her own journey toward getting clean.

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Dutchess Day School book fair: a sweet treat

MILLBROOK — The annual book fair at Dutchess Day School on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, was a magical immersion into the world of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. 
As advertised by the Parents Association, which did all the planning and organizing for the event, the fair included “cunning crafts, a snuggly reading nook, phiz-whizzing Golden Ticket Machine, scrumdiddlyumptious lemonade and oodles and oodles of gloriumptious whoopsywhiffling books.” 

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Dutchess Day School book fair: a sweet treat

MILLBROOK — The annual book fair at Dutchess Day School on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, was a magical immersion into the world of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. 
As advertised by the Parents Association, which did all the planning and organizing for the event, the fair included “cunning crafts, a snuggly reading nook, phiz-whizzing Golden Ticket Machine, scrumdiddlyumptious lemonade and oodles and oodles of gloriumptious whoopsywhiffling books.” 

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Village Board holds bimonthly meeting: Storage facility project, new water plant building discussed

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, Feb. 28, with Mayor Rodney Brown, Village Clerk Sarah Witt and board members Mike Herzog, Joe Rochfort and Brian Hicks in attendance. After opening with the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of silence was requested by Brown in memory of Ann D. Whalen, a local resident who recently passed away.
From there, Rochfort was appointed liaison to the Millbrook Business Association (MBA). He will meet with MBA President Rona Boyer and with liaisons Deirdre Houston and Peter Audio regarding concerns the MBA has with the village.

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