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MILLBROOK — Mayor Rod Brown opened the Village Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. and got straight to appointments. Trustee Joe Rochfort was sworn in as deputy mayor, having been absent at the reorganization meeting. Mark Vila was sworn in for the Zoning Board of Appeals. Also sworn in to the Planning Board was Kay Vanderlyn.

The Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) contract was signed, which will raise for incentive credits for those who volunteer with the fire department. The issue was voted on during November’s election.

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Wine, poetry and art — an eclectic mix at Millbrook Winery

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Fourth grade archeologists dig for buried treasure

MILLBROOK— As part of their study of ancient civilizations, the Dutchess Day School’s fourth grade participates in an interactive, hands-on learning archeology experience. 

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BOE focuses on communication, Janelli resigns

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MILLBROOK— On Monday, Oct. 16, the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met, and Cheryl Sprague was introduced as the new district clerk and administrative assistant to the superintendent.

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Spooky scary

The Melilly family was well prepared to celebrate a Happy Halloween at the Trunk or Treat in Millbrook on Saturday, Oct. 28. From left, Vincent, 4, and sister Charlotte, 2, got in the spirit of the season with their mom, Melissa.

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Millbrook Village Board has two open seats, two candidates

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MILLBROOK — The Village of Millbrook is looking to fill two seats on its  governing board. Kyle Van De Water has been serving on the board for the past several months, filling an unexpired term and now running for his first full term in November. Also running is Maribeth Rubenstein, again a first-time candidate.
Maribeth Rubenstein

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Bot books

Author Karen Kaufman Orloff was at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook on Wednesday, Oct. 18, to read her newest book, “Goodnight Little Bot.” A story for children, it tells of robot parents tucking in their “little bots” just as human parents do. Kaufman Orloff has also written the “I wanna” books, as well as “Miles of Smiles.” She is a frequent guest at Merritt Bookstore, reading, signing books and doing writing workshops.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrates annual ag breakfast

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MILLBROOK — Starting with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns and yogurt typically leads to successful morning meetings, as was the case with the 10th annual meeting of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County (CCEDC), on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
The CCEDC is an agency associated with Cornell University, with a land grant dating back to 1869 providing tools, education and resources for the residents and officials of the county.

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Public weighs in on Thorne Building’s future

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MILLBROOK — With a surprisingly robust turnout of about 230 people, the first public meeting concerning the future of the Thorne Memorial Building took place on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Millbrook firehouse. 
Oakley Thorne spoke about the building’s history and efforts to determine its future. His family donated the structure to the village generations ago.

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Toasting fall

The Millbrook Vineyards & Winery celebrated its 27th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14. More than 250 guests were registered for the event, which included a luncheon prepared by chef Dan Kish and students from the Culinary Institute of America. Seated, from left, Christine Arnone and Susan Lampasoma with their husbands behind them, Peter Lampasoma, left, and Christopher Arnone enjoyed some wine on the terrace outside The Loft at Millbrook Vineyards.

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Going wild over Absolutely Wild Home

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MILLBROOK — The shop located at 3300 Franklin Ave., Millbrook, is lovely, with a traditional looking edifice adorned with plants, flowers and now, fall foliage. But step inside that stately door, and a whole new world comes to light. Absolutely Wild Home offers home goods that are not only beautiful, but unique. Though the store opened last December, it remains a secret to many.

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