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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, Oct. 11. The first part of the meeting began at 7 p.m. and was a 2017-18 Audit Committee meeting. The regular board meeting began at 8 p.m. A motion was made to allow Superintendent of Schools Philip D’Angelo to sign a contract with the Anderson Center for Autism, with the district setting the terms and conditions for providing counseling services for one student. The resolution was adopted.   

The board also approved an overnight trip to Washington, D.C., for the...

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Cary Institute hosts forum on Translational Ecology

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MILLBROOK— The Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies hosted a forum on Friday, July 6, for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about careers in the field of environmental science. The forum is an annual event.
While many of the students were local, a large group from the City University of New York came by bus, and not only learned about careers in science — they also got to enjoy the lush greenery of Dutchess County.

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Fountains group donates $500 toward animal welfare

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MILLBROOK— Never too old to learn, the residents of The Fountains at Millbrook prove that adage often as they make every moment of their retirement count. They attend lectures, do art work, take lessons, belong to musical groups — and they also make it their business to give back to causes close to their hearts. One recent cause was the Harlem Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary (HVARS), in the Pleasant Valley/Poughkeepsie area. It is a 501(C)3 charity.
The Fountains’ Quick Fix Group was founded by Jenifer Thuell and Sarah Kohn in June of 2012. 

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Village Board discusses planner, signs and bids

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MILLBROOK— The first meeting of the Village Board in June was on Tuesday, June 12. It was highlighted by an announcement that Village Clerk Sarah Witt and her husband, Police Officer Jared Witt, of the Millbrook Police Department, are the parents of a new baby girl, their fourth daughter.
An invitation to bid on the refurbishment of the water tower was put out.  The 500,000-gallon water tank is in need of repairs, including relining and painting.

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Rotary scholarships awarded

MILLBROOK — On Thursday, June 7, the Millbrook Rotary Club presented four scholarships to seniors from Millbrook High School. Incoming Club President Mona Staaf-Gunther presented the awards.
The Vol Mason scholarship is awarded to a student who has excelled in the area of vocational education. This year’s Vol Mason Scholarship was awarded to Bailey Minnerly.

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Students get all wet

On Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 and 7, third-graders at  Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center participated in a water cycle program at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.  The FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library group has been arranging and sponsoring this event for five years, which coordinates with the third-grade curriculum. This year’s trip was organized by FRIENDS Treasurer Jean Osofsky. The Cary Institute’s Michelle Forster, above,  led the program.

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Dutchess Day School’s 59th commencement

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BOE discusses team merger

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MILLBROOK— The Board of Education (BOE) of the Millbrook Central School District held a meeting on Monday, May 21. Board member John O’Donnell, Vice President Thomas Lehmkuhl and President John Rudy were not present.
The annual budget was passed on Election Day, with 281 ayes and 52 nays. BOE President Rudy was re-elected and Claudia Heunis was also elected to the board.
Lynda Sickler was appointed as the special education records management officer for 2017-18 school, at no additional salary.

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Millbrook High School celebrates graduation of 80

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MILLBROOK — Amid cheers and applause, 80 Millbrook students graduated in an outdoor ceremony on the athletic field on Friday, June 22. Families and friends enjoyed the cool weather, grateful that the rain held off, and celebrated the students’ accomplishments for the last time at Millbrook. A great many of them are going on to college, and while they will be missed, the community is proud of the students who have earned their diplomas.

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New graduates

From left, Patrick Scribner, Ryan Wolff, Zane Every and Steven Bryant not only went to Millbrook High School together, but also shared experiences as Boy Scouts in Millbrook. For full story and more photos, see Millbrook High School celebrates graduation of 80.

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$36.8 million BOCES project seeks funding support

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