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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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Millbrook’s water woes

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MILLBROOK — If it seems like Millbrook residents are always talking about water, well, they are. One might not give it much thought when turning on the tap, but when there’s no water, or too little of it, it’s hard to think of much else.

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New teachers are welcomed, NYSSBA resolutions discussed

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MILLBROOK — Several new teachers were welcomed at the Monday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE).
The New York State School Board Association’s convention in October was discussed, as four members from the district will attend. Thomas Lehmkuhl, the voting member, asked for ideas from the board to be submitted to him by Sept 25.

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Painter with Muscular Distrophy at The Fountains: When art and beauty make all things possible: Kim Schneider

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MILLBROOK— The Fountains in Millbrook has many programs for its residents. The senior facility boasts two art studios, one in the assisted living facility and another in The Inn, which is more acclimated to serving those in need of medical services.

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Village discusses water and recreation space

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MILLBROOK — A Village Board meeting was held Tuesday, Sept. 26. 
David Daniele, of Quarryland Realty, asked for permission to be included in the village water system, for a property located in the town of Washington. Because of ongoing water concerns, it is preferred that no new accounts be added to the Millbrook water system. Scott Osborne, VRI plant manager, will be asked to weigh in on this request. 

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Gala of Angels at Walbridge Farm

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MILLBROOK — With a mix of glitter and hay, the first Gala of Angels took place at Walbridge Farm on Saturday, Oct. 7. With proceeds going to the Angels of Light Foundation, community spirit was high. 
There were canapé and drink trays circulating and music playing — the whole affair was both welcoming and festive.

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Celebrating the fall season, with festival at town park

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MILLBROOK — The first Fall Festival at the Town of Washington Park took place on Saturday, Sept. 30, with music, vendors and lots of soccer games.
While many different teams played on the field, the area around the field was filled with vendor kiosks. The items for sale were diverse. Tables were set up for outdoor eating. Fanelli’s didn’t disappoint, with hot dogs, sausage and peppers and French fries.
There were also farm stands, where local fruits and vegetables could be purchased, as well as cheeses. Maura’s Restaurant was on hand.

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Lucretia Mott and her Millbrook past

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MILLBROOK— Lucretia Mott is not a name heard very often these days. While she was widely known during her time, she was never recognized as much as some of the women she stood with, such as Susan. B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 
In a presentation on Thursday, Sept. 21, Millbrook Historical Society Vice President Robert McHugh explained the reason for that. 

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Bar Harbor Music Festival in perfect setting

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Annual Fine Home Source show a success

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MILLBROOK — The 10th Annual Fine Home Source show on Saturday, Sept. 23, did not disappoint. It was as full and exciting as ever, with repeat and new vendors, music, food and fashion.
Larry Ham, jazz pianist, played at intervals throughout the day. At one point, the Evergreen Chorus, an award-winning Sweet Adeline group, sang a capella to the delight of the audience.
For some, it was a chance to check out ideas and products for the home, and for others, it was a day out to enjoy with the family.

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Halloween on the horizon

The 10th Annual Fine Home Source show on Saturday, Sept. 23 was declared a success. Here, Sky Fareira, 1, was just fine being part of a pumpkin patch. Sky is from Millbrook. For full story, see Annual Fine Home Source show a success.

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