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MILLBROOK— With new head of school Matt Heard at the helm, Dutchess Day School started its 62nd school year on Thursday, Sept. 7. 

Prior to coming to Dutchess Day, Heard served as head of upper school at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass., the oldest junior boarding school in the country. Before that, he was the assistant head at The Tuxedo Park School for almost a decade. 

Heard holds a master’s in Private School Leadership from Columbia University and his teaching experience is in science and outdoor education and leadership. Heard has more than...

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Millbrook students learn about water issues in South Sudan

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MILLBROOK — When Michelle Traudt’s English class students read “A Long Way to Water” by Linda Sue Parker, they became fascinated by the book. 
The book is actually two stories. One is about a girl in Sudan in 2008 who must walk to a pond two hours from her home to fetch water, twice a day. 

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Rally for science calls for funding, support

MILLBROOK — In a show of solidarity for the ongoing need for funding of ecology and science, a rally took place at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on Monday morning, June 5. Organized by the group, Indivisible, the Fight is On (TFIO), it was a peaceful undertaking, but there were signs reading “We Won’t Give Up,” in support of more funding for science. 

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To drink or not to drink?: The Women’s Christian Temperance Union

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MILLBROOK— In a lively presentation by Millbrook Historical Society Vice President  Robert McHugh, Millbrook Historical Society President Dianne McNeil and Millbrook Historian David Greenwood, which included slide presentations and a few rounds of robust singing, the society focused on the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Millbrook. 

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Memorial Day: remembered, even in the rain

MILLBROOK—For the second consecutive year, Millbrook canceled its Memorial Day parade and other outdoor events planned to commemorate the holiday. A ceremony was held instead in the auditorium at Millbrook High School.
Kelley Walters, valedictorian, recited Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. State Assemblyman Kiernan Lalor (R-105) was the keynote speaker. He gave an account of a fallen soldier, a good friend, who gave his life for his country. 

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Efforts underway to rehabilitate Bennett College property

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MILLBROOK— After several years, a great many discussions at Village Board meetings and several news articles, the Village Board met on Tuesday, May 23, to offer some answers to the frequent question, “What’s happening with Bennett College?” 

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Annual plant sale remains a favorite

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MILLBROOK — Local gardeners look forward each weekend after Mother’s Day to the Master Gardener Plant Sale at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County in Millbrook. 

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Annual Millbrook Literary Festival an all-day feast for readers

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MILLBROOK — Saturday, May 20, was sunny and not too warm, a perfect day for many outdoor activities including the ninth annual Millbrook Literary Festival. 
The festival this year had wonderful variety. It was originally conceived by the late Scott Meyer, former owner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook.
Meyer died in 2015, but a writing award, the Scott Meyer Award for Best Essay, honors his memory. This year, three writers, Leanne Sowel, Eric Trump and Joe Stefani, read their essays. The award went to Sowel, who is a teacher and a writer.

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Washington Town Board meets to discuss handicapped access, Stanford Road award bid

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WASHINGTON — At the Town Board meeting on Thursday, May 11, architect Ed Loedy spoke about the Town Hall entrance project, which includes building a handicapped-accessible ramp. It also involves financing from the county at $100,000. Once the county approves final plans, bids can be processed — ideally by the next Town Board meeting on June 8. 

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Hamada photos on display through May

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MILLBROOK — The highly unusual collection of photographs currently on display at the Millbrook Library  through the end of May are by Helen Hamada.
She lives in Woodstock with her husband, Kardash Onnig, a multimedia artist who works out of Stanfordville. That 11-acre property, at 76 Halas Lane, is home to installations of Onnig’s work. The pair also displays the work of other artists in Stanfordville, where they have their working studio.

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Millbrook resident talks about surviving the Holocaust

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MILLBROOK —   The story of Regina Samelson is a long one; after all, she was born on May 16, 1922, 95 years ago. But the real miracle of her story is that she is here at all, because she is a survivor of the Holocaust. These days, at her home at The Fountains in Millbrook, she reflects on her life.  

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