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MILLBROOK — In spite of the  very cold weather, Santa Night, sponsored by the Town of Washington Recreation Department, was proclaimed a successful event. It proved to be a great night for hayrides and meeting with Santa and  Mrs. Claus. 

The wagons,  provided by Thornedale Farms, picked children up at the base of the Tribute Gardens in front of the lighted Christmas tree. After a brisk ride up Franklin Avenue, the children were returned, most of them heading for the Millbrook firehouse, where refreshments awaited them, as well as a visit with Santa and...

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Millbrook to update Comprehensive Plan

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MILLBROOK— “A comprehensive plan is an expression of goals and recommended actions to achieve those goals, according to the New York State Comprehensive Plan Development, A Guidebook for Local Officials, 2015. The plan guides “the development of government structure as well as natural and built environment,” with roughly a 10- to 15-year outlook.

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BOE talks about goals, planning and safety

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MILLBROOK— A new year will be starting soon at the Millbrook Central School District, and there will be several changes and new practices put into play.
Many of those issues were discussed at the Board of Education (BOE) meeting last week. 
A contract with the Altaris Capital Partners, LLC was discussed, expected to impact the safety and security of all four schools. 

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Discussing human rights in Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — Lunch at Lyall Church on Thursdays not only provides fellowship and wholesome food, some days it offers more. Thursday, Aug. 23, was one such day. 
Jody Miller, commissioner and EEO of the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights, was there to talk with the guests about Millbrook and its human rights track record. It was one of the commission’s listening sessions, held at towns throughout the county to learn about community members’ concerns on discrimination and human rights.

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Julien’s — A pizza by any other name…

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MILLBROOK — The building at 5 Washington Ave., Millbrook, was vacant only a few short months before Rocco’s became Julien’s — and the pizza ovens were turned back on. But, as new owners Jean Paul Plant and his wife, Kay Vanderlyn, are quick to point out, this is a whole new restaurant.
Both trained at the Culinary Institute of America; their menu is varied. Named after their son, Julien, they offer much more than standard Italian fare.

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Board talks about tariffs and their impact, meeting protocol

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MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, Aug. 14, meeting of the Village Board opened at 6:30 p.m. 
Mayor Rodney Brown announced that due to the larger-than-usual audience, public comments would be limited to three minutes per person. 
Two donations were reported from the Millbrook Tribute Gardens, one for $15,000 was deposited in the ambulance reserve fund and one for $30,000 was deposited in the Millbrook restoration fund.

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Going once, going twice…: Millbrook has a new auction center

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MILLBROOK— For antique lovers, serious collectors and people who just love to hunt for the unusual, the new Millbrook Auction Center may be just what the doctor ordered.
Located at 3788 Route 44, at the Arrowsmith Forge, Millbrook Auction Center is the creation of Tom McGeady, owner of the Millbrook Antique Center, and his partner, Rich Del Valle. Life-long friends, the idea was born out of the love they share for antiques. 

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Wedding and tea

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Administrative changes take place in Millbrook schools

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MILLBROOK — Several administrative and board changes have taken place over the summer at the Millbrook Central School District. 

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Undergraduates present at Cary forum

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MILLBROOK — A dream come true for many of these young scientists, 11 undergraduate students came to Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies to do research over 12 weeks of summer. Working with mentors, the students created a project, carried out research, learned to analyze data and finally presented their findings at a symposium.

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Enterprising young man runs farmers market

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MILLBROOK — “I always kind of thought age was just a number. It doesn’t mean you’re not capable of doing something,” observed Justin O’Hearn, the exceptional Millbrook teenager who has taken on adult-sized responsibilities as manager of the town’s summer farmers market, working with some 30 full-time and part-time vendors, most, if not all of whom, are his elders.  

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