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WASHINGTON — There was an animated public discussion on Killearn Road — who wants it paved and who doesn’t — at the Washington Town Board meeting on Thursday, March  9. 

In the February town meeting, several Killearn Road residents spoke about the road being impassable at times, muddy and rutted. Residents want something done, and after discussing a few possibilities the board said it would look into it and have Highway Superintendent Joseph Spagnola do some research on the problem. Paving was suggested as a possible solution, along with several...

Millbrook

Women authors speak on abortion and birth control

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MILLBROOK — Ellen Messer has a book out about the dark times when abortions were illegal and many were performed in back rooms.

Ellen Feldman has a novel out about Margaret Sanger, based largely on facts. 

The two women writers came together for meaningful and insightful dialogue on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Merritt Bookstore. The 30 or so people who attended were treated to a conversation that began more than 100 years ago and continues to this day.

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Washington dedicates park fields to retired rec director

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WASHINGTON  — Saturday, Nov. 5, dawned bright and mild — perfect for the town of Washington Recreation Department’s final soccer tournament of 2016. The town park was also rededicated that day to former Recreation Director Warren McMillan, who retired last summer.

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Grazing on Franklin Avenue

 

A life-size horse made completely out of stainless steel welcomes shoppers in front of the Millbrook Antiques Mall and Art Center. Created by artist Adrian Landon, the enormous sculpture can be had for $75,000. He’s very quiet, albeit large, and doesn’t eat a thing!

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Two up for Washington post

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WASHINGTON  — Two candidates are vying for a single position on the Town Board for the 2017-19 term. Mike Murphy (R) is the incumbent; he has been filling the vacated seat left behind by former Councilwoman Karen Mosca. Murphy is being challenged by Thomas Hurley (D), long-time president of the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education.

Mike Murphy

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Town presents budget for 2017

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WASHINGTON — While the budget process is still being worked out, good news from the town of Washington regarding the taxes for 2017 is, they will remain under the tax cap, with zero change. 
There was no real increase between this year’s budget and the 2017 fiscal plan. Many of the figures will remain as they were last year, and some may result in a slight increase, others will see a small decrease.  Many items will show no change at all. 

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Goons and goblins creep throughout the village

       

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Millbrook schools focus on fresh food with FarmOn

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MILLBROOK — With autumn decorations ablaze throughout the cafeteria, and the actual garden plots outside dusted with snow, Millbrook Middle School was the focus of a ribbon-cutting ceremony that heralded the start of a school garden and a partnership with FarmOn.

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Ladies enjoy a night out

MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Fire Department Auxiliary held its annual Ladies’ Night Out on Saturday, Oct. 22. Although Peggy Mulligan, chairperson, said the crowd was smaller than last year, it was nonetheless just as enthusiastic. The cold, rainy weather may have accounted for a smaller turnout.

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Village of Millbrook prepares for elections

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MILLBROOK  — The Village Board has three residents vying for two seats, one resident running for mayor  and one village trustee running for re-election in an uncontested race.
Mayoral race

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Cornell Cooperative holds 103rd annual ag breakfast

MILLBROOK — About 60 people attended the 103rd annual Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) yearly meeting and pancake breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The gathering was held at the Farm & Home Center off Route 44 in Millbrook. 
There was a silent auction, under the direction of Vicky Kelly, manager of the Environmental Monitoring Program at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. There were many items to bid on, and although the numbers weren’t available at press time, it was judged to be a success.

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