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MILLBROOK— At the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, Mayor Rod Brown asked for a moment of silent prayer for the victims of the Texas church massacre. He then thanked all veterans for their service to the nation. He also voiced his pleasure that the firefighters exemption vote passed at the polls and that emergency volunteers will receive an incentive raise.

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Rotary provides school supplies

MILLBROOK — The Rotary Club of Millbrook is helping students succeed in their education by providing necessary school supplies to families that could not afford them. For the past six years, this project has aided elementary and secondary school students who attend either Millbrook or the Webutuck central schools. 
Guidance counselors at the schools identify students in need — more than 75 students in the Millbrook district have been found to require help along with even more in Webutuck schools. 

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Cooking at the Farmers Market

The Millbrook  Farmers Market was the place to be earlier this month, for all sorts of food, plants, crafts and, especially, a sampling of Drunken Apple Vodka Crositini. It was all assembled on site by Ryan Judge, director of the Family and Consumer Sciences at Millbrook Central School District, and student Madeline Ruge, 13, who is in his Introduction to Culinary Arts course. The samples ran out, but the ambiance didn’t. Recipes were handed out.

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Millbrook BOE honors newly tenured teacher

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MILLBROOK — The Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Monday, June 5, was a little more festive than usual, thanks to a large chocolate cake in honor of Daniel  Dunninger’s becoming tenured. It was also an introduction to Lauren Prince, who will be starting in September as a new guidance counselor. 
Coming off the success of the yearly Millbrook Education Foundation fundraiser, Taste of Millbrook, the meeting addressed business, but celebrated all the good things happening in the district. 

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An environmental outing

Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center third-graders visited the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook on Tuesday, May 30, to learn more about the water cycle by visiting the surrounding fields and woods. They had a first-hand experience with runoff, infiltration, transpiration, etc. The trip is sponsored annually by the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library.

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Taste of Millbrook 2017

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MILLBROOK — With a small army of sponsors, volunteers and participants, how could the 13th annual Taste of Millbrook be anything but a rousing success? One could drink spirits, wine and craft beers; one could also dine on oysters, raw vegetables, fruits, cheeses, cupcakes, cookies, and many different salsas, pizza and garlic knots — even homemade ice cream.

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Celebrating together

On the evening of Saturday, June 3, three of Millbrook’s religious leaders met to celebrate the Mass of the Pentecost, which is a movable celebration that occurs 50 days after Easter. Held in the newly renovated St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the participants celebrated the mass with prayer and song, followed by light refreshments and fellowship in the parish hall. Above, from left, are: Reverend Matt Calkins of Grace Church, Monsignor Gerardo Colaciccio of St. Joseph’s and Reverend Thomas Fiet of Lyall Memorial Federated Church.

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Village talks lighting, garbage and signs

MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, May 23, for a mix of new and old business. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rodney Brown. 
Several business owners along Franklin Avenue raised concerns about poor lighting and garbage piling up. 
Village Trustee Joe Rochfort is the board’s liaison to the Millbrook Business Association (MBA). 
MBA President Rona Boyer was present, as was Dierdre Houston of Millbrook Floral Design and Buffy Lee Arbogast of Babette’s Kitchen. 

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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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