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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...

Millbrook

The architecture of James E. Ware, alive and well, in Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — James E. Ware was well known for his architectural style in New York City. After all, he was the one who designed the Osborne Hotel, which at the time was the tallest building in Manhattan. He used elevators, which was rare in those days. He began his practice in 1869.
He also designed the Twelfth Regiment Armory on Columbus Avenue and was responsible for the “dumbbell” design of tenement housing. The first two fireproof warehouses in the city were also designed by Ware.

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Washington Town Board’s April meeting: Culverts, highway, recreation and more

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WASHINGTON — The Town Board met on Thursday, April 13, with town Supervisor Gary Ciferri as chair. 
Culvert projects
First on the agenda was George Cronk, of the engineering firm Chazen Companies, which is working with the town on both the Oak Summit and Stanford Road culvert projects. 

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A fun townwide Easter celebration

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MILLBROOK — On Saturday morning, April 15, a picture-perfect day, Millbrook celebrated the Easter season with lots of candy, colored eggs and a very special Easter Bunny. It began with a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon at the firehouse, provided by the Auxiliary, for children and their families. 

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Palm Sunday in Millbrook

Palm Sunday was celebrated by three of Millbrook’s churches and their pastors, the reverends Matthew Calkins of Grace Church, Thomas Fiet of Lyall Memorial Federated Church, and Monsignor Gerardo J. Colacicco of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Meeting at the Thorne Building, the many parishioners of the different churches gathered for a parade down Franklin Avenue. A donkey named Bella was part of the processional. Bella was walked by Virginia Ianucci, followed by the pastors and parishoners.

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‘Feel good food’ at Maura’s Kitchen

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MILLBROOK —  Family owned and operated Maura’s Kitchen offers ambiance, simple yet classic decor, but most of all, what they describe as “feel good food.” After a long period of getting permits, renovating and making decisions about  the menu, the restaurant had a soft opening just before Christmas, 2016, with no fanfare. It served 32 dinners that first night.

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Restoration at St. Joseph’s is a beautiful thing

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MILLBROOK — After 136 years, many buildings begin to crumble. Those that are still standing generally need some tender loving care, or possibly, a complete renovation. One such example is St. Joseph’s Church in Millbrook. But for Monsignor Gerardo Colaccio, a renovation wasn’t quite what he wanted. He wanted to see the church restored, as closely as possible, to its early days. 
“Making our houses of worship beautiful is very important because beauty has the power to renew us and lift our hearts to God,” said Colaccio.

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Village meeting cordial, helpful

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MILLBROOK — Although the village of Millbrook meetings have been contentious recently, the one held on Tuesday, March 28, was orderly and surprisingly friendly. Many residents attended, far more than usual, and Mayor Rod Brown said he was happy they were there. 
 “I wish more residents would attend on a regular basis. I think it’s good to have them participate in what goes on in the village,” he said.

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‘Wiz’ kids

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School board talks about energy savings

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MILLBROOK — On Monday, March 27, the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met at the middle school. In attendance were Phil D’Angelo, superintendent of schools; assistant superintendents Brian Fried and Kathleen Affigne; BOE President Thomas Hurley; Vice President John Rudy. Board members Deirdre Houston, Perry Hartswick, John O’Donnell, Thomas Lemhkuhl and Paul Tobin. The principals of all four schools were also present. 

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21st Agricultural Breakfast at Dutchess Cornell Extension

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MILLBROOK — The 21st Annual Agricultural Breakfast was held on Thursday, March 23, with more than 135 people attending. They enjoyed a hearty meal of bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, muffins and yogurt, all provided  by local farms and vendors, including Hudson Valley Fresh, Thunderhill Farm, Soukuo Farms, Ronnybrook Farm, Malafy’s Meat Processing and Brennan’s Catering.
Jeffrey Hart, retired Millbrook veterinarian, gave the invocation. Everybody was encouraged to eat while welcoming remarks were given. 

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