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MILLBROOK — Charlotte’s restaurant in Millbrook has come a long way from its beginnings as a church, a speakeasy and, later, a theater. Its intriguing history was a major part of the Millbrook Historical Society’s recent meeting, which hosted the Dutchess County Historic Tavern Trail Tour on Friday, July 14. 

About 80 people met at the restaurant. They were treated to a local history lesson of the building and the early days of prohibition by Village of Millbrook Historian David Greenwood. Also there to talk history was Dutchess County Historian William Tatum...

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Making maple syrup

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MILLBROOK — Scott Keeley is a man of many talents. He takes meticulous care of the Millbrook Library, and is also the master craftsman who designed and built the stained glass sign on the library’s front lawn. 
He is also proficient at making maple syrup, and on a cold  Wednesday, Feb. 8, Keeley spent the day cooking up a batch of steaming maple syrup with some friendly onlookers.

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Washington Town Board addresses roads, books and rec

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WASHINGTON — The Town Board met on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The meeting initially focused on the problem of Killearn Road, which is a major problem during inclement weather. 

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Millbrook High School approved for International Baccalaureate program

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MILLBROOK — In a press release from Philip D’Angelo, Superintendent of Millbrook Central School District on Jan. 20, it was announced that the high school has been approved to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The process has taken more than two years, but the actual idea to apply was generated more than five years ago.

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Kindergarten registration

MILLBROOK— The Millbrook Central School District’s 2017 kindergarten registration is as follows:
• Monday, March 6, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.
All children must be 5 years old by Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in order to attend kindergarten in September.

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Dutchess Day School sends delegates to Model UN in Boston

MILLBROOK— How do young people learn about the workings of government and the subtleties of diplomacy? One way is to participate in Model United Nations, or Model U.N. There are middle school and high school Model U.N. conferences all over the country, and 22 Dutchess Day School (DDS) seventh- and eighth-graders participated in the fifth annual Boston University Academy Model U.N. (BUAMUN) conference for middle school students on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28 and 29. 

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Village Board meetings continue to come into question

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MILLBROOK — Having canceled the regularly scheduled Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, due to inclement weather, the meeting was rescheduled and took place on Thursday, Jan 26.
Officer Jared Witt was appointed full-time police officer after having served as a part-time officer for several years. He was sworn in by his wife, Sarah Witt, village treasurer and clerk. 

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Annual Art Blast at Millbrook Library

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MILLBROOK —  The Millbrook Library is once again featuring the works of young artists, from prekindergarten through eighth grade. Art Blast 2017 is exhibiting mobiles, mixed media art work, cardboard and wooden sculptures. 
The students who are exhibiting are from Dutchess Day School, Elm Drive Elementary, Alden Place Elementary and Millbrook Middle School. The exhibit will be open  through February. Many of the students were involved last year as well, and they proudly showed off their work to family and friends.

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Art Blast

The Millbrook Library hosted the opening night of Art Blast on Friday, Jan. 27. Art Blast is a collaborative art show of students from area Millbrook schools. From left, Thomas Polhemus, 11, with teacher Allison Schmid and brother Jonathan Polhemus, 9. Thomas attends Millbrook Middle School and Jonathan attends Alden Place Elementary School. Schmid teaches both boys. For the full story and another photo, visit Annual Art Blast at Millbrook Library.

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Millbrook remembers Mary Tyler Moore

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MILLBROOK — When beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, she was mourned by the world. She was also mourned by many who knew her during the years she lived in the town of Washington. In talking to a few of those people, it’s evident that while she might have been an icon, at home in Millbrook she lived life just like other Dutchess County residents.

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Galli retires after 29 years at Grace Church

MILLBROOK  — For the past 29 years, the friendly voice on the other end of the phone line when one called Grace Episcopal Church, was that of Maria Galli. She was also the person most likely to respond to e-mails concerning the church and its events. 
Invaluable to the Rev. Matt Calkins, as well as other administrators and parishioners, Galli will be greatly missed. She said she will be miss her coworkers as well.

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