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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

School board: energy savings, enrollment

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MILLBROOK  — The Board of Education met on Monday, Sept. 19, for a regular board meeting. 
The meeting began with the introduction of new teachers Michelle Crisp, Millbrook High School, art; Timothy Taylor, Millbrook High School, special education; and Lyndsey Wells, substitute and library media specialist at Alden Place and Elm Drive elementary schools. A short reception followed.

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Annual Fine Home Source Show a huge success

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MILLBROOK — From artists to cabinet makers, from ice cream to vodka, from farm equipment to high fashion, the 2016 Fine Home Source show, hosted by Crisp Architects, once again proved to be the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Millbrook. The weather cooperated, the tents were just cool enough, and a never-ending buzz of anticipation was evident throughout the day.

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Village Board reflects on Community Day, talks condition of tennis courts

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MILLBROOK  — The Village Board met on Tuesday, Sept. 13, with Mayor Laura Hurley present. Deputy Mayor Joe Spangle, Treasurer Rod Brown, Trustees Mike Herzog and Joe Rochfort were also there, along with Town Clerk Sarah Witt. 
The meeting started with a short talk from Millbrook Library Director Stephanie Harrison, who reported on library updates, free library card replacements and new programs. 

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Millbrook Mayor Laura Hurley arrested for theft from town

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MILLBROOK—  Accused of theft of funds while employed by the town of Washington as its bookkeeper, Millbrook Mayor Laura Hurley, 52, was arraigned on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Pleasant Valley, on charges of grand larceny in the 4th degree (a class E felony) and official misconduct (a class A misdemeanor).

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Tea for two, and maybe more

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MILLBROOK— On a frightfully hot afternoon, hot tea may not be the first beverage choice, but possibly a refreshing iced tea would be. 
Thea Grace Vokins of Millbrook certainly thinks so, which is why she’s created Thea’s English Standard Tea. 

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Town Board meets to talk grants, roads and zombie properties

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WASHINGTON — The town of Washington held its first fall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8. Deputy Supervisor Stephen Turletes called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

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Community reflects on 150 years at Grace Church

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MILLBROOK  —  The first meeting of the fall season of the Millbrook Historical Society was held at Grace Church on Thursday, Sept. 15. The audience, numbering close to 70 people, listened to a presentation by the Rev. Canon Elliott Lindsley, author of “Years of Grace: A History of Grace Church.”

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Encouraging respectful communication

millbrook — The Millbrook Library will be hosting a series of non–partisan conversations in which attendees will engage with others who hold different opinions to help everyone understand each other in more compassionate ways. The discussions will be facilitated by Cat Greenstreet, a retired educator and experienced facilitator; they have been prepared by The Center for Courage and Renewal. 

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Community Day has a slow start, but ends with a bang

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, began wet and dreary, but as the sun came out most participants, vendors and visitors stayed to enjoy the activities. 
Many people brought their children and their dogs. Disney characters were a source of delight, especially for the small children, and face painting was very popular. 

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Fine Home Source show Sept. 24

MILLBROOK  — Once again, Crisp Architects is sponsoring the annual Fine Home Source home show in Millbrook. Each year, the event showcases ways to bring quality, innovation and exceptional services to new or renovated homes. 
More than 60 vendors will offer goods, services and ideas to the public. There will be artisans, distinctive crafts and a variety of goods for the home, all under one tent. 

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