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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. 

Cronk said proposals for the Oak Summit Road project were turned down by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), but that the project will be resubmitted at a later date. The DEC is concerned with the possibility of debris obstructing the...

Millbrook

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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Church celebrated at spaghetti dinner

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MILLBROOK  —  Amid the aroma of meatballs, sausage and homemade tomato sauce, more than 100 people gathered to dine, converse and share time with neighbors, friends and even strangers at Lyall Federated Memorial Church on Sunday, Oct. 16. 
Each dinner consisted of salad, bread, a beverage and spaghetti with any combination of sausage or meatballs. The meal was followed by a trip to the dessert bar, with brownies, cakes, cookies and several other homemade treats.

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Discussion following arrest: Mayor maintains salary, benefits

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MILLBROOK  — The Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Village Hall. The meeting was brought to order by Deputy Mayor Joseph Spagnola. 

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Green Briar Adult Home Millbrook sewer connection challenged

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MILLBROOK — Recent Millbrook Village Board meetings have had several contentious moments involving a request from Green Briar Adult Home wishing to connect to the village sewer system. There’s a long history involved in the issue.
Green Briar Adult Home is located not in Millbrook but in the town of Washington. It’s Millbrook that has a sewer system and could give Green Briar permission; some Millbrook residents think it may cause problems down the line while others want more research done.

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The beauty of field biology at the Cary Institute

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MILLBROOK— Naturalist and herpetologistHarry Greene presented a program at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on Friday, Sept. 30. He discussed his book, “Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art.”
Greene is a Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow from Cornell University and a recipient of the E.O. Wilson Award from the American Society of Naturalists.

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Just how much is that worth?

MILLBROOK — St. Joseph’s Church hosted an Antiques Appraisal Day on Sunday, Oct. 1, and people came with items small and large: dolls, furniture and massive canvasses. There were guns, jewelry, lanterns and tools, too. 
There was, according to the event co-chairs Irene Wing and Kathy Gallin, a steady stream of people and antiques coming through the doors from the time it opened.

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Nuzzo takes over as commander of Troop K

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MILLBROOK —  Maj. Robert Nuzzo is settling into his new position as commander of the New York State Police’s  (NYSP) Troop K barracks. 
Appointed by NYSP Superintendent George P. Beach II, Nuzzo took his place at the head of Troop K on Aug. 25. He is the 32nd Troop K commander, replacing Maj. Robin H. Benziger, who is now serving the Division of State Police in employee relations. 

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Village Board on water, sewer, more

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Monday, Sept. 26, with an announcement from Deputy Mayor Joe Spagnola that no comments would be made by the Village Board pertaining to the charge of theft of Mayor Laura Hurley. Spagnola will be acting in his capacity as Deputy Mayor for the present. 

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Sharing in the Blessing of the Animals at Trevor Zoo

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook School’s Trevor Zoo and Grace Episcopal Church of Millbrook once again celebrated the Blessing of the Animals at the zoo on Sunday, Oct. 2. 

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EPIC focuses on social justice

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MILLBROOK — Engaging People In Change (EPIC) was created for high school students in the fall of 2015. Now, in its second year, the group welcomed back four veteran members as well as several prospects at its 2016 open house on Friday, Sept. 23, at Grace Episcopal Church.

Each student and their family members introduced themselves during dinner. Returning members played “hot seat,” where they get to ask random questions to get to know each other better.

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