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MILLBROOK — Torrential rain couldn’t put a damper on the 10th Annual Millbrook Literary Festival, held on Saturday, May 19. Traffic under the tents may have been a little light, but the forums inside the library were heavily attended and much appreciated.

The festival was founded by Scott Meyer, who passed away in the summer of 2016. As the owner of Merritt Bookstore, he was an avid promoter of reading and writing. His successor, Merritt owner Kira Wizner, is as well.

Outside the Millbrook Library, white tents were set up and at least 20 authors were there to...

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Millbrook Village Board has two open seats, two candidates

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MILLBROOK — The Village of Millbrook is looking to fill two seats on its  governing board. Kyle Van De Water has been serving on the board for the past several months, filling an unexpired term and now running for his first full term in November. Also running is Maribeth Rubenstein, again a first-time candidate.
Maribeth Rubenstein

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Bot books

Author Karen Kaufman Orloff was at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook on Wednesday, Oct. 18, to read her newest book, “Goodnight Little Bot.” A story for children, it tells of robot parents tucking in their “little bots” just as human parents do. Kaufman Orloff has also written the “I wanna” books, as well as “Miles of Smiles.” She is a frequent guest at Merritt Bookstore, reading, signing books and doing writing workshops.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrates annual ag breakfast

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MILLBROOK — Starting with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns and yogurt typically leads to successful morning meetings, as was the case with the 10th annual meeting of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County (CCEDC), on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
The CCEDC is an agency associated with Cornell University, with a land grant dating back to 1869 providing tools, education and resources for the residents and officials of the county.

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Public weighs in on Thorne Building’s future

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MILLBROOK — With a surprisingly robust turnout of about 230 people, the first public meeting concerning the future of the Thorne Memorial Building took place on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Millbrook firehouse. 
Oakley Thorne spoke about the building’s history and efforts to determine its future. His family donated the structure to the village generations ago.

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Toasting fall

The Millbrook Vineyards & Winery celebrated its 27th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14. More than 250 guests were registered for the event, which included a luncheon prepared by chef Dan Kish and students from the Culinary Institute of America. Seated, from left, Christine Arnone and Susan Lampasoma with their husbands behind them, Peter Lampasoma, left, and Christopher Arnone enjoyed some wine on the terrace outside The Loft at Millbrook Vineyards.

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Going wild over Absolutely Wild Home

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MILLBROOK — The shop located at 3300 Franklin Ave., Millbrook, is lovely, with a traditional looking edifice adorned with plants, flowers and now, fall foliage. But step inside that stately door, and a whole new world comes to light. Absolutely Wild Home offers home goods that are not only beautiful, but unique. Though the store opened last December, it remains a secret to many.

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Millbrook’s water woes

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MILLBROOK — If it seems like Millbrook residents are always talking about water, well, they are. One might not give it much thought when turning on the tap, but when there’s no water, or too little of it, it’s hard to think of much else.

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New teachers are welcomed, NYSSBA resolutions discussed

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MILLBROOK — Several new teachers were welcomed at the Monday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE).
The New York State School Board Association’s convention in October was discussed, as four members from the district will attend. Thomas Lehmkuhl, the voting member, asked for ideas from the board to be submitted to him by Sept 25.

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Painter with Muscular Distrophy at The Fountains: When art and beauty make all things possible: Kim Schneider

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MILLBROOK— The Fountains in Millbrook has many programs for its residents. The senior facility boasts two art studios, one in the assisted living facility and another in The Inn, which is more acclimated to serving those in need of medical services.

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Village discusses water and recreation space

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MILLBROOK — A Village Board meeting was held Tuesday, Sept. 26. 
David Daniele, of Quarryland Realty, asked for permission to be included in the village water system, for a property located in the town of Washington. Because of ongoing water concerns, it is preferred that no new accounts be added to the Millbrook water system. Scott Osborne, VRI plant manager, will be asked to weigh in on this request. 

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