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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

Poetry in music

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BOE members discuss district affairs

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Dyson Foundation president mourned

MILLBROOK— Dyson Foundation President Diana Gurieva, who stewarded the Millbrook-based philanthropic foundation through 24 years of growth and influence that helped shape the fabric of the region, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6.
Gurieva was born in England and raised in California and Europe. Her introduction to Dutchess County was as a student attending Vassar College, from which she graduated in 1971. Gurieva’s Dutchess County experience continued when she returned, 20 years later, as the executive director of the Dyson Foundation in 1991.

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Jeffrey Neumann: Art and nostalgia

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MILLBROOK — About 25 people gathered for an artist’s reception at the Millbrook Library on Friday, Feb. 16, to view the paintings of Jeffrey Neumann. Neumann presented a slide show and told the story of his life and career.
Neumann has been an artist since the age of 9. He may not always have made his living painting, but in his heart, the talent and desire were always there. Through jobs as designer, art director, disc jockey, cycling coach and in advertising, he finally worked, for 20 years, in the fine paper industry.

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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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