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MILLBROOK — Local gardeners look forward each weekend after Mother’s Day to the Master Gardener Plant Sale at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County in Millbrook. 

The sale ran for two days, Friday and Saturday. On sale were perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and trees. This year, a specialty item was a mass of Hosta, donated by a person who lost an 85-foot Spruce tree to a storm. The Hosta garden created for the spot near the tree was dug up and donated to the group, because the shade-loving plants had no shade once their tree was lost to the storm....

Millbrook

Two up for Washington post

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WASHINGTON  — Two candidates are vying for a single position on the Town Board for the 2017-19 term. Mike Murphy (R) is the incumbent; he has been filling the vacated seat left behind by former Councilwoman Karen Mosca. Murphy is being challenged by Thomas Hurley (D), long-time president of the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education.

Mike Murphy

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Town presents budget for 2017

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WASHINGTON — While the budget process is still being worked out, good news from the town of Washington regarding the taxes for 2017 is, they will remain under the tax cap, with zero change. 
There was no real increase between this year’s budget and the 2017 fiscal plan. Many of the figures will remain as they were last year, and some may result in a slight increase, others will see a small decrease.  Many items will show no change at all. 

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Goons and goblins creep throughout the village

       

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Millbrook schools focus on fresh food with FarmOn

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MILLBROOK — With autumn decorations ablaze throughout the cafeteria, and the actual garden plots outside dusted with snow, Millbrook Middle School was the focus of a ribbon-cutting ceremony that heralded the start of a school garden and a partnership with FarmOn.

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Ladies enjoy a night out

MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Fire Department Auxiliary held its annual Ladies’ Night Out on Saturday, Oct. 22. Although Peggy Mulligan, chairperson, said the crowd was smaller than last year, it was nonetheless just as enthusiastic. The cold, rainy weather may have accounted for a smaller turnout.

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Village of Millbrook prepares for elections

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MILLBROOK  — The Village Board has three residents vying for two seats, one resident running for mayor  and one village trustee running for re-election in an uncontested race.
Mayoral race

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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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