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MILLERTON — A public hearing for the 2018-19 budget was held on Monday, April 16. Though the Village Board was required to keep the hearing open for 15 minutes, there were no public comments.

The total appropriations for the budget totalled $679,194.65 while the total revenues clocked in at $284,487.29. The amount to be raised by taxes is $394,707.36 and the tax rate per $1,000 is $4.490669 — an increase of $0.013628.

Once the hearing closed, the board approved the budget. For more on the 2018-19 budget, read last week’s Millerton News.

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CSA farms help make purchasing fresh produce possible

MILLERTON— The growers who took center stage at the NorthEast-Millerton Library at its Meet Your Farmers event have three things in common: they are unique each in their own ways, they love their land and they love connecting with the people that land nourishes. 

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Man on the Street: Bidding farewell to the Saperstein’s mural

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MILLERTON — For the last 16 years, the mural painted along the side of the Saperstein’s building has been a part of the village’s identity. 

Painted by artist Moira Kelly in the summer of 2002 with help from local children, the mural is in memory of the store’s original owners, Irving and Shirley Saperstein, and also of the victims of terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. It has endured all kinds of weather — including a graffiti incident a number of years ago.

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Highway super reports on truck purchase, drainage work

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NORTH EAST— The full Town Board met on Thursday, March 8, to discuss a wealth of information.
One of the first discussions followed Highway Superintendent Bob Stevens’ monthly report. He spoke of the town’s equipment replacement program, which will see an 18-year-old plow truck in “very poor condition” retire at winter’s end.
“We’re hoping it will make it through winter,” said Stevens.

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Fire company on a roll with 30th annual egg hunt

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MILLERTON— Roughly 250 children from around the Tri-state region attended the Millerton Fire Company’s 30th annual Easter egg hunt and hayride. Starting at the Millerton firehouse, families loaded onto the hay-wagons for a short drive to the Millerton Gun Club.
“It turned out great,” said longtime fire department member and past officer Al Andrews. “We added an extra wagon and still turned people away. We were packed.”

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Library is a hoot

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Millerton Post Office delivers the goods

MILLERTON— “Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night … ” can keep the Millerton Post Office, captained by Postmaster Lorenso Elleby, from being an efficient hub of communication and a warm gathering place for the community. 
Front and center of this hard-working crew is 21-year veteran sales and service associate Lori McGhee, who emanates good cheer while making her way through the well-organized maze of the working area searching for that one piece of mail. 

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Village business district to see changes this spring

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MILLERTON — Between businesses celebrating milestones and closing up shop in the village, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) reported a few changes in 2018. 
Several months after the building and business were placed on the market, village residents will be happy to learn that the iconic Saperstein’s building has found a new owner in James Hendrick.

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Village election results: Sartori, Hartzog new Millerton trustees

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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton saw residents cast their votes for two village trustees on Tuesday, March 20.
​The two trustee seats each come with a two-year term. Running on the Democratic party line were candidates Matt Hartzog and Eliot Ramos while candidates Alicia Sartori, a Democrat, and David Sherman ran on the Republican and Millerton Vision party lines. 

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Shamrock Social

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Lucky charm ...

Three-year-old Stella Grace Lansang, decked out for the day with green ribbons and shamrocks in her hair, was all smiles after she received  gold-covered chocolate at the St. Patrick’s Day party at the NorthEast-Millerton Library. Her parents, Joe and Kati, were among the adults whose leprechaun wish was for a healthy and happy life for all children. 
 

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