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MILLERTON — From the moment they found him to their decision to bring him home, the lives of Macey Levin and his wife, Gloria Miller, were changed for the better when they rescued their dog, Luke. As a celebration of Luke’s remarkable journey, they hosted a party for his 16th birthday at the Millerton Veterinary Practice on Saturday, March 16.

Going back to 2003, Luke entered the couple’s lives purely by chance. Formerly residents of Long Island, Levin reported to The Lakeville Journal that his wife had been driving to her teaching job in Long Island when she saw...

Millerton

Sweet sentiments

The NorthEast-Millerton Library found a way to continue the celebration of Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s Day-themed Story Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The library opened its doors to a handful of local children and their parents. Led by the Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune, the children listened to a few stories before making homemade Valentine’s Day collages.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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One step closer to regional comprehensive EMS coverage

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board met on Thursday, Feb. 14, and discussed a broad range of topics. Among them was an update on the Request for Proposals (RFP) needed on an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) study, to determine the best way to provide EMS to the three towns of North East, Amenia and Dover and the village of Millerton. 

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Millerton recreation: Tentative designs for Eddie Collins Memorial Park upgrade are on the table

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MILLERTON — Whether  passing through Millerton or living there, many know Eddie Collins Memorial Park as the place for recreation.
As members of the Eddie Collins Memorial Park Revitalization Committee, Stephen Waite and Jeanne Vanecko presented tentative plans for the park’s re-imagining to the Village Board on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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Women take top spots at Chili Cook-Off

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MILLERTON — The key ingredient for any successful gathering is community support, and the American Legion Auxiliary was appreciative of the crowd  that came to the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Daytona 500 Party on Sunday, Feb. 17.

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Manna Dew sweetens Millerton streets

MILLERTON — Manna Dew café owner Victor Trivelli explained he is donating 10 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds on Sunday, Feb. 24, to the North East Historical Society’s Dine Out for History.
“I think it’s great to have little historic villages like this still surviving and thriving,” he said. “It’s not common in other states and other parts of the country. It’s good. And the historical society does good things; so if I’m able to help, I will.”

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MBA seeks solutions: Parking and speeding on Millerton’s Main Street

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MILLERTON — Recognized as an ongoing issue in the village of Millerton, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) is hoping to resolve parking problems in the business district, and the problem of cars traveling too quickly down Main Street. It discussed the matter at an MBA meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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MBA reviews proposal for drawdown project in April

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, Feb. 7. Member Jeanne Vanecko suggested a “drawdown challenge” to raise awareness about what Millerton is doing daily to fight global warming and environmental degradation.

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Fines paid with food helps stock pantries

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MILLERTON — Throughout February, the NorthEast-Millerton Library will offer patrons a chance to pay their library fines by making a donation to area food pantries during Food for Fines Month. 
While Food for Fines Month is new this year, the library has contributed to local pantries in the past; it held a collection around the holidays a few years ago. After talking with some local residents, NorthEast-Millerton Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson learned that area food pantries have been running low on supplies following the recent government shutdown. 

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Generosity at work

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MBA talks new ideas: Music festival possible

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met in January to discuss its future, starting with the idea of a new music festival this summer.
“This is an opportunity to reboot it,” Jeanne Vanecko said, adding the MBA wants to “make sure the people who were complaining before are heard. 
“I’m not saying it should be a repeat of Spring for Sound — it should be a new musical festival so we’re not bound by old traditions and old assumptions,” said Vanecko.

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