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MILLERTON — With just a month before the seventh annual Saturday, Nov. 17, Library Holiday Craft Fair, organizers are hoping crafters and artisans will soon be donating a variety of offerings to the event, with all proceeds going to the NorthEast-Millerton Library.  

Having grown from a few items from the Library Yarns knitting group to a room full of handmade offerings of all sorts, the event has proven to be a great opportunity for friends and neighbors to come together to find unique gifts while avoiding the coming rush of Black Friday.   

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Furever thankful for a forever home

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MILLERTON — For those who remember the Dog Days of Summer pet adoption event held at the Millerton Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 25 — courtesy of the North East Community Center (NECC) and the Little Guild animal shelter — good news. The 8-year-old Shih Tzu, Miette, who was up for adoption after her owners could no longer care for her, has found a new home.

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Christine Sergent envisions promising future for NECC

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MILLERTON— Already a few weeks into her new career at the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton, Executive Director Christine Sergent is thinking about strengthening the organization from the inside out and making sure NECC staff are supported and empowered to put forth their best for the community.

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Village Board discusses water, police, property and trash

MILLERTON— Good news about the town water supply was a key part of a crowded agenda that prompted village Mayor Debbie Middlebrook to begin the two-hour Sept. 17 meeting by explaining that while there would be no public comments that night, there would be at the Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. 

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Amelia Smith’s pet project: caring for animals

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MILLERTON— When she graduated this past May from The Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, Conn., Amelia Smith, 18, already had a strong record of training and caring for animals.
A resident of Millerton, Smith’s love of animals sparked at a young age, fostered with the support of her family, academic mentors and the animals she’s met along the way. In addition to volunteering with many animal groups, Smith’s experience encompasses travel, competition, fundraising efforts and honors well beyond her age.   

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Painting the village (hydrants) red

MILLERTON— Regardless of who might need them, village residents and personnel will now be able to locate fire hydrants in Millerton more easily, thanks to a fresh coat of bright red paint.
With hydrants inspected on a yearly basis, Village Highway Supervisor Coleman Lawrence said the objective behind repainting the fire hydrants is to keep them maintained and highly visible. Along with the new paint job, the hydrants were examined for other flaws, such as missing bolts or open pores.

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Millerton and North East: Options for EMS coverage examined at workshop

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Village Board and North East Town Board took the time to review their existing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coverage and options for the future at a special joint workshop meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Much-needed sidewalk repairs focus of block grant application

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board met on Thursday, Sept. 13, to discuss various issues,  top among them grant proposal ideas for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), block  grants are awarded annually by the county based on a priority list.
Priorities range from infrastructure, to affordable housing, to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Oftentimes, joint applications from neighboring communities fare better than single applicants.

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MBA gets to work, plans for fall

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the fall season with a packed house and a calendar of community events at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13.
The monthly meeting was held at Montage. MBA members gave a warm welcome to Christine Sergent, the new executive director of the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton.

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Benefit dinner to help local resident Jim Tanner

MILLERTON— The mark of a good man may well be how quickly that man’s neighbors arrive to help when trouble appears on his doorstep.
By that measure, lifelong Millerton resident Jim Tanner is shown to be a good man, indeed. Hundreds are stepping up as he and his family face the challenges presented by recently diagnosed Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, a disease that has rendered this husband and devoted father of three, a self-employed business man, unable to work. 

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Curious to a fault

The NorthEast-Millerton Library celebrated the 77th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey by hosting Curiosity Week from Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Saturday, Sept. 15. The celebration kicked off with Story Hour. Above, from left, Parker, April, Riley and Dave Whalen stopped by the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Sept. 15.

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