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MILLERTON — With the coming of autumn, it’s a perfect time for crafters of all varieties to start to plan new projects, which means it’s also a great time to think about creating something special for the  NorthEast-Millerton Library Holiday Craft Fair.

Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson notes that because the event features only hand crafted items donated for the sale, no commercial vendors need be paid, so every cent that comes in contributes to the support of the library and its myriad of programs. 

The fair also provides a second way to...

Millerton

Village Hall set to become ADA compliant

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MILLERTON — The Village Board utilized the first part of its meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, to discuss the next steps in updating Village Hall and making it Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
For its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application in 2018, the village agreed to seek funding in a joint application with the town of North East to update Village Hall and North East Town Hall to make them both ADA compliant.

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Building boats, testing buoyancy

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‘The Biggest Little Farm’ screening and panel unlock labors of organic farming

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MILLERTON — Given the impact that organic farming practices have had on the local region over the years, it came as no surprise that The Moviehouse’s screening of the documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” and its accompanying Q&A panel gathered an immense turnout on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18.

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Remembering educator Myron ‘Mike’ Rindsberg

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MILLERTON — Those who knew Myron “Mike” Rindsberg felt fortunate to do so. He was generous of spirit, kind and nurturing. And for roughly 30 years he was the much beloved superintendent of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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All signs point to lower speed limit needed on Winchell Mtn. Road

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NORTH EAST — Winchell Mountain Road is undeniably beautiful. Its mountaintop scenic view makes for a lovely country drive — with one exception: The road has increasingly become a speedway for cars and trucks making their way back and forth from Route 22 to Route 199. 
Winchell Mountain Road (Dutchess County Route 60) is a popular shortcut between the two state roads, but it’s not without its risks, especially in the winter time. The steep and winding road makes for fast driving, and neighbors say it’s putting them in harm’s way. 

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A history of lawlessness in Boston Corners and the Oblong

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library opened its Annex to a full crowd of local residents curious to learn more about the history surrounding Boston Corners and the Oblong as part of Jon Strom’s presentation, “Boston Corners and the Oblong: How Two State Boundary Land Exchanges Created Havens for Lawlessness,” on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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Millerton and North East boards hold joint public hearing for 2019 Comprehensive Plan

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MILLERTON — The 2019 Town of North East/Village of Millerton Comprehensive Plan inched closer to its finalization as the Village Board and the Town Board hosted a joint public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. to allow the public to raise any comments or concerns about the plan. A Comprehensive Plan lays out a framework for municipalities to lean on while planning for their communities for the next 10 to 15 years.

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Preserving history, with stories from the generations

MILLERTON — Every person has a story, but all too often, generations pass by one another without sharing them, and soon they are lost to the ages. To help ensure that doesn’t happen to tales of Millerton and the surrounding areas, Arts Mid-Hudson and the NorthEast-Millerton Library are partnering to present a two-month program, Across the Centuries: Stories About Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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Old service station to become a Mobil museum of sorts

MILLERTON — Behind the black screen recently erected on Route 44 in Millerton, work is being done to turn the old gas station into, well, sort of an older gas station. 
Rob Cooper, owner of Associated Lightning Rod in Millerton, is a collector of gas station memorabilia, mainly signs and oil cans from the 1950s and 1960s. It isn’t completely illogical, then, that he’s now purchased an old gas station. What better place to showcase his collection?

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Library has new trustee and treasurer

MILLERTON — The right person at the right time in the right place pretty much sums up the happy connection between Lana Morrison, former manager of the Millerton Branch of Salisbury Bank, and the NorthEast-Millerton Library. 
Morrison, who describes herself as a “numbers person,” has recently joined the library’s Board of Trustees, assuming the position of treasurer from the much appreciated Carol Decker who recently stepped down from that function after many years of volunteer service.

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