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NORTH EAST — The Town Board is considering its energy options — one of which is contracting with Lieberman Associates Management (LAM) for solar power.

According to town Supervisor George Kaye, the possibility of going solar would impact the Town Hall and Highway Garage buildings.

“They are proposing to build, and are currently approaching the town of Athens, with the idea of constructing a large solar farm in that township,” Kaye explained. “They have approached a number of different municipalities in the Dutchess County area, and several are...

Millerton

Store closing marks the end of an era …

MILLERTON — The Millerton Grand Union, technically a GU Market since 2011, has been in operation for roughly 15 years; it will close on Saturday, Feb. 25. Before that it was a Great American, which opened in 1993. Prior to that, it was Trotta’s, which was in business for another 20 or so years, according to GU Market Manager Brian Ferreira. 

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Dutchess County Long Rifles recognized for excellence

MILLERTON — The Dutchess County Long Rifles (DCLR), the premier 4-H shooting-sport program in Dutchess County, was recognized by the Federation of Dutchess County Fish and Game Clubs as the 2016 Sports Club of the Year at its annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 28. 
The award was presented by Bill Conners on behalf of Federation President Paul Annetts to Dutchess County 4-H Program Coordinator Robert Jenks, who accepted it on behalf of the club members. 

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Leadership workshop empowers local residents

MILLERTON — As the sun rose over the village of Millerton, northeastern Dutchess County residents gathered inside the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Saturday, Feb. 18, to identify strategies in becoming active members in their communities. 

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Sharon Farm Market may move into space: Farewell to Grand Union

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MILLERTON — There’s been much concern during the past year about where Millerton residents will be able to buy their groceries once the Grand Union closes its doors. That’s set to happen on Saturday, Feb. 25. 
GU history
Grand Union officially went bankrupt in 2011. Even though the Grand Union sign remained, the market in Millerton was technically a GU Market. It was the last operating GU Market in the United States. 

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The sound of support for national wildlife refuges

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MILLERTON — After almost a year of inspired collaboration, the nonprofit organization Sustain Music and Nature — which was co-founded by Betsy Mortensen and Harrison Goodale, who are both recent residents of Millerton — announced the release of a new song and music video by acclaimed folk-rock band River Whyless, in support of National Wildlife Refuges.

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A sweetheart of a dance

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Officer Michael Veeder earns Top Cop award, again

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MILLERTON — Among the awards presented at the 22nd Annual STOP-DWI Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon, Police Officer Michael Veeder of the Millerton Police Department was honored with his second Top Cop award in as many years.

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Energy savings, roads, records management on board’s agenda

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board took care of a number of issues when it met in January. 
Some, like the resolution passed to allow town Supervisor George Kaye to act as its agent in obtaining energy services, were designed to save the town money.

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A llama at the library

Debbie Labbe brought this very friendly llama to the NorthEast-Millerton Library for a show-and-tell on Saturday, Feb. 4. Labbe is from Country Quilt Llama Farm. Roughly 20 children sat with rapt attention as she read from the book, “Is Your Mama a Llama?”

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Millerton elections Slate chosen, Middlebrook aims for top seat

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MILLERTON — Both the Democratic Committee of North East and the Republican Committee of North East have selected their candidates for the March 21 village elections.
Three positions are up for election, including the mayoral seat and two village trustee seats — all two-year terms. 
Two-time Mayor Marty Markonic announced soon after his last victory at the polls two years ago that he did not plan on running for re-election. 

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