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NORTH EAST— The Town Board was prompt in its decision to approve an expenditure of funds for the Bog Turtle Monitoring Plan at a special meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 23.

The meeting was held at 1:30 p.m. North East town Supervisor George Kaye, Councilmen Ralph Fedele and John Merwin and Deputy Town Clerk Gail Wheeler were in attendance.

Earlier in August, the wetland and ecological consulting company Quenzer Environmental LLC submitted a proposal to town engineer Morris Associates that was designed to provide bog turtle monitoring for the town’s Mill Road...

Millerton

Leo Flood charged with DWI and fleeing the scene of an accident

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MILLERTON — Leo Flood, a Lakeville, Conn., resident with a business in Millerton, Flood’s Sanitation, is facing DWI charges and a slew of others,  after being arrested on Sunday, July 29, following a police chase through town.

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Narcan training encourages discussion about opioids

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MILLERTON— Local residents wanting to learn more about administering Narcan and recognizing signs of an overdose attended a training program at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Thursday, July 26.
Led by Sharon Stramm, an EMT and certified Narcan trainer with the Millerton Rescue Squad, the program had 14 in attendance. To tie local statistics into the training, Stramm reported that the Millerton Rescue Squad has already responded to two overdoses this year, administering Narcan in both cases.

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The gift of life

Residents of all blood types were encouraged to stop by a blood drive at the Millerton  firehouse on Thursday, Aug. 2. Organized by the fire department every three months, last week’s blood drive saw nine people donating blood in the first two hours alone. From left, North East fire volunteer John “Hot Dog” Dean, Millerton Rescue Squad Capt. Sharon Stramm and Millerton Rescue Lt. Donna Flinn greeted those who were willing to roll up their sleeves.
 

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Charity knitting lends helping hand to those in need

MILLERTON— It’s not often a relaxing afternoon of cheerful conversation and good company combine to lead to good deeds. But that’s exactly the case with a new knit and crochet group that meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex at 28 Century Blvd. 

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Car crash causes delays on Route 22

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MILLERTON— The North East Fire District responded a two-vehicle accident on Route 22 on Thursday afternoon, July 26.
Visiting from Vero Beach, Fla., Bob and Susan Kintner were driving northbound on Route 22 in Millerton when they saw an incoming oversized load truck being escorted slowly up the road. With cars stopped in front of them, they stopped their car and waited for traffic to resume. The truck had just passed the Kintners’ vehicle when it was struck by a motorist also traveling northbound.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Police Department made a drug bust on Sunday, July 15, following a traffic stop by Sgt. Michael Veeder.
Vedeer “observed a vehicle for two minor traffic infractions,” according to the police department’s press release. The vehicle was stopped, and the sergeant reportedly detected “multiple signs of impairment to the driver.”
That driver was 18-year-old Brandon Deitch of Ancramdale.

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Millerton Methodist Church prays for increased membership, donations

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Methodist Church has a prime location in the village’s very popular business district, right on the edge of Veterans’ Park (which it donated to the village years ago). From there, one can peer down Main Street, with Terni’s in view and the former Saperstein’s across the street. Looking in the other direction, one can see the Main Street dissolve into the town’s boulevard district along Route 44. Neatly lined homes, harkening back to a bygone era, dot the village streets.

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Picture this: New Millerton postcards

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MILLERTON— While looking for a new way to market the village of Millerton and all the opportunities it has to offer, the Millerton Business Alliance’s (MBA) Marketing Committee found a picturesque way to do so, with a series of postcards.
Collaborating as Marketing Committee members, Thorunn Kristjansdottir, Jeanne Vanecko and Cathy Fenn have played an active role in marketing the MBA and the village. Following the launch of their new website, they’ve been hard at work this spring brainstorming new ways to market Millerton. 

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Poker run raises money for food drive

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MILLERTON— Community members were invited to pick their cards and build their poker hands as they registered for the 12th Annual Dave P. Waldron Memorial Poker Run on Saturday, July 21.
Recognized as one of the original founders of the Sunday in the Country Food Drive, Waldron championed the food drive and its numerous community efforts. A resident of Sharon, Conn., he passed away from cancer in 2007.

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Summer is the perfect time to check out the library annex’s book sale room

MILLERTON— One of the town’s best kept retail secrets is tucked away in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, a tidy white building at 28 Century Blvd., opposite the post office.
There, every summer Saturday morning between Memorial and Labor Days, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., library volunteers hold sway over the library book sale room. It features a bargain collection of gently-used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles, all of which have been donated in order to boost the library coffers. 

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