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MILLERTON — The Millerton Legion Auxiliary was pleased to welcome area residents last Sunday, Feb. 18, at its 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off, held at American Legion Post 178.

Though last Saturday’s snow had Auxiliary members waiting on pins and needles, Sunday enjoyed sunshine and clear skies. Chili entries were dropped off from 11 a.m. on and by noon 16 Crock Pots were available to the 65 people in attendance. 

While community members sampled the different entries in earnest, judges Rob Cooper, Vicki Fallon and Mike Humbert took their time tasting each...

Millerton

Snow, and more snow

Crews were out tackling mounds and mounds of snow on Friday, Jan. 5, following a storm that dropped nearly a foot of the white stuff in the Harlem Valley. A total of 8 inches fell in Millbrook, according to the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, while 10 to 12 inches fell in the town of North East, according to Amiee Duncan of Northwest Lawn and Landscaping. In Millerton, this plow on Main Street was left with a heavy load while its operator took a quick break.

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Dowley will serve at NECC as interim executive director

MILLERTON — Jennifer Dowley has been named the interim executive director of Millerton’s North East Community Center (NECC). She will take charge of the nonprofit organization when longtime head Jenny Hansell leaves at the end of January for a new job as president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council in Pittsfield, Mass.
Dowley will begin on Jan. 9.

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Saperstein’s remains on the market: Going out of business sale will last till inventory is gone

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MILLERTON— Back in July, 2017, Lewis Saperstein announced that the store bearing his name would be closing at the end of the year. He put Saperstein’s up for sale — both the business and the property. As of yet, he hasn’t found a buyer, though there’s been interest, he said.
And while the New Year has come and gone, Saperstein’s is just now starting a going out of business sale, which will run until his inventory is depleted.

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Historic marker unveiled at original site of one-room Irondale Schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — Traveling up Route 22 in the Irondale section of Millerton, visitors will now find a roadside marker set in the exact location where the Irondale Schoolhouse stood for over 75 years. Along with marking the fourth anniversary of the schoolhouse’s move to the village of Millerton, its placement also represents the finishing touches on a nine-year restoration project.
Ralph Fedele, president of the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse Association (FISA), remembered the time and toil that went into the schoolhouse’s restoration.

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Custom clothing from T-Shirt Farm

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Seniors do lunch at Millerton Senior Friendship Center

MILLERTON — Having lunch at the Millerton Senior Friendship Center is like sitting at the teenager table at a holiday dinner. In addition to plenty of good food, there is an abundance of energy, laughter, good-natured teasing, and most of all, family.

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Carl John Dobrwado Sr.

MILLERTON — Carl John Dobrwado Sr., 83, a 60-year resident of Millerton, died peacefully on Dec. 16, 2017, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, surrounded by his loving family. 

Carl was a journeyman with Local No. 669 Sprinkler Fitters based in Columbia, Md., for 41 years, retiring in 1997. He later worked for a private estate in Millbrook for 17 years before retiring again in 2013.

Born Aug. 11, 1934, in Blackstone, Mass., he was the son of the late Mary V. (Kowal) and Peter Dobrwado.  

Seeking answers and justice in the death of a daughter

This is part two of an article that began in the Dec. 14 Lakeville Journal and Millerton News.
 
SHEFFIELD — Ted Dobson and his ex-wife, Anne Banks of Hillsdale, N.Y., are seeking justice and answers following the death of their daughter, Moira Banks-Dobson, in a car crash in 2012. The man who killed their daughter, Fred Weller, had been arrested multiple times in multiple states and hadn’t had a drivers license in 16 years. 

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Millerton Police: New SUV and computers put department on track

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MILLERTON — Chasing down the bad guys and protecting the good guys just got a little easier for the Millerton Police Department, thanks to a newly-purchased police vehicle. According to Officer-in-Charge David Rudin, the SUV will help make the department’s job a little easier.
“It’s wonderful,” he said. “It’s got a lot of today’s technology in it.”
And it’s sleek, said Rudin, who added that he’d drive it as a personal car — no less as a police vehicle.

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Library hosts Hobby Horse Workshop

As Winter Storm Benji covered the village of Millerton in snowfall, the North East-Millerton Library arranged a Hobby Horse Workshop for the local youth just in time for the holidays. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, instructor Tom Hanford guided a handful of youngsters in making hobby horses of their very own. Riley Whalen, 6, worked on a hobby horse with a little help from his mother, April.

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