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MILLERTON — By the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 12, the village of Millerton had been transformed into a walking, living art gallery where local residents and weekend visitors could view artwork on display throughout village streets and businesses as part of the sixth annual Fall for Art festival.

Sponsored and funded by the Millerton Business Alliance, the village-wide art festival ran from 1 to 6 p.m. and was open free of charge to all interested attendees. From paintings and photographs to jewelry, hand-painted signs and more, the festival featured an extensive menagerie of...

Millerton

Respected local physician John Curtis passes away at the age of 81

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MILLERTON — Whether they were colleagues in his field, patients under his care, close friends or family members, there are many throughout the northeastern Dutchess County communities who could attest to John Curtis’s character, both on a professional and a personal level. Curtis passed away at his family home on Sharon Station Road on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the age of 81.

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Town pursues county grant for salt and sand shed relocation

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board discussed pursuing a grant for a water quality improvement project through the consolidated funding application process at its August meeting.
According to Councilman Chris Kennan, who filled out the application, the grant would be for relocating the sand and salt shed from its current location at the town’s highway garage on South Center Street to the new, yet-to-be-built highway garage site on Route 22.
The town has applied for $485,000 through the 50% matching grant (for a total of $970,000).

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Lower Mill Road will flood no more

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NORTH EAST — Flooding on Lower Mill Road has been a problem that’s plagued the town of North
East for years. Soon, thanks to a culvert replacement project that’s going on right now, flooding will be a thing of the past.
“It’s a big project,” acknowledged North East town Supervisor George Kaye, who explained that because there was so much rain last fall, the project had to be delayed until this summer — meaning more money will have to be spent eventually.

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Slave burial at the root of Millerton mystery

MILLERTON — Rumors, lore and simple gossip are often the life-blood of small towns, but there are times when it seems important to track down the truth — elusive though it may be. 
And for the past year and a half, according to Dutchess County Legislator Gregg Pulver (R-19), just such a quest has involved a number of North East residents who are working diligently to “do the right thing,” by a former slave, Thomas Stansbury.

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Stissing Center, demolition policy and Deuel’s on agenda

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board has been chipping away at its workload, meeting monthly throughout the summer and holding special meetings and hearings when necessary. 

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Revamped and re-energized: Town website gets a makeover

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NORTH EAST — Town Clerk Lisa Cope has been busy. Working with North East Councilman John Midwood and Town Bookkeeper Lorna Sherman, Cope spearheads the Communications Committee. Its main task was to overhaul the town’s municipal site and make it more user friendly -— not to mention easier on the eye.

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Meta 44, Evergreen Antiques and Westerlind continue to collaborate

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MILLERTON — During the summer, there have been a few changes to the corner of Main Street. Laurence Fox from Evergreen Antiques  and Andrea Westerlind from Westerlind partnered with John Allee from Meta 44 to create a collaborative store. The goal? To showcase each business’s distinct merchandise and to satisfy a cross section of customers in the village.

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Puppy power

MILLERTON — With a woof and a wag, the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton hosted Dog Days of Summer on Saturday, Aug. 24. Running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millerton Farmers Market, the event was a rousing success with beautiful summer weather and strong community attendance. While their owners browsed market merchandise and pranced their pets around the village, participating dogs were showered with attention as they received free treats and flower garlands, entered a photo contest and had their portraits sketched by pet artist Peggy Kaufmann. 

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NECC enhances the farmers market experience

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MILLERTON — With fresh local produce, artisan vendors and activities for children, the North East Community Center (NECC) has made every effort to enhance the experience of visiting the Millerton Farmers Market for area residents and visitors alike.

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Butterfly bench takes flight with the help of local children

MILLERTON — The beauty of butterflies is notoriously fleeting — but not so for a unique specimen that will soon be delighting visitors at the Sharon Audubon Center thanks to the efforts of Millerton’s Battle Hill Forge sculptor Israel Fitch and a small group of area students. 
Fitch and his young crew are creating a massive metal bench in the shape of a butterfly, which will become an integral part of the Audubon’s butterfly display, set to have its inaugural viewing on Saturday, Sept. 14.  

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