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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Group, commonly known as the Millerton Merchants Association, set to work in reorganizing for 2018 at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1.

The meeting began with members taking a moment to remember Chad Malarchuk, a fellow member of the Millerton business community who passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28. (For a story on Malarchuk, read this paper’s Feb. 8 edition.)

The group then went on to assess a working mission statement that described its purpose as making “Millerton an inviting and diverse place to do business for both the...

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A Halloween scene

Houses along Route 22 in Millerton have taken on a decidedly spooky look, just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins, spider webs and ghouls of all shapes and sizes are waiting to greet young trick-or-treaters come All Hallow’s Eve.

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Library pays teens to read and review YA novels

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MILLERTON — In an attempt to get more young readers involved in the library, the NorthEast-Millerton Library is running a “Read for Green” program, which pays teens to review new young adult (YA) books.
The program is open to people between the ages of 11 and 18 who live in the Millerton area.
Teens signed up with the program check out the new YA books available at the library, then after they finish reading the book, they must write a review before earning the “green.” Reviewers will earn $5 per book review.

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Molinaro talks about run for county executive’s seat

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MILLERTON — On Oct. 12, American Legion Post 178 held its second Town Hall meeting to introduce the candidates running for the position of Dutchess County executive.
During the Town Hall meeting, New York Assemblyman Marcus Molinaro spoke to a crowd of roughly two dozen people to explain his stance on several issues that are important to local residents.
Molinaro’s opponent is Dan French, who participated in a Town Hall event at the Legion on Oct. 3.

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Giglio’s photo used by Clinton­ foundation

MILLERTON — Photojournalist Stefanie Giglio, staff reporter at The Millerton News, had one of her photographs used in “Sabina,” a film aired during the Clinton Foundation’s A Decade of Difference concert on Oct. 15.
The concert, which was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and simultaneously broadcast live on the Internet, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the organization’s work in improving global health, strengthening world economies and protecting the environment.

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Planting the seeds of knowledge

During the fall festival held at McEnroe’s Organic Farm Market on Saturday, Oct. 8, activities, like seed collecting and wool dying, were set up around the grounds to teach people about local agriculture. At the seed collection table, participants were also invited to create autumn-inspired marigold chain necklaces. The festival introduced the community to the farm’s new Victory Garden walk, which McEnroe’s opened as an educational center and a public space where people can reconnect with the landscape.

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The ZBA needs volunteers

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NORTH EAST — The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is in desperate need of volunteers — it’s a plight the board’s chairman, Julie Schroeder, is sad to say she’s more than familiar with.
“Oh my gosh,” she said. “I couldn’t even count the number of times members [come and go].”
At this point in time, Schroeder is dealing with members going. She’s down one, with the exodus of former member Chip Barrett from the ZBA; he left to join the North East Planning Board last winter.

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Working together to meet deadlines

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MILLERTON — The Millerton News will be enforcing its deadlines more strictly from this point forward than it has in the past.
Press releases must be submitted no later than Friday, at 4 p.m., to appear in the following Thursday’s paper. Please note that even timely submissions are not guaranteed to be published, as available space is the deciding factor.

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Dutchess County executive race is on

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MILLERTON – The first of two candidates to address the public at a set of American Legion talks, was at Post 178 in Millerton on Monday night, Oct. 3. Dutchess County executive candidate Dan French introduced himself and his platform to an intimate group of local residents. His opponent, Marcus Molinaro, will do the same next week at the same location.

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Planning Board reviews multiple applications

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NORTH EAST — The Planning Board meeting held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, dealt with a number of applications that have been ongoing for months, years and decades.
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Village Herbalist is open

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MILLERTON — For years, friends and family have been turning to Terri Lundquist for herbal remedies for aches and illnesses, but with the new opening of TVH: The Village Herbalist, Lundquist will offer her talents and services to the entire community.
The Village Herbalist, located in downtown Millerton, is built around four pillars of service: an herbal apothecary, natural healing consultations, eco-living products and eco-chic fashion.

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