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MILLERTON— One of the first items of business at the Village Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, was a request from Salisbury Bank and Trust Millerton Branch Manager Bianca Martin, for permission to participate in the farmers market.

As Martin put it, “Salisbury Bank is known as a community bank, and we would like to increase our presence and show our involvement. We do some behind the scenes work … but we would like to be able to reach out to more people.”

Martin said if the bank had a table at the farmers market, which is actually run by the North...

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Thanking Wounded Warriors

MILLERTON — Wouldn’t any American want to find a way to help and support wounded U.S. soldiers who return home from overseas? But what might not be clear (at least to anyone unaffiliated with the military) is the best way to do it.
Fortunately, there are many veterans and citizens groups around the country finding ways, large and small, to make a difference in the lives of these injured men and women known as the Wounded Warriors.

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It started over sneaker

Dover Plains stabbing follow up
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DOVER PLAINS — The investigation into a stabbing that took place on Wednesday, July 20, in the parking lot of the Four Brothers restaurant in Dover Plains is continuing. New information about that crime released since the July 21 arrest of Dover Plains’ resident Timothy Martinez indicates the altercation began over a pair of shoes, according to New York State Police Investigator Erich Schaefer.
“It’s stemming over an argument over a pair of sneakers,” Schaefer said, adding those involved in the fight knew each other.

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North East and Millerton negotiate contracts

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NORTH EAST — The North East Town Board’s feathers were somewhat ruffled last week after it received two service contracts from the village of Millerton that were higher than expected. Those feathers were later smoothed out to a great degree following a special Town Board meeting with the Village Board on Thursday, July 28, at Town Hall, at which the recreation and police contracts were discussed. Millerton provides both services to North East; it has done so for years.

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Scouting the local press

Cub Scouts and brothers Nathan Campbell, 10, and Shane Kraus, 7, toured The Millerton News on Friday, July 29, along with their sister, Julia Kraus, 4, as part of their Scout requirements. The boys are moving up in the ranks and have lists of required tasks to complete in order to do so. Both said they were excited to see the newspaper and its operations, so too was their little sister. She also promoted the Scouts. “The Cub Scouts are good for you,” she said. “It makes you learn stuff!”

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Art show paints a pretty picture for Schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — Little by little, the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse organization is creeping closer to its goal of moving the schoolhouse from its current location on Route 22 North to the Rail Trail head in downtown Millerton.
“We’ve made some very significant progress,” said Ralph Fedele, president of the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse.
Since the beginning of the year, Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse has raised more than $12,000 through donations made from local residents and merchants, which is roughly double what was raised throughout 2010.

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Calling on the community to fight leukemia and lymphoma

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MILLERTON — The Big Grill restaurant on Route 22 in Millerton will hold a fundraiser event on Saturday, July 30, to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Lynne Dagata is one of the fundraiser’s organizers. She was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable leukemia six years ago.
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood or bone marrow. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic cells in the immune system and it often spreads to the bone marrow and the blood.

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Holy cow!

Holsteins hit the airwaves
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MILLERTON — Nearly 200 members of the New York State Holstein Association attended the picnic on July 10, many crossing state lines, according to Eastern New York Junior Holstein Club Advisor Deb Phillips. Those in attendance had the opportunity to check out the cows at Willow-Brook Farm, owned by the Beneke family. Phillips said it was a successful day.

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Conflict over Millerton contracts

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board is in the midst of deciding how to handle contracts it just received from the village of Millerton for two important services that municipality usually provides — police and recreation. The dilemma is over the fact that both contracts are substantially higher than they have been in the past, and more than the town of North East is comfortable paying.
“The structure [of the contracts] is pretty much the same, with the dollar amount changed,” North East town Supervisor Dave Sherman said, adding that change comes to what he considers a hefty sum.

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Green Peas brunch served more than 100 at benefit for NECC

MILLERTON — Green Peas TV, a regional cooking show set in the Hudson Valley, joined hands with local consumers and producers of food last Sunday, July 24, at No. 9 restaurant in Millerton.
In addition to raising money and awareness for the North East Community Center Farm and Food Education Program, the benefit brunch will also be featured as an episode on Green Peas TV.

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A magical night

MILLERTON — Harry Potter fans everywhere got out their capes, wands and spellbooks for the midnight premier of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the final movie in the series, which opened in local cinemas at 12:05 a.m. on Friday, July 15.
“It was an epic moment in the history of cinema,” said Carol Sadlon, owner of the Millerton Moviehouse.
Tickets for The Moviehouse showing were sold out days in advance. Although the movie played in only one theater, crowds of people were lined up outside the doors.

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