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Local musicians and Music in the Annex regulars Lenny Sutton and Roger Cohn brought the music of the season to the NorthEast-Millerton Library Cookbook Group holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2. Following the mini-concert, group members shared samples of treats they prepared from recipes included in this month’s selection, “Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates.” Check the library website, www.nemillertonlibrary.org, for times and dates of the regularly scheduled groups including...

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Striking gold

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MILLERTON — Due to the uncertainty in the stock market and the foreign exchange markets, gold remains in the news these days for its record-setting highs and roller-coaster values.
Accredited jewelry professional Betsy Trotta-Saunders, owner of Elizabeth’s Jewelry and Fine Gifts in Millerton, said that the strong value in gold has resulted in more Americans selling their gold jewelry than ever before.
“People feel safe putting their money in gold,” said Trotta-Saunders. “There is no doubt that now is a good time to sell.”

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Go-carts stalled by applicant

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board’s business meeting of Thursday, Sept. 8, was both busy and well attended. The crowd was in part due to the anticipated discussion about rezoning the Boulevard District on Route 44 East to allow for a go-cart track, a request that has repeatedly come before the board without success.

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Public hearing held for long-standing lot-line application

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NORTH EAST — Janet and William Kalba, residents of the town of North East, appeared before the Planning Board on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a public hearing on their lot-line adjustment application. Their request applies to the Kalbas’ residence and surrounding property at 39 Bud Lane; it’s a matter they’ve been pursuing on and off for decades, according to Janet Kalba.
“[Highway Superintendent] Robert Stevens has been to our road several times already,” said Janet Kalba. “This has a history of 50 years.”

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Dealing with the debris

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NORTH EAST — In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Jim Horton and Shawn Morrison of the North East Highway Department spent several days repairing damage caused by the storm. “We had a few washouts here and there, but as far as I’m concerned, we got really lucky,” said Morrison. “I personally thought when the storm was coming that we’d be working for weeks.” They cleared drainage ditches and also repaired washouts, filled holes with gravel and removed brush to make the roads passable. Some of the other roads attended to were Ridgecrest Lane, Briarwood Lane and Mill Road.

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Preparing students for the workforce

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HARLEM VALLEY — This summer, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families’ (TANF) Summer Youth Employment Program, which was coordinated by the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board, had 68 young people successfully complete the program.
The young people, who ranged in age from 14 to 20, had the opportunity to engage in learning activities, which included a four-day training session, to help them be successful in their summer employment and prepare for future permanent employment.

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Rebuilding Together seeks homeowners in need

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DUTCHESS COUNTY — It’s not easy getting older or having a disability, especially for those who need to make repairs to their properties but just can’t seem to manage the work on their own. It’s even tougher when working with a tight, or nonexistent, budget.

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Property revaluation impacts taxpayers and school district

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NORTH EAST — Earlier this year, the town of North East conducted a revaluation of property in the town. New information shows that the revaluation has had significant negative impact on taxes and the Webutuck School District.
The new assessment of property values in North East has shifted the distribution of the tax burden among the towns served by the Webutuck School District. With the new assessment, the tax levy for North East will increase by $301,580.69.

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Millerton talks sidewalks for grant application

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MILLERTON — The village recently held a public hearing to discuss application ideas for the 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which is awarded based upon a priority list determined by the county.
Despite holding the hearing, the Village Board already had a fairly good idea about what it thought the grant money should go toward, if awarded. The application subject — sidewalks — is not a new one for Millerton.

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Supermarket site plan review continues

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NORTH EAST — John Joseph of Southern Realty & Development, LLC, the developer behind the supermarket proposal, appeared before the North East Planning Board on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to discuss his project’s progress.
He started with a question for the board, asking if it would like for the site plan to keep its lighting in line with the lighting that currently exists at Thompson Plaza. The as-of-yet-unnamed 36,000-square foot supermarket is to be built on a 10-acre lot behind Thompson Plaza, off Route 44 in the Boulevard District. The site is owned by Quinmill Properties.

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Candidates answer questions at the Legion

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MILLERTON — As elections draw nearer, towns and villages across the country are hosting town hall meetings to allow the public to connect with candidates and elected officials. These meetings give local citizens the opportunity to participate in political discussions and voice their opinions on hot topics.

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