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MILLERTON — It’s not every day dreams come true — but they did on Saturday, July 7, at the North East Community Center (NECC). That’s when Mayor Debbie Middlebrook and Village Trustee Christine Bates, chair of NECC’s Board of Directors, with the help of the Berkshire Stompers brass band and children with safety scissors for the ribbon cutting, officially opened the center’s new playground on South Center Street.

The project is the dream-child of Lisa Wood, a mother whose two children take part in NECC’s Monday and Friday toddler programs...

Millerton

NorthEast-Millerton library celebrates Banned Book Week

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library is celebrating Banned Book Week; it began Saturday, Sept. 24, and will run until Saturday, Oct. 1.
Banned Book Week is an event celebrated by libraries and schools across the nation. According to the official website, the event “draw[s] attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books” and is a “celebration of the freedom to read.”

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Tourists get bird’s eye view of local farms and businesses

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MILLERTON — The sights and sounds of country life may be common to its residents, but to city folk it’s an entirely different universe — one they’re often curious enough about to visit.
That’s the premise of Dutchess County Tourism’s Farm Fresh Link program, which shuttles visitors from the Manhattan area (who take the train from Grand Central Station up to Wassaic) and brings them to stops throughout Dutchess County.

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Silent auction raises funds for local programs and nonprofits

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MILLERTON — The third annual Fall Harvest Silent Auction to benefit the Millerton Lions Club was held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the American Legion Hall.
Attendants enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and desserts while bidding on roughly 140 items in the silent auction.
The proceeds from the auction will benefit several local projects run or supported by the Lions Club, including vision and hearing exams, the Adopt-A-Family program, the battered woman’s shelter and the local food pantry.

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New alpaca store sees stars in its future

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MILLERTON — A new store full of alpaca wool items has opened in downtown Millerton just in time for the cooler months.
Copper Star Alpaca is owned and operated by Joe and Barbara Crocco of Copper Star Alpaca Farm in Millerton.
“We’re thrilled to be in Millerton,” said Barbara of their new store. “I hope people come to check us out.”
The store features a wide selection of products made from alpaca wool, including sweaters, scarves, slippers, hats, coats and blankets. Raw alpaca wool from Copper Star Alpaca Farm is available too.

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Millerton mourns Walter Davis, 96

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MILLERTON — He was a man respected by many, and beloved by more, and when Walter Davis passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the age of 96, a community often split apart by political conflict joined together to mourn.
In a singular show of dedication and discipline, the nonagenarian practiced law up until just a few months before his death, according to his law partner of 45 years, Robert Trotta, with whom he ran the law firm of Davis & Trotta.

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Tea, for many

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MILLERTON — For most residents of the Tri-state region, John Harney Sr. is a jovial presence, greeting old and new friends at LaBonne’s Market near his home in Salisbury, offering tea samples and making jokes at the Harney and Sons tea shop and restaurant in Millerton, always smiling, friendly, funny.
Many people still think of him as the innkeeper and bartender at Salisbury’s White Hart Inn, which he and his wife, Elyse (of Elyse Harney Real Estate), owned with a group of investors for more than two decades.

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John Harney’s cup of tea

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

MILLERTON — For most residents of the Tri-state region, John Harney Sr. is a jovial presence, greeting old and new friends at LaBonne’s Market near his home in Salisbury, offering tea samples and making jokes at the Harney and Sons tea shop and restaurant in Millerton, always smiling, friendly, funny.
Many people still think of him as the innkeeper and bartender at Salisbury’s White Hart Inn, which he and his wife, Elyse (of Elyse Harney Real Estate), owned with a group of investors for more than two decades.

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Millerton’s pool could be subject of North East’s grant application

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NORTH EAST — Millerton Mayor John Scutieri made a concise presentation to the North East Town Board at its business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, on the subject of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), something both municipalities typically apply for on an annual basis.

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NOW! Concert series keeps chamber music alive

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MILLERTON — On Saturday, Sept. 24, the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex will host a NOW! Concert featuring music composed by Cheng-Chia “Tasia” Wu and performed by the Prometheus Ensemble.
The concert will include the world premiere of the composition written by Wu that was commissioned especially for this performance.
Wu said that the new piece will challenge the audience to listen in a new way to its nontraditional harmonies.

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Engines warm for open house at Town Hall

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board will hold an open house on Saturday, Sept 24, so taxpayers can learn about a truck it intends to purchase for the Highway Department.

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