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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton is close-knit. Those who live and work here know each other well; most in the community knew lifelong resident John Campbell. Campbell, 89, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, from complications from a stroke.

“John had a good, long life,” said his brother, Jim. “Certainly it was a very productive life. In the end he went peacefully.”

He had an active life. Besides working at the appliance store, Campbell and Keeler, started by his father, Campbell served as assessor for the town of North East and the town of...

Millerton

NOW! Concerts starting now

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MILLERTON — The successful NOW! Concerts series will begin its second season June 11 at 2 p.m. at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. The concert will feature modern and contemporary chamber music, played by cellist Sophie Shao, violinist Jennifer Frautschi and violist Beth Guterman Chu.

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Free screening to benefit Irondale Schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — On June 5 at 11 a.m., The Moviehouse will host a free screening of “Country School: One Room, One Nation,” a documentary about the rise and fall of one-room schoolhouses in the United States.
The screening is being done in collaboration with the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse, who are planning on moving the Irondale Schoolhouse from its current location on Route 22 to downtown Millerton, where it will be used as a welcome center.

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Millerton’s Memorial Day

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MILLERTON — Early morning rain storms failed to dampen the Memorial Day ceremonies held in Millerton on Monday, May 30.
Local residents wore patriotic attire and waved flags as they lined the streets downtown to watch the parade march through and then gather for a ceremony to pay tribute to area veterans, past and present.
The day’s official celebrations were organized by American Legion Post 178, with numerous guest speakers to commemorate the occasion.
The parade, which included a small service held in the Irondale Cemetery, ended with a ceremony held in Veterans Park.

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North East ventures into the World Wide Web

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NORTH EAST — The town of North East is finally entering the 21st century and considering the benefits of having a municipal website, something it has not done despite the growing trend among towns and villages during the past decade. At the Town Board’s last meeting on Thursday, May 12, the issue was raised for discussion.

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Northeastern Dutchess transport solution nears finalization

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HARLEM VALLEY — The Eastern Dutchess Transportation Task Force met on Thursday, May 19, to discuss the Northern Dutchess Transportation Service project as it enters the final stages of formalization.
The transportation service, which will be managed by the North East Community Center (NECC), will cover the towns of Millerton/North East, Amenia/Wassaic, Millbrook/Washington, Dover, Stanford and Pine Plains.

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Tracking the impact of the Rail Trail

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MILLERTON — The Harlem Valley Rail Trail has been a lure to Millerton since 1996. The abandoned rail track was recycled into paved trails for recreational activities. It is no secret that the trail has brought a huge influx of people to the village of Millerton, one of the current stops on the 15-mile path. Now the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association wants to study how the Rail Trail financially impacts the village.
Recently the association sent out a survey to North East and Millerton business owners to get a better understanding of how the Rail Trail has influenced them.

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Millerton/North East Memorial Day Ceremonies

Memorial Day Ceremonies for The Town of North East and the Village of Millerton are as follows:
American Legion Post 178 will conduct flag raising and rifle salute at 7 local cemeteries starting at 0600 at the Post home located at 155 Route 44 Millerton NY.

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Proposed Millerton supermarket plaza is a permitted use

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NORTH EAST — Southern Realty Development, the applicant behind the proposed supermarket for Route 44 behind Thompson Plaza, appeared at the Planning Board’s meeting on Wednesday, May 11. John Joseph, who represents Southern Realty Development, was there to discuss the proposed sketch plan and lot line adjustment needed for the project.
Planning Board Chairman Dale Culver kicked off the meeting by stating according to a review of the code, the shopping center planned for development is a permitted use.

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Tea for many

Eight-year-olds Madeline Lazarus and Hope Murphy dress their dolls during a recent Webutuck PTA fundraiser. The event invited students, friends and family to bring their dolls and dresses to a tea party, at which they could let their creativity run wild. The money raised went toward the PTA’s coffers for future needs.

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Hansell awarded scholarship

MILLERTON — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced that full scholarships have been awarded to two executive directors: Jenny Hansell of North East Community Center (NECC) and Bryan Ayars of Community Health Programs in Great Barrington, Mass.
They will attend Harvard Business School for a week-long intensive training program: Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.This program is designed to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit directors to lead their organizations effectively. The program will take place from Sunday, July 17, to Saturday, July 23.

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