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MILLERTON — As a way of getting its Book Buddies program off the ground in eastern Dutchess County, the nonprofit organization Literacy Connections hosted an information session at the Round Tuit restaurant on Wednesday, June 6.

Book Buddies Coordinator Katherine Stikkers set up a small table of books and pamphlets with information about the Book Buddies program. The session’s poor attendance — no one from the public showed up — only triggered Stikker’s desire to get more community members involved.

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NickBee’s expands its services

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MILLERTON — NickBee’s Eco Store has expanded its services to include laser jet printer repair.
Toby Boyce, a technician at the popular store, has been trained and certified to fix HP laser jet printers, install maintenance kits and perform routine upkeep. Boyce is also able to work on other laser jet printer brands including Canon, Lexmark and Xerox.
The shop is owned by businesswoman Nicola Russell; the business has been operating for two years come August.
NickBee’s decided to offer this service after many customers asked about printer repair services.

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Local scout soars

Millerton resident Andrew Schultz participated in a Boy Scout Court of Honor ceremony on Thursday, July 14, which resulted in him being recognized as an Eagle Scout, the highest rank of scout in the organization. It is estimated that only 5 percent of Boy Scouts become Eagle Scouts.

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Building codes strengthened

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board discussed the proposed Local Law No. 4 of 2011, which seeks to deal with the intricacies of building code administration and enforcement. Attorney to the Town Warren Replansky was on hand to discuss the matter. The board is looking to update its enforcement procedures and how it operates within the parameters of its current zoning codes.

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Millerton artist’s exhibit gets to the core of things

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MILLERTON — The setting couldn’t be any more picturesque for the upcoming exhibit of artist Mark Liebergall’s work, which will be held the weekend of July 16 and 17 at the home of Henry and Alison Stolzman. The Stolzmans live at what was once the Millerton Apple Orchard on Skunk’s Misery Road in Millerton; Henry Stolzman is an architect and designed the home that itself is a showpiece encased in glass.

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Talk of the Towne moves shoppe

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MILLERTON — The Talk of the Towne Deli has moved a bit closer to the center of downtown Millerton.
The deli has moved from its previous location in the Thompson Plaza (in the same building as the North East Athletic Club) to the Lotus Building (in the lot adjacent to McDonald’s).
The new space is not only more convenient and prominent, but it also offers a lot more atmosphere. Tables are set up outside for comfortable outside seating. The inside seating is well-lit with large, bright windows.

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Ready, aim, shoot!

The NorthEast-Millerton Library held its first annual photography contest on Friday, July 8. Roughly 50 photographers competed against one another for prizes. The top prize went to Jane Rossman for her photograph “Trees in the Evening.” Second place went to Peter Yager and third place went to Donna Beckingham. Prizes were also awarded to the best photograph in each category: landscape, nature, portrait/miscellaneous, under 18 and people’s choice. Above are three of the winners. From left, Joanne Yager, Jane Rossman and Peter Yager, along with their winning photographs.

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Twisted shuts its doors for good

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MILLERTON — Twisted’s plans have become a bit twisted. Instead of the yarn shop moving to South Center Street as originally planned, the store will be going out of business.
Twisted has been operating on Dutchess Avenue, next to Herrington’s, for more than two years, selling knitting supplies and gift items.
“I’ve made friends in this business,” said owner Kimberly Brooks. “My customers have been amazing and I’ll miss them.”

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Rail Trail honored by garden club

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MILLERTON — The Millbrook Garden Club, a Garden Club of America club, awarded the Harlem Valley Rail Trail (HVRT) a Civic Improvement Commendation in the beginning of the month during a luncheon at the Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club.
The honor was in recognition of the Rail Trail’s “creative reuse of an abandoned rail line making a free area for recreation accessible to all, and in the process revitalizing Millerton and northeastern Dutchess County.”

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Planning Board serves deli good news while GRJH skips meeting

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NORTH EAST — The Planning Board met on Wednesday, June 22, to discuss the items on its agenda.
Deli prepares to relocate
One such matter dealt with the Talk of the Towne Deli, currently located at Thompson Plaza on Route 44 in the town of North East. The deli is planning to move west a few blocks, next to Chad’s Hair Studio, also on Route 44.
According to Planning Board Chairman Dale Culver, the deli’s application is fairly simple.

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New store is a step in the right direction

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MILLERTON — Millerton’s reputation as a hip small town has just been given a leg up with the opening of a new boutique that caters to a younger crowd.
Mary Magdeline’s , which held its grand opening on Saturday, June 18, offers a rich selection of trendy shoes, clothing and jewelry.
“We’re an accessory boutique,” said Gina Mazzei, the owner and manager of the store, who described her hand-picked inventory items as “statement pieces” that add a sexy touch to any outfit.

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