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NORTH EAST — Last week’s issue reported on the town of North East’s annual organizational meeting, and appointments made during the reorg on Wednesday, Jan. 2. There were a couple of items that need to be both added and clarified.

The town’s engineer was decided upon since that meeting. The town appointed Clark Patterson Lee as its engineering firm for general engineering. Though Morris & Associates has been the town’s engineering firm for years, it has since been absorbed by Clark Patterson Lee. According to town Supervisor George Kaye, that means...

Millerton

Collaboration leads to new railing

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MILLERTON — The railing in front of the old M&T Bank, now home to Gilded Moon Framing, has been replaced, thanks to the collaborative effort of Townscape and the village of Millerton. The Village Board and Townscape worked on the project for roughly five months, and the result is a one-of-a-kind, hand-forged railing that will be as serviceable as it is lovely.

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Townscape wants to replant trees damaged by storm

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MILLERTON — Last week’s October snowstorm destroyed about 20 percent of the village’s trees on Main Street.
“If you drove through the village on Sunday or Monday it looked horrendous,” said Millerton Mayor John Scutieri. “Many trees on Main Street were damaged to the point where they have to be removed.”
Townscape, the volunteer community enhancement group that prides itself on bettering the town and village, is prepared to do something about it.

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Town’s storm water could go green in the future

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MILLERTON — On Saturday, Oct. 29, townspeople and green infrastructure professionals gathered at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex to discuss current ordinances and future greening plans for Millerton and the Hudson Valley.
Sponsored by the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), the morning featured lectures by Chasen Companies hydrogeologist Russell Urban-Meade, Cricket Valley Energy associate project manager Matt Martin, green roof and langscape architect Mark Morrison, and Hudson River Watershed Alliance coordinator Barbara Kendall.

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Hearty smiles

Nearly 300 people came out on Sunday, Nov. 6, for the pancake breakfast hosted by the Millerton Fire Department. The money raised from the breakfasts, which take place on the first Sunday of the month through April, help the fire department buy necessary equipment and cover expenses.

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Masquerade ball is a fundraiser and friendraiser for NECC

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On Friday, Oct. 28, roughly 100 costume-clad revelers attended a masquerade ball and silent auction to benefit the North East Community Center (NECC).
“It was so much fun! It was a huge success,” said NECC executive director Jenny Hansell. “People had a blast.”
The party, which took place at the home of Pilar Proffitt and Rob Bristow in Lake-ville, was unlike other NECC events in that its goal was to make people have a good time instead of listening to lectures about the NECC’s projects, said Hansell.

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Yee-hah, it’s Halloween!

Hundreds of people attended the annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest at the Millerton firehouse on Monday, Oct. 31. Early estimates had attendance at well over three times the previous record, likely due to the fact that many other Halloween parties were cancelled due to storm-related power outages.Above, 1-year-old ninja Xzavier Mayville celebrated Halloween with his cowgirl cousin, Jordyn Black.

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Candidate Profiles — North East 2011

Name: David Sherman
Age: 62
Town: North East
Years lived in town: 62
Occupation/background: Retail merchant; electronic products marketing manager; municipal administrator
Marital status, children: Single
Position running for, term length: Town supervisor, two-year term
Political party: Republican
Running on what lines: Democratic; Republican; Friends & Neighbors

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Don’t cross the yellow line

Monday morning following the late October storm brought out the yellow tape. US postal employee Lori McGhee taped off the walkway to the Millerton Post Office due to fallen branches from a tree that was downed by heavy snowfall. There were some estimates that up to 22 inches of snow fell in the higher elevations of the town of North East, compounding the damage left in its wake.

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Confusion regarding candidates’ filing clarified

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NORTH EAST — The political party North East United, which has put forth two candidates this election season, has been charged with not filing its status as a political party before an Oct. 7 deadline. (The two candidates are John Merwin for town supervisor and Dave McGhee for town council.) Instead, the party allegedly registered as a party last week, following a letter to the editor written by town Supervisor Dave Sherman supporter Anne Veteran, which appeared in the Oct. 27 Millerton News.

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North East Candidates 2011

Name: Charles “Chip” Barrett
Age: 56
Town: North East
Years lived in town: 27
Occupation/background: Worked for MCI and AT&T as a Telecommunications Technician/Engineer for 20 years. Military service:  Air National Guard for world-wide duty, Telecommunications specialist six years. Presently owner of Ledgewood Kennel, contractor and farmer.

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