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MILLERTON— The Village Board used its workshop meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 to discuss next year’s Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) application and other future plans for the village.

All trustees were in attendance with the exception of Matthew Hartzog. First, the board opened a public hearing for the 2019 CBDG. The absence of community members led to the hearing’s closing after only 20 minutes.

Mayor Debbie Middlebrook said the board is in favor of restructuring the sidewalks on Main Street. She also stated her plans to meet with engineer Ray...

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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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The repercussions of Town Board infighting

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NORTH EAST — Following the Wednesday, Aug. 17, Town Board meeting, Councilman Steve Merwin said he regretted things had gone so far, but added that he felt as if his back was put up against the wall.

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Fair brings an artsy flair to Millerton

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MILLERTON — The second annual Millerton Artisan Fair was held on the lawn of the Simmons’ Way Village Inn on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Twenty-four local artisans displayed their wares and talents for the hundreds of patrons who milled through the fair, enjoying a refreshing stretch of sunny summer weather.
“We’re so happy to have this weather,” said Pat Ackerman, who co-chairs the event with Kathy Shapiro. They both also participated in the fair as vendors.
Mary Ellen Durkin of Dover Plains, who happened upon the event by chance, said, “I’m enjoying the day. The art is fantastic.”

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Town Board does website search of its own

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NORTH EAST — The town of North East is on the cusp of the cutting edge, or at least entering the present technological age. So says the Town Board, which is preparing to hire a firm to design the municipality’s inaugural website. It’s already put the wheels in motion at past board meetings, sending out Request for Proposals (RFPs) for a website consultant.

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Go-cart request returns before Town Board

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NORTH EAST — North East attorney, businessman and developer Robert Trotta has once again submitted plans to the town for a go-cart track on Route 44 in the area near the Grand Union shopping plaza and the golf driving range.
Last summer, on July 8, 2010, the board permanently tabled an apparently identical request from Trotta that generated a great deal of controversy in the community — as well as a petition against it, with 182 signatures.
Trotta has proposed the track multiple times throughout the years, and has been denied each time.

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North East councilmen go head-to-head over truck purchase

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NORTH EAST — Things became confrontational at a special Town Board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 17, during a discussion about a possible truck purchase.
The proposal to buy the 2012 International 4-by-4 truck, with a plow, dump and wing and spreader, for a rough total of $215,000, was made by Highway Superintendent Bob Stevens. The new truck was compared to a 2006 International the Town Board is familiar with, which is nearly identical. If purchased, it will replace a 17-year-old town truck that’s in bad shape, according to Stevens.
The issue

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Veterinary center has new owner

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Veterinary Practice located at 199 Route 44 East has changed hands, but will continuing serving the area with the same great care.
Carolyn Cannon, who has worked at the Millerton Veterinary Practice for five years, recently purchased the clinic from David Sandefer. Sandefer will continue to own and operate the Sand Road Animal Hospital in Falls Village, Conn.
Cannon had worked with Sandefer for more than 20 years before buying the Millerton Veterinary Practice.

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North East accepts bids for new salt shed

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NORTH EAST — Decrepit, dilapidated, shoddy, unstable — these are all words that could be used to describe the town of North East’s salt storage shed at its highway facility on South Center Street. That’s why the Town Board instructed Town Engineer Ray Jurkowski to seek solutions for replacing the shed. The goal is to relocate the salt shed when the town is finally able to afford building a highway garage at a new location in the future.
The problem

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Please, don’t burst my bubble

MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library ended its summer reading program with a pop. Dozens of children and parents attended the “Bubble Trouble” party on Saturday, Aug. 13, to witness Jeff Boyer’s amazing bubble feats, which included making a bubble roller coaster and making bubbles over 5 feet in diameter.

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Step to it

MILLERTON — Dancers gathered at Eddie Collins Field on Saturday, Aug. 13, for a free Zumba class. The dance lesson was held as part of the Events Under the Stars series that offers free family-friendly events during the summer to the public. Other activities include free movie nights, bounce houses and laser tag.

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