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MILLERTON — After considering its options for establishing the organization as a new corporation in the village of Millerton, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) reached its decision at a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2. 

The monthly meeting was held at Montage and nine MBA members attended. After bringing the incorporation up for discussion, group leader Dick Hermans reported that the MBA can file as a new 501(c)4 corporation by filling out a three-page application and paying a $75 filing fee.

As far as names were concerned, Hermans reported the name “...

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Local ‘Health Bucks’ program inspires original song

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MILLERTON — The Offhand Band, based out of Red Hook, was recently inspired to write a song about the Health Bucks program after reading about the program in the Poughkeepsie Journal and The Millerton News.
The program, which is run by the North East Community Center (NECC) and funded by Sharon Hospital, allows people who use food stamps to receive discounts at the Millerton and Amenia farmers markets.

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North East property in the middle of zoning debate

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NORTH EAST — The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) held a special meeting on Thursday, June 23, at which time there was a public hearing for a use variance application. Russell Johnson’s application for his Route 22 property was the subject of the hearing, which had been continued from the previous ZBA meeting.

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Summer reading program kicks off at library

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast Millerton Library held a kickoff party on Sunday, June 26, for its summer reading program.
Children up to age 18 were eligible to sign up for the statewide program.
By reading, the children will earn entries into a raffle to win books, school supplies and other prizes. Each chapter book and every three picture books will earn one entry into the raffle drawing.
The theme of this year’s program is “One World, Many Stories.”
Pat Ambrose and KC Perkins were on hand to sign up the children.

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The Gallery to host solo art show of local artist

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MILLERTON — Millerton artist Merrill Sindler will be the subject of a solo art show from Saturday, July 9, through Sunday, July 31, at The Gallery on the bottom floor of the Millerton Antiques Center on Main Street.
The grand opening will be held on Saturday, July 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Gallery.
Sindler attended the University of South Carolina and Yale University before working at NBC as a set designer. He has designed sets for popular TV shows and commercials and costumes for international ballets.

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CAC talks shop, or shopping market, that is

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NORTH EAST — At the Town Board’s June business meeting the North East Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) submitted a copy of a report it previously drafted for the Planning Board regarding a proposed supermarket. Southern Realty & Development, LLC, is the applicant behind the proposal for a 36,000-square foot, as-of-yet unnamed supermarket planned behind the existing Thompson Plaza, off Route 44, in the town’s Boulevard District.

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Eagle Scout project benefits village of Millerton

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MILLERTON — Seventeen-year-old Millerton resident Justin Katan built a message board at Eddie Collins Field as his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. The board was completed June 18.
Katan first began brainstorming for the project 11 months ago, but did not begin the process of planning, organizing and implementing the project until September. Construction of the message board began in April.
Before the construction began, Katan needed to get his project approved by multiple bodies, including the local Town Board and the Recreation Committee.

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Paving the way on Route 199

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MILLERTON — The lane resurfacing on Route 199 in Millerton was completed on Monday, June 20, but contractors will continue to work sporadically to finish the final stages of the project.
Work is not expected to completely wrap up for another three weeks because driveway ends need to be repaved, the road shoulders need to be finished and permanent road stripes need to be applied. Some of these final stages will require renewed lane closures.
The project, which is between Winchell Mountain Road and Route 22, is repaving both lanes for an approximate 2.1-mile (4.2 “lane mile”) stretch.

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Tax receipts a positive sign

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board was in merry spirits at its meeting on Thursday, June 9, at least when discussion turned to the recent mortgage tax payment it had received — the first of two installments planned for the year.
The town received $41,038.54, more than what some of the board members were expecting, including town Supervisor Dave Sherman.
“It was a positive indication there is some activity out there in the real estate market,” he said. “At least it’s providing us some revenue while we deal with budget expectations. If we can receive that much — hallelujah — more power to it.”

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New salon offers trip through wonderland

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MILLERTON — In a shop in the heart of downtown Millerton, decorated with 19th-century furniture and photographs from local artists, Renee Wiley has opened a new hair salon and boutique.
The shop, Hair on the Run, which has a Victorian “Alice in Wonderland” theme, is located on South Center Street, just off Main Street.
Wiley, a former model, became interested in the beauty industry after helping fellow models do their hair and makeup. She has now been certified in hair styling and cutting for 27 years.

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Man pleads guilty of burglary

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MILLERTON — Millerton resident Joseph Tanner, 29, faces up to four years in prison after entering a guilty plea in Dutchess County Court for attempted burglary, a felony.
Tanner admitted to breaking into a home in the town of North East on Saturday, March 5, and stealing a television, a stereo, a cellphone and two watches.
Under state law, Tanner faces mandatory prison time because he was previously convicted of a separate felony within the last 10 years.
He will return to court on July 19 to receive his sentencing.

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