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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the fall season with a packed house and a calendar of community events at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The monthly meeting was held at Montage. MBA members gave a warm welcome to Christine Sergent, the new executive director of the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton.

As an update on the upcoming Fall for Art event, Kathleen Dietter said it’s been advertised in the newspaper and on the radio, with postcards, with Dutchess County Tourism and through other advertising outlets. 

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Millerton

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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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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