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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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Millerton

Should the town consolidate police services?

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board and its public were presented with reasons why North East should consider consolidating its police services with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Currently the town contracts with the village of Millerton for police coverage.
Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jonathan Begor made the presentation at the April 14 Town Board meeting.
According to Begor, there are many other municipalities that contract with the sheriff’s office. He said his goal that night was to “define the benefits” of doing so.

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Rain doesn’t stop egg hunt

corya@millertonnews.com

MILLERTON — Rain and chilly temperatures weren’t going to stop this year’s batch of excited Easter egg hunters, who gathered at the Millerton Rod & Gun Club on Saturday, April 23, for the annual festivities.
This is the event’s 19th year, according to organizer Al Andrews. Sixty-six dozen eggs were prepared and hidden for the search; that’s 792 eggs scattered across the lawn, hidden in bushes and among the various nooks and crannies that the club’s property affords.

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Agricultural community cries foul regarding property reassessments

North East tax assessor sticks to her guns
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NORTH EAST — Property owners in Millerton and North East are up in arms regarding the reassessment project the town is currently in the process of wrapping up — none more so than farmers — many of whom have seen their property values jump double, some triple, digits.

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Town Board adopts resolution

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NORTH EAST — While not jumping onto a lawsuit just yet, there were those at the Town Board meeting Thursday, April 14, who voiced their issues with the new values given to their properties.

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Molinaro visits Town Board, talk spans many topics

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NORTH EAST — State Assemblyman Marc Molinaro visited the Town Board on Thursday, April 14, before its regular business meeting, to talk about legislative matters in Albany. He’s been going from town to town to talk about issues concerning New Yorkers — especially those living in Dutchess County.
He started out by praising lawmakers for adopting a fiscal plan on time, something that’s not been done in nearly three decades.
“This is the first time since ’83 that we’ve been able to adopt a budget a day early,” he said. “It’s amazing.”

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Providing a place for one man’s trash ...

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MILLERTON — The biannual Bulk Trash Day was a resounding success on Saturday, April 16, as volunteers from both the village of Millerton and the town of North East lent a hand to collect unwanted rubbish from local residents. Those who brought their unwanted trash had to pay a fee on a scale that was set according to the size of the load (the fees ran from $10 to $40).

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New look for plaza package store

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MILLERTON — Open under new management, the Millerton Beer & Beverage Depot has undergone an upgrade in stock, and according to its management, a downgrade in pricing as well.
The business was taken over by entrepreneur Harbalwant Singh, a businessman dealing with the Millerton area for the first time. The business, located in the Thompson Plaza on Route 44, was closed down for about a month before being reopened by Singh in mid-March.

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New look for plaza package store

corya@millertonnews.com

MILLERTON — Open under new management, the Millerton Beer & Beverage Depot has undergone an upgrade in stock, and according to its management, a downgrade in pricing as well.
The business was taken over by entrepreneur Harbalwant Singh, a businessman dealing with the Millerton area for the first time. The business, located in the Thompson Plaza on Route 44, was closed down for about a month before being reopened by Singh in mid-March.

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Budget adopted

Millerton sees taxes increase for 2011-12
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MILLERTON — The village has adopted its budget for the upcoming year. The Village Board did so quickly and quietly at its organizational meeting on Monday, April 4, following a public hearing that drew no comments or controversy.
The amount to be raised by taxes is $389,542. The tax rate per $1,000 is 4.88, an increase of roughly 2.5 percent from last year, which was right on target, according to Millerton Mayor John Scutieri.

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Millerton News wins Editorial award

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Millerton News received a first-place award for its editorials in the Better Newspaper Contest at the New York Press Association annual conference last weekend. The News beat out other weekly papers of similar size from throughout the state.
“These editorials are solidly based on news — local news,” said the judge. “They take clear positions, include important context and background information. They’re important to local readers and well written.”

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