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MILLERTON — A public hearing for the 2018-19 budget was held on Monday, April 16. Though the Village Board was required to keep the hearing open for 15 minutes, there were no public comments.

The total appropriations for the budget totalled $679,194.65 while the total revenues clocked in at $284,487.29. The amount to be raised by taxes is $394,707.36 and the tax rate per $1,000 is $4.490669 — an increase of $0.013628.

Once the hearing closed, the board approved the budget. For more on the 2018-19 budget, read last week’s Millerton News.

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Proposed supermarket talks details; company name still a mystery

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NORTH EAST — An appearance by Southern Realty Development (SRD) before the North East Planning Board has further whet the appetite of area residents. The applicant discussed plans for a new supermarket, proposed for the Route 44 Boulevard District, behind Thompson Plaza and Basil’s Auto Shop. The catch? SRD Managing Member John Joseph is staying mum on exactly who his client is.
“I cannot tell who my tenant is right now, but the moment I can you’ll be the first person I call,” he promised during a phone interview with The Millerton News.

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Full house at Irving Farm coffee plant’s public hearing

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NORTH EAST — There was standing room only at the continuation of the Irving Farm Development Corp., public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the North East Town Hall. The hearing was for site plan approval for a coffee roasting facility, proposed for a parcel on Route 22 adjacent to the NAPA Auto Parts store.

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Chili cook-off Feb. 20

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MILLERTON — Burning rubber and slow-cooked chili: It’s been a potent combination every February for the past six years and it’s back again this year. On Sunday, Feb. 20, the seventh annual Chili Cook-Off and Daytona 500 Party will kick off at American Legion Post 178 in Millerton.

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County program asks, ‘Are You Okay?’

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NORTH EAST — It can be a scary world outside, especially for anyone who is disabled, homebound or infirm. That’s why it’s comforting to know programs like Are You Okay? are available through the Dutchess County Division of Aging and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

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Movement to reappoint Klimowicz gains momentum

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NORTH EAST — A number of residents have taken a stand against the Town Board’s decision not to reappoint Planning Board Chairman Henry Klimowicz (even if not to the chairman’s post), and they’re hoping for others to join the movement — all in the form of an online petition.

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No one injured as result of gas leak

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MILLERTON — There was a little bit of a scare on Sunday, Feb. 6, as a mid-afternoon gas leak closed down Salsa Fresca, the Mexican restaurant on the corner of routes 44 and 22 in Millerton.
Several fire companies responded to the scene, including Millerton, Sharon and Lakeville, for a propane leak that started around 2 p.m., according to Jason Watson, Millerton’s fire chief.

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Show your fire hydrants the light of day

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MILLERTON — There are dozens of home and property maintenance issues that arise with the amount of snow that’s been deposited on the Harlem Valley this winter, but there’s one in particular that may not have crossed your mind.
Keeping fire hydrants clear, especially after the heavy snow accumulation of the past few weeks, is a must during the winter. It is also, in the village of Millerton, legally the job of the property owner.

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An American’s perspective on gender politics in Egypt

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MILLERTON — There aren’t many safe bets about the ramifications of the current protests throughout Egypt. Millions of anti-government protestors are calling for long-running President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Protests have been mostly peaceful, but with periods of violence between government supporters and its detractors. Even journalists reporting on the protests have been attacked or detained, and several have gone missing.

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County program asks, ‘Are You Okay?’

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NORTH EAST — It can be a scary world outside, especially for anyone who is disabled, homebound or infirm. That’s why it’s comforting to know programs like Are You Okay? are available through the Dutchess County Division of Aging and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

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