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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

Meat raffle adds to regional food drive’s savings

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MILLERTON — An estimated $5,000 raised through a meat raffle benefiting the Sunday in the Country Food Drive puts the group in as strong a financial position as its ever been prior to its busy fall and winter seasons.
For more than a decade, Sunday in the Country has provided holiday meals to local families in need through more than a dozen food pantries in the Tri-state area. Last year $50,000 was raised, and thousands of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals have been provided to families over the past few years alone.

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Meat raffle adds to regional food drive’s savings

corya@millertonnews.com

MILLERTON — An estimated $5,000 raised through a meat raffle benefiting the Sunday in the Country Food Drive puts the group in as strong a financial position as its ever been prior to its busy fall and winter seasons.
For more than a decade, Sunday in the Country has provided holiday meals to local families in need through more than a dozen food pantries in the Tri-state area. Last year $50,000 was raised, and thousands of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals have been provided to families over the past few years alone.

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ITW to bring 25 new jobs to Millerton

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MILLERTON — The expansion of an international business is having an impact on the village of Millerton, to the tune of 25 new jobs being created. News of ITW’s expansion hit the streets last Thursday, March 31, and had village Trustee Jay Reynolds praising the hard work of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), which helped broker the deal.
“This is a bit of a news flash,” he said after learning of the arrangement. “Anytime jobs come to a community, it’s great for the business environment. New jobs are the lifeblood of the community.”

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Cuddeback scholarship fund created

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HARLEM VALLEY — The region has rallied around the Cuddeback family in remembering Zachary Cuddeback, the 21-year-old Air Force serviceman who was shot and killed in Germany on March 2 by a suspected terrorist.
Cuddeback was driving a military bus carrying other United States military personnel at the Frankfurt airport when a shooter killed him and Senior Airman Nicholas J. Aldon, 25, and wounded two others.

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Gears are turning at new bike shop

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MILLERTON — Village Cycle & Fitness, a new business on South Center Street, looks a lot like what you’d expect of a bike rental and repair shop. There are plenty of bicycles lining the sides of the store, along with the assorted helmets, sprockets, grips and parts hanging from walls and resting inside cases. There are even a few “shop cats” lounging on chairs catching naps while extreme bike videos play on the room’s flat screen television.

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Details discussed about reassessment project

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NORTH EAST — Roughly 30 residents from the town of North East and the village of Millerton attended the public hearing on Monday, March 28, on the townwide property reassessment project. The hearing was held at the American Legion Hall Post 178 in Millerton. While Assessor Katherine Johnson said she was somewhat disappointed with attendance, she acknowledged it was better than previous such meetings.

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Bigger and better for second season of library concerts

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MILLERTON — A strong showing for an early April concert at the Annex at the NorthEast-Millerton Library kicked off the year for the concert series.
Close to 50 people showed up for performances by Anthony Silvia and headliner Wooden Nickel at the April 2 show, which opened the season of concerts held in the annex building of the local library.
“That’s as high as we had for any concert last year,” said Roger Cohn, the series’ concert coordinator. “It turned out really well.”

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Point guard

Townscape volunteer Ralph Fedele repaired the pointing of the stone wall at Veteran’s Park in Millerton recently, which was damaged after the harsh winter storms and below-freezing temperatures. Fedele said he was happy to do the work. “It’s been a tough winter and I wanted to do this before more stones came down,” he said. “This is our park and it’s important to keep it looking good.”

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Scout spruces up library

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library has been given an earthy makeover, thanks to an extensive project by a local Boy Scout who transformed one of the rooms in its annex building into a reading treehouse, in anticipation of the space’s future use as a children’s library.
Andrew Schultz, 17, is on his way to earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the local Troop 29, the highest rank in scouting. But the road to becoming an Eagle Scout is not an easy one.
There are six requirements that every Scout must complete before earning his rank:

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Draft Webutuck budget projects 2 percent tax increase

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WEBUTUCK — Steven Schoonmaker, superintendent for the North East Central School District (commonly known as Webutuck), presented the Board of Education with a brief preliminary budget proposal for the 2011-12 school year showing a 1.52 percent budget-to-budget increase from the previous year and a 2 percent estimated tax levy increase.

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