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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the month of November reviewing recent village events and planning future ones at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The meeting was held at Montage, with only six members present. Dana Jennings reported that fellow member Jeanne Vanecko did a survey on the Fall for Art festival and found that this year’s event had greater success compared to the last couple of years. Additional activities seemed to enhance the festival experience. There was a consensus it might be best to end activities at 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m...

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Property reval public hearing in North East

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NORTH EAST — Property owners in the town of North East take heed — Monday, March 28, is the time to learn about the final stages of the current townwide property reassessment project. A public hearing will be held at the Millerton American Legion Hall Post 178.
The impetus
Town Assessor Katherine Johnson is planning the hearing to inform the public about the reassessment project, which began in 2007 after the town dissolved its agreement with former consultant John Watch of MJW Consultants.

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North East Planning Board member named

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NORTH EAST — In what has turned out to be a three-month saga filled with both drama and anticipation, a decision was finally rendered regarding the appointment of the seventh and final member of the North East Planning Board last Thursday, March 10.
With a vote of 4 to 1, the Town Board voted to appoint Millerton resident and businessman Chip Barrett to the Planning Board, thus ending the community-driven movement to have former Chairman Henry Klimowicz return to the board on which he spent the past decade volunteering.

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One lot’s backyard is another man’s lake

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NORTH EAST — Mike Lyman could do without all the ice and rain that’s been falling recently. For starters, his North Center Street home flooded last week, something he said had never happened no matter how rainy the weather.
The situation made him revise the above sentiment, to what he could really do without is not so much the rain, but rather the recent development of the property adjacent to his, which he blames for the change in topography that actually caused the flooding.

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Jim Campbell retires

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MILLERTON — The Campbell family name is well known in the Millerton business community.
John Campbell Sr. first opened an appliance store in town in 1930. It’s 2011 now, and Campbell & Keeler, as it became, has been running strong for more than 80 years. Only a handful of area businesses (Terni’s, Saperstein’s, Valentine’s Funeral Home and Duxbury & Hermans come to mind) can compete with that kind of longevity.

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Weather’s wrath

On McGhee Hill and Silver Mountain roads, some of the highest points in the town of North East, freezing temperatures caused massive amounts of ice to build up on trees following last week’s storm. Many trees eventually collapsed under the weight, taking power lines down with them. The area was one of the last to get power restored. “It looks like a second World War battlefield up here,” described resident Lloyd Levi.

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Freeze frame

Last week’s storm left the trees atop Silver Mountain encased in ice, a dangerous but dramatic sight for those who were there to witness it.

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Airman with Millerton ties killed in attack on U.S. servicemen

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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton has joined the rest of the nation in mourning the death of 21-year-old Zachary Cuddeback, the American Air Force serviceman with local roots who was shot and killed last week in an attack on U.S. soldiers.
According to CNN.com, the shooting took place on Wednesday, March 2, at the Frankfurt airport in Germany. Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, of South Carolina, was also killed. Two others were wounded in the attack on the U.S. military bus. There has been an arrest in the case. Go to CNN.com for more information.

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Supermarket applicant, town have a meeting of the minds

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NORTH EAST — The major players involved in the recently-proposed Route 44 supermarket gathered in the upstairs building department office of Town Hall last Tuesday, March 1, to discuss the project’s status.
The meeting

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Finding peace in between the pages and deep down in the soil

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MILLERTON — Peace. It’s a great concept if you can unearth and embrace it. And Margaret Roach, author, gardener, radio personality, blogger, website designer and consultant is determined to do exactly that with her latest project, a book entitled, “and I Shall Have Some Peace There.”
Roach spoke about her new book, and the road that led her to write it, during a recent interview with The Millerton News.

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Village elections are March 15

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MILLERTON — Elections are just around the corner, and those who are running for village seats this year are hoping voters will venture out on Tuesday, March 15, and cast their ballots. Voters won’t have to go far; they just have to make their way to the Nutrition Center at Village Hall to show their support for their municipal leaders.
Millerton Mayor John Scutieri, a Democrat, is looking to return to his two-year post for a third term. Scutieri was cross-endorsed by the Republicans.

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