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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, Feb. 7. Member Jeanne Vanecko suggested a “drawdown challenge” to raise awareness about what Millerton is doing daily to fight global warming and environmental degradation.

In line with the village and the town of North East becoming Climate Smart Communities, Vanecko, president of Townscape, proposed the idea of a 21-day drawdown project in the community to give residents an idea of how their small gestures might contribute to larger environmental goals. Most importantly, it would encourage people...

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Clowning around at the Millerton Lions carnival

The Millerton Lions Club held its annual carnival at Eddie Collins Field from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5. The event is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year, and always draws a good crowd from around the area. This year was no exception. An adventurous boy zipped down the popular giant slide while at the carnival on Saturday, June 4.

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Busy weekend events draw crowd

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MILLERTON — What started as a triple grand opening for three businesses in Millerton ended up growing into what was unofficially dubbed “Millerton Day.”
The three original grand openings were for Gilded Moon Framing, Little Gates Wine Merchants and Eckert Fine Art gallery. All three businesses have recently relocated to new premises on Main Street.
Those openings happened to coincide with other local events, including the opening of the 14th Colony Artists Spring Art Show, the grand opening of Hair on the Run salon and boutique and the Lions Club Carnival.

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Help with home ownership now around the corner

MILLERTON — Hudson River Housing has announced the opening of a satellite office of the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Dutchess County in Millerton. The expansion will allow the agency to better serve the communities of northeastern Dutchess County by providing more convenient access to services. The northeast branch will be located within the North East Community Center (NECC) on 51 South Center St.
In celebration of the expansion, the agency will hold an open house and community gathering on Thursday, June 9, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 2 p.m.

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Spring for Sound June 11

MILLERTON — Spring for Sound, hosted at the North East Community Center (NECC), will feature local bands performing to raise money for the community center. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11.
The Millerton Knights will perform at 3:30 p.m.
The Millerton Knights is made up of Jonathan Grusauskas’ students, a group of local 6- to 11-year-olds who nurse their developing love for music every Tuesday and Friday behind the walls of The Music Cellar in Millerton.

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The unexpected at North East’s Grievance Day

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NORTH EAST — The anticipation building up to Grievance Day in the town of North East was laced with so much controversy and animosity that its actual arrival and execution was somewhat anticlimactic, according to members of the Board of Assessment Review (BAR).

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A moment of silence

Those who participated in Memorial Day ceremonies throughout the Harlem Valley gave their appreciation to the region’s veterans, past and present, for their service to this nation.

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NOW! Concerts starting now

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MILLERTON — The successful NOW! Concerts series will begin its second season June 11 at 2 p.m. at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. The concert will feature modern and contemporary chamber music, played by cellist Sophie Shao, violinist Jennifer Frautschi and violist Beth Guterman Chu.

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Free screening to benefit Irondale Schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — On June 5 at 11 a.m., The Moviehouse will host a free screening of “Country School: One Room, One Nation,” a documentary about the rise and fall of one-room schoolhouses in the United States.
The screening is being done in collaboration with the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse, who are planning on moving the Irondale Schoolhouse from its current location on Route 22 to downtown Millerton, where it will be used as a welcome center.

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Millerton’s Memorial Day

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MILLERTON — Early morning rain storms failed to dampen the Memorial Day ceremonies held in Millerton on Monday, May 30.
Local residents wore patriotic attire and waved flags as they lined the streets downtown to watch the parade march through and then gather for a ceremony to pay tribute to area veterans, past and present.
The day’s official celebrations were organized by American Legion Post 178, with numerous guest speakers to commemorate the occasion.
The parade, which included a small service held in the Irondale Cemetery, ended with a ceremony held in Veterans Park.

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North East ventures into the World Wide Web

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NORTH EAST — The town of North East is finally entering the 21st century and considering the benefits of having a municipal website, something it has not done despite the growing trend among towns and villages during the past decade. At the Town Board’s last meeting on Thursday, May 12, the issue was raised for discussion.

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