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MILLBROOK — Each year the citizens of Millbrook and the town of Washington gather on Veterans Green, at the 11th hour on the 11th day  of the 11th month. The size of the crowd is sometimes dependent on the weather, but there are those who never miss the chance to give thanks for service rendered by those still remaining soldiers. Though a day for the living, it’s also a time to remember those who were lost in war, or have since died. 

To see the flag waving above the crowd against the sky, to see the vets in their uniforms, the members of the Veterans of...

Millerton

Yee-hah, it’s Halloween!

Hundreds of people attended the annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest at the Millerton firehouse on Monday, Oct. 31. Early estimates had attendance at well over three times the previous record, likely due to the fact that many other Halloween parties were cancelled due to storm-related power outages.Above, 1-year-old ninja Xzavier Mayville celebrated Halloween with his cowgirl cousin, Jordyn Black.

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Candidate Profiles — North East 2011

Name: David Sherman
Age: 62
Town: North East
Years lived in town: 62
Occupation/background: Retail merchant; electronic products marketing manager; municipal administrator
Marital status, children: Single
Position running for, term length: Town supervisor, two-year term
Political party: Republican
Running on what lines: Democratic; Republican; Friends & Neighbors

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Don’t cross the yellow line

Monday morning following the late October storm brought out the yellow tape. US postal employee Lori McGhee taped off the walkway to the Millerton Post Office due to fallen branches from a tree that was downed by heavy snowfall. There were some estimates that up to 22 inches of snow fell in the higher elevations of the town of North East, compounding the damage left in its wake.

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Confusion regarding candidates’ filing clarified

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NORTH EAST — The political party North East United, which has put forth two candidates this election season, has been charged with not filing its status as a political party before an Oct. 7 deadline. (The two candidates are John Merwin for town supervisor and Dave McGhee for town council.) Instead, the party allegedly registered as a party last week, following a letter to the editor written by town Supervisor Dave Sherman supporter Anne Veteran, which appeared in the Oct. 27 Millerton News.

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North East Candidates 2011

Name: Charles “Chip” Barrett
Age: 56
Town: North East
Years lived in town: 27
Occupation/background: Worked for MCI and AT&T as a Telecommunications Technician/Engineer for 20 years. Military service:  Air National Guard for world-wide duty, Telecommunications specialist six years. Presently owner of Ledgewood Kennel, contractor and farmer.

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Hundreds fall head over heels for art

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MILLERTON — Over two dozen businesses throughout Millerton opened their doors on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, to celebrate the third annual Fall for Art festival.
Over 60 artists displayed their paintings, sketches, photographs and sculptures during the town’s largest annual art appreciation fest billed as the “village celebration of creativity.”

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Town Board focuses on cable service

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NORTH EAST – The Town Board dealt with a number of issues at its business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13. Among them was the need for improved cable service.
According to town Supervisor Dave Sherman, the town should speak with Cablevision, which provides cable service to the municipality, about extending service to North East residents. He said now is the ideal time to do so.

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Herbalist opens store

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MILLERTON — For years, friends and family have been turning to Terri Lundquist for herbal remedies for aches and illnesses, but with the new opening of TVH: The Village Herbalist, Lundquist will offer her talents and services to the entire community.
The Village Herbalist, located in downtown Millerton, is built around four pillars of services: an herbal apothecary, natural healing consultations, eco-living products and eco-chic fashion.

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Millerton hosts two-day lespeshtival concert

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MILLERTON — A few hundred musicphiles convened at the Kaplan Farm on Route 22 on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, for a two-day, one-night — all night — concert to benefit the North East Community Center (NECC).
The music festival, called “lespeshtival” after the band “lespecial” that founded the event, featured over two dozen acts, including a nine-piece youth band that was originally formed during the NECC summer camp.

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Halloween party

Six-year-old Aiden Furey attended the Halloween party at the Northeast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Oct. 22, dressed as Darth Vader.

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