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MILLERTON — With fresh local produce, artisan vendors and activities for children, the North East Community Center (NECC) has made every effort to enhance the experience of visiting the Millerton Farmers Market for area residents and visitors alike.

Sponsored by NECC and funded in part by Dutchess County, Green Mountain Energy and Hudson River Bank & Trust Company, the market strives to support and promote local agriculture and provide access to fresh locally grown produce. The late Karen Kisslinger, a community visionary, founded the market 13 years ago. Among its...

Millerton

Man pleads guilty of burglary

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MILLERTON — Millerton resident Joseph Tanner, 29, faces up to four years in prison after entering a guilty plea in Dutchess County Court for attempted burglary, a felony.
Tanner admitted to breaking into a home in the town of North East on Saturday, March 5, and stealing a television, a stereo, a cellphone and two watches.
Under state law, Tanner faces mandatory prison time because he was previously convicted of a separate felony within the last 10 years.
He will return to court on July 19 to receive his sentencing.

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Health Bucks coupons accepted at Millerton Farmers Market

HARLEM VALLEY — The North East Community Center (NECC) is addressing barriers to healthy eating by launching Health Bucks through a donation from Sharon Hospital.
The goal of Health Bucks is to help families purchase fresh, locally grown produce and increase food stamp use at local farmers markets. Health Bucks are $2 coupons that may be used on fresh fruits and vegetables at the Millerton Farmers Market, which is sponsored by NECC, and the Amenia Farmers Market.

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North East focuses on emergency plans

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NORTH EAST — This town joined other municipalities throughout eastern and northern Dutchess County recently to discuss the region’s all-hazards mitigation plan — something that North East, Millerton, Pine Plains, Amenia, Dover, Milan, Beekman and both the town and village of Pawling have signed on to.
At the meeting Wednesday, June 15, according to North East town Supervisor Dave Sherman, news that the final grant payment for the plan’s adoption and approval was submitted by the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) was announced.

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Help with home ownership is here

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MILLERTON — On Thursday, June 9, the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton hosted an open house in honor of the opening of a satellite office for the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center.
The celebration, which fell during National NeighborWorks Week, introduced the community to the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center and the services it provides, including homeownership education, landlord training and budget and credit counseling.

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Spring for Sound a rocking good time

MILLERTON — Although the morning of Saturday, June 11, began with thunder, the weather did not prevent the 16 acts of Spring for Sound from displaying their talent on the stage behind the North East Community Center (NECC).
Spring for Sound is a fundraiser for NECC that promotes local bands. Mimi Harney and Kristen Panzer, board members of NECC, organized the event for its second year.
In the community center’s backyard, among the skateboards, bikes and strollers that occupied the Rail Trail, 13 bands and three DJs performed from 3 to 11 p.m.

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Webutuck students celebrate end-of-year field day

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WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck kindergartners, armed with sunscreen and bottles of cool water, held their annual field day on Friday, June 10.
Family and friends were invited to watch the youngsters compete in individual and team events.
The most exciting event of the day by far, based on the excited squeals that accompanied its announcement, was the water balloon toss. Each class was given 10 balloons and the last class to have un-popped balloons was deemed the winner.

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Contaminated soil in North East gets tested

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NORTH EAST — The investigation into contaminated soil at the town of North East’s highway garage on South Center Street is making headway, according to town Supervisor Dave Sherman.
The town hired Ecosystem Strategies to do soil sampling at the garage, which was conducted on May 9 and 10. The results have not yet been returned to the Town Board.
Sherman described the process.

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Millerton goes solar

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MILLERTON — “The solar panels are up.”
So pronounced village Trustee Yosh Schulman last week, one week after the Millerton Pump House and Highway Department flipped the switched and converted their power source from electric to solar, thus putting the village on the road toward big savings.
The panels are rated to produce 50 kilowatts (kw) per peak hour in the region; scientists say that comes out to the equivalent of about four hours of peak production daily, producing about 200 kw per day, according to Schulman.

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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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