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MILLERTON — The 2019 Town of North East/Village of Millerton Comprehensive Plan inched closer to its finalization as the Village Board and the Town Board hosted a joint public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. to allow the public to raise any comments or concerns about the plan. A Comprehensive Plan lays out a framework for municipalities to lean on while planning for their communities for the next 10 to 15 years.

The joint Comprehensive Plan Update Committee submitted a final draft of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan to both boards at the end of June, allowing both boards...

Millerton

American Legion BBQ benefits wounded soldier

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MILLERTON — American Legion Post 178 hosted a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 7, to benefit John Curtin, a Wingdale marine who was wounded in Afghanistan. More than 250 chicken dinners were sold, and additional donations were collected.
Community members, veterans and friends and family of the wounded soldier came out in full support.
“The community realizes it’s a responsibility to support the men and women that have been injured serving the country. Even in a bad economy, tonight has been non-stop and we are very thankful for all of their support,” said Legion member Bob Jenks.

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North East deals with criticism regarding its reassessment project

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board held a special meeting Thursday, April 28, to discuss recent criticism regarding the townwide reassessment project led by Assessor Katherine Johnson’s office. Following the notification of property owners of their newly assessed values, the town has been logging complaints that the values are too high and unfair.
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‘So long, thanks for the memories’

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MILLERTON — As some readers may have read in last week’s paper, this is my last week with The Millerton News. By the time this issue hits the newsstands, I will be about two-and-a-half hours south (as the train ride goes), enthusiastically tackling the ups and downs of city living. I have moved to Brooklyn.

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Committee to consider school building’s future

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MILLERTON — Provided that North East Central School District (also known as Webutuck) taxpayers give permission to the Board of Education (BOE) to give away its Millerton Elementary School (MES) building, a committee of local municipal leaders and residents from the village of Millerton and the town of North East are deciding whether to take joint ownership of the building.

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Committee to consider school building’s future

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MILLERTON — Provided that North East Central School District (also known as Webutuck) taxpayers give permission to the Board of Education (BOE) to give away its Millerton Elementary School (MES) building, a committee of local municipal leaders and residents from the village of Millerton and the town of North East are deciding whether to take joint ownership of the building.

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Let the sun shine in

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MILLERTON — After being awarded what Millerton Mayor John Scutieri described as “one of the biggest grants the village has seen,” the village has installed photovoltaic solar panels that will make the Millerton water department and highway facility “green.” The mayor said the work was expected to take about three weeks; that window of time has just expired.

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Let the sun shine in

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MILLERTON — After being awarded what Millerton Mayor John Scutieri described as “one of the biggest grants the village has seen,” the village has installed photovoltaic solar panels that will make the Millerton water department and highway facility “green.” The mayor said the work was expected to take about three weeks; that window of time has just expired.

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Cooperation among village mainstays builds a stronger Millerton

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MILLERTON — There’s no question the village of Millerton has seen a renaissance in the past few years. It has welcomed new businesses, additional residents and oodles of tourists.
The good news is the trend is continuing, with the development of such properties as 34-36 Main St., the future home of Little Gates Wine Merchants, which will be moving from its South Center Street location in time for Memorial Day.
Across the street, at the former M&T Bank, Jill and Paul Choma bought the vacant building to expand their shop, Gilded Moon Framing.

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Should the town consolidate police services?

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board and its public were presented with reasons why North East should consider consolidating its police services with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Currently the town contracts with the village of Millerton for police coverage.
Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jonathan Begor made the presentation at the April 14 Town Board meeting.
According to Begor, there are many other municipalities that contract with the sheriff’s office. He said his goal that night was to “define the benefits” of doing so.

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Rain doesn’t stop egg hunt

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MILLERTON — Rain and chilly temperatures weren’t going to stop this year’s batch of excited Easter egg hunters, who gathered at the Millerton Rod & Gun Club on Saturday, April 23, for the annual festivities.
This is the event’s 19th year, according to organizer Al Andrews. Sixty-six dozen eggs were prepared and hidden for the search; that’s 792 eggs scattered across the lawn, hidden in bushes and among the various nooks and crannies that the club’s property affords.

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