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MILLERTON — The key ingredient for any successful gathering is community support, and the American Legion Auxiliary was appreciative of the crowd  that came to the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Daytona 500 Party on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The annual celebration was held at the American Legion Post 178 Hall. Recognized as the Auxiliary’s biggest annual fundraiser, this year’s cook-off welcomed nine slow cookers filled with chili. With flavors ranging from mild and medium to hot and blazin’, the thick scent of home-cooked chili enveloped the Hall. 

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Millerton

Tracking the history of the Millerton clock tower

MILLERTON — Sometimes the greatest Hidden Treasures go unnoticed even though they are in plain sight. That is the case with the symbol of the village of Millerton — the old clock tower atop the Main Street’s Moviehouse, known as Benedict Hall. 
Since its installation in 1903, the clock’s face told the passing moments of each day as its bell tolled the hours — reminding residents of tasks to be done, friends to be met and celebrations to be held. 

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Highway garage update: North East seeks engineering bids

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board spoke about the new highway garage proposal — and finding engineers to work on the project — at its most recent meeting, held on Thursday, Dec. 13, at Town Hall.
The town is in dire need of new facilities, as the current highway garage at 11 South Center St., Millerton, is in a state of disrepair. The walls are crumbling, the roof is leaking and the space is too small to accommodate all of the Highway Department’s expensive equipment.

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Village Board discusses potential wastewater treatment facility with project manager

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MILLERTON — Just before 2018 came to an end, the Village Board of Trustees opened its meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, to a preliminary presentation from Tighe & Bond on a potential wastewater treatment facility for the village.
This past year, the village of Millerton distributed a survey to gather information about how the public is handling its wastewater and to determine if there is a need for a wastewater system in the village.

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Helping with the holiday meal

At the height of the holiday season, the Webutuck varsity girls soccer team got into the community spirit by assembling food baskets on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Millerton Presbyterian Church. The student athletes and Coach Mark Moren worked together with local volunteers to put together food baskets for the Sunday in the Country Food Drive, which provides full turkey meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas. To assist volunteers in their efforts, the North East Community Center donated the produce, sourced from Rock Steady Farm in Millerton.

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Asian Kitchen brings two seasoned chefs to Millerton

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MILLERTON — New flavors and exotic cuisines have fused together at Millerton Fresh Market’s Asian Kitchen, which opened in the fall and features chefs Kazuhiro Hidaka and Jose Lalby.

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Hobnobbing at the library

Eleanor Devine, 5, and her mother, Trish, were all smiles as they worked on their hobby horse.  Tom Hooker Hanford, artist and musician, led his 6th Annual Hobby Horse Workshop for children and adults at NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Dec. 22.

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North East Comprehensive Plan committee sets community goals

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MILLERTON — The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met on Monday, Dec. 17, to continue its discussion of effective strategies for achieving the plan’s community goals.

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Carols and more

The musical act Roger and Lenny performed carols and holiday songs for patrons at the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Dec. 8. The duo includes Lenny Sutton, left, and Roger Cohn.

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January public hearing set for proposed solar PILOT program

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board held a lightly-attended monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, at which it took care of a few municipal matters. The main issue raised that evening had to do with the town’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program for solar energy applications.
A resolution was passed for the PILOT program, which will be further discussed at a public hearing set for Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7:15 p.m. at Town Hall.
According to town Supervisor George Kaye, New York state has exempted all property that is being utilized for solar farms.

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Snuggling with Santa

One-year-old Finnley Selino and his mother, Jessica, visited Santa and enjoyed cookies at the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s “Cookies and Stories with Santa” event on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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