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MILLERTON — They seem like ordinary citizens, going about their everyday activities while plying their talents behind closed door. Then once a year, their inner Elves emerge, and as if by magic the fruits of their labors appear at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. There for one special day the building becomes Santa’s North East Pole as it houses the annual Holiday Craft Fair. 

The huge community room, often used for events such as concerts, movies, speakers and even elections, is filled with good cheer as neighbors visit with neighbors while they shop for...

Millerton

Rock Steady Farm offers sustainable farming and food

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MILLERTON — Residents looking for a new way to get fresh produce can check out the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program offered at Rock Steady Farm in Millerton.

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ESL classes designed to teach everyone basics of English

Clases de inglés
Cualquier persona que quiera aprender inglés puede asistir las clases gratuitas en el NECC, 51 S. Center St., Millerton. Las clases se reunirán semanalmente los lunes y viernes a partir de las 6 p.m. hasta las 9 p.m. comenzando el 15 de octubre. Tanto las clases como los libros son gratuitos. Para más información contacte a: Evelyn Garzetta 917-705-9600.

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Furever thankful for a forever home

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MILLERTON — For those who remember the Dog Days of Summer pet adoption event held at the Millerton Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 25 — courtesy of the North East Community Center (NECC) and the Little Guild animal shelter — good news. The 8-year-old Shih Tzu, Miette, who was up for adoption after her owners could no longer care for her, has found a new home.

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Christine Sergent envisions promising future for NECC

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MILLERTON— Already a few weeks into her new career at the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton, Executive Director Christine Sergent is thinking about strengthening the organization from the inside out and making sure NECC staff are supported and empowered to put forth their best for the community.

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Village Board discusses water, police, property and trash

MILLERTON— Good news about the town water supply was a key part of a crowded agenda that prompted village Mayor Debbie Middlebrook to begin the two-hour Sept. 17 meeting by explaining that while there would be no public comments that night, there would be at the Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. 

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Amelia Smith’s pet project: caring for animals

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MILLERTON— When she graduated this past May from The Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, Conn., Amelia Smith, 18, already had a strong record of training and caring for animals.
A resident of Millerton, Smith’s love of animals sparked at a young age, fostered with the support of her family, academic mentors and the animals she’s met along the way. In addition to volunteering with many animal groups, Smith’s experience encompasses travel, competition, fundraising efforts and honors well beyond her age.   

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Painting the village (hydrants) red

MILLERTON— Regardless of who might need them, village residents and personnel will now be able to locate fire hydrants in Millerton more easily, thanks to a fresh coat of bright red paint.
With hydrants inspected on a yearly basis, Village Highway Supervisor Coleman Lawrence said the objective behind repainting the fire hydrants is to keep them maintained and highly visible. Along with the new paint job, the hydrants were examined for other flaws, such as missing bolts or open pores.

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Millerton and North East: Options for EMS coverage examined at workshop

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Village Board and North East Town Board took the time to review their existing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coverage and options for the future at a special joint workshop meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Much-needed sidewalk repairs focus of block grant application

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board met on Thursday, Sept. 13, to discuss various issues,  top among them grant proposal ideas for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), block  grants are awarded annually by the county based on a priority list.
Priorities range from infrastructure, to affordable housing, to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Oftentimes, joint applications from neighboring communities fare better than single applicants.

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MBA gets to work, plans for fall

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the fall season with a packed house and a calendar of community events at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13.
The monthly meeting was held at Montage. MBA members gave a warm welcome to Christine Sergent, the new executive director of the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton.

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