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MILLERTON— One of the first items of business at the Village Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, was a request from Salisbury Bank and Trust Millerton Branch Manager Bianca Martin, for permission to participate in the farmers market.

As Martin put it, “Salisbury Bank is known as a community bank, and we would like to increase our presence and show our involvement. We do some behind the scenes work … but we would like to be able to reach out to more people.”

Martin said if the bank had a table at the farmers market, which is actually run by the North...

Millerton

Electrical fire quickly extinguished

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MILLERTON— Before morning gave way into afternoon on Thursday, Aug. 3, the Scassos of 5808 Route 22 dealt with an unexpected electrical fire.
According to First Assistant Chief Jim Milton, the North East Fire Company immediately responded to the scene when the call came in at 11:46 a.m. However, firemen found the fire was under control, basically extinguished.
“By the time I got here, the homeowner had already gotten the fire out,” Milton said. “She got water on it instantly.”

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A mint-mento

One of Millerton’s youngest entrepreneurs, Jane Woods, 6, could be found selling fresh herbs including mint and lemon balm in the village on Thursday, Aug. 3. Along with her friends, Jane was selling the fragrant keepsakes for 50 cents a bunch.

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Bear-ly there

The NorthEast-Millerton Library couldn’t have asked for nicer weather to host a Teddy Bear Picnic on Tuesday morning, Aug. 1. Children brought their favorite teddies to color pictures and put together puzzles. Once the children were gathered on the rug with their favorite stuffed animals, Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune read aloud from a selection of bear stories. When it was time for the teddy bears to have their picnic, a few children sat on the library steps to enjoy their snacks while others chose to stay indoors.

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Proposed code of conduct law makes waves in North East

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NORTH EAST— Should volunteers serving on local planning and zoning boards be subject to a code of conduct? That’s the question currently before the North East Town Board, which is considering passing a local law to establish such a code — to the dismay of some of those very volunteers.
“This is a law that inherently and explicitly limits speech,” said long-time Planning Board member Bill Kish. “It limits speech by saying speech that is not polite is prohibited.”

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Saperstein’s closing marks end of an era in Millerton

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Millerton — Regarded as a timeless treasure by many Tri-state shoppers, the iconic Saperstein’s store on Main Street will be closing after 70 years of operation.
The business was started in 1946 by Irving Saperstein after he returned home from serving in World War II. It was known in those days as The Millerton Store. 

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Down in the dumps? Never!

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NORTH EAST — The NorthEast-Millerton Library hosted Dump Truck Day on Tuesday, July 25, with the Town of North East Highway Department, the Village of Millerton Highway Department, the Millerton Fire Company and the Millerton Police Department in attendance. 
By 10:30 a.m., the Annex was filled with excited youngsters and their families. Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune welcomed everyone with a round of “Five Little Monkeys,” and read “Fire Truck” by Peter Sis, aloud. 

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A toast to the Harney clan

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At this year’s Chef and Farmer Brunch on July 30, the honored guests were members of the Harney family, who received a Community Service Award celebrating the work and generosity of the late John Harney, founder of Harney and Sons Master Tea Blenders, and the continued charitable contributions and volunteer efforts of his large clan. 

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Party with paint

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Swimming options available in Millerton and beyond

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MILLERTON — With summer in full swing, residents of the Harlem Valley and beyond are seeking relief from the heat and places to go for a swim. Fortunately, there are options, though they might not be quite as robust as they once were.
Some history
Once the center of life in the village of Millerton, the former Denny Pool at Eddie Collins Memorial Park has been described as “an absolute gift given to the village at the beginning of the century,” by Village Trustee Stephen Waite. 

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Documentary calls for protection of essential resources

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MILLERTON — Given the prominent role that agriculture plays in Dutchess County, it came as no surprise that the advance screening of the Discovery documentary, “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” attracted the attention of the community on Sunday, July 23.

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