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MILLERTON — It’s not every day dreams come true — but they did on Saturday, July 7, at the North East Community Center (NECC). That’s when Mayor Debbie Middlebrook and Village Trustee Christine Bates, chair of NECC’s Board of Directors, with the help of the Berkshire Stompers brass band and children with safety scissors for the ribbon cutting, officially opened the center’s new playground on South Center Street.

The project is the dream-child of Lisa Wood, a mother whose two children take part in NECC’s Monday and Friday toddler programs...

Millerton

Eager for Earth Day

From left, Nicole Lopane, Alison Elliott and Diane Zimmerman pitched in to help plant a garden behind the North East Community Center (NECC). NECC sponsored a cleanup day around the village on Saturday, April 21, in honor of Earth Day. For more on that story, see Village residents join NECC to celebrate Millerton Earth Day.

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Village Board adopts budget, reorganizes for 2018-19

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MILLERTON — A public hearing for the 2018-19 budget was held on Monday, April 16. Though the Village Board was required to keep the hearing open for 15 minutes, there were no public comments.
The total appropriations for the budget totalled $679,194.65 while the total revenues clocked in at $284,487.29. The amount to be raised by taxes is $394,707.36 and the tax rate per $1,000 is $4.490669 — an increase of $0.013628.
Once the hearing closed, the board approved the budget. For more on the 2018-19 budget, read last week’s Millerton News.

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Railing repair provides some support

MILLERTON — The ornamental iron railing in front of Gilded Moon Framing and Gallery, at the tip of where John Street meets with Main Street, has been repaired. 
According to North East Councilman Chris Kennan, it was damaged by something hitting it. 

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Town cleanup day

MILLERTON— The North East Community Center (NECC) is organizing its annual spring cleanup day for the village on Saturday, April 21. 
This year, NECC is collaborating with the town’s Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), Millerton Business Alliance and Townscape to augment the celebration of Earth Day. 

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Spring for Sound canceled: No more merry music for Millerton

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MILLERTON — It’s official. Spring for Sound is canceled this year and for the foreseeable future. The announcement was made last week, on Monday, April 9.
The all-day, multi-stage concert was a highlight of village life, and its departure has hit its supporters hard.

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Results of Easter Egg hunt

MILLERTON— The winners of the golden eggs at the egg hunt held on Saturday, March 31, are as follows:
Birth to age 2: Grace Bailey and Hannah Hoskins.
Age 3 to 4: Jase Foley and Braydon Foley.
Age 5 to 6: Kylie McGhee and Kaylin Spadaccini.
Age 7 to 8: Christopher Slater ad Luke Wilms.
Age 9 and older: Lauryn Germond and Matthew Wendover.
The event was sponsored by the Millerton Fire Company, the Millerton Gun Club and the Millerton American Legion Post 178. 

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Millerton Earth Day

MILLERTON— Earth Day will be celebrated in the village of Millerton on Saturday, April 21, with a series of events to build community awareness of and seek commitment to initiatives to preserve, protect and restore the environment in communities. 
Saturday, April 21

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Tentative budget adopted for 2018

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MILLERTON— As one of its final orders of business during its fiscal year, the Village Board approved the adoption of the tentative general fund and water fund budgets for 2018 at a meeting on Monday, April 2.
Under the general fund revenues, the budget will gain $15,000 from the park and recreation department’s summer camp along with $500 for field trips and $50 for the pavilion. The youth contract with the town of North East totaled  $35,000.

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MBA plans for 2018, Spring for Sound canceled

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, April 5, at Montage.
The meeting began with a brief discussion of this year’s Spring for Sound festival by co-producer Kristen Panzer. The festival is in its eighth year  and benefits the North East Community Center (NECC).
As of Monday, April 9, however, NECC announced the event was canceled.

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Help is in sight

Lions Club members Don Bartles and Mary Cooper conducted vision screenings at Webutuck Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 21, as the Lions try to do every year. The screenings are just one of the Lions’ many community service initiatives. The Millerton Lions Club provided the screenings for free to students at both Webutuck Elementary School and at the Astor Head Start in Millerton. 

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