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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...

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Benefit dinner to help local resident Jim Tanner

MILLERTON— The mark of a good man may well be how quickly that man’s neighbors arrive to help when trouble appears on his doorstep.
By that measure, lifelong Millerton resident Jim Tanner is shown to be a good man, indeed. Hundreds are stepping up as he and his family face the challenges presented by recently diagnosed Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, a disease that has rendered this husband and devoted father of three, a self-employed business man, unable to work. 

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Curious to a fault

The NorthEast-Millerton Library celebrated the 77th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey by hosting Curiosity Week from Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Saturday, Sept. 15. The celebration kicked off with Story Hour. Above, from left, Parker, April, Riley and Dave Whalen stopped by the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Sept. 15.

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Tavern Trail leads to American Legion

MILLERTON — The tragedy and triumph that was World War I will be on display at the final Dutchess County 2018 Historic Tavern Trail “Year of the Veteran” event at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the American Legion Post 178 in Millerton.
The tale will be told thru war-time images and discussions of three North East residents: one who survived and two who did not. The last were killed some 10 miles apart on the same day, November 1, 1918, only 10 days before the end of the war. 

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Town to fund bog turtle monitoring plan

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board was prompt in its decision to approve an expenditure of funds for the Bog Turtle Monitoring Plan at a special meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 23.
The meeting was held at 1:30 p.m. North East town Supervisor George Kaye, Councilmen Ralph Fedele and John Merwin and Deputy Town Clerk Gail Wheeler were in attendance.

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Water service line break closes library

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library closed its doors on Wednesday, Sept. 5, as a result of a water service line break that left the library without adequate water.
The recent issue with the water main began around the last week of August when water pressure started to decline. By Tuesday, Sept. 4, the pressure had diminished to the point where library staff were unable to flush the toilets. 

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Library cards available

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MILLERTON — As students prepare for the new school year, the NorthEast-Millerton Library has invited patrons of all ages to get a library card in celebration of Library Card Sign-Up Month.

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Water system work supported

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NORTH EAST— The North East Town Board authorized town Supervisor George Kaye to sign a letter of support for improvements to the local water system during a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23.

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Block grant ideas wanted

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NORTH EAST — Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are an important component of municipal government. The grants, with funds coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), are distributed by county government based on a list of priorities. Typically high among those priorities are affordable housing projects, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, infrastructure projects.

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School supplies giveaway prepares students for 2018-19

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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton helped students from the North East (Webutuck) Central School District prepare for the coming year with a school supplies giveaway on Monday, Aug. 27.

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How composting toilets are sprucing up the Rail Trail

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MILLERTON — There are plenty of residents and visitors who come to Millerton to take advantage of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. The trail is an important amenity in the Harlem Valley region; it attracts walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters during the mild weather, and even some cross-country skiers in the winter.
It is, by all accounts, a hot spot in the village of Millerton, with its entrance located just off Main Street not far from Route 22.

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