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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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Valentine’s Day, Millerton style

MILLERTON — The scent of love will be in the air next Wednesday as chefs, bakers and florists spread their Cupid wings to help area residents celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. 

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Congressional candidate Gareth Rhodes takes a ‘Rhodes Trip’

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MILLERTON— Village residents approached Democratic congressional candidate Gareth Rhodes (NY-19) with their issues and concerns as he made the Oakhurst Diner in Millerton a stop on his “Rhodes Trip.”
Traveling to 163 towns and cities throughout the 19th congressional district in his “mobile office” — a 1999 Ford Winnebago RV — Rhodes launched his “Rhodes Trip” campaign last October in order to be more accessible to constituents. 

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Children go on an Animal Safari

MILLERTON — A full house, many of them excited children under the age of 4, put the sounds of the jungle to shame at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Friday afternoon when the Sharon Audubon Society helped critter fans young and old come face-to-face with species that would never show up in their own backyards.
The Animal Safari program exposed area children — and their adults — to experiences beyond the boundaries of Dutchess County with the hope of expanding their curiosity and therefore their desire to learn through reading.

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NECC will miss Jenny Hansell

MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) threw a farewell bash for longtime Executive Director Jenny Hansell Saturday, Jan. 20. That Friday had been the last day at work for Hansell, a resident of Sharon, Conn., who is moving on to a new job as president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, which has its office in Pittsfield. Hansell and her husband, Fred Baumgarten, are in the process of moving to Northampton, Mass. 

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Millerton mourns Bev Gordon

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MILLERTON— The village of Millerton bid farewell last month to lifelong resident, Beverly “Bev” Gordon, who passed away at her home on Sunday, Jan. 14, at age 75, surrounded by loved ones.

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What should happen to Saperstein’s?

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MILLERTON— After 70 years in business in the village of Millerton, Saperstein’s will soon be closing its doors. Currently there’s a store-wide sale to clear out all merchandise. 

As the Millerton Merchants Association continues to brainstorm future business options for the clothing store, residents have also been mulling over their own ideas.

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Peony Vodka continues to create a buzz

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MILLERTON — Still flying high from being named Best New Craft Vodka this past summer by Hudson Valley Magazine, Three Meadows Spirit’s Peony Vodka continues to garner praise. The local Hudson Valley product is on store shelves now. 
It’s received national press, too, including being mentioned in “O” magazine and by Martha Stewart Weddings.

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Structure fire rips through Millerton trustee’s home

MILLERTON— A smoke detector, a dog and two quick thinking teenagers kept tragedy at bay on Thursday, Jan. 18, when fire broke out at 5:15 p.m. at 35 South Center St.
According to property owner Jenn Najdek, the house will probably need to be “gutted, but everybody got out, including the dog.”

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Local toddler programs abound

MILLERTON — Cabin Fever is breaking out everywhere, with families with little ones being especially hard hit as the winter drags on. But antidotes can be found at the North East Community Center (NECC) and the NorthEast-Millerton Library, which both provide a variety of activities throughout the week. 
Children ages 1 to 5 are eligible for programs Monday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at NECC. 

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To Jenny Hansell, with love, a fond farewell

MILLERTON — Millerton’s North East Community Center (NECC) threw a farewell bash for longtime Executive Director Jenny Hansell on Saturday evening. Friday had been the last day at work for Hansell, a resident of Sharon, who is moving on to a new job as president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, which has its office in Pittsfield. Hansell and her husband, Fred Baumgarten, are in the process of moving to Northampton, Mass. 

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