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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton is close-knit. Those who live and work here know each other well; most in the community knew lifelong resident John Campbell. Campbell, 89, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, from complications from a stroke.

“John had a good, long life,” said his brother, Jim. “Certainly it was a very productive life. In the end he went peacefully.”

He had an active life. Besides working at the appliance store, Campbell and Keeler, started by his father, Campbell served as assessor for the town of North East and the town of...

Millerton

Block grant application seeks to make Town and Village Halls ADA compliant

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MILLERTON — The Town Board held a public hearing for suggestions on its upcoming Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, on Monday, Sept. 11. The Village Board held its public hearing on block grant ideas on Monday, Sept. 18. 

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Homeschoolers hit the (one-room) schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library’s Homeschoolers at the Library program celebrated its first field trip on Monday, Sept. 25, by spending a morning at the Irondale Schoolhouse, located at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. According to Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune, the field trip was organized through a collaboration between the library and Ralph Fedele, an avid library patron and board president of Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse Association. 

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Public hearing held for Taconic State Park Draft Master Plan

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MILLERTON— Following the success of its first public hearing in Copake, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation organized a second public hearing on a Draft Master Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Taconic State Park on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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North East Democrats hold meet and greet

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MILLERTON — With the fall election just a month away, New York state voters were offered an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming referendums and the local candidates at an afternoon gathering on Sunday, Oct. 1.

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Farmer helps post-Harvey

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MILLERTON — Pine Plains native Jason Culver, owner of Farmscapes Land Management in Millerton, which primarily provides agricultural fencing for livestock, delivered a trailer-load of much-needed hay and grain to farmers in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.  Culver left early Tuesday, Sept. 5, and  arrived in Texas overnight Thursday, Sept. 7.  He just returned to New York last week.
Culver’s mission was supported by many local individuals and businesses, including the Bank of Millbrook, which helped to offset the fuel costs for the trip.

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Author Paula Josa-Jones talks about the interconnectivity of horses and humans

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MILLERTON— Harlem Valley residents and horse owners alike spent a cozy afternoon at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Saturday, Sept. 23, as choreographer Paula Josa-Jones made her debut appearance as an author.

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Village officials caught in the act: Profane message left on Millerton business

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MILLERTON — A major bombshell was dropped at last week’s Village Board meeting, held on Monday, Sept. 18, at Village Hall. At the end of a nearly two-hour meeting, during public comments, local Realtor Ron Steed asked to speak. By the time he was done, a village trustee and a village Planning Board member — husband and wife — stood accused of defacing private property.

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Algonquian Days return to Irondale Schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — This past weekend, Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse encouraged village residents and weekend visitors alike to learn about the area’s former indigenous tribes with the second year of Algonquian Days.

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Honoring the memory of Sandy Berger with a bench

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MILLERTON —  The dedication of a bench in memory of Millerton native Sandy Berger on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Veterans’ Park, turned into a reunion of family members and old childhood friends who still live in the area. 
Berger was born in Millerton in 1945, the son of Al and Rose Berger, who were the owners for many years of what was referred to in those days as a haberdashery, in the building that is now home to Oblong Books and Music on Main Street. 

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Republicans come out for a night of pasta and politics in Millerton

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MILLERTON— The Republican Committee of North East welcomed local and county candidates at its fourth annual pasta dinner on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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