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MILLERTON — After considering its options for establishing the organization as a new corporation in the village of Millerton, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) reached its decision at a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2. 

The monthly meeting was held at Montage and nine MBA members attended. After bringing the incorporation up for discussion, group leader Dick Hermans reported that the MBA can file as a new 501(c)4 corporation by filling out a three-page application and paying a $75 filing fee.

As far as names were concerned, Hermans reported the name “...

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Millerton’s changing business landscape

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the month of May by reviewing upcoming community dates and welcoming rising businesses and MBA members, at a meeting on May 3, at Montage. 
The party for the Saperstein family on Saturday, May 12, was discussed. After the event, MBA head Dick Hermans said, “the Saperstein’s retirement party was a great success.”
More than 200 people attended.

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Ready to retire

Saperstein at his retirement party on Saturday, May 12, a slideshow tracing the store’s history was shown. Throughout the night, visitors paused to admire photos of Saperstein family members and marvel at the store’s changes throughout the years. Above is Lew with his younger sister, Judith Keller. For full story and another photo, see Raising the roof at Saperstein's retirement party.

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Local teens join the workforce thanks to NECC programs

MILLERTON— Teenagers hoping to spread their wings  — whether for fun or profit — need look no further than Team Teen Leadership or the JOBS program at the North East Community Center (NECC) on South Center Street.

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Amber Jordan moves on from Village Hall

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MILLERTON — For almost 11 years, residents recognized Amber Jordan for her work as the deputy clerk and village treasurer at Village Hall. After dedicating her services to helping the local community flourish, Jordan recently resigned from her familiar village roles and moved on to a new position.
Her new job is as the administrative assistant to the dean of students and the dean of residential life at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. She announced her decision to resign at a Village Board meeting the last week of February.

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Celebrating Mom

The Millerton News headed to Webutuck Elementary School to find out why some of our youngest citizens value their moms. Here’s what they had to say …

My mom is amazing because she gives me really good things like dinner, crafts, art and school supplies. My mom is really nice and kindly and she teaches me how to do crafts and art.

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Crazy for comic books

“Ninjago Lloyd” and his best buddy, “Kai,” also known as Henry Kneeland, 3, and his brother, Teddy, 5, of Lakeville, Conn., stopped in at the NorthEast-Millerton Library to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 5. They went home with free comics, a book and I Love Books tattoos. Patrons were invited to dress up as part of the national event was sponsored by the North American comic book industry. 
 

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Copper Star Alpaca plans for a store closer to home

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MILLERTON — After a steady six-years at 20 Main Street in Millerton, Copper Star Alpaca has closed intending to move its retail operation to its farm.

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Vision statement considered for Comprehensive Plan update

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MILLERTON— Following a well-received online survey and a successful public visioning workshop this winter, the North East/Millerton Comprehensive Plan Update Committee reviewed public feedback before discussing the first draft of the plan’s vision statement. The committee met in the North East-Millerton Library Annex on Thursday, April 26. 

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Library luncheon thanks volunteers

MILLERTON— Good help doesn’t come cheap — except perhaps at the NorthEast-Millerton Library, where each day two or three of the dozen day-to-day volunteers arrive to spend several hours re-shelving books, pulling requested volumes and generally contributing to the smooth functioning of the facility.

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Library Earth Day events focus on children

MILLERTON— Earth Day is always a good day according to wise-beyond-her-seven years Zoe Briggs, because “We have to take good care of the Earth because we have to live on it, and so do the animals.”
The visiting Saugerties resident was celebrating the day by getting a refresher course in chess from her “Grampy,” Dan Briggs of Millerton, as they moved pieces around the super-sized set on the recently created Memorial Garden lawn in front of the North-East Millerton Library. 

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