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MILLERTON — Lew Saperstein, longtime owner of the iconic Saperstein’s store, was celebrated as he and his family were cheered for their 70 years of service to Millerton on Saturday, May 12, at Lew’s retirement party.

“The party’s a very nice surprise,” he said. “I had a lot of fun and I got to say goodbye to a lot of people and old friends, and I look forward to visiting Millerton and seeing the progress with the store here.”

Performing as the evening’s live entertainment, Lance Middlebrook and John Mathews of the band...

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Imagine That, at Thompson Plaza

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MILLERTON— Tucked into the top level of Thompson Plaza, located at 208 Route 44 in the same building that houses the gym, sits the novelty store Imagine That. It became one of the town’s newest businesses this past fall.
“I suppose, to us, it was something we found the area lacked, so we were hoping to bring it to more of a local level,” said Chris McKenna, one of the owners of Imagine That, reflecting on the store’s inception.

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Llama-licious

Jake Miller-McGhee, 10, got up close and personal with Harvey the llama at the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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Millerton’s Brown Church feeds body and soul

MILLERTON— Ever since its inception, Small Town America has been known for taking care of its own. Millerton is a prime example, especially behind the sturdy doors of First Presbyterian Church of Millerton — also known as The Brown Church on Main Street.
There, anyone in need can find a small band of volunteers who use the church as a base providing all manner of help for fellow townspeople as they collect and distribute clothing, household goods, food and medical equipment and put on a free monthly meal.

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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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