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NORTH EAST — The Town Board held a lengthy discussion at its last board meeting, on Thursday, Nov. 8. The talk had to do with a recently-passed solar law, Local Law No. 3 of 2018, and if the town should allow payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for solar facilities entitled to senior exemptions. PILOTs require payments be made to the taxing municipality in lieu of taxes.

Attorney to the Town Warren Replansky said he reviewed the law with the town assessor and prepared for it to be sent to the town clerk.

“The only issue to discuss is who provides notice to property...

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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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Sidewalk installation at Oblong Books & Music

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MILLERTON — Shoppers walking village sidewalks might want to take a gander at the secondary entrance to Oblong Books & Music, which is kept closed. That’s where they’ll find a miniature installation of a whimsical garden set up next to concrete steps.

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Kamilla’s Floral Boutique blooms closer to home

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MILLERTON— After a flourishing 11 years in the village, Kamilla Najdek of Kamilla’s Floral Boutique closed her retail shop this spring at 36 Main Street and is now running her business from her home in Millerton.
For more than 15 years, Najdek has found her niche in the floral industry where she has cultivated her passion for flowers and her discerning eye for floral design. A resident of Millerton since 2002, she entered the village business community with a vision for a different kind of flower shop. 

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Dog Days of Summer

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North East grapples with ambulance coverage issue

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NORTH EAST — Town Councilman John Midwood introduced the issue of ambulance service in the town of North East at the Town Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, after telling the audience about an accident he had been involved in days  earlier.
“A drunk or impaired driver hit us from behind at 100 mph,” Midwood said, explaining that he and his wife were returning home from a wedding in Pennsylvania when they were hit on a New Jersey roadway. “We were transported by ambulance in New Jersey, heading back from the wedding in Pennsylvania.

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Super summer readers

Indigo Fitch and Jake McGhee-Miller, 11, sported masks and struck a pose during the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s Hero vs. Villain Party on Saturday, Aug. 18. For full story and more photos, see Super summer reading wrap-up party brings out young heroes.

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Super summer reading wrap-up party brings out young heroes

MILLERTON — Super heroes and heroines were on guard against villains on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the NorthEast-Millerton Library as they celebrated the end of summer reading program. Participants, many of them dressed as their favorite characters, were recognized and received prizes for their accomplishments

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