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MILLERTON — The Millerton Legion Auxiliary was pleased to welcome area residents last Sunday, Feb. 18, at its 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off, held at American Legion Post 178.

Though last Saturday’s snow had Auxiliary members waiting on pins and needles, Sunday enjoyed sunshine and clear skies. Chili entries were dropped off from 11 a.m. on and by noon 16 Crock Pots were available to the 65 people in attendance. 

While community members sampled the different entries in earnest, judges Rob Cooper, Vicki Fallon and Mike Humbert took their time tasting each...

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Tractor trailer rollover causes road closure on Route 22

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MILLERTON — A big-rig rollover on Route 22 led to a road closure that lasted more than three hours on Monday, Nov. 6.
Around 7 a.m. on Monday morning, a tractor trailer hauling dirt rolled over by Checkerboard Corner on Route 22 in Millerton. 
According to Fire Chief Keith Roger, the call reached the Millerton Fire Company 10 minutes later when his Second Assistant Chief Billy Watson pulled up to the scene as it was happening and called it in.

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Spooky schoolhouse Halloween

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Millerton signs contract for water mapping project

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MILLERTON — The village has an intricate network of water lines and connections — all of which need to be documented and recorded to help in case of leaks, ruptures or for general operations and maintenance. To do so, the village has enlisted engineering firm Tighe and Bond to map the water district. 
P.E. Erin Moore, an environmental engineer and project manager with experience in municipal water, wastewater and stormwater projects who works out of Rhinebeck, has attended recent Village Board meetings to talk about the project.

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Structure fire breaks out on Route 199

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MILLERTON— Halfway between Route 22 and Winchell Mountain Road on Route 199, a structure fire on Saturday, Oct. 21, caught the attention of five fire companies, including Millerton, Amenia and Pine Plains, and Lakeville and Sharon, Conn. By the end of the fire event, the house was a total loss.

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Shopping for a cause

J. McLaughlin’s, at 3282 Franklin Ave., Millbrook,  sponsored a Sip and Shop on Friday, Oct. 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event was hosted by Brooke Fedigan, of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. A percentage of the sales was given to the foundation. Also on hand was board member Nevill Smythe, who joined Fedigan in lauding J. McLaughlin for the many causes it supports, including Miles of Hope. From left, J. McLaughlin manager Cindy Kish, Nevill Smythe and Brooke Fedigan.

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Things heat up at 14th Annual Chicken Cook Off

MILLERTON — Saturday, Oct. 28, the American Legion Post 178 in Millerton hosted its 14th annual Chicken Cook Off to benefit the Sunday in the Country Food Drive. From 2 to 4 p.m., chicken dinners were available for pick-up at $10 per dinner, raising an estimated $1,800. James Parks, Stephen Lynehan, McEnroe Organics and the Ancram Fire Company were credited for donating the event’s chicken while the American Legion was generous in donating its facilities.

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Getting rid of trash

This past Saturday, Oct. 21, the biannual Bulk Trash Day allowed Village of Millerton and Town of North East residents an opportunity to get rid of unwanted items at the Town Garage. Once they reached the garage, residents were assisted by mayor Debbie Middlebrook, village trustee Dave Sherman and town employee Ron Watson as they tossed the materials into the dumpster and collected their fees.

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Officials off the hook: No accountability in Millerton for obscene message

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MILLERTON — The recent controversy regarding a Planning Board member’s and the deputy mayor’s misconduct seems to be coming to a close. 
Planning Board member Peter Greenough and his wife, Deputy Mayor Christine Bates, were caught on camera leaving an obscene message on the front door of Realtor Ron Steed’s business. 

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Faso’s Farm Listening Tour comes to town

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MILLERTON — On Wednesday, Oct. 18, McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton hosted Congressman John Faso’s (R-19) third session on his listening tour for the impending 2018 Farm Bill.
Faso currently serves as a member of the House Agriculture Committee, which holds primary jurisdiction over writing the Farm Bill. Prior to his session at McEnroe Organic Farm, he organized a listening session at Tour Hudson River Tractor in Chatham, N.Y., and at Van Orden’s Riverview Farm in Catskill, N.Y., both of which were held Monday, Oct. 16.

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Bank seeks place at farmers market

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MILLERTON— One of the first items of business at the Village Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, was a request from Salisbury Bank and Trust Millerton Branch Manager Bianca Martin, for permission to participate in the farmers market.
As Martin put it, “Salisbury Bank is known as a community bank, and we would like to increase our presence and show our involvement. We do some behind the scenes work … but we would like to be able to reach out to more people.”

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