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MILLERTON — In the Nov. 29 edition of The Millerton News, an article was published about a Comprehensive Plan Update Committee (CPUC) meeting that was held on Monday, Nov. 19. As the committee advances to the plan’s completion, there were a few points in the article that needed to be clarified.

In terms of membership, Comprehensive Plan Update Committee members are appointed by the Village and Town Boards. Both Mayor Debbie Middlebrook and Councilman John Midwood serve as the two members representing the Town and Village Boards. The rest of the committee is made up of...

Millerton

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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A new helping hand for those who need it most

MILLERTON — Sympathy and understanding come from having been there yourself — in this case as one of a family of six sleeping huddled around a kerosene heater because there was no money for electricity nor oil for heat. That was where Christine Sergent, the newly appointed director of the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton, spent a portion of her early years and why she now says, “This is where I was meant to be.” 

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Business Association gets established as new corporation

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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.

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This little doggy went to market

MILLERTON — Man’s best friend will be strutting his stuff at the Saturday, Aug. 25, Farmers Market in Millerton — in hopes of finding a forever family. 

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