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MILLERTON — It’s not every day dreams come true — but they did on Saturday, July 7, at the North East Community Center (NECC). That’s when Mayor Debbie Middlebrook and Village Trustee Christine Bates, chair of NECC’s Board of Directors, with the help of the Berkshire Stompers brass band and children with safety scissors for the ribbon cutting, officially opened the center’s new playground on South Center Street.

The project is the dream-child of Lisa Wood, a mother whose two children take part in NECC’s Monday and Friday toddler programs...

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Students stand in solidarity to honor victims of gun violence

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DUTCHESS COUNTY — Across the country, students took a stand against gun violence and honored the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting by participating in the National School Walkout on Wednesday, March 14. In Dutchess County, students enrolled in the North East (Webutuck), Pine Plains and Millbrook school districts demonstrated their support for ending school violence and strengthening gun laws.
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Sold!: Saperstein’s building finds new owners in Hendrick and Stone

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MILLERTON — After 70 years of operation in the village of Millerton and several months on the real estate market, the iconic Saperstein’s building at 41 Main Street has been sold. James Hendrick and Graham Stone will turn the anchor store into multiple retail and office space.

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MBA sets calendar for 2018, welcomes new businesses

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MILLERTON—    In its first official meeting as the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA), the MBA took the time to discuss upcoming community dates on the 2018 calendar on Thursday, March 1.
On Thursday night, MBA members gathered at Montage; the meeting also welcomed new members from the local business community.

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Cabin Fever benefit dinner shows support for Peters family

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MILLERTON— Members of the Peters family found themselves surrounded by the love and support of their community at a Cabin Fever benefit dinner at Millerton American Legion Post 178 on Saturday, Feb. 10. Now, weeks later, the final tally is in on the amount raised for the well-known Millerton clan.
A total of $2,100 was raised in cash, while another $563 was donated anonymously in food costs.

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Electrical fire at Salisbury Bank & Trust

MILLERTON — The Millerton Fire Company was prompt in responding to a small fire that took place at the Millerton branch of Salisbury Bank & Trust on Monday, Feb. 5.
Located at 87 Main Street, a small electrical fire broke out on the second floor of the bank around 8 a.m. The bank was later informed that the fire was caused by a surge from the transformer located on the street behind the building.

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Get help with tax prep at NECC

MILLERTON — Those looking forward to the balmy breezes of spring but dreading working through the mazes of state and federal tax forms due April 17, fear not. Well-trained volunteers are waiting to walk taxpayers through that process at the North East Community Center (NECC) at 51 South Center St., Millerton.

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Millerton village elections: Two trustee seats up for grabs come March 20

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MILLERTON — Voters in the village of Millerton will head to the polls on Tuesday, March 20, to elect two new village trustees to office. There are four candidates running for the two, two-year posts: three Democrats and one Republican.

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Trustee Stephen Waite reflects on tenure on board

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MILLERTON— Spring is around the corner, and that means one thing in the village of Millerton: It’s election time.
On Tuesday, March 20, village residents will have the opportunity to elect two village trustees, a position that holds a two-year term.
The terms that are up for election this year belong to Trustee Stephen Waite, who is not seeking re-election, and Trustee Dave Sherman, who is seeking another term.

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Congressional candidate visits village

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MILLERTON— In order to get better acquainted with the issues concerning the village of Millerton and the town of North East, Democratic congressional candidate Gareth Rhodes (D-19) paid a second visit to Millerton, meeting with elected officials on Thursday, March 1.
As part of his “Rhodes Trip” campaign, Rhodes visited the Oakhurst Diner in Millerton in recent months to visit with constituents. He was invited back to the area by North East Councilman John Midwood.

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Millerton marks calendar for 2018

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MILLERTON— The Village Board marked its calendar with important community events for 2018 at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 26.
Mayor Debbie Middlebrook asked if the board’s next budget meeting could be rescheduled. It was, and now the meeting is set for Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m.

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