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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton is close-knit. Those who live and work here know each other well; most in the community knew lifelong resident John Campbell. Campbell, 89, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, from complications from a stroke.

“John had a good, long life,” said his brother, Jim. “Certainly it was a very productive life. In the end he went peacefully.”

He had an active life. Besides working at the appliance store, Campbell and Keeler, started by his father, Campbell served as assessor for the town of North East and the town of...

Millerton

Bubbly …

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the NorthEast-Millerton Library invited families and their little ones for bubble fun, and boy did they like it! Also that morning, children enjoyed Spray Chalk Splatter Painting. After mixing cornstarch, water and food coloring together to make a thin paint, the children practiced their tactile skills by splattering paint on a garden box behind the library.

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4-H Milk Bar is a cool stop at Columbia County Fair

CHATHAM — For those who find themselves thirsty and hungry while at the Columbia County Fair, which runs from Aug. 30 through Sept. 4, the 4-H Milk Bar is the perfect solution. Local ingredients are used — ice cream from Dutchess County’s Sinon Farms and Hudson Valley Fresh milk. Hot fudge sundaes are a specialty — prepared with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and topped off with a cherry.

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Garage storage needed, badly

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NORTH EAST— The town needs a new highway garage — no one is disputing that. The current home to the town of North East Highway Department is at 11 South Center St. Its cracked concrete and leaky roof, its mold infestation and low ceilings are all part and parcel of why the Town Board has been working so hard to find a more suitable location.

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Area musicians perform to help church restoration efforts

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MILLERTON — Community members spent a cozy evening listening to Music for a Midsummer’s Evening at the Millerton United Methodist Church last Friday, Aug. 18.
Located at 6 Dutchess Ave. at Veterans’ Park in Millerton, the concert was organized on the second floor of the church for 7 p.m. Before making their way up the stairs to the event, attendees were invited to contribute to the ongoing restoration work on the church by making a suggested donation of $12 for adults and $5 for youth.

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Playground play time

In the latest “Sing, Play, Read” program, the NorthEast-Millerton Library invited local children to Eddie Collins Memorial Park for a field trip on Tuesday morning, Aug. 15. With cloudy skies overhead, a handful of children delighted in having the playground to themselves and came prepared for any rain showers ahead. Teddy Kneeland, 4, of Lakeville, Conn., attempted to climb back up the playground slide, much like his hero, Spider-Man, would do.

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How to age best in the Harlem Valley

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MILLERTON — Attendance may have been light at the Aging Successfully presentation on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, but that didn’t diminish the talk’s importance. 
Dutchess County Office for the Aging Outreach Coordinator Brian Jones spoke to the few audience members there about key strategies for growing old with grace and in good health. He told those there the talk was not just for seniors, but for their caretakers and “anyone who is aging” in Dutchess County — in other words, everyone.

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Power outage leaves 150 villagers in the dark

MILLERTON — An unexpected power outage caught close to 150 Central Hudson customers living in the village off guard last Wednesday morning, Aug. 9.
According to Central Hudson, an object came into contact with the power line, resulting in the loss of power. While a tree branch could have easily fallen onto the line, reported the utility, the exact cause had not been identified by press time.

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Terni’s celebrates 98 years

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MILLERTON — Standing proudly at 42 Main Street in Millerton, Terni’s, the village’s favorite gear shop, celebrated its 98th anniversary last month.
Following their immigration from Parma, Italy, Paul and Assunta Terni opened the store for business on July 19, 1919. Though the building was originally used as a saloon, it was purchased by the Ternis to serve as a general store.

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Rudd Pond weed situation and usability assessed by state officials

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NORTH EAST — In July, the town made important strides in its mission to revitalize Rudd Pond by inviting state Sen. Sue Serino (R-41) and Assembly member Didi Barrett (D-106) to evaluate the pond and its weed infestation.
According to town Supervisor George Kaye, the main goal focused on obtaining assistance from the state as well as funds to purchase a weed harvester. After meeting with both state representatives on separate occasions, Kaye said both expressed a great deal of interest in the project, resulting in the July meeting.

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Loving the library

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