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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.

Starting at 6:24 a.m. on the 9th, Central Hudson customers on Dutchess Avenue, Highland Drive, South Center Street and Simmons Street in Millerton were out of power, until a fuse...

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Arbor Day celebration sets its sights on Eddie Collins Memorial Park April 29

MILLERTON — The community betterment group, Townscape, will hold an event on Saturday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m., at the arch at Eddie Collins Memorial Park to celebrate Arbor Day.  
Since its inception in the late 1880s, Arbor Day has been an occasion for the public to stop and reflect on the important of trees to the environment.  Historically, the day has been celebrated with the planting of trees in public spaces.  

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Taylor Oil wants oil tanks on Route 22

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NORTH EAST — The Dutchess County Diesels site on Route 22, just north of the main intersection in the village of Millerton, was recently bought by Taylor Oil. Taylor, which is headquartered about 30 minutes south in the town of Dover, wants to construct a 1,000-gallon gasoline storage tank, in addition to two 30,000-gallon propane storage tanks and four 10,000-gallon storage tanks for kerosene, home heating fuel, on-road diesel and off-road diesel on the property. 

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Cultural crossroads

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Spring for Sound moving forward with board approval

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MILLERTON — As their first order of business on Monday, April 17, the Village Board brought its questions and concerns about the arrangements for this year’s Spring for Sound festival into the discussion.

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A colorful count off to the Easter holiday

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No answers forthcoming about town highway garage site

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NORTH EAST — Following last week’s report that the Town Board might be considering a site on Sharon Road for its new highway garage facility, residents bordering the property in question came out to express their concerns. The parcel, they said, has wetlands, creeks and residential neighbors.

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All my eggs in one basket …

Cypress Thomas, 3, proudly held up a basket full of colorful eggs filled with candy, the fruits of his labor at the Saturday, April 15, egg hunt. 

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Housekeeping issues taken care of at reorg

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MILLERTON — The Village Board got straight to work planning for the upcoming year at its reorganization meeting, held on Monday, April 10.
Appointments 
Newly elected Mayor Debbie Middlebrook headed the meeting. She named Trustee Christine Bates as her deputy mayor.
Newly elected Trustee Jennifer Najdek was also sworn into office.
Stephany Eisermann was named village clerk/deputy treasurer. 
Amber Jordan was named treasurer/deputy clerk.

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Merchants meeting April 27

MILLERTON — The Millerton Merchants Association will hold a general meeting on Thursday, April 27, at 5:15 p.m. at the Irondale Schoolhouse. 
The featured guest will be David Whalen, deputy commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Public Works. 
Whalen will be presenting a detailed update on the schedule leading to construction of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail north from Main Street in Millerton and connecting with the completed Boston Corners/Copake Falls section of trail.

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On safari at the library

With the help of Audubon Sharon, an animal safari made its way to the NorthEast-Millerton Library last Thursday, April 13. From 4 to 5 p.m., Wildlife Rehabilitator and Outreach Specialist Sunny Bettley of Audubon Sharon  introduced a few birds of prey, including an American kestrel, to the wonder of her young audience.

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