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MILLERTON — With both locals and visitors spending their Fourth of July holiday outdoors, many emergency agencies were on standby in case of an emergency. One such emergency occurred in the Taconic State Park’s Brace Mountain, near Millerton. A number of local emergency agencies responded to a 911 call about a man who had fallen down the side of a cliff while hiking at the park, on Thursday, July 4.

According to Deputy Public Information Director Brian Nearing from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, a 72-year-old man from New...

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Residents track plastic use with Eco Challenge

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MILLERTON — Kicking off the month of April with an eco-friendly eye opener, Townscape of Millerton and North East has challenged residents to take note of how much plastic they use as part of the organization’s first Eco Challenge.

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Community Conversation: Housing talk scheduled for April 12

MILLERTON — Come Friday, April 12, the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton will partner with Hudson River Housing to host a Community Conversation on “Housing: A Key to a Strong Local Community.”
Designed as a regional approach for rural communities such as the towns of North East, Amenia and Pine Plains, the Community Conversation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 178 building, located at 155 Route 44 in Millerton. 

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Pony show and more for Ag Literacy Week

MILLERTON — Taking part in the celebration of Agricultural Literacy Week, Dutchess County Legislator Gregg Pulver read to local children and answered their questions about agriculture, at the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Friday, March 22.

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Winners’ plans after Millerton election

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MILLERTON — Millerton residents cast their ballots last Tuesday, March 19, to vote in this year’s village election. There were open seats for mayor and two village trustee positions. Additionally, there was a referendum to change the month of the general village election from March to June.
Incumbent candidate Debbie Middlebrook campaigned for her second two-year term as mayor while Jennifer Najdek ran for a second two-year term as village trustee. Newcomer Joshua Schultz ran for the other open trustee seat. 

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Mr. Kennan goes to Washington to talk about sewer solutions

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NORTH EAST — Always a dedicated public servant, on his most recent trip to this nation’s capital, North East Councilman Chris Kennan made a point of stopping in on Congressman Antonio Delgado (D-NY19) to talk business. Though in Washington, D.C., for family  business, Kennan said it was important he talk to the congressman about the town’s need for a sewer. The town of North East is working with the village of Millerton, which is actively pursuing a waste water solution.

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Work begins on Rail Trail extension: Taking the trail from Millerton to Ancram

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MILLERTON — After many years of anticipation and coordination, the county has begun work on extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail (HVRT) northward, from Millerton to Ancram in Columbia County.

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Lucky Luke the dog celebrates his sweet 16th birthday

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MILLERTON — From the moment they found him to their decision to bring him home, the lives of Macey Levin and his wife, Gloria Miller, were changed for the better when they rescued their dog, Luke. As a celebration of Luke’s remarkable journey, they hosted a party for his 16th birthday at the Millerton Veterinary Practice on Saturday, March 16.

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Town OKs engineering bid for highway garage project

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When art and literacy merge

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MILLERTON — Through its collaboration with The Wassaic Project, the NorthEast-Millerton Library has found a creative new way to connect children to the stories they read by developing an Art and Children’s Books program.
Led by Wassaic Project Education Director Tara Foley, the program kicked off last summer in the library and has grown to be a popular program for the library’s younger patrons, according to the library’s Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune.

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Suzanne Stevens joins NECC as new development director

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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton announced in January that Suzanne Stevens had joined the team as development director.

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