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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...

Millerton

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Friday’s Nor’easter resulted in many outages throughout the region, including one caused  by a downed power line at the intersection of Legion and David roads in the village of Millerton.

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Joint highway garage plans discussed

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Village Board joined the North East Town Board on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for a joint workshop meeting to discuss a preliminary layout for a shared highway garage on recently acquired Route 22 property.
Engineer Ray Jurkowski, a partner at Morris Associates, presented. He emphasized that this was an preliminary discussion and that he wanted to present the plan as an initial concept.

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What makes a village different from a town?

MILLERTON — About 300 years ago — 1725-1730 to be precise — some brave and perhaps restless souls from Connecticut began to take bits and pieces from two land patents and an area called The Oblong and by 1788 officially established the town of North East.

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Buddhi Tribe grows its business

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MILLERTON — Seven months after opening her yoga studio in Millerton, Buddhi Tribe owner Kate Shanley was excited to announce that her studio will be expanding next door to include an apothecary and lounge area.
Opening on June 23, Buddhi Tribe has flourished during its first few months in the village. With business thriving, classes  have changed  to meet the needs and requests of the community. 

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Chili and chatting at Legion party

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Legion Auxiliary was pleased to welcome area residents last Sunday, Feb. 18, at its 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off, held at American Legion Post 178.
Though last Saturday’s snow had Auxiliary members waiting on pins and needles, Sunday enjoyed sunshine and clear skies. Chili entries were dropped off from 11 a.m. on and by noon 16 Crock Pots were available to the 65 people in attendance. 

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Library support needed

MILLERTON — Just as Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson was explaining the ways in which a roughly 4 percent cut  in state funding will impact the NorthEast-Millerton Library,  a regular patron arrived returning some DVDs and still laughing from the viewing — she made the case in point.

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Millerton Business Alliance takes shape

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Group, commonly known as the Millerton Merchants Association, set to work in reorganizing for 2018 at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1.
The meeting began with members taking a moment to remember Chad Malarchuk, a fellow member of the Millerton business community who passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28. (For a story on Malarchuk, read this paper’s Feb. 8 edition.)

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Imagine That, at Thompson Plaza

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MILLERTON— Tucked into the top level of Thompson Plaza, located at 208 Route 44 in the same building that houses the gym, sits the novelty store Imagine That. It became one of the town’s newest businesses this past fall.
“I suppose, to us, it was something we found the area lacked, so we were hoping to bring it to more of a local level,” said Chris McKenna, one of the owners of Imagine That, reflecting on the store’s inception.

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Llama-licious

Jake Miller-McGhee, 10, got up close and personal with Harvey the llama at the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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Millerton’s Brown Church feeds body and soul

MILLERTON— Ever since its inception, Small Town America has been known for taking care of its own. Millerton is a prime example, especially behind the sturdy doors of First Presbyterian Church of Millerton — also known as The Brown Church on Main Street.
There, anyone in need can find a small band of volunteers who use the church as a base providing all manner of help for fellow townspeople as they collect and distribute clothing, household goods, food and medical equipment and put on a free monthly meal.

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