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NORTH EAST — The Town Board is considering its energy options — one of which is contracting with Lieberman Associates Management (LAM) for solar power.

According to town Supervisor George Kaye, the possibility of going solar would impact the Town Hall and Highway Garage buildings.

“They are proposing to build, and are currently approaching the town of Athens, with the idea of constructing a large solar farm in that township,” Kaye explained. “They have approached a number of different municipalities in the Dutchess County area, and several are...

Millerton

Budget season moves forward with a vengeance

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NORTH EAST  — Like other towns throughout the state, North East is in the midst of its budgeting process. 
With a public hearing on the budget set for Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., the board focused on its tentative budget for 2017 at its most recent meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13.

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Books and bats at the NorthEast-Millerton Library

                                             

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Halloween, old school

Mia Moore, 2, of Millbrook, attended the Haunted Irondale Schoolhouse with her grandmother, Millerton resident Deborah Campion. Mia was dressed as a brightly colored peacock, and thoroughly enjoyed painting her pumpkin.

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Willowbrook Farm cornfield catches fire at harvest time

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Fire Company responded to a call about a large brush fire from Willowbrook Farm, located at Old Post Road 4, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m.
A cornfield on the south end of the farm caught fire as a farmer was harvesting corn, according to Millerton Fire Chief Keith Roger.

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Winter Farmers Market opens Nov. 5

MILLERTON  —  The first Saturday in November kicks off Millerton’s Winter Farmers Market. 
Sponsored by the North East Community Center (NECC), the winter market will move indoors on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Millerton Methodist Church, 6 Dutchess Ave., at the corner of Main Street.
The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a wide variety of products. The Winter Market will continue every Saturday until January. Then, through April, it will run on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

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Indigenous People’s Day brings light to pipeline

MILLERTON — Members of Schaghticoke First Nation welcomed visitors of all backgrounds to Gilded Moon Framing’s back lawn on Monday, Oct. 10 to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day.
The event was used as a platform to continue to publicize the happenings at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota and stand in solidarity with Native American tribes protesting the construction of the approximately 1,172-mile North Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Fire company responds to emergency call at vet’s office

MILLERTON— The Millerton Fire Company responded to a call from the Millerton Veterinary Practice on Route 44 around 1:10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. 
A burning odor was reported by the workers at the veterinary clinic just moments earlier.
The fire company arrived prepared for the worst, but soon narrowed down the cause of the odor to a failing refrigerator motor.

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Moviehouse receives county arts award

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MILLERTON  — Those who live in and around Millerton know The Moviehouse. It’s a destination for first-run films, yes, but it also shows documentaries and live performances (from the likes of the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan to the Royal Theatre in London), offers film talks, exhibits the work of local artists and so much more — all in a turn-of-the-last-century building that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Something to crow about

Autumn was in the air at Daisi Hill Farm in Millerton last week. In a seasonal display of gourds that lead up to a scarecrow, the farm offered a friendly respite to those who had been driving through the region viewing the fall foliage. It was just as colorful, if not more so, at Daisi Hill. 

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New talent joins 52 Main as chef

MILLERTON — Life is all about keeping it fresh for 22-year-old Elias Andrade, who recently became the new head chef at 52 Main.
When Andrade applied for a job at the tapas restaurant, which sits in the center of Millerton, little did he know he was in line to become its next head chef.
The 2012 graduate of Webutuck High School and recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), was caught off guard when the position was offered to him.

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