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MILLERTON — New York State Senator Sue Serino recently partnered with the Millerton Police Department to host a free “Shed the Meds” event on Saturday, May 20. It took a proactive approach aimed at combating the heroin epidemic by getting unused prescription drugs off the streets.

Serino, a member of the Senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, said the goal was to help ward off the heroin epidemic that’s ravaged the nation. 

Throughout the morning, members of the community were able to drop off their unused or expired...

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Hot idea, warm bellies

Hathaway Young owners Pete Hathaway, left, and chef Bruce Young offered to donate food to feed children enrolled in the North East Community Center’s after-school program once they learned of the need. The pair owns a bakery and cafe across the street from the community center, and now provide meals to roughly 60 children weekly.

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New doors welcome patrons of the NorthEast-Millerton Library

MILLERTON — The new year has brought about an upgrade to the NorthEast-Millerton Library (NEML). On short notice, the library was closed to the public from Dec. 27 to 31 for the installation of new doors to its front and rear entrances. Though final touches are still being added to the front entrance, the NEML re-opened for regular business on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
About three years ago, the library’s board of trustees decided it was time to modernize the doors to ease access for patrons.

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Town Board organizes for 2017

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NORTH EAST — Town officials at their annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Town Hall made appointments, set salaries and did other housekeeping business necessary to conduct business in the coming year. Supervisor George Kaye ran the meeting.
Councilman John Merwin was appointed as deputy town supervisor, a position he also held in 2016. 
The regular business meetings for the Town Board remain unchanged. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall.

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Capturing the living spaces of migrant workers

MILLERTON— Zoraida Lopez-Diago, a photographer from Beacon, just wrapped up a small display of her most recent photography project, “The Right to Dream,” at the North East Community Center (NECC). Her work documents the living spaces of farm and migrant workers.
As an advocate for social justice, Lopez-Diago felt compelled to document the lives of the workers — particularly Latino workers — and their families.

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Year in Review 2016 : New highway garage still in town’s sights

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NORTH EAST— The search for a new highway garage facility remains underway in 2017. For nearly two years, the town of North East has searched for an appropriate site; the existing garage at 11 South Center Street is in a state of disrepair and in need of major rehab to make it a safe place for the highway department to work out of — an option the town is not pursuing. 

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Year in Review 2016 : North East’s ambulance service set for three years

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NORTH EAST — It’s a situation many municipalities are now finding themselves in — having to contract out for emergency services due to a lack of volunteers to man local ambulances. Such is the situation in the town of North East, where the Town Board worked with Northern Dutchess Paramedics (NDP)  to hash out a contract for 2015 and 2016 for Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) services. The cost for that contract, which continued unchanged for a two-year period, was $180,000.

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Hylton Hundt salon marks 20th anniversary

MILLERTON  — Ever wondered how years go by in the blink of an eye? This is a feeling hair dressers and business partners Janice Hylton and Bonnie Hundt have experienced recently as their business venture, Hylton Hundt Salon and Spa, celebrates 20 years of business in Millerton.

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Year in Review 2016: No sign of Millerton supermarket applicant

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NORTH EAST — It’s been a long time since residents in the village of Millerton and town of North East were first tantalized by the possibility of a brand-new supermarket. The application was originally filed in 2011 by Southern Realty Development LLC (SRD) developer John Joseph, who planned to lease a 10.5-acre site off Route 44, next to Thompson Plaza, from Quinmill Properties Inc.

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ARC Cheer’s winter carnival at Webutuck Elementary School

WEBUTUCK  — The Webutuck Elementary School gym was alive with holiday cheer one Friday night, earlier this month. The ARC cheerleader team held a winter carnival in hopes of raising money to attend nationals in February in Maryland. 
ARC is a local Amenia group that consists of four teams, including a mini-team with 5- and 6-year-olds. Teams are not just made up of girls from Amenia, though; there are members from Millerton, Dover Plains, Sharon, Millbrook and even Taconic Hills. 

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Transportation, paid time off and sidewalks discussed by Town Board

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NORTH EAST  — The Town Board addressed a wide range of issues when it gathered for its last regular meeting of the year, on Thursday, Dec. 8. It was a quiet meeting, according to town Supervisor George Kaye, who recapped the session days later.
North East Community Center (NECC) Executive Director Jenny Hansell gave a report on the center’s transportation program, Dial-A-Ride. 

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