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MILLERTON— One of the first items of business at the Village Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, was a request from Salisbury Bank and Trust Millerton Branch Manager Bianca Martin, for permission to participate in the farmers market.

As Martin put it, “Salisbury Bank is known as a community bank, and we would like to increase our presence and show our involvement. We do some behind the scenes work … but we would like to be able to reach out to more people.”

Martin said if the bank had a table at the farmers market, which is actually run by the North...

Millerton

Skyping at meetings one of issues discussed by Town Board members

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board took care of a number of municipal matters at its most recent board meeting, held on Thursday, May 11.

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Chess club makes its move at the Annex

MILLERTON— Drive past the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex at 28 Century Blvd., any Wednesday after 6 p.m., and one may hear the sounds of kings and queens shouting commands to their pawns, and knights’ swords clashing while they try to battle their way to bishops and rooks.
It’s not a revolution of any sort, but it is a lively session of the library’s Chess Club, the brainchild of Bob Simmons and Barbara Ray, who said new members of all ages and all ability levels from beginner to expert are welcome at any time.

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Memorial Day: honoring veterans from yesteryear at American Legion

MILLERTON — Not even a patch of May showers could diminish the patriotic spirit of village residents on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. As the rain began to fall on Millerton, the annual Memorial Day parade was cancelled in favor of holding a ceremony at the American Legion Post 178.  
The Honorable Mayor Debbie Middlebrook delivered this year’s Memorial Day proclamation following Post Historian Sean Klay’s opening remarks on observing the somber day.
“It is a day of thanks for the valor of others,” Klay said.  

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Honoring and remembering

Veterans and residents from around the Harlem Valley helped commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. In Millerton, veteran Adam Zeis-Way stood at attention, with his rifle by his side, at Veterans’ Park. Because of the rain, the ceremony was moved to the American Legion Post 178. 

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Millerton celebrates opening of schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — Smiling faces could be found in every direction Saturday, May 27, as village residents and weekend visitors gathered together to commemorate the third annual opening of the Irondale Schoolhouse.
Organized by the Irondale Schoolhouse Committee, the celebration ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the schoolhouse, located on 16 Main Street, Millerton. A miniature chalkboard was placed at the entrance of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail along with a trio of balloons to welcome visitors throughout the day. 

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Dropping off drugs

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. 

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Martin manages Millerton Salisbury Bank branch

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MILLERTON — Recently, Salisbury Bank and Trust announced that Bianca Martin  accepted the position of branch manager, assistant vice president at its Millerton branch.
Since September of 2013, Martin has been a “dedicated and committed member” of the Salisbury Bank team and has been praised for her knowledge of the Millerton market by Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer Betsy Summerville.

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Rail Trail extension plans progress

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Merchants Association met at the Irondale Schoolhouse last month to learn the latest on the expansion of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. David Whalen, deputy commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW), was there to share the project’s schedule. According to Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA) Chairman Dick Hermans, there’s a lot to be excited about.
“I’m thrilled,” he said, “because it looks like the motor is running and we’re ready to have this thing take off.”

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Sun dog

With the sun shining down on the village of Millerton on Friday, May 19, resident Sean Rooney decided to take a walk down Century Boulevard with his dog, Quantum. According to Rooney, Quantum’s breed is a unique mix of foxhound, greyhound, deerhound and border collie.

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Village shares pedestrian plan

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MILLERTON — Starting this month, the village of Millerton, along with the Dutchess County Transportation Council, (DCTC), will begin work on a pedestrian plan. Data collection along village streets for a project inventory has already begun, spearheaded by the DCTC.

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