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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton is close-knit. Those who live and work here know each other well; most in the community knew lifelong resident John Campbell. Campbell, 89, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, from complications from a stroke.

“John had a good, long life,” said his brother, Jim. “Certainly it was a very productive life. In the end he went peacefully.”

He had an active life. Besides working at the appliance store, Campbell and Keeler, started by his father, Campbell served as assessor for the town of North East and the town of...

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Millerton Fire Company celebrates 125 years

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

MILLERTON — In celebration of 125 years of dedicated service, the Millerton Fire Company marked its anniversary last week with a carnival, fireworks display and parade.

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Comprehensive plan update for North East on the horizon

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NORTH EAST — Every town should have a comprehensive plan — something to help guide future growth and development and to help form a basis for zoning — which is highly encouraged but not required by the state of New York. The town of North East and the village of Millerton have such a plan, but it’s outdated. It was originally drafted in 1977, and then updated in the mid-90s. 

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Making Millerton more walkable

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MILLERTON — There was a steady flow of residents entering and exiting the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Thursday, Aug. 3, there to learn about the Pedestrian Plan Project — a collaboration between the village and the county.
As explained by Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development Senior Planner Emily Dozier, the open house was meant to glean information from the very people who walk in the village of Millerton the most. 

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Electrical fire quickly extinguished

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

MILLERTON— Before morning gave way into afternoon on Thursday, Aug. 3, the Scassos of 5808 Route 22 dealt with an unexpected electrical fire.
According to First Assistant Chief Jim Milton, the North East Fire Company immediately responded to the scene when the call came in at 11:46 a.m. However, firemen found the fire was under control, basically extinguished.
“By the time I got here, the homeowner had already gotten the fire out,” Milton said. “She got water on it instantly.”

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A mint-mento

One of Millerton’s youngest entrepreneurs, Jane Woods, 6, could be found selling fresh herbs including mint and lemon balm in the village on Thursday, Aug. 3. Along with her friends, Jane was selling the fragrant keepsakes for 50 cents a bunch.

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Bear-ly there

The NorthEast-Millerton Library couldn’t have asked for nicer weather to host a Teddy Bear Picnic on Tuesday morning, Aug. 1. Children brought their favorite teddies to color pictures and put together puzzles. Once the children were gathered on the rug with their favorite stuffed animals, Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune read aloud from a selection of bear stories. When it was time for the teddy bears to have their picnic, a few children sat on the library steps to enjoy their snacks while others chose to stay indoors.

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Proposed code of conduct law makes waves in North East

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NORTH EAST— Should volunteers serving on local planning and zoning boards be subject to a code of conduct? That’s the question currently before the North East Town Board, which is considering passing a local law to establish such a code — to the dismay of some of those very volunteers.
“This is a law that inherently and explicitly limits speech,” said long-time Planning Board member Bill Kish. “It limits speech by saying speech that is not polite is prohibited.”

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Saperstein’s closing marks end of an era in Millerton

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Millerton — Regarded as a timeless treasure by many Tri-state shoppers, the iconic Saperstein’s store on Main Street will be closing after 70 years of operation.
The business was started in 1946 by Irving Saperstein after he returned home from serving in World War II. It was known in those days as The Millerton Store. 

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Down in the dumps? Never!

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

NORTH EAST — The NorthEast-Millerton Library hosted Dump Truck Day on Tuesday, July 25, with the Town of North East Highway Department, the Village of Millerton Highway Department, the Millerton Fire Company and the Millerton Police Department in attendance. 
By 10:30 a.m., the Annex was filled with excited youngsters and their families. Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune welcomed everyone with a round of “Five Little Monkeys,” and read “Fire Truck” by Peter Sis, aloud. 

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A toast to the Harney clan

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At this year’s Chef and Farmer Brunch on July 30, the honored guests were members of the Harney family, who received a Community Service Award celebrating the work and generosity of the late John Harney, founder of Harney and Sons Master Tea Blenders, and the continued charitable contributions and volunteer efforts of his large clan. 

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