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MILLERTON — From the moment they found him to their decision to bring him home, the lives of Macey Levin and his wife, Gloria Miller, were changed for the better when they rescued their dog, Luke. As a celebration of Luke’s remarkable journey, they hosted a party for his 16th birthday at the Millerton Veterinary Practice on Saturday, March 16.

Going back to 2003, Luke entered the couple’s lives purely by chance. Formerly residents of Long Island, Levin reported to The Lakeville Journal that his wife had been driving to her teaching job in Long Island when she saw...

Millerton

Shared services grant puts town on the road to new highway garage

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board was recently awarded $240,000 as part of the Municipal Innovation Grant Program, or shared services grant.
“We applied several months ago for a shared services grant,” said town Supervisor George Kaye at the October Town Board meeting, adding Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro came to town several months ago to discuss the proposed highway garage project.

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The end of an era: Riley’s Furniture & Flooring to close

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MILLERTON — After celebrating its 60th anniversary last year, Millerton residents were surprised to see a large “Store Closing” banner draped above the entrance to Riley’s Furniture & Flooring announcing its decision to close up shop.

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MBA looks to the future

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the month of November reviewing recent village events and planning future ones at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Town drafts 2019 fiscal plan, sets public hearing for Nov. 8

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NORTH EAST — After assessing the town’s finances, and its need to provide vital services to residents, the Town Board has come up with a preliminary budget for 2019. That budget calls for $1,108,939 to be raised in taxes — slightly more than the $1,053,066 that was raised in taxes this year. It will call for the town to exceed the state-mandated tax cap.
As town Supervisor George Kaye explained, the tax cap this year is 2 percent.

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Rock Steady Farm celebrates fall

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MILLERTON — Perched at 41 Kaye Road in Millerton, Rock Steady Farm finished the month of October with a special fall farm party for the community on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Collaborating with The Watershed Center, WILDSEED Community Farm & Healing Village and Linke Fligl, the farm’s festivities kicked off with live music with a few spoken word and theatrical performances in between. In spite of the stormy weather, the party had a fantastic turnout with a fair amount of people arriving in their Halloween costumes.

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Hallowed halls, creepy walls

Just in time for Halloween, the NorthEast-Millerton Library invited trick or treaters to stop by at its Haunted Library on Saturday, Oct. 27. Library volunteers and teens from the North East Community Center’s Teen Team dressed in costumes and took children on a tour among the decorated bookshelves. According to Library Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune, roughly 75 children attended.

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A look back on Terni’s, and its place in the village of Millerton

MILLERTON — Turn the calendar of Millerton back some six or seven decades and take a long look at Terni’s store, where Main Street curves downhill to Route 22. 
There, to hear owner Phil Terni tell it, in the evening hours, after super had been served and dishes cleared away by the women of the house, after lamps had been lit and curtains drawn, veterans of “The Big One — WWII” would gather.  

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Village Board discusses grants, Rail Trail and solar law at monthly meeting

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MILLERTON — From minor appointments to upcoming  projects, Village Board members put their heads together to discuss small changes taking place in the village at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 15.
All of the village trustees were in attendance as well as five community members.

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Trick or treat!

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MILLERTON— The NorthEast-Millerton Library partnered with the North East Community Center’s (NECC)Millerton Farmers Market for a  Halloween preview on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Children were encouraged to come to the library dressed in costumes. After a couple of songs and stories, the children walked over to the market for an afternoon of Halloween fun.
With rain in the forecast, the market and its vendors moved their wares inside the Millerton United Methodist Church, where witches, monsters and ghosts enlivened the space with Halloween spirit.

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Predatory animal caught on camera

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MILLERTON — In August, The Millerton News reported on animals being attacked at local farms. Some of the farmers suspected a mountain lion, though the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) discounted that possibility. Now, months later, a possible predator has been captured on camera by Dashing Star Farm owner Lynn Mordas. Mordas said she suspected it was a large coyote or coyote/wolf hybrid. There’s been no confirmation of either.

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