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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

Drop of life...

American Red Cross Blood Collections Technician Dwan Sherron, back, helped Sharon resident Catherine Hotaling donate blood at the Millerton Fire Company blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 6. “Including this donation, I have donated blood 15 times. I wish more people would donate because it is the right thing to do,” said Hotaling. “You’re literally giving up yourself to someone else to save their life.”

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Spooky, scary and crafty

The NorthEast-Millerton Library is already preparing for the Halloween season. Children played with spiders and skulls, made glow-in-the-dark slime and read spooky Halloween books on Saturday, Oct. 1. Front row, from left, Ja’mari Wise, 4,  and her sister, Myasia, 9, Indigo Fitch and her twin sister, Rose, 9. Back row, from left, are John Wise, 7,  and Niya Borst, 9.

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Antiques appraisal at schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — An antiques appraisal is to take place at the Irondale Schoolhouse on Saturday, Oct. 8, as a fundraiser for the Friends of Irondale Schoolhouse (FOISH).

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Block grant ideas take center stage

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NORTH EAST  — It’s that time of year again — when municipalities send out word that they’d like to hear from local residents about grant proposals. The call is usually made after the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) notice is sent out from Dutchess County.
This year was no different.

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Artist and young fan

From left, Julie Manheimer and son Owen, 5, talked to 14th Colony artist Peter Greenough about his art work at the Fall for Art festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. For story and another photo, visit Visitors 'Fall for Art' in Millerton.

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Visitors ‘Fall for Art’ in Millerton

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MILLERTON — Throughout the years, the streets of Millerton have become continuously vibrant with locals and tourists. Saturday and Sunday Sept. 24 and 25 were no exception, as the Millerton Business Group (MBG) hosted its annual two-day weekend event, Fall for Art.
The event saw its beginnings in 2009.
“A couple of Millerton merchants thought it would be a great idea to display art in their shops and they reached out to us,” said Mark Liebergall, co-founder of the 14th Colony artist group.

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Local voters meet Republican candidates

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MILLERTON — With elections soon approaching, the Republican Committee of North East hosted a dinner at the American Legion Hall Post 178 on Saturday, Sept. 24. The dinner served to introduce Republican candidates running for the U.S. Congress, New York State Senate and New York Assembly, as well as to give them a chance to talk about their platforms.

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Artist and young fan

From left, Julie Manheimer and son Owen, 5, talked to 14th Colony artist Peter Greenough about his art work at the Fall for Art festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. For story and another photo, visit Visitors ‘Fall for Art’ in Millerton.

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Banned Book Week celebrates free thinkers, open information

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MILLERTON— Launched in 1982, Banned Book Week (BBW) draws national attention to the dangers of censorship, while highlighting the value of free and open access to information, according to the American Library Association (ALA).

While BBW is typically celebrated during the last week of September, the NorthEast-Millerton Library (NEML) welcomed readers early to peruse its stacks of banned books.

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Ride on, at Mountain Valley Farm

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MILLERTON  — Most horse lovers would relish the opportunity to saddle up any time they’d like to — and now they can — at Mountain Valley Farm at 228 Sawchuck Road. According to business and life partners Tiffany Flynn and Mikael Mulhall, the farm is about to enter its busy season, when riders can pony up and hit the hills for day or overnight excursions.

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