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MILLERTON — An unexpected power outage caught close to 150 Central Hudson customers living in the village off guard last Wednesday morning, Aug. 9.

According to Central Hudson, an object came into contact with the power line, resulting in the loss of power. While a tree branch could have easily fallen onto the line, reported the utility, the exact cause had not been identified by press time.

Starting at 6:24 a.m. on the 9th, Central Hudson customers on Dutchess Avenue, Highland Drive, South Center Street and Simmons Street in Millerton were out of power, until a fuse...

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A snowy past at Coleman Station

MILLERTON — Dutchess County had a snowstorm very much like the one on March 14, almost precisely 24 years ago. Snowfall totals hit three feet, according to the Office for the Aging’s Outreach Coordinator Brian Jones, who distinctly recalls plowing his parents’ driveway in Rhinebeck six times during that storm.

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NECC offers free tax assistance to local residents

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MILLERTON — With the deadline for Tax Day looming ahead, the North East Community Center (NECC) has come forward once again to offer free income tax assistance to residents of northeastern Dutchess County.

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Village elections: Middlebrook, Najdek and Bates elected

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MILLERTON — As the season of spring made its way into the village of Millerton, a steady stream of voters paid a visit to the Village Nutrition Site on Tuesday, March 21, to cast their ballots for the next mayor and two village trustees.

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North East Town Board considers going solar

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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.

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A little Irish charm …

The NorthEast-Millerton Library celebrated the magic of St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17, with the help of Debbie O’Carroll’s Irish Magic Show. From 4 to 5 p.m., a crowd of youngsters and their families gathered in the library’s Annex to learn about Irish culture and witness the magic tricks O’Carroll had up her sleeve. From left, Wyatt Merwin waved a miniature wand to help O’Carroll and Cassandra Hurn perform a little Irish magic. 

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Program offered for home-schoolers

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MILLERTON — As a recent addition to its youth programming, the NorthEast-Millerton Library has opened its doors to include home-schooled students in a brand new program. So far, though, there hasn’t been much response.

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Plowing through …

The village highway crew made quick work of the mounds of snow piled high on Main Street in Millerton last week. On Friday morning, March 17, a plow could be seen piling loads of the heavy snow into a dump truck for removal. Drivers seeking parking on the busy roadway said they were relieved to see the work being done.

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Finding restorative justice

MILLERTON — Abby Abinanti, one of the two Native American judges featured in Anne Makepeace’s extraordinary new documentary, “Tribal Justice,” walks a narrow path between two worlds. As the first Native American lawyer in California and a respected elder in the Yurok tribe, the state’s largest, she is well-versed in two cultures. She is a tenacious and fierce advocate of her people, and a firm believer in restorative justice. She is dedicated to using the tribal courts to “fight for our independence, our sovereignty, our existence.”

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Documentary: Finding justice in a harsh world

MILLERTON — Abby Abinanti, one of the two Native American judges featured in Anne Makepeace’s extraordinary new documentary, “Tribal Justice,” walks a narrow path between two worlds. As the first Native American lawyer in California and a respected elder in the Yurok tribe, the state’s largest, she is well-versed in two cultures. She is a tenacious and fierce advocate of her people, and a firm believer in restorative justice. She is dedicated to using the tribal courts to “fight for our independence, our sovereignty, our existence.”

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Emergency service options discussed by Town Board

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board met on Thursday, March 9, for monthly business, including housekeeping issues and Emergency Medical Services.
Highway business
At the recommendation of Highway Superintendent Robert Stevens, the board approved the purchase of a grapple hook for its Grade-All. The hook will be used to pick up large items. 
The cost of the grapple hook is $9,516.
EMS issues

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