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MILLERTON— Residents are invited to discuss critical community issues with members of the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission through the new series, Listening Sessions. The first installment was at the North East Community Center (NECC) on Thursday, June 15, with more than a dozen people including four members of the Human Rights Commission and Dutchess County Legislator Gregg Pulver (R-19). 

The Human Rights Commission was re-established last September by Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro in partnership with the Dutchess County Legislature, after a six-year...

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Kaitlin Lyle, former intern, joins The Millerton News team

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MILLERTON — There’s a fresh face at The Millerton News, ready to report on the news of the day. Kaitlin Lyle, 22, of Sharon, Conn., began at the newspaper on Monday, Jan. 16.
Born in Great Barrington, Mass., and raised in Sharon, Lyle graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Central Connecticut State University, and will officially receive her diploma this May.

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Wintry waltzing

Alexis Cook, Leah Casey, Jaide Sweeney and Davin Watson gathered for a group picture as their classmates crowded the dance floor. The semiformal dance was put together for the seventh- and eighth-graders by the class of 2022. 

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Rail Trail awarded two grants

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MILLERTON — The Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA) was awarded two state grants for the purpose of expanding the recreational trail and enhancing its educational objective. Totaling $382,000, the awarded grants have covered part of the necessary funds for the Association’s programs and additional fundraising will be enacted to match the difference.

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‘Peter and the Farm’ screening reaches Millerton community

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MILLERTON — In collaboration with Pine Plains Memorial Hall, FilmWorks Forum began its 2017 cinematic season with the documentary “Peter and the Farm.”
The free screening was presented at The Moviehouse on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. Before the doors of The Moviehouse opened for business, an early crowd of viewers gathered outside, and the upstairs theater was soon occupied by audience members.

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Holst-Grubbe in hands of Connecticut police

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MILLERTON — A  young Millerton resident accused of multiple crimes was transferred from Orange County Jail in Goshen,N.Y., to Connecticut’s state police barracks in Litchfield, Troop L, on Jan. 13. 

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Oblong manager receives award from author Patterson

MILLERTON— Oblong Books and Music’s general manager, Carissa Unite, was recently honored with the James Patterson Holiday Bonus. 
Unite has worked for Oblong for seven years as its children’s store manager and last summer was promoted to general store manager. Unite lives in Millerton and is enthusiastic about her position, as she loves interacting with people and adores books. 

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Country Gardeners Florist celebrates 25th anniversary

MILLERTON — Country Gardeners Florist, a flower shop located at Railroad Plaza in Millerton, has met the needs of customers looking for the perfect floral arrangements for more than two decades. This year, the business will celebrate its 25th anniversary of serving the community.
Joanne Scasso began as a florist while she attended Webutuck High School in the late ‘70s — she fell in love with the work when she worked for Flowers by Lee McEnroe.

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PLACE hosts fundraiser for NECC toddler programs

MILLERTON — Saturday night PLACE, a unique gallery and event space on Main Street, hosted a reunion and fundraiser to support the North East Community Center’s (NECC) two toddler programs. 
Mom’s Morning Out takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays and allows moms (and dads) to drop their children off for a supervised playgroup while they run errands or just get a much-deserved break. 

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Hot idea, warm bellies

Hathaway Young owners Pete Hathaway, left, and chef Bruce Young offered to donate food to feed children enrolled in the North East Community Center’s after-school program once they learned of the need. The pair owns a bakery and cafe across the street from the community center, and now provide meals to roughly 60 children weekly.

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New doors welcome patrons of the NorthEast-Millerton Library

MILLERTON — The new year has brought about an upgrade to the NorthEast-Millerton Library (NEML). On short notice, the library was closed to the public from Dec. 27 to 31 for the installation of new doors to its front and rear entrances. Though final touches are still being added to the front entrance, the NEML re-opened for regular business on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
About three years ago, the library’s board of trustees decided it was time to modernize the doors to ease access for patrons.

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