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MILLERTON — It’s not every day dreams come true — but they did on Saturday, July 7, at the North East Community Center (NECC). That’s when Mayor Debbie Middlebrook and Village Trustee Christine Bates, chair of NECC’s Board of Directors, with the help of the Berkshire Stompers brass band and children with safety scissors for the ribbon cutting, officially opened the center’s new playground on South Center Street.

The project is the dream-child of Lisa Wood, a mother whose two children take part in NECC’s Monday and Friday toddler programs...

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Adventure awaits at Stillman Travel

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MILLERTON— Residents need look no further for an unforgettable travel experience than to stop by Stillman Travel LLC, where owner Ed Stillman will help arrange a trip to satisfy all expectations.
Before starting his own business two years ago, Stillman worked for another travel agency for about a year. His decision to pursue a career in travel was set in motion while he was planning a group adventure to celebrate a landmark birthday. It was through the research and planning involved that Stillman grew to understand the rewards of working as a travel advisor.

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Business group focuses on Saperstein’s

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MILLERTON — In its first meeting of 2018, the Millerton Business Group, also known as the Millerton Merchants’ Association, came together to discuss future business options for the  Saperstein’s building. 

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Keep your pets safe this winter

MILLERTON— During the winter months, it’s easy to envy pets the luxurious fur coat that surely keeps them warm. But according to Carolyn Cannon, DVM, of the Millerton Veterinary Practice, animals don’t adapt better than humans to bitter cold weather, “they just don’t complain as much.” 

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Millerton mourns the loss of John Campbell

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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.”

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Watson named chief of Millerton Fire Company, makes plea for volunteers

MILLERTON — When it comes to keeping the village and the town safe from fires, volunteers make it all happen. But more are critically needed, according to newly elected District Chief Jason Watson, head of the Millerton Fire Company.
Watson, who is serving as chief for a second go-around after a 2007 to 2014 stint, jokingly said it is “honestly — stupidity” that led him to resume the demanding office, before adding the volunteer job is really “all about helping the community out.”  

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Snow, and more snow

Crews were out tackling mounds and mounds of snow on Friday, Jan. 5, following a storm that dropped nearly a foot of the white stuff in the Harlem Valley. A total of 8 inches fell in Millbrook, according to the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, while 10 to 12 inches fell in the town of North East, according to Amiee Duncan of Northwest Lawn and Landscaping. In Millerton, this plow on Main Street was left with a heavy load while its operator took a quick break.

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Dowley will serve at NECC as interim executive director

MILLERTON — Jennifer Dowley has been named the interim executive director of Millerton’s North East Community Center (NECC). She will take charge of the nonprofit organization when longtime head Jenny Hansell leaves at the end of January for a new job as president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council in Pittsfield, Mass.
Dowley will begin on Jan. 9.

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Saperstein’s remains on the market: Going out of business sale will last till inventory is gone

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MILLERTON— Back in July, 2017, Lewis Saperstein announced that the store bearing his name would be closing at the end of the year. He put Saperstein’s up for sale — both the business and the property. As of yet, he hasn’t found a buyer, though there’s been interest, he said.
And while the New Year has come and gone, Saperstein’s is just now starting a going out of business sale, which will run until his inventory is depleted.

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Historic marker unveiled at original site of one-room Irondale Schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — Traveling up Route 22 in the Irondale section of Millerton, visitors will now find a roadside marker set in the exact location where the Irondale Schoolhouse stood for over 75 years. Along with marking the fourth anniversary of the schoolhouse’s move to the village of Millerton, its placement also represents the finishing touches on a nine-year restoration project.
Ralph Fedele, president of the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse Association (FISA), remembered the time and toil that went into the schoolhouse’s restoration.

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Custom clothing from T-Shirt Farm

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