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MILLERTON — A public hearing for the 2018-19 budget was held on Monday, April 16. Though the Village Board was required to keep the hearing open for 15 minutes, there were no public comments.

The total appropriations for the budget totalled $679,194.65 while the total revenues clocked in at $284,487.29. The amount to be raised by taxes is $394,707.36 and the tax rate per $1,000 is $4.490669 — an increase of $0.013628.

Once the hearing closed, the board approved the budget. For more on the 2018-19 budget, read last week’s Millerton News.

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Things heat up at 14th Annual Chicken Cook Off

MILLERTON — Saturday, Oct. 28, the American Legion Post 178 in Millerton hosted its 14th annual Chicken Cook Off to benefit the Sunday in the Country Food Drive. From 2 to 4 p.m., chicken dinners were available for pick-up at $10 per dinner, raising an estimated $1,800. James Parks, Stephen Lynehan, McEnroe Organics and the Ancram Fire Company were credited for donating the event’s chicken while the American Legion was generous in donating its facilities.

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Getting rid of trash

This past Saturday, Oct. 21, the biannual Bulk Trash Day allowed Village of Millerton and Town of North East residents an opportunity to get rid of unwanted items at the Town Garage. Once they reached the garage, residents were assisted by mayor Debbie Middlebrook, village trustee Dave Sherman and town employee Ron Watson as they tossed the materials into the dumpster and collected their fees.

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Officials off the hook: No accountability in Millerton for obscene message

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MILLERTON — The recent controversy regarding a Planning Board member’s and the deputy mayor’s misconduct seems to be coming to a close. 
Planning Board member Peter Greenough and his wife, Deputy Mayor Christine Bates, were caught on camera leaving an obscene message on the front door of Realtor Ron Steed’s business. 

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Faso’s Farm Listening Tour comes to town

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MILLERTON — On Wednesday, Oct. 18, McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton hosted Congressman John Faso’s (R-19) third session on his listening tour for the impending 2018 Farm Bill.
Faso currently serves as a member of the House Agriculture Committee, which holds primary jurisdiction over writing the Farm Bill. Prior to his session at McEnroe Organic Farm, he organized a listening session at Tour Hudson River Tractor in Chatham, N.Y., and at Van Orden’s Riverview Farm in Catskill, N.Y., both of which were held Monday, Oct. 16.

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Bank seeks place at farmers market

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MILLERTON— One of the first items of business at the Village Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, was a request from Salisbury Bank and Trust Millerton Branch Manager Bianca Martin, for permission to participate in the farmers market.
As Martin put it, “Salisbury Bank is known as a community bank, and we would like to increase our presence and show our involvement. We do some behind the scenes work … but we would like to be able to reach out to more people.”

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Fall for Art draws the creative and the curious

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MILLERTON— The village streets were teeming with vibrant works of art last weekend as Millerton hosted its fifth annual Fall for Art festival.

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Head over heels for art

Artist Kathleen Dietter showcased her photography in this year’s Fall for Art festival in Millerton. Turn to page A3 for full story and more photos visit Fall for Art draws the creative and the curious.

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Fall for Art to offer original artwork

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MILLERTON — From Friday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 15, local artists will be spotlighted in the weekend-long Fall for Art.

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Two-car crash claims one life on Route 22

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NORTH EAST — An investigation into a two-car fatal crash that took place on Saturday, Oct. 7, was reported earlier this week by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.
Based on a preliminary investigation, the crash involved a 1990 Nissan pickup operated by Hyde Park resident Brian S. Sherow, 53, traveling southbound on Route 22 near Irondale Road in the town of North East. At 1:15 p.m., Sherow reportedly crossed over the center pavement markings and struck a northbound 2016 Chevrolet pickup driven by Eftichia Amouris, 49, of Hillsdale.

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Millerton American Legion presents World War II veteran with medals

MILLERTON — During the Oct. 1 pancake breakfast at American Legion Post 178, diners were treated to a rare event, a presentation of medals to a World War II veteran.   

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