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MILLERTON — Lovers of the written word are in for a treat as treasures and unique experiences await them at Oblong Books and Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck, and at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, when they celebrate the Fifth Annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.  

The booksellers will be joining those at 500 other stores across the country, bringing a focus to the ways in which the shops contribute to the community.  

Suzanna Hermans, co-owner of Oblong said, “A bookstore brings something special to every community it is...

Millerton

Village Board hears concerns about water system safety

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MILLERTON— The Village Board of Trustees turned its focus to a brief, but thoughtful presentation about the safety of the local water system at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 19.
The meeting was held at Village Hall with 10 community members and all of the trustees in attendance.
The village plans on installing an entirely new control panel  for the water system and distribution.

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Building bridges at the NorthEast-Millerton Library

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MILLERTON— After dedicating her career to enriching young minds at Webutuck Elementary School, retired educator Lynn Buckley has decided to channel her knowledge to volunteering at the NorthEast-Millerton Library.
Beginning last June, Buckley approached the library to see if it’d be possible to volunteer. She began reading to the local children on Mondays and Fridays, and the NorthEast-Millerton Library was ecstatic to have her continue her volunteer work when the summer ended.

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Stories shared at NorthEast-Millerton Library

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MILLERTON— No matter their age, community members have been re-exploring their favorite stories and sharing them with others this November as part of Picture Book Month at the NorthEast-Millerton Library.
Celebrated as an annual event at the library since 2016, the goal is to remind readers of all ages about the impact that print picture books have on children and their development. 

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Millerton welcomes the holidays with Parade of Lights

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Fire Department brought the holiday spirit into the village with its annual Parade of Lights on Friday, Nov. 23.
While the parade was scheduled to start at 6 p.m., the village streets were alive with people shopping and socializing. As they walked up and down the sidewalks, residents and tourists exchanged holiday greetings and looked for an ideal viewing position.
Whether they were visiting the area with their families, friends or by themselves, all were bundled up against the cold — armed with a sense of camaraderie.

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North East sets goals with comprehensive plan

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NORTH EAST— The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee reviewed strategies to achieve its goals at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 19.
Led by planning consultant Nan Stolzenburg from Community Planning & Environmental Associates, the meeting was held in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. All members from the Millerton Village Board and the North East Town Board were present, save Councilman John Midwood. Additionally, two community members were in attendance.

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Millerton PD joins in No Shave November

MILLERTON — With the holidays just around the corner, it shouldn’t be surprising to see any number of friendly Santas popping up around the village — beards and all. But in these cases, the would-be Santas have traded red suits for blue. And anyone who looks closely under that new facial hair, will notice the familiar faces of the village police officers who are sporting it all in a good cause.

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Solar farm exemptions steered toward PILOT program

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board held a lengthy discussion at its last board meeting, on Thursday, Nov. 8. The talk had to do with a recently-passed solar law, Local Law No. 3 of 2018, and if the town should allow payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for solar facilities entitled to senior exemptions. PILOTs require payments be made to the taxing municipality in lieu of taxes.
Attorney to the Town Warren Replansky said he reviewed the law with the town assessor and prepared for it to be sent to the town clerk.

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The Roccanovas make their mark in Nambale, Kenya

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Being thankful, helping neighbors

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MILLERTON — Some Millerton volunteers had the giving spirit, assembling Thanksgiving baskets for the Millerton Food Pantry on Friday, Nov. 16. At 9 a.m., volunteers met at the Millerton Presbyterian Church to help with the food drive. 

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Millerton parking: Ongoing issue for merchants and customers

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MILLERTON — With the holiday season drawing near, the village of Millerton is a lively hub for shoppers hoping to buy a little something and see the sights. However, with more people visiting the area and its resources, parking is a frequent issue. Now that the first snowfall has hit the region, village merchants and officials are looking to highlight available parking options and set guidelines for all to follow.

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