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MILLERTON — It’s no small feat to be a student athlete. Whether during primary school or when in college, it takes a lot of determination and dedication to excel on the field as well as in the classroom.

Twenty-year-old Millerton resident Kiersten Duncan knows something about the balance that must be attained when pursuing sports and scholastics. The Russell Sage College junior is one of three captains on her softball team. She spends hours a day, most days of the week, perfecting her skills with both pen and bat. 

A nursing major, Duncan said she gets a...

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Webutuck varsity girls take home victory against Pawling

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WEBUTUCK— The Webutuck varsity girls basketball team kicked off the winter sports season with a victory as it defeated Palisades Prep School in the  Pawling Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 30.
Though the team competed in two previous scrimmages against Germantown High School and S.S. Seward High School, the recent tournament at Pawling High School marked the Warriors’ first official game of the year.

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Collins earns Silver Life Master title in bridge

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MILLERTON — Richard Collins of Lakeville is known to most of his friends as Dick and is known to the former nurses and other Sharon Hospital staff he worked with during his medical career more formally as Dr. Collins. 
The retired doctor now has a new title to add to his list. This year, he earned the rank of Silver Life Master in bridge. 
Collins plays with the Millerton Bridge Club at the North East Millerton Library Annex. The group meets every Friday at 12:45 p.m. and welcomes players from throughout the Tri-state area.

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Friday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m., Girls Basketball, Freshmen, Millbrook at Newburgh Free Academy, Scrimmage.
Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., Girls Basketball, Varsity, Millbrook at Cornwall, Scrimmage, Cornwall Middle School.
Monday, Dec. 4, at 4:15 p.m., Girls Basketball, Junior Varsity, Millbrook at FDR, Hyde Park, Non-League, FDR-Roosevelt High School.
Monday, Dec. 4, at 5:45 p.m., Girls Basketball, Varsity, Millbrook at FDR, Hyde Park, Non-League, FDR-Roosevelt High School.

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Fitness center pumps up with new look, gear

MILLERTON — Bill Burke has only owned North East Fitness and Wellness in Millerton since 2012 but, in this summer of 2017, it was already time for some renovations and upgrades. Marc Miles had opened the fitness center several years before. A few things needed to be buffed and polished. The space needed to be reorganized; that had been a goal of Burke’s ever since he’d taken over the business.

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Pine Plains Rattlesnakes compete in first tournament of the season

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Rattlesnakes hit the wrestling mats last Sunday, Nov. 12, as five teammates competed in their first tournament of the season.

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Loren Carrazzone Kelly single inductee at Millbrook High School Athletic Hall of Fame

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MILLBROOK — Ten teams were inducted into the 2017 Millbrook High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 17, at a ceremony held at the Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club. Sponsored by the Millbrook Athletics Boosters, about 135 guests attended. Hosted once again by Dan Fichter and Skip Ciferri, the program celebrated decades of students’ athletic endeavors.
School Superintendent Phillip D’Angelo made a few remarks, and said that athletics are an important part of building character and fostering community in the schools.

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Thursday, Nov. 30, at 4:15 p.m., Boys Basketball, Junior Varsity, Marlboro at Millbrook, Non-Conference, Millbrook High School (MHS).
Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5:45 p.m., Boys Basketball, Varsity, Marlboro at Millbrook, Non-Conference, MHS.
Pine Plains
Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m., Girls Basketball, Junior Varsity, Pine Plains at Saugerties, Tournament, Saugerties High School.

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A rare but sad sight: salmon spawning in Salisbury

I got an email on Halloween inviting me not to a costume party but to behold the strange and rare sight of sockeye salmon trying to spawn in a tiny little brook that runs through Ed and Betty Tyburski’s property on East Twin Lake in Salisbury.
The Tyburskis have owned the house for more than 50 years and they’ve never seen anything like it.
The brook is seasonal. When it rains, it runs.
And it rained buckets a couple days earlier.

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What are B Corporations?

Dear EarthTalk: I know what C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are, but what are “B Corporations” and how does this status help the environment?

Robert Gendarme

Chicago, Ill.

 

Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Friday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m., Football, Varsity, Millbrook at Class D, Semi-Finals, Faller Field Complex.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 4:15 p.m., Girls Basketball, Varsity, Arlington at Millbrook, Scrimmage, Millbrook High School.
Webutuck
Monday, Nov. 20, at 4:15 p.m., Boys Basketball, Junior Varsity, Taconic Hills at Webutuck High School.
Monday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m., Boys Basketball, Varsity, Taconic Hills at Webutuck, Scrimmage, Webutuck High School.

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