Login

Millbrook

PINE PLAINS — Those who attended the roughly 15-minute long Veterans Day ceremony on Monday morning, Nov. 11, said it was a great affair. The American Legion Post 426 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5519 held a joint ceremony at the Legion Post home, located at 9 North Main Street. 

Roughly 50 people — families, friends, neighbors and veterans — attended the outdoor ceremony, which is an annual event for the town of Pine Plains. Typically held at the clock tower, this year’s event was moved to the Legion Hall. 

“We, the...

Millbrook

Welcoming Kirsten Woodin to the Millbrook Library

judithb@millertonnews.com

MILLBROOK — Salamanca, N.Y., in the county of Cattaraugus, is 350 miles from Millbrook, and that is where new Millbrook Library Director Kirsten Woodin has spent most of her life. With a population close to that of the town of Washington, Woodin should feel right at home here. Both locales are scenic, small and historic.
Woodin left her home to attend college at SUNY Geneseo and then graduate school at SUNY Albany. Upon obtaining her master’s degree she returned to Salamanca, as manager of the Salamanca Public Library in October of 2014.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Keeping warm in the cold winter months

judithb@millertonnews.com

MILLBROOK— Often after the holidays, when life is less rushed, people get a chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time But if it’s too cold, it’s no fun at all. Collin Adkins, of Cornell Cooperative Extension  Dutchess County (CCEDC), has some great tips to share to stay warm this season.
Preparation is key, reports Adkins, who is an energy and environment resource educator with CCEDC. His duties center on the Community Energy Engagement Program (CEEP).

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Pipers, poetry and haggis

judithb@millertonnews.com

MILLBROOK — To the tune of a lone bagpiper, a tray bearing a dish of haggis was slowly paraded around the room by the Fountain’s chef Lukas Smith, wearing white, and moving slowly to offer each diner a glimpse of this famous Scottish dish.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

The Dutchess Turnpike Company of 1804

judithb@millertonnews.com

MILLBROOK — One of the best things about the programs at the Millbrook Historical Society is that many people, places and things have not changed all that much during the past 200 years or more. 
This idea was again reinforced when Alison Meyer presented a January program on the Dutchess Turnpike Company, founded in 1804. Along with some wonderful stories, there were maps and tracings of original maps on display from the county, probably off county property for the very first time.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Thorne Building remains on the agenda

judithb@millertonnews.com

MILLBROOK — In its second meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Village Board finished attending to organizational matters, which were addressed at a reorg meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, including looking at code, extracting policies for perusal and determining what can be taken out of code so that changes can be made through resolution rather than law. Many of the policies are outdated and need to be brought up to date.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Possible group home proposed for town of Washington

judithb@millertonnews.com

WASHINGTON — It seems that so many changes are taking place in the world, the country, the state — and in the towns and villages of Dutchess County. Not all of these changes are welcome; some of them are decidedly not wanted, seeming to be unnecessary or out of place.
A public hearing was held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Washington Town Hall concerning the possible placement of a group home to be instituted in Millbrook by the Devereaux Foundation, at 593 Verbank Road.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

The Cary Institute keeps Millbrook in step with the future

MILLBROOK— Millbrook has some well-kept secrets, or partial secrets, of places, people and institutions that are important to the community but may not be commonly known.
Trevor Zoo, at the Millbrook School comes to mind. So does the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. While many residents make occasional treks to the facility, aside from the fact that it is a research facility on Route 44, it remains something of a mystery.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

BOE starts 2019 with resignations, hirings and donations

judithb@millertonnews.com

MILLBROOK — The first meeting of the year of the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) was held on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The district started the New Year with a celebration after returning to Elm Drive Elementary School on Jan. 4, after the successful removal of mold from the building.
Several letters of resignation were accepted; Jennifer Walter, cafeteria worker, effective Dec. 18; and Neil Lipson, custodial staff, effective Feb. 16.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Washington meets for 2019 reorganization meeting

judithb@millertonnews.com

WASHINGTON — The reorganization meeting of the town of Washington was held on Thursday, Jan. 10. 
The first item on the agenda was to plan a public hearing to discuss a residential home facility on Verbank Road, property of the Devereaux Foundation. The date was set for Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Town Clerk Mary Alex will send out notices to neighbors. John Lopez, of the Devereaux Foundation, will be present to answer questions. All responses must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

A star performance

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.