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MILLBROOK — The Village Board meeting on Tuesday, June 25, began with introducing Nicole Zeto, deputy village clerk; Village Clerk Sarah Witt was absent. 

The water tower was to be finished after the July 4th holiday; it’s been held up mainly because of the weather.  When the tower is 90% finished, bids will go out to contractors for the water filtration system repairs.

Three police contracts were adopted by the board: one for high school games that police attend; one for guarding town justices in the town of Washington during court proceedings; and...

Millbrook

Caught on camera Police hunt for suspect who destroyed gay pride flags

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MILLBROOK— The Millerton News reported in the July 22 edition about an act of vandalism that saw the removal and destruction of eight gay pride flags, ripped from their holders, damaging the buildings from which they flew, by an unknown perpetrator. The Millbrook Police Department has been looking for the vandal in an ongoing investigation.
Millbrook Police Officer Jared Witt recently shared a photo of the suspect, and is asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

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Millbrook Horse Trials prevail despite storms, mishaps

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MILLBROOK— In spite of the rain, the Millbrook Horse Trials, held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 2 to 5, were well attended. 
Coole Park Farm is home to the ever-growing event, which attracts many world-class competitors and Olympians.
The ground may have been soggy, and the skies gloomy at times, but spirits were high as administrators and volunteers worked together to keep things running smoothly. Some events had to be rescheduled, but by the end of the trials on Sunday, everyone agreed it was a fine weekend.

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Rebidding authorized for water tower project, engineer hired

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MILLBROOK — There were several topics raised at the Tuesday, July 24, Village Board meeting.
Complaints have been made concerning the length of time emergency help takes to reach those in need. Research into the issue should help determine what, if any, course of action should be taken.
The Firemen’s Carnival and Parade were deemed successful, with no incidents.

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Summer art exhibit at library

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MILLBROOK— August offers art lovers a summertime exhibit to enjoy at the Millbrook Library. An artist reception for the show was held on Saturday, July 14, which introduced the work of an eclectic mix of local artists. Landscapes, portraits, animal scenes and intricately drawn barns and farm buildings are depicted in oils, pen and ink, pencil and various other mediums. 

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The new Mabbettsville Market

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MILLBROOK — Once again there are plenty of cars parked outside 3809 Route 44, as the new Mabbettsville Market has opened for business.
Owners Cindie and Dan Kish, known for the popular prepared dishes that can be found at Marona’s Market in Millbrook, have brought a new eatery to what was the Mabbettsville Market years ago. 

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Bereavement group organized

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MILLBROOK — There’s a lot of news lately about addiction and the opioid crisis. It’s wreaking havoc on many communities and there have been recent meetings throughout the region trying to figure out how to deal with the epidemic.
Government officials have been hosting forums on the topic around the Hudson Valley.

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Qi Gong class continues

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Local 4-H teens visit Austria

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MILLBROOK — How do farms in Austria compare to farms in Millbrook? Seven members of the local 4-H Club got a chance to find out when they, along with two chaperons, visited that country from March 22 to March 30, in the trip of a lifetime. The 4-H Club is a part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County’s (CCEDC) programming. 

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Gay pride flags destroyed, Millbrook reacts

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MILLBROOK— During the Tuesday, July 10, Millbrook Village Board meeting it was mentioned that someone had dug up several geranium plants along Franklin Avenue. However, Police  Officer Jared Witt quickly added that on Sunday, July 1, several gay pride flags had been removed. 
The flags were not small, and had been mounted on local buildings. The news surprised those at the board meeting.

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Village Board opens truck bids, talks contracts, garbage receptacles

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, July 10, at Village Hall. Items on the agenda included contracts currently being formulated, including a contract for newly appointed Village Planner Rich Rennia as well as a contract between the village and the Thorne Building Committee and a contract with Verizon for use of the local cell tower.
It was reported that all went well with the fireworks from the Golf and Tennis Club on the Fourth of July; cleanup also went well.

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