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MILLBROOK — A children’s interactive performance entitled Trickster Coyote was a great hit with the 3 and up crowd at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, Nov. 16. 

The show told the tale of how a very smart coyote was coerced into stealing fire from the great fire people so that the Plains Indians could keep warm during winter. The story included a mountain, a fire pit, many animals, a coyote, an eagle, a frog and the fire people. Children were asked to engage with the actors. They sang, they danced and they laughed.

The performance was co-sponsored by the...

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Enterprising young man runs farmers market

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MILLBROOK — “I always kind of thought age was just a number. It doesn’t mean you’re not capable of doing something,” observed Justin O’Hearn, the exceptional Millbrook teenager who has taken on adult-sized responsibilities as manager of the town’s summer farmers market, working with some 30 full-time and part-time vendors, most, if not all of whom, are his elders.  

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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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