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WASHINGTON — The monthly Town  Board meeting was held on Thursday, Aug. 8.

After announcing that Kathy Meyers was not renewing her certification and would be leaving her position as tax assessor as of Sept. 30, town Supervisor Gary Ciferri called on Highway Supervisor Joe Spagnola to give his report.

Spagnola said that an older truck, no longer in use, and a golf cart had been kept at the town park but need to be removed. The truck will be offered to the fire department for use in training; the golf cart will be dismantled and the parts will be distributed or...

Millbrook

Uncle Al’s now dressing up Franklin Avenue

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MILLBROOK — Upon entering Uncle Al’s Thrift Shop at its new location at 3275 Franklin Ave., one is struck by the light and airy space. Having huge windows in two of their showrooms certainly helps the ambiance. 
Uncle Al’s recently moved from its former location of 18 years on Front Street. The new shop is cheerful, artfully arranged and has bargains galore.
Uncle Al’s has been around since the mid-1970s; this is actually its fourth location.

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Village Board meets, discusses budget, parking issues

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, March 27. Deputy Mayor Joe Rochfort was not present.
The resignation of Heather LaVarnway from the Planning Board was accepted; she will remain on the Signs Committee.
Mayor Rodney Brown discussed the upcoming budget, explaining that there are needs and wants: the needs must be addressed, the “wants” may have to wait for a more lucrative period. 

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Third-graders recreate Ellis Island

MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School third-grade teacher Lisa Stewart was reading a book about Ellis Island with a group of her students one day as part of their study of immigration and American history. Soon, the students had devised a plan to create Ellis Island right in their classroom and invite the second- and fourth-graders to participate in the re-enactment as hopeful immigrants. 

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A psychedelic trip back to Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Historical Society and New York State Historian Devin Lander shared tales of what looks like a peaceful country estate now but was once the site of groundbreaking experiments in the use of psychedelic drugs.

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When Millbrook went psychedelic

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MILLBROOK — At the junction of Route 44 and Franklin Avenue, there is a wonderful  stone edifice — a gatehouse that inspires the imagination. 
On Thursday, March 15, the Millbrook Historical Society and New York State Historian, Devin Lander, shared some of the secrets beyond the door. Of course, the period discussed was decades ago, but many of the 106 people who attended the March meeting remembered those times, or knew of people who did.

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High art

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A sweet Easter

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Creepy comedy

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Millbrook churches celebrate the Blessing of the Palms

MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Alliance of Churches, which includes Grace Episcopal Church, Lyall Federated Memorial Church and St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception Church, gathered at the Thorne Building on Sunday, March 25, to celebrate the Blessing of the Palms. According to Christianity, this yearly event honors the entry of Jesus into Bethlehem, riding a borrowed donkey not previously ridden. According to gospel, the disciples laid their cloaks upon the donkey’s back and the multitudes laid their cloaks and palm branches on the  ground for the donkey’s journey.

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Village discusses budget dates, fire and police responses and snowfall amounts

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MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, March 13, meeting of the Village Board began at 6:30 p.m. 
Mayor Rodney Brown set up budget workshops with the Highway Department; the Fire/Rescue Department, Police, Village Hall and Water/Sewer Department in order to get started on budgeting this May.

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