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MILLBROOK — With more than 200 participants, the Town of Washington Recreation Department is hailing this year’s registration for its Fall Youth Soccer Program its largest ever, with children from kindergarten to sixth grade enrolled. Games are played at the Town Park, and draw large numbers of parents and friends as spectators.

Recreation Director Chelsea Edson said she is grateful for all of the support they get, as many of the coaches and referees have played and completed the program from their days in kindergarten.

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Millbrook

Millbrook BOE: BOCES to present, thanks from United Way and more discussed

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, March 5. Superintendent of Schools Philip D’Angelo congratulated Middle School Principal Steven Cabello on the school being named a “School to Watch”; the board also thanked and congratulated him on this special honor.  

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Thorne Building renovations may start by spring

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MILLBROOK — The village of Millbrook held a public hearing on Saturday, March 16, for residents to meet with members of the Thorne Building Cultural Committee, the newly-formed 501(c)3,  to talk about the plans going forward for the future of the Thorne Memorial Building. The sales contract has been signed; a vote of 3-2 allowed for the signing to take place at the last regular Village Board meeting on Feb. 26.

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Green Briar Adult Home still raising questions and concerns

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MILLBROOK — Green Briar Adult Home continues to be a hot topic among residents of Millbrook and town of Washington (TOW). It was the main focus of a Thursday, March 14, Town Board meeting. 
Green Briar is not a new business. It started out as a retirement home for roughly four senior citizens some 40 years ago. Yet there seems to be some mystery as to how this once-private home, opened to allow upstairs rentals to four elderly people, has grown into a 53-bed facility for a population few in the community seem to know very  much about.

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Pine Plains BOE reviews budgets for next year

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PINE PLAINS — With the budget development process for next year underway, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) set aside time at its last two meetings to discuss budget proposals for the 2019-20 school year.

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‘Legally Blonde’ is legitimately perfect

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MILLBROOK — “Legally Blonde” is a fun little play, a bit of froth for a bright spot in a dismal winter’s end. The production put on by the Millbrook High School Drama Club rose above the trite story due to the talent of the performers and the able direction of Chelsea Edson.
Choreographer Victoria Cordisco did a fantastic job as well, helped by many others including vocal director Alexis Bresnahan, costume designer JoAnn Fargione and stage manager Taylor Spagnola.

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Aspiring artists

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Black stories told in TMI film

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MILLBROOK — Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, inclement weather caused Black Stories Matter: Stories from Across Generations to be postponed to Wednesday, March 6. It was still a project planned to honor Black History Month.
Presented by the TMI Project, nine African-American speakers were filmed telling their stories. Each performer had written the story that was told in workshops. It was a painstaking exercise, with rewriting, editing and finally, rehearsing each performance.  

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There was this guy from Amenia…

MILLBROOK — One of the things that’s so great about learning about the past is to find out that even back then, people had problems and made stupid mistakes, just like today.
The Millbrook Historical Society, on Thursday, Feb. 21, presented Tales from the Ancient Documents. It may sound rather dry, but it turned out to be interesting, educational and, actually, a whole lot of fun.

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Millbrook Village Board meets: Contract signed for Thorne Building sale

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MILLBROOK — The first order of business at the Tuesday, Feb. 26, Village Board meeting was the acceptance of the minutes from the last meeting on Jan. 22; the Feb. 12 meeting had been canceled due to inclement weather. 

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