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MILLBROOK — One  of the highlights of the holiday season — and the social events of the winter — in the village of Millbrook is the library’s silent auction, sponsored by The Friends of Millbrook Library. On Friday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. the library will once again be adorned with holiday decorations, have tables swimming in presents wrapped in holiday paper and welcome patrons to placing bids on some of the special items up for auction.

This is the 14th annual Silent Auction, and all are invited to enjoy wine, cider and refreshments free of charge and...

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Senior group provides help with Medicare and changes for 2020

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MILLBROOK — The October meeting of the Coffee and Communication series, hosted by Millbrook at Home, helped those attending to better understand the changes that are taking place in 2020 in the Medicare system. The session was held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall in Millbrook.

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Art in the Loft shines light on local artists

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MILLBROOK — Amid artists, authors and a good sized crowd of guests at the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, E. Cummins was chosen winner from among 10 local artists for the annual Art in the Loft contest. The winners were chosen by those viewing the art exhibit, which has been on display for the entire summer. The winning artwork will be transformed into a wine label for the Millbrook Winery.

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Sip & Sign

From left, James Ransome and his wife, Lesa Cline-Ransome, offered several of their illustrated children’s books at Sip & Sign at the Art in the Loft at Millbrook Winery on Saturday, Nov. 2. For full story and another photo, see Art in the Loft shines light on local artists.

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Water bill hike expected in future, says Village Board

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MILLBROOK — On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Village Board heard a presentation from Bill Bright of Delaware Engineering on the need to raise the price of water for residents of the village and the town.

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Trunkloads of Halloween treats

MILLBROOK — The annual Trunk or Treat was as exciting as ever as children and grownups gathered to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 26. 
Meeting at the Elm Drive Elementary School parking lot, vans, trucks and cars had their spooky and scary decorations on display, with lots of candy to give away. 
Many adults were also dressed in their Halloween best, adding to the fun of the day. 

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One newcomer, two incumbents vie for town justice seats

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WASHINGTON — Three candidates are running for two town justice seats: two Republicans and one Democrat. The post is for a four-year term.
The two incumbents are both Republicans: Elizabeth Shequine, who has served since 1979, and Jeff Feigelson, who is completing his first full term, after filling an unexpired term for six months and then being elected to the post.
 Elizabeth Shequine

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Walking and talking, all about history

MILLBROOK — Students from Millbrook Middle School spent some time on Friday, Oct. 18, touring the village, studying the Museum in the Street tour signs and learning a bit about Millbrook’s history. The walking tour was organized and sponsored by the Millbrook Historical Society.
Several student groups visited the numbered sites along the village tour route. There are 29 sites in all throughout the village, with plaques identifying each site’s importance. On the tour, students’ questions were answered and fun facts were shared.

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Appointments made at BOE meeting

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MILLBROOK — The regular meeting of the Millbrook Board of Education (BOE) was opened at 7 p.m. by board President Perry Hartwick, on Monday, Oct. 7.
The BOE discussed and approved an agreement for a 60-month lease with the Anderson Counseling Center, via the  Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).
The lease of a photocopier was also agreed upon.
Maureen Seipp was appointed school nurse for a probationary period of 26 weeks.

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Beyond candy

Len Weiss, a resident of The Fountains senior living facility, an artist and a wood carver, contemplated the pumpkin he was about to transform into a work of art at the Fall Fest at The Fountains on Saturday, Oct. 19. The  festival was a way to enjoy Halloween, sans trick-or-treating.

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Town discusses Ruge parking area, Cary solar field exposure

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