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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

Tossed caps, poignant words and a brilliant sunset

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MILLBROOK — A sunny afternoon followed a rainy morning, allowing the Millbrook High School graduation ceremony to be held outdoors on Friday, June 21. The students — boys in blue, girls in white — marched in to the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance, played by the Millbrook High School Band.

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Water tower update, public hearing still open

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MILLBROOK — On Tuesday, June 11, the Village Board met and reopened a public hearing on zoning maps. This is an ongoing process and the hearing will remain open until the process is complete.
Mayor Rodney Brown has stated that there are no zoning changes. For instance, the bakery (now closed), is in a place allowed for that particular business. Most sites are zoned correctly, he said, also considering historic knowledge of use. Code Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector Ken McLaughlin will go through the zoning to look for inconsistencies.

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Celebrating Pride with food, music and a delightfully diversified community

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MILLBROOK — In a season of celebrations, Millbrook enjoyed community and good will at the Millbrook Pride gathering celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall  Inn. It was the third local celebration in honor of Gay Pride. Held at Barbaro’s on Franklin Avenue, the afternoon event was deemed a success. 

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Sager, Kyle, lead the Class of 2019

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MILLBROOK — On Friday, June 21, Millbrook High School will be celebrating the graduation of its seniors; there will be speeches, congratulations and cheers. But what many will remember are the words of Emma Sager, valedictorian, and Patrick Kyle, salutatorian. 

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Security and safety presentation made to Board of Education

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District held a meeting on Tuesday, June 4. 
The Safety Committee presented its goals review, including the Board of Education (BOE) Student and Staff Safety/Security Goals. The committee will continue to work to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff, and by the end of the 2018-19 school year, will provide evidence of building safety and security protocols to reflect recommendations from Altaris and/or the school resource officer (SRO).

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15th Annual Taste of Millbrook fundraises for Millbrook schools

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MILLBROOK — Beautiful weather, music and great food all came together on Saturday, June 8, for the 15th Annual Taste of Millbrook.
With about 350 people registered, this was probably the largest turnout so far. This event is an annual hit — for the ambiance, for the end of the school year relief and for the fact that it’s the Millbrook Educational Foundation’s (MEF) biggest fundraiser of the year. 

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Village Board meets: Planning Board chair sworn in, no decision on zoning map

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MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, May 28, meeting of the Village Board began at 6:30 p.m. The first order of business was the swearing in of Kay Vanderlynn as chair of the Planning Board.
The public hearing on the zoning map was opened, but discussion was held until Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer Kevin McLaughlin arrived.

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Art in the Loft has local focus

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MILLBROOK — The opening of the 21st Annual Art in the Loft art exhibit was held on Saturday, June 1, with a reception and the start of voting for the 2019 Art in the Loft competition.
Ten works of art, in varied mediums such as acrylics, oils, watercolor, encaustic, photography and metallic pigment, will remain on display until the final event in November, and visitors to the winery can peruse the works and vote for their favorites. The winner will have his or her work made into a wine label to be featured on bottles sold at the winery.

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Advice to deal with those dastardly ticks

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MILLBROOK — With spring — and now summer — so come ticks and other pesky insects. In reality, tick bites are a constant threat, and many people are more afraid of getting bitten by a tick than being stung by bees or mosquitoes.
A program at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) in Millbrook this April shared information on how to live with ticks so nearby.  Ticks are especially prevalent in the Hudson Valley — which has an extremely high number of Lyme disease cases.

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Sun, family and reverence for those who gave their all

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MILLBROOK — With the sun shining and the music playing, a parade  marched from the Thorne Building to the Village Green — Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, military, fire and rescue squad members — all remembering those who served, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives for their country, keeping America brave and free. Children joyfully waved their little flags as the larger flags, placed up and down Franklin Avenue, reminded the crowd of the reason behind the annual Memorial Day celebrations.

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