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MILLBROOK — Each year the citizens of Millbrook and the town of Washington gather on Veterans Green, at the 11th hour on the 11th day  of the 11th month. The size of the crowd is sometimes dependent on the weather, but there are those who never miss the chance to give thanks for service rendered by those still remaining soldiers. Though a day for the living, it’s also a time to remember those who were lost in war, or have since died. 

To see the flag waving above the crowd against the sky, to see the vets in their uniforms, the members of the Veterans of...

Millerton

Village Board considers block grant ideas

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MILLERTON — Along with organizing a public hearing for the village’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, the Village Board met on Monday, Oct. 7, to discuss potential pursuits for the village of Millerton to consider over the next few weeks.

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Library looks for real ways to give back

MILLERTON — While libraries across the state celebrated the charitable Great Give Back on Saturday, Oct. 19, the North-East Millerton Library is going them one better, extending the program through the entire month, inviting community members to donate supplies to be used in Webutuck Central School District’s BackPack Program.

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North East 2020 budget creeps past tax cap

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board discussed the Proposed 2020 Budget at its October meeting, held on Thursday, Oct. 10. Bookkeeper Lorna Sherman said the town’s Budget Committee has been working on the fiscal plan preparing it for the upcoming Nov. 14 public hearing.
She highlighted a few major points in the budget, starting with a $20,000 increase to the NorthEast-Millerton Library. According to town Supervisor George Kaye, the money was overdue.

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Spooky seniors

MILLERTON — While the skies were turning gray overhead, local seniors decided to bring a splash of color into the Senior Friendship Center in Millerton, painting pumpkins on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16. Starting at 11 a.m., seniors gathered inside the center located in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, where they were supplied with paints, paintbrushes and pumpkins. With brush in hand, they let their creativity loose as they painted colorful pumpkins just in time for Halloween.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Millerton falls head over heels for art

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MILLERTON — By the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 12, the village of Millerton had been transformed into a walking, living art gallery where local residents and weekend visitors could view artwork on display throughout village streets and businesses as part of the sixth annual Fall for Art festival.

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Almost there: Eddie Collins Memorial Park redo unveiled

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MILLERTON — In recent years, the Eddie Collins Memorial Park Revitalization Committee has been soliciting feedback and refining designs for the revitalization of Eddie Collins Memorial Park to accommodate several new amenities, improvements and updates. After presenting plans to the Village Board and the North East Town Board, the committee arranged two public viewing and comments sessions to give the pubic an opportunity to see what it’s been up to.

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Millerton American Legion tries to right illegal sign

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board and the American Legion Post 178 are in the midst of a conundrum: the Legion installed an illegal sign at its Route 44 post home and it wants the board to make a special allowance to permit it. The board indicated it would like to help, but must stick to the letter of the law. The matter was brought up for discussion at the board’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Millerton masterpiece

From left, Millerton photographer Don Brown and his wife, Susan Shimmerlik, exhibited their photographs and paintings, respectively, at Fall for Art in Millerton on Saturday, Oct. 12. For full story and antoher photo, see Millerton falls head over heels for art.

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Donations needed for Holiday Craft Fair

MILLERTON — With the coming of autumn, it’s a perfect time for crafters of all varieties to start to plan new projects, which means it’s also a great time to think about creating something special for the  NorthEast-Millerton Library Holiday Craft Fair.
Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson notes that because the event features only hand crafted items donated for the sale, no commercial vendors need be paid, so every cent that comes in contributes to the support of the library and its myriad of programs. 

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A crisp fall day…

Local farmers and members of the Rock Steady Farm & Flowers Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program gathered at the Millerton farm on Saturday, Oct. 5, to celebrate the season. With the sun on his face, Elias Matias-Baez munched a fresh Ginger Gold apple as an afternoon snack.

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