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Bridge Club honors

The Millerton Bridge Club proudly announced that Boston Corners residents Sue Rangley and Mike Schenker, above, earned the most master points of any pair participating in the Common Game during the month of July. The Common Game consists of more than 600 bridge clubs with 40,000 players nationwide. Also, on Monday, July 29, playing at the Salisbury, Conn., Bridge Club, this formidable pair scored an outstanding 77% game, which earned them recognition in the American Contract Bridge League Magazine. 

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Car Wreck

I coached football for a bunch of years, and I still maintain that for youngsters, there is no better sport to learn from. Football teaches boys to be aware, to analyze their environment and to respond quickly and properly — important lessons for teen aged boys.
For men? Not so much. Howie Long, the long-time defensive lineman, said, “Playing in the NFL is like being in a car crash every week.” Ouch!

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., Football, Varsity, Pawling at Millbrook, Multi-Scrimmage, Millbrook High School (MHS).
Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 4:15 p.m., Girls Soccer, Varsity, Ellenville at Millbrook, League, MHS.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 4:15 p.m., Girls Soccer, Junior Varsity, Ellenville at Millbrook, League, MHS.
Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 4:15 p.m., Boys Soccer, Varsity, Ellenville at Millbrook, League, MHS.
Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 4:15 p.m., Boys Soccer, Junior Varsity, Ellenville at Millbrook, League, MHS.

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Millbrook board hears from police and fire departments, gears up for Community Day

judithb@millertonnews.com

MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, Aug. 13, Village Board meeting addressed myriad issues. For one, it was announced that the new zoning map is almost complete. Attorney Josh Mackey is working on final details. The new sign code is also in the final stages.

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BOE ready for new school year

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education met on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. for a Code of Conduct public hearing; the first order of business was a perusal and reading of the new document, followed by a discussion of the amended code. Changes were discussed pertaining to language and legal issues. The board is nearing completion of the code’s adoption, which will be further discussed and possibly voted on at the BOE’s next meeting.

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Babe Ruth champs

DOVER — It’s finally here: the team photo of the Babe Ruth championship team from Dover. 
Dover’s Babe Ruth team won the championship game held in Dover Plains at the JH Ketcham Field on Wednesday, July 31.  For the full story, read The Millerton News Aug. 8 edition.

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Italian cars, Formula Fords and Morgans at Festival

LIME ROCK — You don’t really need to know anything about cars to enjoy the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, which will be held as always over Labor Day weekend. 
You only need to have an appreciation for fun or beauty or history or all of the above. 

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 9 a.m., Volleyball, Varsity, Mount Academy at Millbrook, Varsity Scrimmage, Millbrook High School.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 4:15 p.m., Golf-MH, Varsity, Dover at Millbrook, League.
Pine Plains
Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m., Boys Soccer, Varsity, Dover at Pine Plains, Scrimmage, Pine Plains Lower Field.
Thursday, Aug. 29, at 8 a.m., Field Hockey, Varsity/Junior Varsity, Pine Plains at Field Hockey Play Day, Tournament, Dietz Stadium.

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Stimulating simulations

A common philosophical argument states that we may already be living in a computer simulation constructed by some advanced race of aliens who have programmed us to see how we handle life’s difficulties while living in this unevolved, primitive state.

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Cary Institute earns $100,000 for The Tick Project

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MILLBROOK — At a relatively informal, early morning ceremony, New York State Senator Jen Metzger (D-42) presented the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies a check for $100,000, to go toward The Tick Project. With funding having been cut in 2019, this was a most welcome occurrence.
From the walkway between the auditorium and the main building, surrounded by greenery, one is aware of the beauty of this area, but also of the danger of ticks — which can be anywhere and everywhere.

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