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MILLERTON — Village merchants gained a better understanding of their responsibilities in maintaining the sidewalks outside of their businesses and removing snow after bringing their queries to the village’s attention last month.

Speaking as co-secretary of the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA), Dana Rohn, owner of Montage, said the MBA wanted to touch base with Mayor Debbie Middlebrook to get a sense of their responsibilities for snow removal and sidewalk zoning. 

Going back to last winter, the MBA previously had an arrangement with Kindred Property Care...

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Strong turnout for Veterans Day ceremony

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MILLERTON — A crowd of nearly 40 gathered at Veterans Park on Main Street Monday morning, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The common reason that brought everyone together? Veterans Day, and the American Legion Post 178’s commemoration of the annual national holiday celebrating veterans of all wars who have helped keep America safe.

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NE Historical Society remembers the railroad

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MILLERTON — The North East Historical Society backtracked through time and shared memories and memorabilia of the local railroad, at its annual meeting held on Sunday, Nov. 10.

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Schoolhouse spooktacular

MILLERTON — No amount of rain could wash away the Halloween spirit as the Irondale Schoolhouse on Main Street hosted its annual Haunted House and Trick or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 31. 
Located at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, the historic schoolhouse underwent a hair-raising transformation just in time for Halloween, complete with grinning skulls, fallen gravestones, skeletons and cobwebs. 

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Sunday in the Country Food Drive preps to feed families ‘one turkey at a time’

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MILLERTON — Already hard at work assembling food orders for the Thanksgiving holidays, the Sunday in the Country Food Drive (SITCFD) is getting ready to move forward with its plans to feed families “one turkey at a time” this fall by donating turkeys and dried goods to 11 food pantries in the local region between New York and Connecticut.

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Digging those decorations

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Public’s concerns addressed at candidates forum

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MILLERTON — A candidates forum was held in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Thursday, Oct. 24.
A total of 56 attended, to meet those running for office, including Dutchess County Legislature District 19 candidates Gregg Pulver (R, incumbent) and Dick Hermans (D); North East town supervisor candidate Chris Kennan (D); North East Town Board candidates Rob Cooper (R), Lana Morrison (R) and John Midwood (D, incumbent); and North East town clerk candidates Lisa Cope (R, incumbent) and Gail Wheeler (D).

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On the trick or treat trail

MILLERTON — The Millerton Farmers Market and the NorthEast-Millerton Library had the perfect fall morning to welcome trick or treaters into the village -— a week before the haunted holiday was set to arrive -— on Saturday, Oct. 26. 
Ready to put their Halloween costumes to the test, local children walked with their families to the library around 11:30 a.m. to take part in stories and songs before marching over to the market in their costumes. 

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Wheeler challenges Cope for town clerk

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NORTH EAST — Come Tuesday, Nov. 5, North East residents will vote for a number of races, including town clerk. Incumbent Lisa Cope and challenger Gail Wheeler are facing off in that contest.
Lisa Cope
Having first been elected for the post back in 2014, Town Clerk Lisa Cope has served one two-year term, one four-year term and is looking to serve a third. Running on the Republican Party line and Independent Party line, Friends and Neighbors, Cope credited her decision to seek a third term to the job she loves.

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Midwood, Morrison and Cooper campaign for Town Board

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NORTH EAST — With Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 5, town residents will vote for two open seats on the Town Board, among incumbent candidate John Midwood and new candidates Lana Morrison and Rob Cooper.
John Midwood
Running under the Democratic party line, longtime Millerton resident and current North East Councilman Midwood is eager to put his previous experience to work for a second term.
“I think my work’s not done in the town,” he said, “and I have more to contribute to the community.”

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Tri-Town Coalition looks at housing, assesses priorities

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MILLERTON — Along with continuing to examine their initial priorities, members of the Northeastern Dutchess Tri-Town Coalition gained a new perspective for achieving viable housing solutions from a presentation by Cosmo Design Factory (CDF) co-founders Julia Sedlock and Mark Rowntree earlier this month.

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