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MILLERTON — Those who knew Myron “Mike” Rindsberg felt fortunate to do so. He was generous of spirit, kind and nurturing. And for roughly 30 years he was the much beloved superintendent of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

“He didn’t stand on ceremony at all, that wasn’t my dad,” said his daughter, Jane Emily Rindsberg. “He was pretty modest. A lot of students remember my dad wearing Levi’s, I don’t think jeans, probably corduroys, which was pretty progressive for a superintendent. He always liked to hang...

Millerton

Village elections are March 15

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MILLERTON — Elections are just around the corner, and those who are running for village seats this year are hoping voters will venture out on Tuesday, March 15, and cast their ballots. Voters won’t have to go far; they just have to make their way to the Nutrition Center at Village Hall to show their support for their municipal leaders.
Millerton Mayor John Scutieri, a Democrat, is looking to return to his two-year post for a third term. Scutieri was cross-endorsed by the Republicans.

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Town calls state of emergency

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NORTH EAST— The town of North East issued a town-wide state of emergency on Monday, March 7, and again on Tuesday, March 8, for certain town roads that remained closed. According to town Supervisor Dave Sherman, lines were down and crews could not go in to repair them because they were not sure if the lines were energized.

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New supermarket sketch plans brought before Planning Board

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NORTH EAST — John Joseph of Southern Realty Development (SRD) was back before the Planning Board on Wednesday, Feb. 23, to discuss the sketch plan and lot line adjustments needed for a 35,800-square-foot supermarket off Route 44. As in his previous appearances, he remained silent as to who his tenant would be.
The store is being proposed for the town’s Boulevard District on a 10-acre lot behind the existing Thompson Plaza, where the North East Athletic Club, Kids’ Time and the Talk of the Towne Deli are located.

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Town Board focuses on building, zoning and planning

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board discussed all things planning, building and zoning at its business meeting on Thursday, Feb. 17, when North East Building Inspector Ken McLaughlin appeared before the board to give his department’s monthly report.
McLaughlin first expressed his thanks to the board for getting his office and the town on the same page.

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Coffee company offers to mitigate emissions

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NORTH EAST — Thursday, Feb. 23, saw the conclusion of Irving Farm Development Corp.’s public hearing for site plan approval for a coffee-roasting warehouse. The project is planned just north of the Main Street intersection on Route 22 in the village of Millerton. The hearing was continued from the previous Planning Board meeting two weeks prior, but it actually began on Dec. 20, 2010; last week’s session lasted 40 minutes.

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North East Sunoco: Missed deadlines, illegal operations fuel frustrations

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NORTH EAST — Last Wednesday, Feb. 23, attorney Keith Nolan was given a lesson on deadlines. His instructor was none other than North East Planning Board Chairman Dale Culver. The setting? The bimonthly Planning Board meeting that Nolan attended after missing a Jan. 9, 2011, due date, when he was supposed to submit a site plan for his client, GRJH.
GRJH is run by businesswoman Alicia Metz; the company owns the Sunoco gas station and convenience store on Route 44 in Millerton.

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Go-cart request refused

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NORTH EAST — Despite being “permanently tabled” last year, the request to revisit Robert Trotta’s go-cart track proposal made its way back to the Town Board’s table on Thursday, Feb. 17, much to the frustration of those present.
Town Supervisor Dave Sherman read aloud planner Arthur Brod’s request for a proposed amendment to the zoning code for a go-cart track on Route 44 in the town of North East — this time for electric-powered go-carts — a change from the gas-powered carts of the past. Brod is the planner hired by Trotta.

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Call to action to stop overfishing of the oceans

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MILLERTON — It takes something special to get hundreds of people out on a snowy Sunday morning in February.
The Salisbury Forum and Moviehouse FilmWorks Forum presentation of “The End of the Line,” hosted by actor Sam Waterston at The Moviehouse, proved to be just the thing. All three theaters were full for the screening of the documentary film detailing the effects of overfishing in the world’s oceans and the human population.
Waterston introduced the film at each showing.

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Locals get revved for chili and NASCAR

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MILLERTON — About 150 locals turned out for the seventh annual Chili Cook-off at the American Legion Post 178, an opportunity to taste the finest chili con carne the Tri-state area has to offer as well as enjoy the Daytona 500 race.

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Town Board talks exemptions and roads

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board addressed a number of matters at its business meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10. Included in the reports presented were those from the assessor’s office and the highway department.
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Assessor Katherine Johnson spoke briefly about the various exemptions due in March. She said “any and all” exemptions apply, including senior exemptions, veterans exemptions, STAR exemptions, etc.

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