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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

Slave burial at the root of Millerton mystery

MILLERTON — Rumors, lore and simple gossip are often the life-blood of small towns, but there are times when it seems important to track down the truth — elusive though it may be. 
And for the past year and a half, according to Dutchess County Legislator Gregg Pulver (R-19), just such a quest has involved a number of North East residents who are working diligently to “do the right thing,” by a former slave, Thomas Stansbury.

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Stissing Center, demolition policy and Deuel’s on agenda

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board has been chipping away at its workload, meeting monthly throughout the summer and holding special meetings and hearings when necessary. 

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Revamped and re-energized: Town website gets a makeover

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NORTH EAST — Town Clerk Lisa Cope has been busy. Working with North East Councilman John Midwood and Town Bookkeeper Lorna Sherman, Cope spearheads the Communications Committee. Its main task was to overhaul the town’s municipal site and make it more user friendly -— not to mention easier on the eye.

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Meta 44, Evergreen Antiques and Westerlind continue to collaborate

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MILLERTON — During the summer, there have been a few changes to the corner of Main Street. Laurence Fox from Evergreen Antiques  and Andrea Westerlind from Westerlind partnered with John Allee from Meta 44 to create a collaborative store. The goal? To showcase each business’s distinct merchandise and to satisfy a cross section of customers in the village.

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Puppy power

MILLERTON — With a woof and a wag, the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton hosted Dog Days of Summer on Saturday, Aug. 24. Running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millerton Farmers Market, the event was a rousing success with beautiful summer weather and strong community attendance. While their owners browsed market merchandise and pranced their pets around the village, participating dogs were showered with attention as they received free treats and flower garlands, entered a photo contest and had their portraits sketched by pet artist Peggy Kaufmann. 

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NECC enhances the farmers market experience

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MILLERTON — With fresh local produce, artisan vendors and activities for children, the North East Community Center (NECC) has made every effort to enhance the experience of visiting the Millerton Farmers Market for area residents and visitors alike.

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Butterfly bench takes flight with the help of local children

MILLERTON — The beauty of butterflies is notoriously fleeting — but not so for a unique specimen that will soon be delighting visitors at the Sharon Audubon Center thanks to the efforts of Millerton’s Battle Hill Forge sculptor Israel Fitch and a small group of area students. 
Fitch and his young crew are creating a massive metal bench in the shape of a butterfly, which will become an integral part of the Audubon’s butterfly display, set to have its inaugural viewing on Saturday, Sept. 14.  

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Ice cream melts hearts

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Questions arise with Taylor Oil’s fuel storage request

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NORTH EAST — Attorney Robert Trotta appeared before the North East Town Board on Thursday, Aug. 8, to represent his client, Taylor Oil. Taylor Oil wants to establish a fuel storage facility at its site on Route 22, located at the former Dutchess County Diesel. Taylor Oil bought property north on 22, and now “they’re in the process of deciding what to do with it,” said the attorney.

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Millerton’s former Getty to throw back to yesteryear

MILLERTON — In between his upcoming campaign for the North East Town Board and his business in Millerton, Associated Lightning Rod Company owner Rob Cooper has set his sights on the former Millerton Getty gas station on Route 44 with the intention of restoring the facility as an old time Mobil gas station.
“He’s going to refurbish the property and have it look so much better than it used to,” said North East Planning Board Chairman Dale Culver.

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