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The Millbrook Café on Franklin Avenue is open for takeout service only during this trying time amid fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

Millbrook businesses continue to cope with COVID-19

MILLBROOK — In times like these, when there’s a global health crisis, many people are uneasy — so much is unknown. Their daily and weekly routines have changed drastically. But as a community, Millbrook is trying to cope.

Photo by Judith O'Hara Balfe

From left, Dutchess County Historian Will Tatum is with Robert McGrath, president of the Millbrook Historical Society, at a meeting on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Millbrook Library.

A look back at the local poor

MILLBROOK — For those who think the terms social services, welfare or even “on the dole,” which is a British term,  are all relatively modern, think again. The Millbrook Historical Society has done some research and found a gentleman back in 1788, one Samuel Farr, who was in need of welfare and a social worker.


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