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A headstone at the North East Center Burying Ground in Millerton was placed by “Friends” of former slave Thomas Stansbury (1824-1899) outside the stone wall of the cemetery proper.  Photo submitted

Slave grave follow up: The plot thickens in story of local slave’s burial

MILLERTON — Who knew rumors of inappropriate treatment of the remains of a former slave and others at the North East Center Burying Ground could be true?

Volunteers have been working diligently at the new pollinator garden on Century Boulevard, which was started by North East Conservation Advisory Council member Mary Lynn Kalogeras. Photo submitted

Pollinator garden to provide safe space for the birds, the bees and the butterflies

MILLERTON — Thanks to the efforts of some very determined and energetic volunteers, the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) of the town of North East, Dr. Kristie Schmidt and a host of others, the village of Millerton will soon be blessed with a new community pollinator garden on Century Boulevard.

Sharon Road neighbors were alerted to keep their social distance as they came out to cheer Webutuck High School senior Jillian Thorn, who was one of 47 who received a special delivery from Principal Katy McEnroe last week. Thorne, the daughter of Jennifer Beland, said she was “proud and happy” but was  also “sad to not be getting the same graduation as others had” in past years. Photo by Sue Marling

Webutuck graduation, part one

MILLERTON — Graduation, part one, for the Webutuck High School Class of 2020 kicked off under beautiful blue skies as Webutuck High School Principal Katy McEnroe drove throughout the entire district to deliver congratulations and paraphernalia to the 47 seniors who will be deprived of a traditional ceremony as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Millerton Police Sgt. David Rudin stopped by the Oakhurst Diner earlier this month to distribute face masks to workers and diners without them. It was all part of the Police Department’s outreach efforts to supply residents of and visitors to Millerton with the proper protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also distributed bike helmets on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, to keep cyclists safe. The efforts will continue. Photo submitted

Millerton police offer protection — in more ways than one

MILLERTON — The role of the Millerton Police Department is to serve and protect — and in the days of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been offering protection in more than the traditional ways.

The Millerton American Legion Post 178 has lent the town of North East the use of its yet-to-be-approved sign during the coronavirus pandemic to post emergency information and health alerts as a community service. Photo by Sean Klay

Millerton American Legion Post 178: Sign still unlawful, but being put to good use

NORTH EAST — The town of North East still may not have given approval for the Millerton American Legion Post 178’s electronic animated display sign that was illegally installed last year without a permit, as LED signs are not allowed in the Boulevard Zoning District where Post 178 is located, but that hasn’t stopped the town from reaping the ben

Located at 44 Main St. in Millerton, village coffee house Irving Farm officially reopened its doors to the public on Friday, May 15, with reduced hours of operation and new safety regulations. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Millerton Business Alliance conducts survey: Millerton businesses share plans for reopening

MILLERTON — With the state gradually reopening its economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that forced a state-wide shutdown in March, businesses in the Millerton-North East region were asked to share their plans for reopening via a Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) survey.


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