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Anyone interested in purchasing and restoring the former Millerton Village Hall on Dutchess Avenue should submit a request for qualifications by Saturday, June 24. Photo by Christine Bates

On the Boulevard: clerk & Village Hall RFQ

MILLERTON —  Millerton has a familiar face in its village office. Lisa M. Cope was officially appointed as village clerk at the regular board of trustees meeting on Monday, May 22, replacing former clerk Nicole Richard.

From left, crewmember Steve Kitson; Gregg Pulver, chair of the Dutchess County Legislature; construction director John Heard; Matthew Weishaupt, chief assistant district attorney for Dutchess County; and Sue Serino, former state senator, at a mobile home in Millerton where a wheelchair-accessible ramp was installed. The home is slated to be replaced in the near future with a new home by Habitat for Humanity. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

Habitat for Humanity looks for answers to housing shortage

NORTH EAST —  Just about a year ago, The Millerton News and The Lakeville Journal published their annual Towns and Villages edition with the theme being affordable housing or the lack thereof. Housing in this area is expensive for many of the people who work here, both in buying and renting homes.

Music teacher Eric Wiener leads the Webutuck Music Warriors in ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee’—which historically used to be sung by the school choir—at the Memorial Day ceremony at Irondale Cemetery on Monday, May 29. Click here for more Memorial Day stories and photos. Photo by Deborah Maier

Millerton remembers fallen soldiers

MILLERTON —  “A beautiful celebration in this beautiful town” is how Millerton Police Department Chief Joseph Olenik described his first experience of the series of sites and ceremonies on a weather-perfect Monday, May 29, as people gathered to commemorate area residents who fought and sometimes died in faraway wars.

Andres Vialpando, left, and Niharika Vialpando, owners of NickyDi’s Spices, serving  pork dumplings at the Millerton Farmers Market during the village’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22. Photo by Elias Sorich

Farmers market to head outside

MILLERTON —  In a sure sign that summer is on the way, the Millerton Farmers Market, sponsored by the North East Community Center (NECC), is moving back on Saturday, May 20, to its outdoor home in Veteran’s Park at the corner of Dutchess Avenue and Main Street after spending the winter months in the  hospitable shelter of the Millerton United Me

The Irondale Schoolhouse in Millerton will open for the season on Saturday, May 27. Photo by John Coston

Irondale Schoolhouse set to open May 27; seasonal events planned

MILLERTON —  The Irondale Schoolhouse will open for the season on Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Built in 1858 and originally located in the hamlet of Irondale, the building was moved in 2013 by the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse to its present site at 16 Main St., at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.

Millerton Police Sgt. Dave Rudin, Officer Julia Phillips and Chief Joseph Olenik at Webutuck Community Day, May 13. Photo by Deborah Maier

Millerton police back on the job

MILLERTON —  According to Chief Joe Olenik, the Village of Millerton’s new police chief, the Millerton Police Department is back on the job. The weekend of Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, the village was patrolled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the weekend days, and 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Photo By John Coston

Between innings

Catcher Benjamin Coon takes a big drink during an inning break on Saturday, May 13, at Eddie Collins Park in Millerton in a Minors game between Webutuck Little League Savarese Septic Service and Taconic Little League Cardinals.


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