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Stissing Mountain history teacher Neil Murray won the 2020 Eileen Mylod Hayden Award for Excellence in History Education. Here, Murray wore the traditional uniform of the Dutchess County Militia of the American Revolution. Photo submitted

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District community extended its congratulations last month to Neil Murray, a longtime history teacher at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School, when Murray’s work in conveying a love and respect of history in his students was honored with the 2020...

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, at 40 Leedsville Road in Amenia Union, just built the Harvest House for its successful Food of Life/Comida de Vida Food Pantry, next to the mid-19th century brick church known for its bright red door. Here is Priest and Pantry Executive Director AJ Stack at the Harvest House’s dedication on Sunday, Nov. 22. Photo submitted

AMENIA UNION — Sometimes all it takes is a simple question to bring about a big change that can affect several hundred people. In this case, one such question led to a new building for the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Food of Life/Comida de Vida Food Pantry. The church’s priest (and executive...

Photo by Tye Duncan

This momma turkey trotted along the sidewalk on South Maple Avenue, in front of the Baptist Church in Millerton, on a July afternoon, long before the Thanksgiving season, with five of her baby chicks in tow. The plucky poultry have had plenty of time since the summer to find a safe haven, as...

Chris Norstein and her husband, Warren, who is the chef and owner of Big W’s BBQ in Wingdale, had a rare quiet moment to pose for this photo during warmer weather. Warren spends most of his time smoking meats for hours at his very popular restaurant, which sold turkey feasts for Thanksgiving and will do so again for Christmas. Photo by oOivia Norstein

WINGDALE — Ask Warren Norstein of Big W’s what’s cookin’ and he’ll happily explain not just what’s on the menu, but how it got there and exactly what makes his mouth watering BBQ good enough to drive miles for. He is also the man responsible for the dozens upon dozens of feasts of slowly smoked...

Harlem Valley Homestead in Wingdale has been donating fresh produce to the Farm to Food Pantry program, through which it goes to local food lockers, thereby contributing to the farm’s mission of creating an access point for fresh, local food for the community.  Photo submitted

HARLEM VALLEY — Now more than ever, access to fresh food is an essential to staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Farm to Food Pantry program launched this past summer, area farms and food lockers have been working in tandem to address this need, making sure local residents can...

From left, local volunteers Helen Brandt, Monika Barlow and Carol Dean worked together inside the First Presbyterian Church of Millerton on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, to assemble Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

MILLERTON — Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop the local community from embracing the giving season as volunteers gathered at the First Presbyterian Church of Millerton on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, to assemble Thanksgiving baskets for residents in need.  Working in...

Amenia


St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, at 40 Leedsville Road in Amenia Union, just built the Harvest House for its successful Food of Life/Comida de Vida Food Pantry, next to the mid-19th century brick church known for its bright red door. Here is Priest and Pantry Executive Director AJ Stack at the Harvest House’s dedication on Sunday, Nov. 22. Photo submitted

November 24, 2020
AMENIA UNION — Sometimes all it takes is a simple question to bring about a big change that can affect several hundred people. In this case, one such question led to a new...

Millbrook

November 24, 2020
MILLBROOK — The Nov. 10 Village Board meeting was opened by newly-elected Mayor Mike Herzog at 6:30 p.m.; in attendance were re-elected Trustee Vicky Contino and Trustee Tim...

Webutuck

November 24, 2020
WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Monday, Nov. 2, via videoconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting can now...

Pine Plains

November 24, 2020
PINE PLAINS — The health and safety of the Pine Plains Central School District’s students and staff was first and foremost on its Board of Education’s (BOE) mind at its meeting on...

Millerton


Photo by Tye Duncan

November 24, 2020
This momma turkey trotted along the sidewalk on South Maple Avenue, in front of the Baptist Church in Millerton, on a July afternoon, long before the Thanksgiving season, with...

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Millerton News Editorial, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
Believe it or not, this year, we actually still have much for which to be thankful — now and, we hope, in the near future. Yes, the world is in the middle of a deadly pandemic. As... Continue Reading
A View From the Edge, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
People come to experience our outdoors, our culture and rub shoulders with our pioneering spirit. Our land is full of natural wonders, vistas that take your breath away. Cultures... Continue Reading
A View From the Edge, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
People come to experience our outdoors, our culture and rub shoulders with our pioneering spirit. Our land is full of natural wonders, vistas that take your breath away. Cultures... Continue Reading
Letters to the Editor, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
PINE PLAINS — The health and safety of the Pine Plains Central School District’s students and staff was first and foremost on its Board of Education’s (BOE) mind at its meeting on... Continue Reading

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