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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 — 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. The senior group, Millbrook at Home, has suspended its First Friday Lunches...

From left, Pine Plains Community Food Locker Director Pat Nannetti, with the Millbrook Horse Trials’ Louise Merryman and Food Locker Treasurer Ted Mallozzi celebrated the donation of a $2,500 check to the pantry from the Millbrook Horse Trials. Photo submitted

PINE PLAINS — As one of the largest equestrian events in the country, the Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT) made a donation of $2,500 to the Pine Plains Community Food Locker (PPCFL) this January as part of its community outreach initiative. The check was presented by Louise Merryman, MHT organizer and...


Partnering with BarlisWedlick Architects and Ancram landowners, volunteers with Columbia County Habitat for Humanity got together before social distancing regulations were in place due to COVID-19 to help construct homes for Columbia County’s rural workforce as part of the project, Ancram Rural Build. Photo submitted

ANCRAM — Driven by a mission to build homes for families in need, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity has called upon volunteers from all walks of life to help do just that through the project, Ancram Rural Build, once the health crisis ends. Speaking as the CEO and Executive Director of Columbia...

Stephen Murphy, manager of the Millerton Mercantile, posed for a photo near a shelf of local artwork for sale at the store. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

MILLERTON — When the Millerton Mercantile first opened for business last summer, customers were intrigued to have a new store in town, especially one that drew them in with such imaginative window displays and local products available for purchase. However, since the coronavirus pandemic hit New...

Having fulfilled her dream of opening her own dance studio, Gina White struck a pose within the comfort of Danceworks, located at 5916 North Elm Ave. (Route 22) in Millerton. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, White has had to close the studio’s doors for the time being, but hopes to reopen soon. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

MILLERTON — Longtime dancer Gina White had long dreamed of opening a dance studio, and had been repeatedly approached about teaching in the village of Millerton. In February, White opened Danceworks with grand plans, hoping to “give the community something they don’t have right now,” she said at...

New York State Police arrested 57 year old Andrea Nussinow of Blue Star Farm in Clermont on Tuesday, March 17, for animal neglect. Nussinow was charged with 35 counts of neglect, including the overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, or failure to provide proper sustenance. Photo courtesy of the new york state police

CLERMONT – This holiday season, the New York State Police (NYSP) Troop K started an investigation into a Columbia County farmer accused of severely neglecting and abusing nearly 40 animals. At the time, authorities withheld the name of the farm, and even the name of the town in which it was located...


Brooklyn the dog helps his owner, Eric Guss, who is deaf, navigate the world. Guss adopted Brooklyn for free from the Animal Farm Foundation in Amenia. Photo courtesy of Animal Farm Foundation

March 25, 2020
AMENIA — Actually, there are two Erics in this story, as well as a canine hero, Brooklyn, a handsome black dog who is gentle, friendly and close to 2 years old. He came to Animal...


April 1, 2020
MILLBROOK — On Route 44 heading west, just before reaching Route 82, there are some buildings nestled far back from the road, fitting in perfectly with the rustic scenery. The...


April 1, 2020
WEBUTUCK — Even as the school district was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) sat down to crunch numbers for the 2020-21 district budget...


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Letters to the Editor, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
Ancram neighborhood group offers a helping hand Ancramdale Neighbors Helping Neighbors Association (ANHN) serves the Ancram Township, including Ancram, Ancramdale and Boston... Continue Reading
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