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Shady Knoll Orchards & Distillery manager Andrew Richards, left, and owner Rick Kneipper toasted to their success in producing apple brandy, Pommeau and whiskey. Photo submitted

MILLBROOK — The Millbrook community is known for its pastoral scenery, horse and dairy farms, fresh produce and local wines. But one well-kept secret is Shady Knoll Orchards & Distillery, LLC, which produces apple brandy, a brandy and cider mixture called Pommeau and a fine rye whiskey. The...

Millbrook High School senior David Sager has been teaching students in kindergarten through second grade indoor soccer at the Guertin Gym at Millbrook Village Hall during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo submitted

WASHINGTON — The Town of Washington (TOW) Recreation Department’s basketball and soccer programs have been full, but other programs are highly anticipated, including an upcoming Kids’ Yoga that will start on Thursday, Feb. 4.  And while that program is sure to be a popular one, others, like the...

Having taken up ice fishing during his childhood days, Millerton resident Donald Tuncy took great pleasure in passing on the joys of ice fishing to his grandson, Hunter Horton. Photo submitted

MILLERTON — Millerton resident and ice fisherman Don Tuncy typically uses a cordless drill to drill a hole in the thick, solid and relentless ice of his hometown’s Indian Lake, starting off close to shore and working his way out. At that point, he said, he takes the end of his scoop tool to clean...

Starting this past December, the Pine Plains Pharmacy, located at 2965 Church St., has been offering COVID-19 testing to local residents wanting to learn if they have the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Pine Plains View

PINE PLAINS — As COVID-19 vaccines slowly make their way to priority groups across New York State, Pine Plains residents can make an appointment at the Pine Plains Pharmacy, located at 2965 Church St., to get  tested for the deadly coronavirus. Pharmacy owner and operator Nasir Mahmood said he...

Following almost six years in the village of Millerton, Avocado Cafe recently expanded its business by opening a new location at 4789 Route 22 in Amenia this past December. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

AMENIA — Almost six years since it first opened in Millerton to offer the community a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, Avocado Cafe recently expanded its business in northeastern Dutchess County by opening up a second location in Amenia. As owner and operator of the Avocado Cafe, Ivan Carrera...

The Amenia Fire Company wants to build a brand new, centralized fire station at 36 Mechanic St., to replace the current firehouse at that site, which is unable to store all of the company’s equipment and prompted it to buy a storage building in town on Cascade Road. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

AMENIA — Between the services it provides to the community and the local gatherings it’s hosted to benefit residents over the years, the Amenia Fire Company has been operating out of the firehouse at 36 Mechanic St. since its inception in 1895.  However, in recent years, the firehouse has...

Amenia


Following almost six years in the village of Millerton, Avocado Cafe recently expanded its business by opening a new location at 4789 Route 22 in Amenia this past December. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

January 27, 2021
AMENIA — Almost six years since it first opened in Millerton to offer the community a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, Avocado Cafe recently expanded its business in...

Millbrook

January 27, 2021
MILLBROOK — The Village Board met via Zoom due to the COVID pandemic for its first regular meeting of 2021 on Wednesday, Jan. 13.  Mayor Tim Collopy, Trustees Mike Herzog, Kevin...

Webutuck

January 20, 2021
WEBUTUCK — Ready to make a fresh start in the new year, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) got up-to-date on district matters at its first...

Pine Plains


Starting this past December, the Pine Plains Pharmacy, located at 2965 Church St., has been offering COVID-19 testing to local residents wanting to learn if they have the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Pine Plains View

January 27, 2021
PINE PLAINS — As COVID-19 vaccines slowly make their way to priority groups across New York State, Pine Plains residents can make an appointment at the Pine Plains Pharmacy,...

Millerton

January 27, 2021
NORTH EAST — The Town Board held its first meeting of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 14, on Zoom due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; it was brief and addressed only a few...

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Millerton News Editorial, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
Shortly before noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, Joseph R. Biden Jr. took the oath of office as the 46th president of the United States, becoming the oldest man to do so at the age of... Continue Reading
Letters to the Editor, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
No longer with TOW Recreation Department As of January 2021, I have been employed by the Town of Washington for 19 years. Nineteen wonderful years that I would not trade for... Continue Reading
Letters to the Editor, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
No longer with TOW Recreation Department As of January 2021, I have been employed by the Town of Washington for 19 years. Nineteen wonderful years that I would not trade for... Continue Reading
A View From the Edge, Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint
The Air Force Research Labs — mainly at Kirkland Air Force Base and Sandia Labs in New Mexico — have been working for 20-plus years on Mini-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). The... Continue Reading

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