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Letter to the Editor - The Millerton News - 3-9-23

Appreciation for EXPO 23

EXPO 23 – Our debut!

I’d like to thank the 90 community members representing the “Tri-Town Coalition”  Amenia, North East/Millerton and Pine Plains who supported Expo 23, a 3-day display of photographs and information illustrating a diverse mix of new and renewable housing types.

The three-day event represented our effort to encourage everyone to join in an aggressive approach to closing the formidable gap in available housing for our seniors, our workforce and newcomers looking for an affordable place to live.

Thanks to the Foundation for Community Health for a timely grant, Hudson River Housing for facilitating the outcome, Tom Parrett for his production skills, and Rhiannon at the Millerton Library for making the Annex available. Thanks to Irving Farm for donating coffee and the Harneys for tea. Stone Scasso intrigued visitors by moving his experimental “Tiny House” to the site. Special thanks go to Meg Winkler, Karen Jacobson, Eliot Ramos and Claire Owens for their constant help.

The challenge now is to enlarge our group to embrace the Governor’s ultimatum to substantially increase our housing inventory. We need the support of our community. Let us know how you would like to contribute!

Sam Busselle

Co-chair of the NE/M Housing Working Group

Town of North East

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