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In an effort to stay connected during the COVID-19 quarantine, the North East Community Center set up weekly Zoom video calls with plenty of activities to engage its Teen Team. Photo submitted

NECC’s ‘Quaran-Teen Team’ stays connected during pandemic

MILLERTON — During any normal week, the students involved with the North East Community Center’s (NECC) Teen Team stay busy with a multitude of activities and projects designed to foster community engagement and build knowledge and self esteem within themselves, according to the NECC website at www.neccmill

The Music Cellar’s Jonathan Grusauskas, known professionally as Jonny G, has been holding an online Story Time Jam during the global COVID-19 pandemic for local children while the library is shut down. Photo submitted

NorthEast-Millerton Library grant allows Story Time Jam to continue, virtually


Special to The Millerton News


MILLERTON — Despite its closure due to COVID-19, children were still involved in all things musical through the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s virtual Story Time Jam, thanks to a $1,277 grant administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. 

Tiny Library Pantry, big heart

MILLERTON — The old adage, Home is Where the Heart Is, was proven once again as two lovingly donated packages of food arrived at the NorthEast-Millerton Library, sent from afar by a former resident and destined for a recently re-purposed Tiny Library Pantry in Veterans Park at 51 Main St.

In support of local essential workers and others on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the Millerton Community Care Network’s mask-making team has been hard at work designing, sewing and distributing handmade cloth face masks so that community members can protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19. Photo submitted

Millerton Community Care Network makes face masks

MILLERTON — In spite of the hush that has fallen over the village since the outbreak of the coronavirus, local residents can rest assured that Millerton’s sense of community is alive and well.

Local, county and state governments impacted by health crisis: The financial fallout of COVID-19

NORTH EAST — Just days before Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky suggested states struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic consider filing for bankruptcy last Wednesday, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro was making the rounds on national TV talking about local communities needing support from the White House and Cong

Some of the Oakhurst Diner staff working to feed local residents in need of a solid meal these days, at no cost, are, from left, Mario Ramirez, Antonia Perez and Heather Savage. Photo by Clare Caramanica​

Oakhurst Diner feeds those in need thanks to community support

MILLERTON — A routine dog walk has led to dozens of area residents receiving much-needed free meals from the Oakhurst Diner, a program that diner manager Clare Caramanica hopes others will begin to support so the meals can continue.


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