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Tom Zetterstrom picking the last of the garlic mustard and narrowleaf bittercress on his North Canaan property. Photo by Shane Stample

The Ungardener shares some well-timed wisdom

Even if you have been assiduously pulling your garlic mustard and narrowleaf bittercress you will see that the ones you missed — and there are always some you have missed — have already released their seed. The narrow seed pods — called siliques — propel seeds like little bombs exploding at the lightest touch.

Route 272 in Norfolk was breached by heavy rains that started on Sunday, July 10, prompting an emergency declaration. Photo by Jon Barbagallo

Norfolk flooding closes roads

NORFOLK — On Sunday night, July 9, the Town of Norfolk’s Emergency Management department issued a warning about flooding and road closures on and near Route 272.

Heated pools, like this one at a rental property in Sharon listed by Klemm Real Estate at $22,500 a month, are in high demand when it comes to summer vacation rentals. Photo courtesy of Klemm Real Estate

It’s a tepid season for summer rentals

After three years of through-the-roof demand for summer rental properties, fueled by the global pandemic, real estate agents are reporting a sluggish 2023 summer rental season in Northwest Connecticut.

From left, former state Sen. Sue Serino, Dutchess County Sheriff Kirk Imperati, Rich Dingee, Emily Ann Jackowski, Diana Romero, Natalie Tobar Romero, Christian Jackowski, Austin Dingee and Travis Dingee on the porch of Madi’s Way for its ribbon-cutting on Sunday, June 25. Photo by Pam Freeman

Ruby Hill Farm’s Madi’s Way honors memory of local teen

CLINTON CORNERS —  Over 200 family and community members attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Madi’s Way learning center at Ruby Hill Farm on Sunday, June. 25.

With Catskill Mountain views, 279 McGhee Hill Road was originally listed for $1,969,000 and sold for $1,387,500. Photo by Christine Bates

Recent property sales in the Town of North East and Village of Millerton

The Millerton News will periodically publish a listing of residential real estate sales in eastern Dutchess County and adjacent towns. Real estate sales in the Town of North East and Village of Millerton from the beginning of March through the end of June 2023 remained modest.


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