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PINE PLAINS — Those who attended the roughly 15-minute long Veterans Day ceremony on Monday morning, Nov. 11, said it was a great affair. The American Legion Post 426 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5519 held a joint ceremony at the Legion Post home, located at 9 North Main Street. 

Roughly 50 people — families, friends, neighbors and veterans — attended the outdoor ceremony, which is an annual event for the town of Pine Plains. Typically held at the clock tower, this year’s event was moved to the Legion Hall. 

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Aspiring artists

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Black stories told in TMI film

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MILLBROOK — Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, inclement weather caused Black Stories Matter: Stories from Across Generations to be postponed to Wednesday, March 6. It was still a project planned to honor Black History Month.
Presented by the TMI Project, nine African-American speakers were filmed telling their stories. Each performer had written the story that was told in workshops. It was a painstaking exercise, with rewriting, editing and finally, rehearsing each performance.  

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There was this guy from Amenia…

MILLBROOK — One of the things that’s so great about learning about the past is to find out that even back then, people had problems and made stupid mistakes, just like today.
The Millbrook Historical Society, on Thursday, Feb. 21, presented Tales from the Ancient Documents. It may sound rather dry, but it turned out to be interesting, educational and, actually, a whole lot of fun.

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Millbrook Village Board meets: Contract signed for Thorne Building sale

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MILLBROOK — The first order of business at the Tuesday, Feb. 26, Village Board meeting was the acceptance of the minutes from the last meeting on Jan. 22; the Feb. 12 meeting had been canceled due to inclement weather. 

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Town of Washington Board meetings: Solar power, signage, zoning and traffic discussed

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MILLBROOK — February was a busy month for the town of Washington, with meetings on Monday, Feb. 11; Tuesday, Feb. 12; and on Thursday, Feb. 14.
A special meeting on Feb. 11  dealt mostly with zoning board items, and included insight on signage, solar farms and allowing commercial use of property.
Solar power

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The counting of the Adelie penguins, and why it matters

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MILLBROOK — The temperature was frigid outside of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on Friday, Feb. 8. It was much warmer inside, but the images on the screen didn’t do much to warm the audience — they were pictures of the Adelie penguins in their frigid habitats.

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Town of Washington: Town Board responds to request for group home

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MILLBROOK — On Nov. 26, 2018, attorneys from the Devereaux Foundation sent a letter to the town of Washington regarding the Foundation’s interest in a piece of property in Millbrook, to be opened as a group home. The Foundation has many such facilities around the country, including one in nearby Red Hook. The Millbrook property it’s interested in is located at 593 Verbank Road.
The Devereaux Foundation would like to open a group home for five adults, a supervised Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) for people with developmental disabilities. 

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A gift of one year: Inspiration to do good for others

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MILLBROOK — What could one do with the gift of a year? What could one become?  In the literature from Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook, these are the questions put forth to the young people who have taken advantage of the Grace Year initiative at the church.
Grace Year is a fellowship program that invites young adults to live in “intentional community” in rural New York, to serve in positions with local agencies, studying spirituality, leadership and justice.

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