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MILLBROOK — Salamanca, N.Y., in the county of Cattaraugus, is 350 miles from Millbrook, and that is where new Millbrook Library Director Kirsten Woodin has spent most of her life. With a population close to that of the town of Washington, Woodin should feel right at home here. Both locales are scenic, small and historic.

Woodin left her home to attend college at SUNY Geneseo and then graduate school at SUNY Albany. Upon obtaining her master’s degree she returned to Salamanca, as manager of the Salamanca Public Library in October of 2014.

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Millbrook

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Millbrook Pride supports LGBTQ community at winter social

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MILLBROOK — Dire weather predictions couldn’t put a damper on the warmth and conviviality of a gathering at Merritt Bookstore on Saturday, Jan. 19, hosted by the Millbrook Pride Group. The group represents the local LGBTQ community. Advertised as a winter social, it lived up to its name, with members of Millbrook Pride — business owners, community leaders and citizens — mingling, sipping wine or sparkling water, munching on finger foods and talking about the village.

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A songstress among the shelves

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New trustees take the oath of office at reorg meeting

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MILLBROOK — Two new trustees were sworn in at the Village Board’s reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Tim Collopy and Kevin McGrane took the oath of office, along with Village Clerk Sarah Witt. Also taking the oath was Mark Vila, who will be serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Collopy was also designated deputy mayor. He and McGrane join other Trustees Mike Herzog and Joseph Rochfort, and Mayor Rod Brown.
Joseph Still, whose term on the Planning Board was up at the end of 2018, agreed to remain on the board and was also sworn in last week.

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Be prepared when disaster strikes

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MILLBROOK — If disaster strikes, do most people know what to do? A course in Citizen Preparedness was given on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC). The course, which ran just under 90 minutes, was given by two National Guardsmen, and was a comprehensive study of what to do when disasters, natural and man-made, occur.

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Houston resigns, BOE seeks new board member

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) regretfully accepted the resignation of long-time board member Deirdre Houston at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8. 

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When resources connect, social services benefit

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MILLBROOK — Grace Immigrant Outreach (GIO) hosted a round-table meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, for lunch and the sharing of information.
Evelyn Garzetta, director of the GIO, sponsors the meeting at Grace Church parish hall on a monthly basis. Garzetta also serves on the boards of the North East Community Center  (NECC) and the Foundation for Community Health. She works with 208 local agencies, foundations and other entities, helping the immigrant population as well as the overall community.

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Klosty presents ‘Greece 66’ at Merritt

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MILLBROOK — James Klosty is an author, a photographer and a very interesting person to talk to. His latest work, now featured at Merritt Bookstore, is “Greece 66.” He spoke about the period in his life when the photographs featured in the book were taken at an end-of-the-year book signing. It was 1966, and Klosty spent two months touring the islands of Greece — both mountains and mainland.

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Art and concert delight all ages

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MILLBROOK — Blue cats, dog trains and mouse helicopters adorn the walls of the Millbrook Library — whimsical, imaginative and colorful art works by Philippe Treuille.
The Millbrook Library held a champagne reception for the opening of Treuille’s exhibit on the evening of Friday, Jan. 4. More than 60 people attended, perusing the exhibit, admiring the fantastical work and meeting with the artist.

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Elm Drive Elementary School reopens after mold remediation

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MILLBROOK — When Elm Drive Elementary School students returned to school after a lengthy hiatus, they not only found the building freshly cleaned and painted, floors buffed and ceilings in good repair, but the furniture, the cubbies, work spaces and seats all movable, allowing for cleaning under and around them. Good news, following the discovery of mold at the school just days after it opened  for the academic year.

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