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MILLBROOK — When it comes to being well-rounded, 4-H members are encouraged to take on tasks and then present their projects to the public. In doing this, young people hone skills that help them speak in public in a cohesive and professional manner.

Participants choose their own topics, sometimes with a little guidance, and the topics can be wide ranging, from livestock to artwork, sewing to cooking, or almost anything the child has a keen interest in.

The 4-H presents certificates that are color coded, the highest being blue, then red, white, and for outstanding work...

Millbrook

‘Legally Blonde’ is legitimately perfect

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MILLBROOK — “Legally Blonde” is a fun little play, a bit of froth for a bright spot in a dismal winter’s end. The production put on by the Millbrook High School Drama Club rose above the trite story due to the talent of the performers and the able direction of Chelsea Edson.
Choreographer Victoria Cordisco did a fantastic job as well, helped by many others including vocal director Alexis Bresnahan, costume designer JoAnn Fargione and stage manager Taylor Spagnola.

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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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All that jazz

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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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