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MILLBROOK — Saturday, Sept. 22, is the date of a must- attend event: the 11th Annual Fine Home Source Show — and it promises to be the biggest yet.

Once again, Crisp Architects will be sponsoring this annual fall event, which gets more popular each year. Admission is free, but a $2 donation can be made to the Millbrook Rotary Shelter Box.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than 65 vendors will display their merchandise in the big white tent in front of the Band Shell on Franklin Avenue. The 2017 show attracted more than 600 visitors, and 2018 looks to attract even...

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A Taste of Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — Not even an overcast day with scattered showers could take away the beauty at the Millbrook Vineyard & Winery. On Saturday evening, June 11, as fog rolled across the vineyard, people from all around the Dutchess County area traveled to get a taste of Millbrook.

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Grievance Day

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WASHINGTON — Grievance Day, when residents may either appear in person or send a letter to challenge property assessments, was May 24 at Town Hall.
Grievance Day occurs each year in New York. This year there were 24 submissions, 10 presented in person and 14 dropped off at Town Hall.

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Half-Moon Theater shines

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MILLBROOK — Theater is blossoming in Millbrook, in large measure because of the Half-Moon Theater, along with some help from the Millbrook High School.
Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, at 8 p.m., Half-Moon presented the first 10-Minute Play Festival at the Millbrook High School auditorium. The event consisted of 10 (which turned out to be 11) plays, 10 minutes each, with 16 different actors, actresses and playwrights based locally and from New York City.

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En plein air

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Millbrook man electrocuted

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MILLBROOK — Thursday, June 2, at around 5 p.m., Millbrook resident Edward Rochfort was electrocuted after attempting to extinguish a brush fire, which was caused when a downed tree fell on electrical wires, according to the New York State Police.
Rochfort came into contact with the downed energized wire in the town of Amenia, along Route 44. The incident occurred between West Lake Amenia Road and Smithfield Valley Road on DeLavergne Hill. Rochfort, 43, died at Vassar Brothers Hospital from injuries resulting from the incident.

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Millbrook explores the issue of affordable housing

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MILLBROOK — As the town of Washington works to update its comprehensive plan, affordable housing is one of the major subjects that is being addressed. At the Board of Trustees meeting for the village of Millbrook on Tuesday, May 31, there was discussion about which aspects of the comprehensive plan will be updated, and housing is in the mix.
“It appears to be an important topic, one that we feel very close to and needs to be addressed, and that’s why it has come to the floor,” said Stan Morse, deputy mayor.

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Community rallies for Adams

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MILLBROOK — On Nov. 5, 2010, Ian Adams, a 10th-grade student from Millbrook High School, suffered a traumatic brain injury and fell into a coma after being in a serious car accident. Currently Ian is at the Helen Hayes Acute Rehab center in West Haverstraw, Rockland County, receiving intense therapy around the clock to try to help draw him out of his coma.
Earlier this month, students, alumni, teachers and members of the Millbrook community came together for Volley for Ian, an event to help raise money for Ian’s medical care.

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Mosca joins Washington Town Board

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WASHINGTON — Karen Mosca is the newest member of the Washington Town Board, finishing the unexpired term of Councilman William Murphy. Murphy resigned April 14 from the board.
“He was a fabulous gentleman to work with and he contributed to all aspects of town government and will be greatly missed,” said Mary Alex, town clerk.
Murphy said he left for personal reasons, but did not give further explanation. His term had another two years before expiring. It was his first term as a councilman; he came on the board to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Alan Rappleyea.

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Millbrook’s Memorial Day

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Millbrook — Don Dingee, Korean War Veteran and Dutchess County resident, said he is determined to ensure all his fellow veterans are remembered long after their death.
As the guest speaker at Millbrook’s Memorial Day ceremonies, Dingee spoke about his comrade in the Korean War, Charlie Johnson, a Dutchess County resident and Arlington High School graduate.

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Tribute Garden thanked

MILLBROOK — At the Millbrook Rotary Club’s meeting on Wednesday, May 11, club President Ellie Savoy presented The Betty White Community Service Award to The Tribute Garden Foundation in recognition of all the support this organization provides to the local community. Accepting the award for the Tribute Garden was George Whalen Jr.

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