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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

Menorah ceremony lights up the village sky

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MILLBROOK— The evening was cold, but more than 35 participants braved the temperatures to join in the eighth annual lighting of the Menorah on the grounds of the Thorne Building in Millbrook on Sunday, Dec. 9.    

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Eric Seipp settles into leadership role at Millbrook High School

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MILLBROOK— For the past few months, Eric Seipp has been getting used to his new role: principal of Millbrook High School. Seipp joined the Millbrook Central School on Sept. 24,  taking over for Caroline Hernandez Pidalia, who is now assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and pupil personnel services in Millbrook.

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BOE makes appointments, accepts resignations throughout the fall

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, Nov. 20, for its regular meeting. The first item was for the approval of an Amended Dutchess Education Health Insurance Consortium (DEHIC) Trust Agreement.
Next, it approved several appointments and accepted resignations, which it did at earlier fall meetings as well. Included is a list of those appointments.
The appointment of Paige Emerson as senior typist was OK’d, with a 26-week probationary period, and a salary, pro-rated, of $29,023.91. 

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Performing puppets

Local children enjoyed a puppet show on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Grace Church in Millbrook. From left, Charlotte White, 4, Lachlin Kelly, 7, and Cameron Kelly, 9, assisted puppeteer Brad Shur during the performance. Shur is the headliner for Cardboard Explosion and a performing artist and teacher who travels around the region performing for children. More than 30 people attended the show — half of them adults — which was sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group and facilitated by Deborah Coconis.

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Creative cooking at the Cornell Cooperative

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County held a Harvest Food Festival Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Art in the Loft celebrates 20th year of creative competition

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MILLBROOK — After the torrential rains of the evening before, Nov. 10 turned out to be a dry, if not overly sunny day. It was particularly pleasant at the Millbrook Winery, as Art in the Loft celebrated the closing of its 20th annual exhibition.
There was music, wine and assorted cheeses, chips and appropriately, grapes. But the main attractions were the art pieces on display, mixed media, from 15 artists sponsored by Mid-Hudson Art and the winery.

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Tracing memory, history, race and the American landscape

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MILLBROOK — Once again, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies brought to the community a program that dealt with a difficult topic. The presentation was given on Friday night, Nov. 16, and was well attended in spite of the snow on the ground and the cold in the air. There was an audience of about 155.

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Millbrook awarded $1.14 million for water project

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MILLBROOK— Friday, Nov. 16, was a day to celebrate in Millbrook. That’s when Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced the Water Infrastructure Grant Awards, worth more than $10 million for various water quality projects. The village of Millbrook was awarded $1.14 million to upgrade its public water supply. 
“I commend the state’s commitment to invest in drinking water infrastructure, clean water infrastructure and water quality protection across the state,” stated Molinaro in a press release. 

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Village passes flood zone change

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MILLBROOK— At the Tuesday, Oct. 23, Village Board meeting, Mayor Rodney Brown thanked participants, residents and the media for the success of the Village trustee debate, which took place the previous night at Village Hall. The debate was sponsored by The Millerton News and the League of Women Voters, Hudson Valley Region. Elections have since been held, with Democrats Tim Collopy and Kevin McGrane winning the seats.

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Town talks flooding and recreation

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WASHINGTON — The Town Board discussed myriad issues at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15. One of its major accomplishments was passing the 2019 municipal budget. For more, read the adjoining article.

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