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MILLBROOK — Tucked away between Barbosa’s Restaurant and the parking lot on Merritt Avenue, at 149 Church St., one can now find Samantha’s Sweet Shoppe, offering dairy treats, candy and small stationery items. There are also options for those seeking non-dairy or vegan treats.

Fresh and welcoming, with a bit of nostalgia, Samantha’s Sweet Shoppe brings back memories of childhood, something owner Samantha Martin had in mind when creating her new business. From her birthplace of Hong Kong, to the village of Millbrook, there are many years and stories in...

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Friends, food, fun and golf at Millbrook Library

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MILLBROOK — For two days last weekend, the Millbrook Library became more than a place to read, borrow books and tapes and meet with friends. On Friday, April 5, from 6 to 10 p.m., between 100 and 120 adults laughed, ate, played mini-golf, and helped raise funds for the library. On Saturday, April 6, the scene was repeated, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this time for families and children.

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Margaret Park Haas up for 2019 Moth Poetry Prize: Poet of distinction at Millbrook School

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MILLBROOK — With a wide smile, Margaret Park Haas looks like a student — fresh-faced and friendly. But Maggie, as she prefers to be called, has the soul of an artist, and because of that, she has been short-listed as one of the contenders for the 2019 Moth Poetry Prize, worth 10,000 pounds. That’s roughly $13,014 in U.S. dollars. This prestigious prize is sought by poets from around the world, and it’s quite a feat that Park Haas is among the four finalists. She submitted the single poem, “Sestina.”

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BOE elections on the horizon, three seats open

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MILLBROOK — Three seats are open for the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE). All petitions must be in by April 22, at 5 p.m. The new term starts on July 1, 2019 and expires on June 30, 2022. For more information, go to the www.millbrookcsd.org.

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Millbrook Middle School named a School to Watch

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MILLBROOK — Superintendent of Schools Philip D’Angelo of the Millbrook Central School District announced on Wednesday, Feb. 27, that the Millbrook Middle School received designation as a 2019 Essential Elements School to Watch. The designation was made by the New York State Education Department, the New York State Middle School Association and the entire Essential Elements Schools to Watch Leadership Team. All involved congratulated to Steven Cabello, principal of the middle school. 

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Fiddling around

Irish fiddler Dylan Foley performed with his father, Tom Foley, presenting a belated St. Patrick’s Day concert at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, March 23. Dylan is a four-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion who has performed at Lincoln Center, the Austin Celtic Festival, has been on Irish television and has fiddled across the states as well as in Ireland and Vietnam. He won his first Irish championship at age 12. Now 32, he teaches, performs, produces albums and loves performing with his dad, who sings and plays guitar.

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23rd Annual Agriculture Breakfast celebrates all things ag

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MILLBROOK — The 23rd Annual National Agricultural Day Breakfast was held on Tuesday, March 19, at the Farm and Home Center at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County in Millbrook. As always, there was a full house; more than 130 people attended. 
Aside from the delicious breakfast that was served, farmers and others interested in agriculture got to chat, culminating with the Tractor Awards.

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Remembering Eleanor Roosevelt, and her connection to Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States, left her mark on the world, and on the Hudson Valley.
 During Roosevelt’s tenure, from 1933 until his death in 1945, he dealt with the Depression, World War II and instituted programs such as the WPA and the New Deal. But unlike most first ladies, both before and after, his wife had many important projects of her own. She was a proponent of women’s rights, racial equality, education, civil liberties and basic human rights.

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Winter sports a success in Millbrook this year

MILLBROOK — This winter there were many recreational opportunities for children, adults and entire families, thanks to the Town of Washington Recreation Department. Recreation Director Chelsea Edson and her assistant, Kelly Cassinelli, spent much of their time planning activities, scheduling and looking for new programs to offer.

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Millbrook BOE: BOCES to present, thanks from United Way and more discussed

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, March 5. Superintendent of Schools Philip D’Angelo congratulated Middle School Principal Steven Cabello on the school being named a “School to Watch”; the board also thanked and congratulated him on this special honor.  

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Thorne Building renovations may start by spring

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MILLBROOK — The village of Millbrook held a public hearing on Saturday, March 16, for residents to meet with members of the Thorne Building Cultural Committee, the newly-formed 501(c)3,  to talk about the plans going forward for the future of the Thorne Memorial Building. The sales contract has been signed; a vote of 3-2 allowed for the signing to take place at the last regular Village Board meeting on Feb. 26.

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