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MILLBROOK — A children’s interactive performance entitled Trickster Coyote was a great hit with the 3 and up crowd at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, Nov. 16. 

The show told the tale of how a very smart coyote was coerced into stealing fire from the great fire people so that the Plains Indians could keep warm during winter. The story included a mountain, a fire pit, many animals, a coyote, an eagle, a frog and the fire people. Children were asked to engage with the actors. They sang, they danced and they laughed.

The performance was co-sponsored by the...

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The sights and sounds of a parade and carnival

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Hang in there

Allegra Najdek, 7, from Millerton tested her strength at the Fireman’s Carnival in Millbrook on Saturday, July 13. For full story and more photos, see The sights and sounds of a parade and carnival.

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Village Board talks water tower update, zoning and Airbnb survey

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board meeting on Tuesday, June 25, began with introducing Nicole Zeto, deputy village clerk; Village Clerk Sarah Witt was absent. 
The water tower was to be finished after the July 4th holiday; it’s been held up mainly because of the weather.  When the tower is 90% finished, bids will go out to contractors for the water filtration system repairs.

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Town Board discusses disappearing barn and more

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WASHINGTON — On Thursday, June 13, the Washington Town Board met to discuss a variety of topics.
Highway Superintendent Joe Spagnola sent in a report, mentioning that the culvert on South Road had overflowed and was temporarily fixed. He’s in talks with the county about a permanent repair. He also listed other work that had been done by the Highway Department, and noted a number of repairs are ongoing. Town Clerk Mary Alex, meanwhile, was authorized to seek bond bids for the work for the culvert project, for a 10-year bond.

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International Baccalaureate degree: Tough, but well worth it

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MILLBROOK — When the International Baccalaureate (IB) program was first offered by Millbrook High School in September of 2017, 15 students enrolled: 14 females and one male. When that first class graduated on June 21st, just seven girls graduated with their IB degrees, proudly wearing the cords associated with the program. Millbrook started the process of preparing for the program during the 2014-15 school year, with an application process that involved two site visits, an intense program review and training for teachers and administrators.

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Tossed caps, poignant words and a brilliant sunset

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MILLBROOK — A sunny afternoon followed a rainy morning, allowing the Millbrook High School graduation ceremony to be held outdoors on Friday, June 21. The students — boys in blue, girls in white — marched in to the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance, played by the Millbrook High School Band.

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Water tower update, public hearing still open

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MILLBROOK — On Tuesday, June 11, the Village Board met and reopened a public hearing on zoning maps. This is an ongoing process and the hearing will remain open until the process is complete.
Mayor Rodney Brown has stated that there are no zoning changes. For instance, the bakery (now closed), is in a place allowed for that particular business. Most sites are zoned correctly, he said, also considering historic knowledge of use. Code Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector Ken McLaughlin will go through the zoning to look for inconsistencies.

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Celebrating Pride with food, music and a delightfully diversified community

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MILLBROOK — In a season of celebrations, Millbrook enjoyed community and good will at the Millbrook Pride gathering celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall  Inn. It was the third local celebration in honor of Gay Pride. Held at Barbaro’s on Franklin Avenue, the afternoon event was deemed a success. 

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Sager, Kyle, lead the Class of 2019

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MILLBROOK — On Friday, June 21, Millbrook High School will be celebrating the graduation of its seniors; there will be speeches, congratulations and cheers. But what many will remember are the words of Emma Sager, valedictorian, and Patrick Kyle, salutatorian. 

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Security and safety presentation made to Board of Education

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District held a meeting on Tuesday, June 4. 
The Safety Committee presented its goals review, including the Board of Education (BOE) Student and Staff Safety/Security Goals. The committee will continue to work to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff, and by the end of the 2018-19 school year, will provide evidence of building safety and security protocols to reflect recommendations from Altaris and/or the school resource officer (SRO).

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