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MILLBROOK — In spite of the  very cold weather, Santa Night, sponsored by the Town of Washington Recreation Department, was proclaimed a successful event. It proved to be a great night for hayrides and meeting with Santa and  Mrs. Claus. 

The wagons,  provided by Thornedale Farms, picked children up at the base of the Tribute Gardens in front of the lighted Christmas tree. After a brisk ride up Franklin Avenue, the children were returned, most of them heading for the Millbrook firehouse, where refreshments awaited them, as well as a visit with Santa and...

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Summer art exhibit at library

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MILLBROOK— August offers art lovers a summertime exhibit to enjoy at the Millbrook Library. An artist reception for the show was held on Saturday, July 14, which introduced the work of an eclectic mix of local artists. Landscapes, portraits, animal scenes and intricately drawn barns and farm buildings are depicted in oils, pen and ink, pencil and various other mediums. 

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The new Mabbettsville Market

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MILLBROOK — Once again there are plenty of cars parked outside 3809 Route 44, as the new Mabbettsville Market has opened for business.
Owners Cindie and Dan Kish, known for the popular prepared dishes that can be found at Marona’s Market in Millbrook, have brought a new eatery to what was the Mabbettsville Market years ago. 

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Bereavement group organized

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MILLBROOK — There’s a lot of news lately about addiction and the opioid crisis. It’s wreaking havoc on many communities and there have been recent meetings throughout the region trying to figure out how to deal with the epidemic.
Government officials have been hosting forums on the topic around the Hudson Valley.

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Qi Gong class continues

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Local 4-H teens visit Austria

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MILLBROOK — How do farms in Austria compare to farms in Millbrook? Seven members of the local 4-H Club got a chance to find out when they, along with two chaperons, visited that country from March 22 to March 30, in the trip of a lifetime. The 4-H Club is a part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County’s (CCEDC) programming. 

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Gay pride flags destroyed, Millbrook reacts

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MILLBROOK— During the Tuesday, July 10, Millbrook Village Board meeting it was mentioned that someone had dug up several geranium plants along Franklin Avenue. However, Police  Officer Jared Witt quickly added that on Sunday, July 1, several gay pride flags had been removed. 
The flags were not small, and had been mounted on local buildings. The news surprised those at the board meeting.

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Village Board opens truck bids, talks contracts, garbage receptacles

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, July 10, at Village Hall. Items on the agenda included contracts currently being formulated, including a contract for newly appointed Village Planner Rich Rennia as well as a contract between the village and the Thorne Building Committee and a contract with Verizon for use of the local cell tower.
It was reported that all went well with the fireworks from the Golf and Tennis Club on the Fourth of July; cleanup also went well.

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Millbrook celebrates fantastic firemen

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Donna G. Kaplan

MILLBROOK — Donna G. Kaplan, 73, a 29-year resident of Millbrook, died July 14, 2018, at Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  

Born May 16, 1945, in Mahopac, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Stella (Valyou) and William Miller. Following high school she attended college and received training in the dental care field. Donna worked for Dr. Howard Friedman DDS in Red Oaks Mills, N.Y.

Cary Institute hosts forum on Translational Ecology

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MILLBROOK— The Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies hosted a forum on Friday, July 6, for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about careers in the field of environmental science. The forum is an annual event.
While many of the students were local, a large group from the City University of New York came by bus, and not only learned about careers in science — they also got to enjoy the lush greenery of Dutchess County.

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