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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton is close-knit. Those who live and work here know each other well; most in the community knew lifelong resident John Campbell. Campbell, 89, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, from complications from a stroke.

“John had a good, long life,” said his brother, Jim. “Certainly it was a very productive life. In the end he went peacefully.”

He had an active life. Besides working at the appliance store, Campbell and Keeler, started by his father, Campbell served as assessor for the town of North East and the town of...

Millerton

Seeking answers and justice in the death of a daughter

This is part two of an article that began in the Dec. 14 Lakeville Journal and Millerton News.
 
SHEFFIELD — Ted Dobson and his ex-wife, Anne Banks of Hillsdale, N.Y., are seeking justice and answers following the death of their daughter, Moira Banks-Dobson, in a car crash in 2012. The man who killed their daughter, Fred Weller, had been arrested multiple times in multiple states and hadn’t had a drivers license in 16 years. 

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Millerton Police: New SUV and computers put department on track

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MILLERTON — Chasing down the bad guys and protecting the good guys just got a little easier for the Millerton Police Department, thanks to a newly-purchased police vehicle. According to Officer-in-Charge David Rudin, the SUV will help make the department’s job a little easier.
“It’s wonderful,” he said. “It’s got a lot of today’s technology in it.”
And it’s sleek, said Rudin, who added that he’d drive it as a personal car — no less as a police vehicle.

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Library hosts Hobby Horse Workshop

As Winter Storm Benji covered the village of Millerton in snowfall, the North East-Millerton Library arranged a Hobby Horse Workshop for the local youth just in time for the holidays. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, instructor Tom Hanford guided a handful of youngsters in making hobby horses of their very own. Riley Whalen, 6, worked on a hobby horse with a little help from his mother, April.

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Library plans Memorial Reading Garden

MILLERTON — It’s not too late to honor a loved one and be a part of the addition to Main Street that recently appeared in the form of a new stone wall in front of the NorthEast-Millerton Library. The curved structure is the first and most visible part of the emerging Memorial Reading Garden, which is being made possible by the generosity of library supporters, according to library director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson .

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B.W.’s Eagle Eye to close after 26 years in Millerton

MILLERTON — After 26 years in the village of Millerton, the vintage store B.W.’s Eagle Eye will close its doors at the end of the year.
The story behind the store began in the last week of October 1991, when Barbara Walker brought her business to Millerton. For six years, she operated in a storefront across the street (now occupied by The Village Herbalist) before moving 20 years ago to 23 Main St.
Walker has been a constant presence in the store, along with her staff —including Rachel Thompson, who worked at the store for  22 years.

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Making merry

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Engineering enterprise

Students were invited to take part in a day of engineering activities as they learned how to build aerodynamic towers with the help of Shawn Sullivan, a fifth-grade teacher at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS). From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, a handful of students joined Sullivan in the NorthEast-Millerton Library, where they built and tested out their towers to determine what makes them aerodynamic. Above, Olivia Wickwire, a fifth-grader at EBIS, demonstrated her building abilities to Sullivan.

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B.W.’s Eagle Eye to close after 26 years

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MILLERTON — After 26 years in the village of Millerton, the vintage store B.W.’s Eagle Eye will be closing its doors at the end of the year.
The story behind the store began in the last week of October, 1991, when Barbara Walker brought her business to Millerton. For six years, she operated the store in what’s now The Village Herbalist before moving to its current location at 23 Main Street 20 years ago.

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Adopt-a-Family, and make the holidays happy for families in need

MILLERTON — “It’s time for toys,” and all manner of Santa support according to Stacey Moore, the driving force behind Adopt-a-Family. The holiday drive provides Christmas gifts and new winter clothing for some 300 children in eight towns in the North East (Webutuck) and Pine Plains school districts.

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Riley’s Furniture & Flooring marks 60 years

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MILLERTON — Riley’s Furniture & Flooring in Millerton celebrates 60 years in business this year.
Owner Tom Riley’s history in the business stretches back to 1957, when he applied for work at Bloch Furniture right out of high school. Starting at the bottom as a delivery person, he broadened his knowledge of the furniture business over the next 28 years.

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