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NORTH EAST — Last week’s issue reported on the town of North East’s annual organizational meeting, and appointments made during the reorg on Wednesday, Jan. 2. There were a couple of items that need to be both added and clarified.

The town’s engineer was decided upon since that meeting. The town appointed Clark Patterson Lee as its engineering firm for general engineering. Though Morris & Associates has been the town’s engineering firm for years, it has since been absorbed by Clark Patterson Lee. According to town Supervisor George Kaye, that means...

Millerton

North East Comprehensive Plan committee sets community goals

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MILLERTON — The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met on Monday, Dec. 17, to continue its discussion of effective strategies for achieving the plan’s community goals.

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Carols and more

The musical act Roger and Lenny performed carols and holiday songs for patrons at the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Dec. 8. The duo includes Lenny Sutton, left, and Roger Cohn.

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January public hearing set for proposed solar PILOT program

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board held a lightly-attended monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, at which it took care of a few municipal matters. The main issue raised that evening had to do with the town’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program for solar energy applications.
A resolution was passed for the PILOT program, which will be further discussed at a public hearing set for Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7:15 p.m. at Town Hall.
According to town Supervisor George Kaye, New York state has exempted all property that is being utilized for solar farms.

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Snuggling with Santa

One-year-old Finnley Selino and his mother, Jessica, visited Santa and enjoyed cookies at the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s “Cookies and Stories with Santa” event on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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Preparing for winter: MBA focuses on events for 2019

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MILLERTON— In its final meeting of the year on Dec. 6, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) discussed plans for winter along with proposed community events and activities for 2019. 

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Farmhouse chic

In the grocery store checkout line one morning, I noticed a magazine near the chocolate bar rack. Christmas Farmhouse. Turns out, there is a slew of these periodicals. Farm House Magazine. American Farmhouse Style.  Country Farmhouse Decor. 
This decor is often weathered mirror frames or whitewashed pine tables or sandblasted butter molds — things you wouldn’t find in a real farm house today.

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Baking and building

The North East Community Center in Millerton held its annual gingerbread house workshop on Friday, Dec. 14. Local children and their families decorated gingerbread houses while the movie “White Christmas” played in the background. Hot chocolate was also provided. By the end of the afternoon, a total of 41 gingerbread houses had been decorated. Lauren Was Eckstrom helped her daughter, Holiday, decorate her gingerbread house just in time for Christmas.

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Millerton’s Senior Friendship Center moves to Annex

MILLERTON— Senior citizens who have been finding good food and cheerful companionship at the lunch program at the Senior Friendship Center in the Village Hall will have a new home as of Wednesday, Jan. 2, where they are hoping even more residents will join them.  

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Peony Vodka wins for flavor

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MILLERTON — Only a few weels ago, Three Meadows Spirits and its signature Peony Vodka were chosen by “The Fifty Best” as a gold medal winner in this year’s “Best Flavored Vodka” awards. “The Fifty Best” is self-described as an “unbiased guide to fine living for those with epicurean tastes.”
Three Meadows Spirits owner Leslie Farhangi submitted her product for the contest last summer. Intrigued by its focus on craft spirits, Farhangi thought it a worthwhile competition.

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Adopt-a-Family still needs help

MILLERTON— The Adopt-a-Family elves are working hard to be sure area children’s dreams come true on Christmas morning, but despite a generous response from the community, a number of the most requested items are in short supply.
Program organizer Stacey Moore said that so far 70 families with 200 children have been registered with “the phone ringing everyday” with additional requests. She noted that last year, they served 110 families and 300 children.

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