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MILLERTON — During the last few weeks, there’s been some talk among local shoppers about groceries running out at the Millerton Fresh Market, resulting in rows of empty shelves around the store. When asked to elaborate on their concerns, a few customers shared their thoughts on the condition of anonymity.  

“They need to stock their shelves,” said one Millerton resident. “Fifty percent of the time, I can only get a couple of the items I want because they run out.”

In addition to the short supply of items available, there was also...

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Perotti Homestead Farm seeks farmland protection

NORTH EAST — Karin Roux, director of land projects for the Dutchess Land Conservancy (DLC), appeared before the North East Town Board on Thursday, April 11, to talk about the Perotti Homestead Farm. 
The farm is located at 6 Homestead Farm Lane, off Route 22. It’s 36.04 acres of vacant farmland, with a market value of $309,900, according to Dutchess County Parcel Access. The Perotti farm is in the ag district in the town of North East, and within the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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New weed harvester puts blade to water

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MILLERTON — It’s been said that good things come to those who wait, and this especially rang true for Millerton residents and lawmakers on Wednesday, April 24, as a new weed harvester finally arrived at Rudd Pond.

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Millerton and North East plan for the future: Public reviews first draft of 2019 Comprehensive Plan

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MILLERTON — Bearing in mind its commitment to shaping the community’s future through the development of a coherent master plan, the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee presented the public with its first draft of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan during an informational meeting on Saturday, April 27.
Held at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, planning consultant Nan Stolzenburg took the audience on a tour of the process over the last couple of years.

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Townscape’s Eco Challenge reset, group looks toward improvement

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MILLERTON — While its first Eco Challenge didn’t gather as much attention as hoped, Townscape of Millerton and North East remains undaunted in its effort to raise community awareness toward climate change and environmental degradation.

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Picking up, throwing out

MILLERTON — In keeping with their school’s 24th annual celebration of Eco Day, students from The Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, Conn., showed their commitment to environmental stewardship by heading into local communities, including Millerton, to pick up trash on Thursday afternoon, April 25. The celebration kicked off with a keynote address in the morning by freelance journalist Sam Eaton.

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The perfect time to pick up a book

MILLERTON — Lovers of the written word are in for a treat as treasures and unique experiences await them at Oblong Books and Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck, and at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, when they celebrate the Fifth Annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.  
The booksellers will be joining those at 500 other stores across the country, bringing a focus to the ways in which the shops contribute to the community.  

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Highway garage issue raised and addressed: No turnout for special meeting

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board held a special meeting on Thursday, April 18, to discuss a few housekeeping matters. Much to the board’s surprise, no one from the public attended.

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April showers fall on Millerton Easter Egg Hunt

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MILLERTON — No amount of rain could put a damper on the celebration of Easter at the Millerton Gun Club on Saturday, April 20. 
Sponsored by the Millerton Gun Club, the Millerton Fire Company and the American Legion Post 178, local families were invited to the Millerton Gun Club for the annual egg hunt. While the hay ride was canceled due to the morning’s inclement weather, children were determined to make the most of the hunt and came dressed for a rainy morning in Millerton.

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Wild things

Coming on the tail end of spring break, the NorthEast-Millerton Library paired up with the Sharon Audubon to present a Spring Break Animal Safari on Friday, April 19. The library opened its doors to a packed house of young animal enthusiasts and a handful of animal guests. Led by Seasonal Environmental Educator Erica Clark, children and their parents learned about animals and admired a few along the way, including a box turtle, a cockroach, a bearded dragon and even a ball python.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Mandated harassment training keeps town and village personnel informed

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MILLERTON — In light of the heightened awareness of all forms of harassment present in today’s social climate, New York state has initiated new laws to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, one of which requires all state contractors to affirm that they have a sexual harassment policy in place and that they provide annual training to all of their employees. 

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