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Early Tuesday morning, July 18, the NorthEast-Millerton Library hosted an hour of artistic fun with Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting outside of the library’s front entrance. Once the children were divided into groups, parents were instructed to help tape bubble wrap around the little ones’ feet. With paper plates loaded with colorful paint set aside, the children stepped into the paint before walking on white sheets of paper to create vivid works of art. 18-month-old Annabelle Perotti and her mother, Melissa, joined children at the painting party. Annabelle giggled her way to...

Millerton

Duncandale Farm now protected

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NORTH EAST — In partnership with Dutchess Land Conservancy (DLC), Scenic Hudson and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM), Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro announced recently that the county has finalized a conservation easement to protect Duncandale Farm.
With 158.2 acres, the Duncandale property has been owned by the Duncan family since the 1700s and is now under the ownership of Donald and Sharon Duncan. 

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Webutuck students’ artwork displayed at Irondale Schoolhouse

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MILLERTON— From Friday, June 16, to Tuesday, June 27, the Irondale Schoolhouse featured a unique collection of artwork created by 70 fourth-grade students from Eugene Brooks Intermediate School.

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Contemplating Eddie Collins Park

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MILLERTON — Inspired by a recent presentation on economic development through recreation, the Eddie Collins Revitalization Committee hosted a workshop meeting on Thursday morning, June 22, to consider the next steps for the park.
The workshop meeting was led by Millerton Mayor Debbie Middlebrook, village Trustee Jennifer Najdek, Townscape President Jeanne Vanecko and Eddie Collins Revitalization Committee Chairman and village Trustee Stephen Waite. 

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Teen sets himself on fire after internet challenge

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MILLERTON — The entirety of South Center Street was occupied by fire engines and police vehicles in response to a fire reported late afternoon, Thursday, June 29.
According to Sgt. Michael Jaouen of the New York State Police, the official cause of the fire was the result of 14-year-old Liam Lynch’s attempt to mirror a YouTube dare known as “The Fire Challenge.” 
Liam Lynch was identified by his mother, Billie-Joe Morse.

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Stefanopouloses turn back time at new Millerton Inn

MILLERTON — The newest project of the Stefanopoulos family feels, in many ways, like the oldest. The new Millerton Inn and its restaurant are in some ways the project that hews most closely to their collective childhood memories. 

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New electronics make new types of trash to dispose of

Dear EarthTalk: What can we do to solve the e-waste problem caused by so many of us tossing our cell phones out and getting new ones every two years?

Sandy Bartram

Beverly Hills, Calif.

 

As more and more of the world develops — and smartphones become ubiquitous — electronic waste (AKA “e-waste”) is a bigger problem than ever. 

Millerton’s Stephen Waite returns as village trustee

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MILLERTON — At the start of the meeting on Monday, June 19, Mayor Debbie Middlebrook appointed Stephen Waite to an open seat on the Village Board.
Waite previously served on the Board of Trustees from 2015 until this spring, when he decided not to run for re-election due to personal reasons. Waite said the experience had been very good and that he always tried to work with everyone regardless of their political affiliation, “as long as it helps move the business forward and better the community.” 

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Getting down and moving up

Eighth-graders at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School celebrated the end of the academic year with a semi-formal dance last week. The dinner dance had the theme of  “A Night in the City,” and students said it was the ideal way to wrap up a busy year. Most said they’re looking forward to a relaxing summer before returning to the district and the new challenges they’ll face while attending Webutuck High School.

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Microburst rips through Rock Steady Farm and Flowers

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MILLERTON — In what looked like a scene from “The Wizard of Oz,” a building used by Rock Steady Farm and Flowers, at The Watershed Center at 41 Kaye Road in Millerton, was left in smithereens following a microburst on Monday, June 19.
The mini tornado ripped through the farm building as if it was built of matchsticks. It destroyed office equipment and devastated the farm’s seed catalogue. It also left three farmers inside at the time with minor injuries, ranging from a concussion to puncture wounds and cuts and bruises.

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Is a shared garage facility in the future for North East and Millerton?

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MILLERTON — Frustrations are growing regarding where the town of North East’s new highway garage should be located. For the past few years, the Town Board has informed the community that its existing garage at 11 South Center St., Millerton, is in a state of disrepair. But various sites the town has considered to build new, or to renovate existing buildings, have fallen through — none quite measuring up anyway.

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