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MILLBROOK — Each year the citizens of Millbrook and the town of Washington gather on Veterans Green, at the 11th hour on the 11th day  of the 11th month. The size of the crowd is sometimes dependent on the weather, but there are those who never miss the chance to give thanks for service rendered by those still remaining soldiers. Though a day for the living, it’s also a time to remember those who were lost in war, or have since died. 

To see the flag waving above the crowd against the sky, to see the vets in their uniforms, the members of the Veterans of...

Millerton

Wheeler challenges Cope for town clerk

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NORTH EAST — Come Tuesday, Nov. 5, North East residents will vote for a number of races, including town clerk. Incumbent Lisa Cope and challenger Gail Wheeler are facing off in that contest.
Lisa Cope
Having first been elected for the post back in 2014, Town Clerk Lisa Cope has served one two-year term, one four-year term and is looking to serve a third. Running on the Republican Party line and Independent Party line, Friends and Neighbors, Cope credited her decision to seek a third term to the job she loves.

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Midwood, Morrison and Cooper campaign for Town Board

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NORTH EAST — With Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 5, town residents will vote for two open seats on the Town Board, among incumbent candidate John Midwood and new candidates Lana Morrison and Rob Cooper.
John Midwood
Running under the Democratic party line, longtime Millerton resident and current North East Councilman Midwood is eager to put his previous experience to work for a second term.
“I think my work’s not done in the town,” he said, “and I have more to contribute to the community.”

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Tri-Town Coalition looks at housing, assesses priorities

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MILLERTON — Along with continuing to examine their initial priorities, members of the Northeastern Dutchess Tri-Town Coalition gained a new perspective for achieving viable housing solutions from a presentation by Cosmo Design Factory (CDF) co-founders Julia Sedlock and Mark Rowntree earlier this month.

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Millerton Village Hall has new digs on John Street

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MILLERTON — With plans moving forward to update Village Hall at 21 Dutchess Ave., to bring it up to Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance, Village Hall can now be found at a temporary location at 1 John Street. The move was effective on Monday, Oct. 28.

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Village Board considers block grant ideas

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MILLERTON — Along with organizing a public hearing for the village’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, the Village Board met on Monday, Oct. 7, to discuss potential pursuits for the village of Millerton to consider over the next few weeks.

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Library looks for real ways to give back

MILLERTON — While libraries across the state celebrated the charitable Great Give Back on Saturday, Oct. 19, the North-East Millerton Library is going them one better, extending the program through the entire month, inviting community members to donate supplies to be used in Webutuck Central School District’s BackPack Program.

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North East 2020 budget creeps past tax cap

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board discussed the Proposed 2020 Budget at its October meeting, held on Thursday, Oct. 10. Bookkeeper Lorna Sherman said the town’s Budget Committee has been working on the fiscal plan preparing it for the upcoming Nov. 14 public hearing.
She highlighted a few major points in the budget, starting with a $20,000 increase to the NorthEast-Millerton Library. According to town Supervisor George Kaye, the money was overdue.

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Spooky seniors

MILLERTON — While the skies were turning gray overhead, local seniors decided to bring a splash of color into the Senior Friendship Center in Millerton, painting pumpkins on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16. Starting at 11 a.m., seniors gathered inside the center located in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, where they were supplied with paints, paintbrushes and pumpkins. With brush in hand, they let their creativity loose as they painted colorful pumpkins just in time for Halloween.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Millerton falls head over heels for art

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MILLERTON — By the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 12, the village of Millerton had been transformed into a walking, living art gallery where local residents and weekend visitors could view artwork on display throughout village streets and businesses as part of the sixth annual Fall for Art festival.

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Almost there: Eddie Collins Memorial Park redo unveiled

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MILLERTON — In recent years, the Eddie Collins Memorial Park Revitalization Committee has been soliciting feedback and refining designs for the revitalization of Eddie Collins Memorial Park to accommodate several new amenities, improvements and updates. After presenting plans to the Village Board and the North East Town Board, the committee arranged two public viewing and comments sessions to give the pubic an opportunity to see what it’s been up to.

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