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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.

Sponsored and funded by the Millerton Business Alliance, the village-wide art festival ran from 1 to 6 p.m. and was open free of charge to all interested attendees. From paintings and photographs to jewelry, hand-painted signs and more, the festival featured an extensive menagerie of...

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Residents speak up at annual Senior Forum public hearing

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MILLERTON — The Dutchess County Office for the Aging (OFA) assured local seniors their concerns are being heard and their voices have an impact at its annual Senior Forum public hearings, one of which was held at the Millerton Senior Friendship Center, located in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, on Wednesday morning, Sept. 25.

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Creativity takes shape

As a key player in The Wassaic Project’s collaboration with the NorthEast-Millerton Library, Wassaic Project Education Director Tara Foley inspired young artists and readers to explore the artistic style of artist Henri Matisse at the latest Art and Children’s Books program on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25. 
Foley started the program with three children in tow, finishing with one regular program attendee whose interest Foley maintained with a good book to read and a fun craft to complete. 

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MBA looks ahead with community events, local actions and future projects

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MILLERTON — Keeping open to ideas for bringing the community together while promoting the local region, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) assembled on Thursday, Sept. 5, to talk about upcoming events in the village this fall.

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Readers of all ages celebrated during Library Card Sign Up Month

MILLERTON — Some librarians will do anything to encourage youngsters to read and to get their own library cards. That includes NorthEast-Millerton Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson who has given new meaning to the phrase “Going Green.”
As part of the summer reading program, she committed to allowing whichever reader completed the most books to pick a new color for her hair. Logan Miller, the son of Scott and Lisa, won the competition and promptly chose teal. 

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Village Hall set to become ADA compliant

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MILLERTON — The Village Board utilized the first part of its meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, to discuss the next steps in updating Village Hall and making it Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
For its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application in 2018, the village agreed to seek funding in a joint application with the town of North East to update Village Hall and North East Town Hall to make them both ADA compliant.

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Building boats, testing buoyancy

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‘The Biggest Little Farm’ screening and panel unlock labors of organic farming

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MILLERTON — Given the impact that organic farming practices have had on the local region over the years, it came as no surprise that The Moviehouse’s screening of the documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” and its accompanying Q&A panel gathered an immense turnout on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18.

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Remembering educator Myron ‘Mike’ Rindsberg

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MILLERTON — Those who knew Myron “Mike” Rindsberg felt fortunate to do so. He was generous of spirit, kind and nurturing. And for roughly 30 years he was the much beloved superintendent of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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All signs point to lower speed limit needed on Winchell Mtn. Road

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NORTH EAST — Winchell Mountain Road is undeniably beautiful. Its mountaintop scenic view makes for a lovely country drive — with one exception: The road has increasingly become a speedway for cars and trucks making their way back and forth from Route 22 to Route 199. 
Winchell Mountain Road (Dutchess County Route 60) is a popular shortcut between the two state roads, but it’s not without its risks, especially in the winter time. The steep and winding road makes for fast driving, and neighbors say it’s putting them in harm’s way. 

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A history of lawlessness in Boston Corners and the Oblong

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library opened its Annex to a full crowd of local residents curious to learn more about the history surrounding Boston Corners and the Oblong as part of Jon Strom’s presentation, “Boston Corners and the Oblong: How Two State Boundary Land Exchanges Created Havens for Lawlessness,” on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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