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MILLERTON — In keeping up with a well-received Earth Day tradition, Townscape of Millerton and North East sponsored a free screening of the documentary, “The Human Element,” at The Moviehouse in collaboration with Millerton’s Climate Smart Communities Initiative on Sunday, April 14.

With doors opening at 10:30 a.m., a modest gathering of local residents assembled in one of the theaters on the second floor for the 11 a.m. screening. 

As the documentary opened with images of forest fires, melting glaciers and the recent hurricanes that upended...

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Work begins on Rail Trail extension: Taking the trail from Millerton to Ancram

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MILLERTON — After many years of anticipation and coordination, the county has begun work on extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail (HVRT) northward, from Millerton to Ancram in Columbia County.

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Lucky Luke the dog celebrates his sweet 16th birthday

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MILLERTON — From the moment they found him to their decision to bring him home, the lives of Macey Levin and his wife, Gloria Miller, were changed for the better when they rescued their dog, Luke. As a celebration of Luke’s remarkable journey, they hosted a party for his 16th birthday at the Millerton Veterinary Practice on Saturday, March 16.

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Town OKs engineering bid for highway garage project

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When art and literacy merge

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MILLERTON — Through its collaboration with The Wassaic Project, the NorthEast-Millerton Library has found a creative new way to connect children to the stories they read by developing an Art and Children’s Books program.
Led by Wassaic Project Education Director Tara Foley, the program kicked off last summer in the library and has grown to be a popular program for the library’s younger patrons, according to the library’s Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune.

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Suzanne Stevens joins NECC as new development director

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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton announced in January that Suzanne Stevens had joined the team as development director.

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Village Board plans for the future

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MILLERTON — The Village Board made good use of its workshop meeting on Monday, March 4, assessing upcoming events and opportunities taking place in the community this year.
Kathy Chow, a member of the Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC) for the town of North East, suggested joining forces with the village to work toward Climate Smart Communities (CSC) certification. 

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Village of Millerton elections: Mayor’s seat, two trustee positions up for grabs

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MILLERTON — Come Tuesday, March 19, residents will vote to elect their mayor and two open village trustee seats at the general Village Election.

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A Seussian celebration

The NorthEast-Millerton Library invited local youngsters to join the fun with its sixth annual Super Sillious Seuss Celebration on Saturday, March 9. Children enjoyed a fun morning of celebrating author Dr. Seuss, complete with Seussian-style crafts and snacks. After reading Dr. Seuss’ “My Many Colored Days,” the children took water dyed with food coloring and painted the snow outside the library.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Millerton’s Warriors of Winter helped keep streets clean

MILLERTON — As winters go, 2018-19 so far has been a relatively mild one with snow disappearing almost as soon as it arrived. But there have been times, particularly in the earlier days of the village, when Mother Nature did her worst and humans had to fight back any way they could. 

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North East Comprehensive Plan: A look at the details as second draft gets revised

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NORTH EAST — The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee finished the month of February editing its second draft at a workshop meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28.
At North East Town Hall, committee members reworked the language in the plan’s mission statement to include protecting the environment and maintaining the rural character. Committee Chair Edie Greenwood brought up the changes that Bill Kish had suggested for three of the goals the committee decided on last June. 

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