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MILLERTON — They seem like ordinary citizens, going about their everyday activities while plying their talents behind closed door. Then once a year, their inner Elves emerge, and as if by magic the fruits of their labors appear at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. There for one special day the building becomes Santa’s North East Pole as it houses the annual Holiday Craft Fair. 

The huge community room, often used for events such as concerts, movies, speakers and even elections, is filled with good cheer as neighbors visit with neighbors while they shop for...

Millerton

Craft Fair calls on all donors

MILLERTON — With just a month before the seventh annual Saturday, Nov. 17, Library Holiday Craft Fair, organizers are hoping crafters and artisans will soon be donating a variety of offerings to the event, with all proceeds going to the NorthEast-Millerton Library.  
Having grown from a few items from the Library Yarns knitting group to a room full of handmade offerings of all sorts, the event has proven to be a great opportunity for friends and neighbors to come together to find unique gifts while avoiding the coming rush of Black Friday.   

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NECC’s Christine Sergent welcomed at Hiddenhurst

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MILLERTON — The directors of the North East Community Center (NECC), on a crisp fall afternoon, introduced Executive Director Christine Sergent to the community on Saturday, Oct. 13.
At 4 p.m., NECC staff and volunteers welcomed area residents and donors to the sprawling Hiddenhurst estate in Millerton. Dressed to impress, guests parked their cars along the road in front of the property, which offers a striking view. 

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Village Board OKs grant application, EMS hearing date

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MILLERTON— The Village Board used its workshop meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 to discuss next year’s Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) application and other future plans for the village.
All trustees were in attendance with the exception of Matthew Hartzog. First, the board opened a public hearing for the 2019 CBDG. The absence of community members led to the hearing’s closing after only 20 minutes.

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Residents, visitors alike at Fall for Art

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MILLERTON — In what is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Millerton’s social calendar, the sixth annual Fall for Art was held on Saturday, Oct. 6, in an all-day affair that included Fall Community Day, which included activities planned by the North East Community Center (NECC) and the Webutuck Teachers’ Association. 

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Fiesta

Flamenco dancer Rachel Holmes mesmerized crowds at the North East Community Center’s (NECC) Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6. The festival, part of NECC’s Fall Community Day, was held in conjunction with Millerton’s Fall for Art. For the full story and more photos, visit Residents, visotors alike at Fall for Art.

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Millerton Police Department stands up to critics

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MILLERTON — The difference of opinion regarding the Millerton Police Department (MPD) and its worth is again voicing itself, with some supporting the MPD and all it does to protect the community and others charging it’s overzealous in its enforcement of local laws — minor and major. 
The issue has been raised at recent Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) meetings. At one such meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, village Trustee Christine Bates spoke against the department’s practices, claiming its enthusiasm winds up costing local merchants business.

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Democratic candidates take a stand for change at Blue Wave Bash

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MILLERTON — In between the rich colors of autumn, Millerton recently welcomed a wave of blue at this year’s Blue Wave Bash on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Local constituents met at The Re Institute Gallery to hear from Democratic candidates for a number of local and state elections. From behind the Oblong Valley Indivisibles table, North East resident Bill Kish welcomed everyone while wearing a black “Faso Lies” T-shirt, a theme that resonated throughout the afternoon.

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NorthEast-Millerton Library to dedicate memorial garden

MILLERTON — The dedication of the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s Memorial Reading Garden will take place on Saturday, Oct 6, at 11 a.m. in the new garden in front of the library. At that time, a statue cast in the form of a pedestal holding a book with more than 50 names of individuals memorialized on its pages will be unveiled.

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