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MILLERTON — The 2019 Town of North East/Village of Millerton Comprehensive Plan inched closer to its finalization as the Village Board and the Town Board hosted a joint public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. to allow the public to raise any comments or concerns about the plan. A Comprehensive Plan lays out a framework for municipalities to lean on while planning for their communities for the next 10 to 15 years.

The joint Comprehensive Plan Update Committee submitted a final draft of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan to both boards at the end of June, allowing both boards...

Millerton

Savoring the taste of summer (tomatoes)

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MILLERTON — McEnroe Organic Farm had an idyllic summer afternoon to celebrate one of the season’s most popular fruits at its Tomato Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10.
In view of how McEnroe’s is known for its tomatoes — not to mention how a tomato is in its logo — Farm Education Director Alison Elliott said, “It makes sense that we have a Tomato Festival and I’m excited to bring people together. I’m excited for everyone to try our tomatoes in a different way.”

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A sign of the times…

The time has come to say one last goodbye to Saperstein’s in Millerton, as its familiar orange sign was taken down on Monday, Aug. 12. Aimed at changing the face of the building, Scott Dean of Dean Builders explained that James Hendrick, the current owner of the  Main Street building, “just wants to get it off and assess the situation.” The Saperstein’s building is currently on the market, with an asking price of $850,000.

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Chess tourney sure to stump and surprise

MILLERTON — A battle of ages is slated for Saturday, Aug. 10, at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex when players from 5 to 75 will be jousting with kings, queens and defenders of the realm in the Fourth Annual Millerton Chess Tournament. 

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Remembering former Mayor Dan Cuddeback Sr.

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MILLERTON — When the village of Millerton received news of Dan Cuddeback Sr.’s passing late last month, a good number of loved ones and local well-wishers came forward to share memories of a man who took pride in serving his community.
Cuddeback passed away in his Millerton home on Friday, July 27, at the age of 81.

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Big Trucks, big fun

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MILLERTON — Teaming up with a number of agencies, the NorthEast-Millerton Library invited young readers to explore the many vehicles used by local, county and state officials to keep communities safe and sound, at the Big Truck Day program on Tuesday, July 30. 
The North East Fire District annex building opened to children and their families, allowing a closer look at where some of the most important vehicles are stored. 

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We found Waldo!

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MILLERTON — After sending local children on a month-long scavenger hunt throughout the village of Millerton in search of Waldo, Oblong Junior rewarded participants with a party at the bookstore on Wednesday, July 31.
“It’s been such a success — everybody has been really into it,” said Therese Stanford, a bookseller at Oblong Junior.

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North Center Street fire draws quick response

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MILLERTON — Local residents and pedestrians watched curiously as a stretch of North Center Street in Millerton was swarmed with fire personnel who responded to a report of a house fire on Friday morning, Aug. 2.
While its origins have yet to be determined, the fire broke out at 31 North Center St. Though the building itself contains a few apartments, Millerton Building Inspector Kenneth McLaughlin explained that the structure has been zoned as a non-residential building within a residential district.

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Grant comes through for highway garage project

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North East — Moving full steam ahead with phase one of the new highway garage facility to be shared with the village of Millerton, the town of North East just received word that it’s been awarded $327,000 from the county through the 2019 Municipal Innovation Grant (MIG) Program. 
Town Supervisor George Kaye said he had heard earlier that the grant was coming through, but originally thought it was for less money.

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Comprehensive Plan: Millerton and North East seek input on planning tool

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North East — A final draft of the 2019 North East/Millerton Comprehensive Plan was submitted to the North East Town Board at the end of June. The document was designed to update the last version of the planning tool, which was done in the ‘90s. The plan was sent to the village of Millerton about a week before it went to the town. 
The Town Board addressed the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee’s work at its July meeting.

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Suspect found naked following barn fire

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ANCRAM — Police are still scratching their heads about why an arson, kidnapping and burglary suspect was discovered naked when he was apprehended. 
According to the New York State Police, Livingston barracks, 56-year-old Henry C. Harasymczuk of Ancram was arrested on Tuesday, July 23, and charged with kidnapping in the second degree (a class B felony), burglary in the second degree (a class C felony) and arson in the third degree (a class C felony).

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