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MILLERTON — The key ingredient for any successful gathering is community support, and the American Legion Auxiliary was appreciative of the crowd  that came to the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Daytona 500 Party on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The annual celebration was held at the American Legion Post 178 Hall. Recognized as the Auxiliary’s biggest annual fundraiser, this year’s cook-off welcomed nine slow cookers filled with chili. With flavors ranging from mild and medium to hot and blazin’, the thick scent of home-cooked chili enveloped the Hall. 

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Millerton

A little llama love

MILLERTON — Along with welcoming readers of all ages, the NorthEast-Millerton Library played host to Country Quilt Farm owner Debbie Labbe and her llama, Snoopy, for the library’s “Hooked on Llamas” program on Saturday, Jan. 19. More than 25 eager youngsters were given an opportunity to pet Snoopy and learn more about llamas. In addition to reading aloud from “Is Your Mama A Llama?” Labbe talked to the children about the llamas on her farm and demonstrated several ways that llama wool could be used. 
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Freezing temps at Rudd Pond

On the morning of Monday, Jan. 21, temperatures dipped to 6 degrees below zero in Millerton, and across the region.

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Reorg clarification

NORTH EAST — Last week’s issue reported on the town of North East’s annual organizational meeting, and appointments made during the reorg on Wednesday, Jan. 2. There were a couple of items that need to be both added and clarified.

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Solar farm PILOT law takes flight

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NORTH EAST — It’s official. After months of discussion, the Town Board adopted a law allowing Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to be made for solar farm applications. The public hearing on the issue closed last week, at the Thursday, Jan. 10, board meeting. It was brief.
According to town Supervisor George Kaye, few comments were voiced and some minor corrections were made to the law before the hearing closed. 

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More than just books at the NorthEast-Millerton Library

MILLERTON — The traditional image of a library is that of a somewhat musty room filled with shelf after shelf of often un-read tomes all kept in careful order by a steely faced woman with a steely toned bun with a strict shushing finger held against equally steely lips. 
But things have changed in the libraries of today, and nowhere is that change more evident than in the warm and welcoming Main Street building that is the NorthEast-Millerton Library. 

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New learning center planned for Rail Trail

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MILLERTON — While the project itself is still in its infancy, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA) is optimistic about its decision to contract with Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) to develop an educational area for trail users and the greater community.

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The long road to recovery, from one who’s been there

MILLERTON — Walter “Eli” Brandt, sitting in the Irving Farm coffee shop on Monday morning, Jan. 13, said, “I’m not a writer.”
Nearby was a display highlighting his just-published book, “Travels and Times of a Drunk Named Eli.”
Brandt, by his own admission, is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. He’s been sober 28 years.
He is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, committed by his step-father.
Brandt said he started writing what became the book for his adult children.

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HVA helps add education aspects to Rail Trail

MILLERTON — The Cornwall-based Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) will work with the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA) to  develop an educational area for trail users and the community at large.
New York state just awarded a $98,000 matching grant to the Rail Trail Association to make some essential repairs. The wood deck on the bridge over the Webatuck Creek, for example, is rotting. HVRTA hopes to make the bridge safe to walk across.

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‘TOP COP’ Michael Veeder continues to patrol Millerton after receiving honor

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MILLERTON — The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board recognized Officer Michael Veeder from the Millerton Police Department as a “TOP COP” at the 24th Annual Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon. The ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 15.

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Riley’s response

While Riley’s Furniture & Flooring closed its doors for business on Dec. 31, lights illuminated the store’s exterior as three firetrucks responded to a call on Monday, Jan. 7. The Millerton Fire Company received a call about smoke in the building at 5 p.m. and responded to the scene along with an ambulance from Northern Dutchess Paramedics. After exploring the building, firefighters found that the smoke was caused from a burned-out light ballast and handled the situation within 15 minutes.

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