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MILLBROOK — Each year the citizens of Millbrook and the town of Washington gather on Veterans Green, at the 11th hour on the 11th day  of the 11th month. The size of the crowd is sometimes dependent on the weather, but there are those who never miss the chance to give thanks for service rendered by those still remaining soldiers. Though a day for the living, it’s also a time to remember those who were lost in war, or have since died. 

To see the flag waving above the crowd against the sky, to see the vets in their uniforms, the members of the Veterans of...

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Millerton American Legion tries to right illegal sign

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board and the American Legion Post 178 are in the midst of a conundrum: the Legion installed an illegal sign at its Route 44 post home and it wants the board to make a special allowance to permit it. The board indicated it would like to help, but must stick to the letter of the law. The matter was brought up for discussion at the board’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Millerton masterpiece

From left, Millerton photographer Don Brown and his wife, Susan Shimmerlik, exhibited their photographs and paintings, respectively, at Fall for Art in Millerton on Saturday, Oct. 12. For full story and antoher photo, see Millerton falls head over heels for art.

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Donations needed for Holiday Craft Fair

MILLERTON — With the coming of autumn, it’s a perfect time for crafters of all varieties to start to plan new projects, which means it’s also a great time to think about creating something special for the  NorthEast-Millerton Library Holiday Craft Fair.
Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson notes that because the event features only hand crafted items donated for the sale, no commercial vendors need be paid, so every cent that comes in contributes to the support of the library and its myriad of programs. 

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A crisp fall day…

Local farmers and members of the Rock Steady Farm & Flowers Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program gathered at the Millerton farm on Saturday, Oct. 5, to celebrate the season. With the sun on his face, Elias Matias-Baez munched a fresh Ginger Gold apple as an afternoon snack.

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MBA trades updates on plans, activities

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MILLERTON — Now that fall is in full swing, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) is bracing itself for this year’s Fall for Art festival, and sharing updates on upcoming village projects and plans. It met on Thursday, Oct. 3, to do so.

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Setting the (spooky) mood

MILLERTON -— The North East Community Center’s (NECC) Teen Team helped the NorthEast-Millerton Library get ready for Halloween weeks in advance by decorating the library on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Inviting the community to join the fun, the Teen Team enjoyed a pizza dinner before they set to work. 
From witches and spiderwebs to skeletal cats and a mummy’s head, volunteers embraced the Halloween spirit as they decorated the library’s interior and exterior. 
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Fall in full splendor

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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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