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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) was one of six recipients to be awarded funding recently through Dutchess County’s 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) program.

Totaling $150,000 this year, the CBDG program aspires to address critical public service needs throughout the county. The program’s grant awards also contribute to almost $1.5 million in funding awarded this year through the CBDG and HOME Investment Partnership programs to improve accessibility, address critical public service needs and expand affordable housing options.

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Millerton

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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Hotchkiss hits Oblong: The (book) hunt is on…

MILLERTON — Waves of students from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., made for an especially lively winter day at Oblong Books & Music on Tuesday, Feb. 19. They spent a portion of what is known as a Headmaster’s Holiday there, picking out books compliments of the school’s Edsel Ford Memorial Library.

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52 Main, a mainstay on Main Street

MILLERTON — When diners enjoy tapas at 52 Main in support of the final North East Historical Society Dine Out for History fundraiser on Thursday, March 7, they will be doing so in an old newspaper office where they once would have been welcomed by Colvin Card, a man with a tremendous taste for life. 
As publisher of The Millerton Telegram from 1889 to 1908, Card’s days would have been filled by visits from residents — possibly ancestors of 52’s patrons — sharing news for the weekly paper, the precursor of The Millerton News. 

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Sweet sentiments

The NorthEast-Millerton Library found a way to continue the celebration of Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s Day-themed Story Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The library opened its doors to a handful of local children and their parents. Led by the Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune, the children listened to a few stories before making homemade Valentine’s Day collages.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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One step closer to regional comprehensive EMS coverage

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board met on Thursday, Feb. 14, and discussed a broad range of topics. Among them was an update on the Request for Proposals (RFP) needed on an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) study, to determine the best way to provide EMS to the three towns of North East, Amenia and Dover and the village of Millerton. 

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Millerton recreation: Tentative designs for Eddie Collins Memorial Park upgrade are on the table

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MILLERTON — Whether  passing through Millerton or living there, many know Eddie Collins Memorial Park as the place for recreation.
As members of the Eddie Collins Memorial Park Revitalization Committee, Stephen Waite and Jeanne Vanecko presented tentative plans for the park’s re-imagining to the Village Board on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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Women take top spots at Chili Cook-Off

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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.

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Manna Dew sweetens Millerton streets

MILLERTON — Manna Dew café owner Victor Trivelli explained he is donating 10 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds on Sunday, Feb. 24, to the North East Historical Society’s Dine Out for History.
“I think it’s great to have little historic villages like this still surviving and thriving,” he said. “It’s not common in other states and other parts of the country. It’s good. And the historical society does good things; so if I’m able to help, I will.”

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MBA seeks solutions: Parking and speeding on Millerton’s Main Street

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MILLERTON — Recognized as an ongoing issue in the village of Millerton, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) is hoping to resolve parking problems in the business district, and the problem of cars traveling too quickly down Main Street. It discussed the matter at an MBA meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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MBA reviews proposal for drawdown project in April

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, Feb. 7. Member Jeanne Vanecko suggested a “drawdown challenge” to raise awareness about what Millerton is doing daily to fight global warming and environmental degradation.

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