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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

Celebrating Mom

The Millerton News headed to Webutuck Elementary School to find out why some of our youngest citizens value their moms. Here’s what they had to say …

My mom is amazing because she gives me really good things like dinner, crafts, art and school supplies. My mom is really nice and kindly and she teaches me how to do crafts and art.

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Crazy for comic books

“Ninjago Lloyd” and his best buddy, “Kai,” also known as Henry Kneeland, 3, and his brother, Teddy, 5, of Lakeville, Conn., stopped in at the NorthEast-Millerton Library to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 5. They went home with free comics, a book and I Love Books tattoos. Patrons were invited to dress up as part of the national event was sponsored by the North American comic book industry. 
 

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Copper Star Alpaca plans for a store closer to home

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MILLERTON — After a steady six-years at 20 Main Street in Millerton, Copper Star Alpaca has closed intending to move its retail operation to its farm.

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Vision statement considered for Comprehensive Plan update

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MILLERTON— Following a well-received online survey and a successful public visioning workshop this winter, the North East/Millerton Comprehensive Plan Update Committee reviewed public feedback before discussing the first draft of the plan’s vision statement. The committee met in the North East-Millerton Library Annex on Thursday, April 26. 

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Library luncheon thanks volunteers

MILLERTON— Good help doesn’t come cheap — except perhaps at the NorthEast-Millerton Library, where each day two or three of the dozen day-to-day volunteers arrive to spend several hours re-shelving books, pulling requested volumes and generally contributing to the smooth functioning of the facility.

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Library Earth Day events focus on children

MILLERTON— Earth Day is always a good day according to wise-beyond-her-seven years Zoe Briggs, because “We have to take good care of the Earth because we have to live on it, and so do the animals.”
The visiting Saugerties resident was celebrating the day by getting a refresher course in chess from her “Grampy,” Dan Briggs of Millerton, as they moved pieces around the super-sized set on the recently created Memorial Garden lawn in front of the North-East Millerton Library. 

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Village residents join NECC to celebrate Millerton Earth Day

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MILLERTON — Village residents were blessed with an idyllic spring day for Millerton Earth Day on Saturday, April 21. Events and activities were held, to build community awareness and seek a commitment to preserve, protect and restore the environment.

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Eager for Earth Day

From left, Nicole Lopane, Alison Elliott and Diane Zimmerman pitched in to help plant a garden behind the North East Community Center (NECC). NECC sponsored a cleanup day around the village on Saturday, April 21, in honor of Earth Day. For more on that story, see Village residents join NECC to celebrate Millerton Earth Day.

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Village Board adopts budget, reorganizes for 2018-19

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MILLERTON — A public hearing for the 2018-19 budget was held on Monday, April 16. Though the Village Board was required to keep the hearing open for 15 minutes, there were no public comments.
The total appropriations for the budget totalled $679,194.65 while the total revenues clocked in at $284,487.29. The amount to be raised by taxes is $394,707.36 and the tax rate per $1,000 is $4.490669 — an increase of $0.013628.
Once the hearing closed, the board approved the budget. For more on the 2018-19 budget, read last week’s Millerton News.

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Railing repair provides some support

MILLERTON — The ornamental iron railing in front of Gilded Moon Framing and Gallery, at the tip of where John Street meets with Main Street, has been repaired. 
According to North East Councilman Chris Kennan, it was damaged by something hitting it. 

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