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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the fall season with a packed house and a calendar of community events at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The monthly meeting was held at Montage. MBA members gave a warm welcome to Christine Sergent, the new executive director of the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton.

As an update on the upcoming Fall for Art event, Kathleen Dietter said it’s been advertised in the newspaper and on the radio, with postcards, with Dutchess County Tourism and through other advertising outlets. 

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Congressional candidate Gareth Rhodes takes a ‘Rhodes Trip’

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MILLERTON— Village residents approached Democratic congressional candidate Gareth Rhodes (NY-19) with their issues and concerns as he made the Oakhurst Diner in Millerton a stop on his “Rhodes Trip.”
Traveling to 163 towns and cities throughout the 19th congressional district in his “mobile office” — a 1999 Ford Winnebago RV — Rhodes launched his “Rhodes Trip” campaign last October in order to be more accessible to constituents. 

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Children go on an Animal Safari

MILLERTON — A full house, many of them excited children under the age of 4, put the sounds of the jungle to shame at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Friday afternoon when the Sharon Audubon Society helped critter fans young and old come face-to-face with species that would never show up in their own backyards.
The Animal Safari program exposed area children — and their adults — to experiences beyond the boundaries of Dutchess County with the hope of expanding their curiosity and therefore their desire to learn through reading.

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NECC will miss Jenny Hansell

MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) threw a farewell bash for longtime Executive Director Jenny Hansell Saturday, Jan. 20. That Friday had been the last day at work for Hansell, a resident of Sharon, Conn., who is moving on to a new job as president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, which has its office in Pittsfield. Hansell and her husband, Fred Baumgarten, are in the process of moving to Northampton, Mass. 

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Millerton mourns Bev Gordon

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MILLERTON— The village of Millerton bid farewell last month to lifelong resident, Beverly “Bev” Gordon, who passed away at her home on Sunday, Jan. 14, at age 75, surrounded by loved ones.

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What should happen to Saperstein’s?

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MILLERTON— After 70 years in business in the village of Millerton, Saperstein’s will soon be closing its doors. Currently there’s a store-wide sale to clear out all merchandise. 

As the Millerton Merchants Association continues to brainstorm future business options for the clothing store, residents have also been mulling over their own ideas.

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Peony Vodka continues to create a buzz

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MILLERTON — Still flying high from being named Best New Craft Vodka this past summer by Hudson Valley Magazine, Three Meadows Spirit’s Peony Vodka continues to garner praise. The local Hudson Valley product is on store shelves now. 
It’s received national press, too, including being mentioned in “O” magazine and by Martha Stewart Weddings.

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Structure fire rips through Millerton trustee’s home

MILLERTON— A smoke detector, a dog and two quick thinking teenagers kept tragedy at bay on Thursday, Jan. 18, when fire broke out at 5:15 p.m. at 35 South Center St.
According to property owner Jenn Najdek, the house will probably need to be “gutted, but everybody got out, including the dog.”

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Local toddler programs abound

MILLERTON — Cabin Fever is breaking out everywhere, with families with little ones being especially hard hit as the winter drags on. But antidotes can be found at the North East Community Center (NECC) and the NorthEast-Millerton Library, which both provide a variety of activities throughout the week. 
Children ages 1 to 5 are eligible for programs Monday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at NECC. 

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To Jenny Hansell, with love, a fond farewell

MILLERTON — Millerton’s North East Community Center (NECC) threw a farewell bash for longtime Executive Director Jenny Hansell on Saturday evening. Friday had been the last day at work for Hansell, a resident of Sharon, who is moving on to a new job as president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, which has its office in Pittsfield. Hansell and her husband, Fred Baumgarten, are in the process of moving to Northampton, Mass. 

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Adventure awaits at Stillman Travel

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MILLERTON— Residents need look no further for an unforgettable travel experience than to stop by Stillman Travel LLC, where owner Ed Stillman will help arrange a trip to satisfy all expectations.
Before starting his own business two years ago, Stillman worked for another travel agency for about a year. His decision to pursue a career in travel was set in motion while he was planning a group adventure to celebrate a landmark birthday. It was through the research and planning involved that Stillman grew to understand the rewards of working as a travel advisor.

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