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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

Town cleanup day

MILLERTON— The North East Community Center (NECC) is organizing its annual spring cleanup day for the village on Saturday, April 21. 
This year, NECC is collaborating with the town’s Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), Millerton Business Alliance and Townscape to augment the celebration of Earth Day. 

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Spring for Sound canceled: No more merry music for Millerton

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MILLERTON — It’s official. Spring for Sound is canceled this year and for the foreseeable future. The announcement was made last week, on Monday, April 9.
The all-day, multi-stage concert was a highlight of village life, and its departure has hit its supporters hard.

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Results of Easter Egg hunt

MILLERTON— The winners of the golden eggs at the egg hunt held on Saturday, March 31, are as follows:
Birth to age 2: Grace Bailey and Hannah Hoskins.
Age 3 to 4: Jase Foley and Braydon Foley.
Age 5 to 6: Kylie McGhee and Kaylin Spadaccini.
Age 7 to 8: Christopher Slater ad Luke Wilms.
Age 9 and older: Lauryn Germond and Matthew Wendover.
The event was sponsored by the Millerton Fire Company, the Millerton Gun Club and the Millerton American Legion Post 178. 

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Millerton Earth Day

MILLERTON— Earth Day will be celebrated in the village of Millerton on Saturday, April 21, with a series of events to build community awareness of and seek commitment to initiatives to preserve, protect and restore the environment in communities. 
Saturday, April 21

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Tentative budget adopted for 2018

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MILLERTON— As one of its final orders of business during its fiscal year, the Village Board approved the adoption of the tentative general fund and water fund budgets for 2018 at a meeting on Monday, April 2.
Under the general fund revenues, the budget will gain $15,000 from the park and recreation department’s summer camp along with $500 for field trips and $50 for the pavilion. The youth contract with the town of North East totaled  $35,000.

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MBA plans for 2018, Spring for Sound canceled

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, April 5, at Montage.
The meeting began with a brief discussion of this year’s Spring for Sound festival by co-producer Kristen Panzer. The festival is in its eighth year  and benefits the North East Community Center (NECC).
As of Monday, April 9, however, NECC announced the event was canceled.

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Help is in sight

Lions Club members Don Bartles and Mary Cooper conducted vision screenings at Webutuck Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 21, as the Lions try to do every year. The screenings are just one of the Lions’ many community service initiatives. The Millerton Lions Club provided the screenings for free to students at both Webutuck Elementary School and at the Astor Head Start in Millerton. 

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CSA farms help make purchasing fresh produce possible

MILLERTON— The growers who took center stage at the NorthEast-Millerton Library at its Meet Your Farmers event have three things in common: they are unique each in their own ways, they love their land and they love connecting with the people that land nourishes. 

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Man on the Street: Bidding farewell to the Saperstein’s mural

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MILLERTON — For the last 16 years, the mural painted along the side of the Saperstein’s building has been a part of the village’s identity. 

Painted by artist Moira Kelly in the summer of 2002 with help from local children, the mural is in memory of the store’s original owners, Irving and Shirley Saperstein, and also of the victims of terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. It has endured all kinds of weather — including a graffiti incident a number of years ago.

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Highway super reports on truck purchase, drainage work

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NORTH EAST— The full Town Board met on Thursday, March 8, to discuss a wealth of information.
One of the first discussions followed Highway Superintendent Bob Stevens’ monthly report. He spoke of the town’s equipment replacement program, which will see an 18-year-old plow truck in “very poor condition” retire at winter’s end.
“We’re hoping it will make it through winter,” said Stevens.

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