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MILLERTON — By the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 12, the village of Millerton had been transformed into a walking, living art gallery where local residents and weekend visitors could view artwork on display throughout village streets and businesses as part of the sixth annual Fall for Art festival.

Sponsored and funded by the Millerton Business Alliance, the village-wide art festival ran from 1 to 6 p.m. and was open free of charge to all interested attendees. From paintings and photographs to jewelry, hand-painted signs and more, the festival featured an extensive menagerie of...

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Fire alarm sounded for faulty furnace on Simmons Street

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MILLERTON— The acrid smell of smoke could be detected along Simmons Street on Friday, April 12, after a fire alarm alerted Millerton’s volunteer rescue squad that something was amiss. 
The fire alarm went off shortly before 12:30 p.m., and brought four firetrucks from the North East Fire District, its rescue squad vehicle, an ambulance and a firetruck from Sharon, Conn., to the scene at 20 Simmons Street. 

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Democratic candidates hit the campaign trail

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MILLERTON — The local community got better acquainted with candidates running for office this year by attending the Democratic Candidates Forum held in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Saturday, April 13.
The event was hosted by the North East Democratic Committee. The annex opened its doors at 10 a.m. to a good-sized crowd of local constituents who came with questions.

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Harlem Valley Rail Trail extension project breaks ground

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MILLERTON — Not even an April shower could dampen high spirits as residents, local leaders, county representatives and Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA) members  kicked off construction of the fourth phase of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail (HVRT) extension project with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, April 12.

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North East Highway Garage update: Town Board to legally circumvent Planning Board review

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board met on Thursday, April 11, at which time it discussed the joint highway garage facility proposed for Route 22, north of the village. The town of North East has taken the lead on the project, working with the village of Millerton.
The town bought the 3.7 acre site next to Charlie’s Repair Shop through back taxes last year, for $6,687.12. The project will include a storage building, a fuel depot, a sand and salt shed and a garage and administrative building. 

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Regional approach taken to discuss housing issues

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MILLERTON — In partnering with Hudson River Housing, Inc., the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton called attention to the connections between housing and the local economy by organizing a Community Conversation on Friday, April 12.

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Comprehensive Plan draft seeks public comment

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MILLERTON — Nearing the end of an extensive planning process, the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee took its time in reviewing the third draft of the plan as well as its appendices at a workshop meeting on Tuesday, March 26.

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Main Street sidewalks to get $150,000 facelift thanks to block grant

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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton was recently named one of four Dutchess County municipalities to receive funding from this year’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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Merwin Farm and Home delivers on charm

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MILLERTON — Residents looking to bring a little extra charm into their homes can visit Merwin Farm and Home to browse a selection of new, antique and locally-made items and take part in one of many Do It Yourself (DIY) workshops.

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Meeting dates set for 2019-20 budget process

MILLERTON — The Village Board utilized part of its meeting on Monday, March 25, to reviewing the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, marking the calendar with dates.
The board went over the budget line-by-line to determine what could be trimmed while making sure it has the funds necessary for running the village. In order to stay below the allowed tax cap of 2 percent, the board had to reduce the budget’s contingency line from $12,000 to $5,235. 

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Volunteers needed to spruce up Rail Trail

MILLERTON -— Spending a sunny day walking or bicycling on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail can be a great way to pass the time, but sometimes Mother Nature needs a little hand for the adventure to go well. 
Fortunately, a number of good Samaritans — more of whom will be needed on April 13 — have already begun the work that will ensure the experience is the best that it can be. 

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