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NORTH EAST— The Town Board was prompt in its decision to approve an expenditure of funds for the Bog Turtle Monitoring Plan at a special meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 23.

The meeting was held at 1:30 p.m. North East town Supervisor George Kaye, Councilmen Ralph Fedele and John Merwin and Deputy Town Clerk Gail Wheeler were in attendance.

Earlier in August, the wetland and ecological consulting company Quenzer Environmental LLC submitted a proposal to town engineer Morris Associates that was designed to provide bog turtle monitoring for the town’s Mill Road...

Millerton

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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Business group focuses on Saperstein’s

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MILLERTON — In its first meeting of 2018, the Millerton Business Group, also known as the Millerton Merchants’ Association, came together to discuss future business options for the  Saperstein’s building. 

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Keep your pets safe this winter

MILLERTON— During the winter months, it’s easy to envy pets the luxurious fur coat that surely keeps them warm. But according to Carolyn Cannon, DVM, of the Millerton Veterinary Practice, animals don’t adapt better than humans to bitter cold weather, “they just don’t complain as much.” 

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Millerton mourns the loss of John Campbell

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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton is close-knit. Those who live and work here know each other well; most in the community knew lifelong resident John Campbell. Campbell, 89, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, from complications from a stroke.
“John had a good, long life,” said his brother, Jim. “Certainly it was a very productive life. In the end he went peacefully.”

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Watson named chief of Millerton Fire Company, makes plea for volunteers

MILLERTON — When it comes to keeping the village and the town safe from fires, volunteers make it all happen. But more are critically needed, according to newly elected District Chief Jason Watson, head of the Millerton Fire Company.
Watson, who is serving as chief for a second go-around after a 2007 to 2014 stint, jokingly said it is “honestly — stupidity” that led him to resume the demanding office, before adding the volunteer job is really “all about helping the community out.”  

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