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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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Hansell awarded scholarship

MILLERTON — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced that full scholarships have been awarded to two executive directors: Jenny Hansell of North East Community Center (NECC) and Bryan Ayars of Community Health Programs in Great Barrington, Mass.
They will attend Harvard Business School for a week-long intensive training program: Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.This program is designed to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit directors to lead their organizations effectively. The program will take place from Sunday, July 17, to Saturday, July 23.

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GRJH misses appearance before Planning Board

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NORTH EAST — Applicant GRJH, Inc., was on the town Planning Board’s agenda for its Wednesday, May 11, meeting to seek amended site plan approval. GRJH owns the Sunoco gas station and convenience store located on Route 44 in the Boulevard District, technically part of the town’s BD-2 zoning district. As has become habit for the applicant and its attorney, no one made an appearance at the scheduled meeting.

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Murder suspect arrested in Millerton

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MILLERTON — An early morning police raid on Wednesday, May 18, ended with the apprehension of murder suspect Shyron Jabbar Brown.
Brown, a 24-year-old Schenectady resident, is being charged with the Sunday, April 24, murder of Marcus Woody, 39. Woody was killed early Easter morning on Main Street in Poughkeepsie by two gunshot wounds. It is currently unknown what led to the shooting.
“I was very disappointed to hear the suspect was hiding in Millerton,” said Millerton Mayor John Scutieri. “It is unfortunate that people will hear that he was caught here.”

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Arvolyn Hill joins The Millerton News

MILLERTON — The Millerton News would like to officially welcome its newest part-time reporter and photojournalist, Arvolyn Hill, to its team. Hill will be covering the village of Millbrook and town of Washington.
Hill was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and her family moved to Kent, Conn., when she was a child.
“My dad told me when living in Brooklyn that my mother and he threw a dart on a map. It landed in Kent and that’s how we ended up here,” said Hill.

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Providing much-needed support to nursing mothers

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MILLERTON — Some mothers have trouble breast feeding their infants — a very real problem that can be addressed by the proper experts. A group of those professionals will gather Monday, May 23, at No. 9 Restaurant at Simmons’ Way Village Inn in Millerton for a mini-conference.

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NECC lease renewed at MES

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MILLERTON — On Monday, May 9, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s Board of Education approved the extension of the lease currently held by the North East Community Center (NECC) for a portion of the Millerton Elementary School (MES) building.
The lease, which has been renewed through September, allows NECC to continue using three rooms in the building.
This extension also guarantees NECC a location for its summer camp program. Had the lease not been renewed, NECC would have left at the end of June, which would have derailed the summer camp.

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Complaints continue regarding reval project

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NORTH EAST — The sticky subject of property reassessments was once again part of the Town Board’s focus at its business meeting on Thursday, May 12, after it was raised during public comments and again during the assessor’s monthly report. The property owners who spoke out were not happy.
Public comments
Rob Cooper, who owns Associate Lightning Rod and a few other properties in town, said his holdings have jumped in value: in one case 245 percent and in another 879 percent.

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Giglio joins The Millerton News staff

MILLERTON — The Millerton News would like to officially welcome its newest reporter and photojournalist, Stefanie Giglio, to its team. Giglio is replacing Cory Allyn, who recently left the paper and moved to Brooklyn.
Giglio, who was born in Stamford, Conn., originally moved to Millerton as a young third-grader. She graduated from Webutuck High School in 2004. She then moved to Lugano, Switzerland, where she studied photojournalism at Franklin College and earned a bachelor’s degree in international communications with a focus in news production and digital photography.

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Tuning in at the Annex

The Erin Hobson Compact performed before an enthusiastic crowd at the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s Annex on Saturday, May 7. The Annex is playing host to a musical concert series this spring and summer for the second year in a row. Last year’s series was a success, and organizer Roger Cohn is hoping to repeat that success again this year.

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American Legion BBQ benefits wounded soldier

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MILLERTON — American Legion Post 178 hosted a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 7, to benefit John Curtin, a Wingdale marine who was wounded in Afghanistan. More than 250 chicken dinners were sold, and additional donations were collected.
Community members, veterans and friends and family of the wounded soldier came out in full support.
“The community realizes it’s a responsibility to support the men and women that have been injured serving the country. Even in a bad economy, tonight has been non-stop and we are very thankful for all of their support,” said Legion member Bob Jenks.

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