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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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Millerton

Committee to consider school building’s future

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MILLERTON — Provided that North East Central School District (also known as Webutuck) taxpayers give permission to the Board of Education (BOE) to give away its Millerton Elementary School (MES) building, a committee of local municipal leaders and residents from the village of Millerton and the town of North East are deciding whether to take joint ownership of the building.

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Let the sun shine in

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MILLERTON — After being awarded what Millerton Mayor John Scutieri described as “one of the biggest grants the village has seen,” the village has installed photovoltaic solar panels that will make the Millerton water department and highway facility “green.” The mayor said the work was expected to take about three weeks; that window of time has just expired.

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Let the sun shine in

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MILLERTON — After being awarded what Millerton Mayor John Scutieri described as “one of the biggest grants the village has seen,” the village has installed photovoltaic solar panels that will make the Millerton water department and highway facility “green.” The mayor said the work was expected to take about three weeks; that window of time has just expired.

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Cooperation among village mainstays builds a stronger Millerton

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MILLERTON — There’s no question the village of Millerton has seen a renaissance in the past few years. It has welcomed new businesses, additional residents and oodles of tourists.
The good news is the trend is continuing, with the development of such properties as 34-36 Main St., the future home of Little Gates Wine Merchants, which will be moving from its South Center Street location in time for Memorial Day.
Across the street, at the former M&T Bank, Jill and Paul Choma bought the vacant building to expand their shop, Gilded Moon Framing.

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Should the town consolidate police services?

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board and its public were presented with reasons why North East should consider consolidating its police services with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Currently the town contracts with the village of Millerton for police coverage.
Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jonathan Begor made the presentation at the April 14 Town Board meeting.
According to Begor, there are many other municipalities that contract with the sheriff’s office. He said his goal that night was to “define the benefits” of doing so.

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Rain doesn’t stop egg hunt

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MILLERTON — Rain and chilly temperatures weren’t going to stop this year’s batch of excited Easter egg hunters, who gathered at the Millerton Rod & Gun Club on Saturday, April 23, for the annual festivities.
This is the event’s 19th year, according to organizer Al Andrews. Sixty-six dozen eggs were prepared and hidden for the search; that’s 792 eggs scattered across the lawn, hidden in bushes and among the various nooks and crannies that the club’s property affords.

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Agricultural community cries foul regarding property reassessments

North East tax assessor sticks to her guns
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NORTH EAST — Property owners in Millerton and North East are up in arms regarding the reassessment project the town is currently in the process of wrapping up — none more so than farmers — many of whom have seen their property values jump double, some triple, digits.

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Town Board adopts resolution

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NORTH EAST — While not jumping onto a lawsuit just yet, there were those at the Town Board meeting Thursday, April 14, who voiced their issues with the new values given to their properties.

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Molinaro visits Town Board, talk spans many topics

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NORTH EAST — State Assemblyman Marc Molinaro visited the Town Board on Thursday, April 14, before its regular business meeting, to talk about legislative matters in Albany. He’s been going from town to town to talk about issues concerning New Yorkers — especially those living in Dutchess County.
He started out by praising lawmakers for adopting a fiscal plan on time, something that’s not been done in nearly three decades.
“This is the first time since ’83 that we’ve been able to adopt a budget a day early,” he said. “It’s amazing.”

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Providing a place for one man’s trash ...

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MILLERTON — The biannual Bulk Trash Day was a resounding success on Saturday, April 16, as volunteers from both the village of Millerton and the town of North East lent a hand to collect unwanted rubbish from local residents. Those who brought their unwanted trash had to pay a fee on a scale that was set according to the size of the load (the fees ran from $10 to $40).

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