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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, Feb. 7. Member Jeanne Vanecko suggested a “drawdown challenge” to raise awareness about what Millerton is doing daily to fight global warming and environmental degradation.

In line with the village and the town of North East becoming Climate Smart Communities, Vanecko, president of Townscape, proposed the idea of a 21-day drawdown project in the community to give residents an idea of how their small gestures might contribute to larger environmental goals. Most importantly, it would encourage people...

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Small kitchen fire at Avocado Cafe

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MILLERTON — A fire broke out in the Avocado Cafe kitchen Thursday, May 18, resulting in its closure until further notice.
The cause of the fire was later determined to be the result of an employee turning on a valve behind the stove that should have remained off. A total of three employees were at the cafe when the fire took place. None was seriously injured.
Around 8 p.m. Thursday, Thompson Plaza owner Ken Thompson heard an employee react to the fire from the second floor, above the cafe. He went downstairs to the cafe to see what he could do.

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Breathing life into the library

Aerianna O’Halloran, 13, demonstrated proper hand placement for chest compressions at a Teen CPR course led by American Heart Association instructor and registered nurse Devon Sheehan on Saturday, May 19. O’Halloran and five other teens successfully completed the course offered by the NorthEast-Millerton Library.

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Raising the roof at Saperstein’s retirement party

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MILLERTON — Lew Saperstein, longtime owner of the iconic Saperstein’s store, was celebrated as he and his family were cheered for their 70 years of service to Millerton on Saturday, May 12, at Lew’s retirement party.
“The party’s a very nice surprise,” he said. “I had a lot of fun and I got to say goodbye to a lot of people and old friends, and I look forward to visiting Millerton and seeing the progress with the store here.”

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Millerton’s changing business landscape

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the month of May by reviewing upcoming community dates and welcoming rising businesses and MBA members, at a meeting on May 3, at Montage. 
The party for the Saperstein family on Saturday, May 12, was discussed. After the event, MBA head Dick Hermans said, “the Saperstein’s retirement party was a great success.”
More than 200 people attended.

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Ready to retire

Saperstein at his retirement party on Saturday, May 12, a slideshow tracing the store’s history was shown. Throughout the night, visitors paused to admire photos of Saperstein family members and marvel at the store’s changes throughout the years. Above is Lew with his younger sister, Judith Keller. For full story and another photo, see Raising the roof at Saperstein's retirement party.

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Local teens join the workforce thanks to NECC programs

MILLERTON— Teenagers hoping to spread their wings  — whether for fun or profit — need look no further than Team Teen Leadership or the JOBS program at the North East Community Center (NECC) on South Center Street.

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Amber Jordan moves on from Village Hall

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MILLERTON — For almost 11 years, residents recognized Amber Jordan for her work as the deputy clerk and village treasurer at Village Hall. After dedicating her services to helping the local community flourish, Jordan recently resigned from her familiar village roles and moved on to a new position.
Her new job is as the administrative assistant to the dean of students and the dean of residential life at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. She announced her decision to resign at a Village Board meeting the last week of February.

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Celebrating Mom

The Millerton News headed to Webutuck Elementary School to find out why some of our youngest citizens value their moms. Here’s what they had to say …

My mom is amazing because she gives me really good things like dinner, crafts, art and school supplies. My mom is really nice and kindly and she teaches me how to do crafts and art.

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Crazy for comic books

“Ninjago Lloyd” and his best buddy, “Kai,” also known as Henry Kneeland, 3, and his brother, Teddy, 5, of Lakeville, Conn., stopped in at the NorthEast-Millerton Library to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 5. They went home with free comics, a book and I Love Books tattoos. Patrons were invited to dress up as part of the national event was sponsored by the North American comic book industry. 
 

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Copper Star Alpaca plans for a store closer to home

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MILLERTON — After a steady six-years at 20 Main Street in Millerton, Copper Star Alpaca has closed intending to move its retail operation to its farm.

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