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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

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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New look for plaza package store

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MILLERTON — Open under new management, the Millerton Beer & Beverage Depot has undergone an upgrade in stock, and according to its management, a downgrade in pricing as well.
The business was taken over by entrepreneur Harbalwant Singh, a businessman dealing with the Millerton area for the first time. The business, located in the Thompson Plaza on Route 44, was closed down for about a month before being reopened by Singh in mid-March.

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New look for plaza package store

corya@millertonnews.com

MILLERTON — Open under new management, the Millerton Beer & Beverage Depot has undergone an upgrade in stock, and according to its management, a downgrade in pricing as well.
The business was taken over by entrepreneur Harbalwant Singh, a businessman dealing with the Millerton area for the first time. The business, located in the Thompson Plaza on Route 44, was closed down for about a month before being reopened by Singh in mid-March.

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Budget adopted

Millerton sees taxes increase for 2011-12
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MILLERTON — The village has adopted its budget for the upcoming year. The Village Board did so quickly and quietly at its organizational meeting on Monday, April 4, following a public hearing that drew no comments or controversy.
The amount to be raised by taxes is $389,542. The tax rate per $1,000 is 4.88, an increase of roughly 2.5 percent from last year, which was right on target, according to Millerton Mayor John Scutieri.

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Millerton News wins Editorial award

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Millerton News received a first-place award for its editorials in the Better Newspaper Contest at the New York Press Association annual conference last weekend. The News beat out other weekly papers of similar size from throughout the state.
“These editorials are solidly based on news — local news,” said the judge. “They take clear positions, include important context and background information. They’re important to local readers and well written.”

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Supermarket applicant requests water service from town

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NORTH EAST — Talks regarding the proposed supermarket slated for the Boulevard District moved from the Planning Board’s domain to the Town Board’s, as the subject of water service was broached last week.
The Town Board held a special meeting at Town Hall on Thursday, April 7, to conduct that discussion among supermarket applicant Southern Realty & Development, LLC (represented by John Joseph), project engineer Rich Rennia, project architect Ray Nelson, Town Engineer Ray Jurkowski, Attorney to the Town Warren Replansky and the members of the Town Board.

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Getting into the swing of it

Kids Time is still going strong after five years; it celebrated its anniversary last month. Located at the rear of the Thompson Plaza on Route 44 in Millerton, it offers activities for children of all ages. In March owner Ken Thompson invited Webutuck Elementary School first graders to enjoy the facilities free of charge, something he does on an annual basis.

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