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MILLERTON — The 2019 Town of North East/Village of Millerton Comprehensive Plan inched closer to its finalization as the Village Board and the Town Board hosted a joint public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. to allow the public to raise any comments or concerns about the plan. A Comprehensive Plan lays out a framework for municipalities to lean on while planning for their communities for the next 10 to 15 years.

The joint Comprehensive Plan Update Committee submitted a final draft of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan to both boards at the end of June, allowing both boards...

Millerton

Barrett and Wager attend Legion events

Special Election
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MILLERTON — American Legion Post 178 held two Meet the Candidates events during the weekend — one on Saturday, March 10, with Democrat Didi Barrett and another on Sunday, March 11, with Republican Rich Wager. Both candidates are running for the vacant 103rd Assembly seat in a special election on Tuesday, March 20.
Barrett’s event was from noon to 1 p.m. and Wager’s was from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., allowing Wager to cover more ground with the audience.
Barrett’s audience was comprised of approximately six community members, while Wager pulled in approximately 15 residents.

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Village Board deals with water woes

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MILLERTON — The Village Board has passed a resolution on the usage of 2,000 gallons of water per day by the proposed supermarket planned for a 10-plus acre site behind Thompson Plaza off Route 44 in the town of North East (see story, page A1). Southern Realty Development LLC (SRD) is the developer.
The issue passed 3 to 1 at the meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, after considerable discussion among Village Board members, Town Engineer Ray Jurkowski and the public.
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Meet the Candidates

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MILLERTON — The American Legion Post 178 is planning two Meet the Candidates events for Democrat Didi Barrett and Republican Rich Wager, both of whom are running for the 103rd Assembly in a special election on Tuesday, March 20.
Both candidates are residents of Millbrook. As of Monday, March 5, both Wager and Barrett had confirmed they will participate, but at separate events held on different dates.

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Girl Scout Cookies

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Lexi Russell, 6, of Amenia and Morgan Sprague, 7, of Millerton sold Girl Scout Cookies outside of Saperstein’s on Main Street in Millerton last weekend. The girls belong to Daisy Troop 10541 and will be selling their treats in front of Freshtown in Amenia on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Happy 100th birthday, Bill

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MILLERTON — Congratulations and happy 100th birthday to Millerton resident Bill Brunese, who celebrates his milestone birthday on Thursday, March 8.
Brunese spent his life in Millerton, and he’s extremely proud of that fact.
“I was born on Winchell Mountain, raised on Winchell Mountain, worked on Winchell Mountain and built my house up there,” he said.
His secret to staying young? Keep working.
“It’s the best thing you can do. I always worked. It’s very good for you,” he said.
The centenarian began working when he was in eighth-grade doing farm work five miles from home.

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Water approved for proposed supermarket

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MILLERTON — The Village Board met on Monday, Feb. 27, and passed a resolution to supply water to the unnamed supermarket proposed for Route 44 behind Thompson Plaza.
Southern Realty Development LLC (SRD) is the applicant behind the 36,000-square foot supermarket, which was first brought to the North East Planning Board in November 2010. While SRD has not confirmed the name of the store, others involved in the project have referred to it as Hannaford.
The resolution before the Village Board passed 3 to 1, and it sparked much discussion among the board members.

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Millerton and North East take a hard look at MES

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NORTH EAST — The future of the Millerton Elementary School (MES) was the issue at a joint village and town boards meeting on Thursday, March 1, at Town Hall. The village of Millerton and the town of North East are trying to decide if the former school building could provide for the needs of both municipalities without draining resources.
On the table is a possible move of both town and village outposts to the 25,000-square-foot building on Route 22, just south of the main traffic light at the intersection of routes 22 and 44.

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Proposed supermarket’s environmental review continues

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NORTH EAST — The application for a new, 36,000-square foot as-of-yet-unnamed (though most believe it to be a Hannaford) supermarket on Route 44, not far from the Connecticut border, has been on the town Planning Board’s agenda for more than a year.

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Open mic at the Annex

MILLERTON — The second open mic night at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex will be held on Saturday, March 3, at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to any performers, as well the public. Refreshments will be available.
The first open mic night took place on Saturday, Feb. 18, with almost 50 people in attendance and more than a dozen performers taking the stage.
The Annex is located at 28 Century Blvd., across the street from the Millerton Post Office. For more information, call the library at 518-789-3340 or email nemillertonannex@gmail.com.

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Chili cook-off spices up weekend

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MILLERTON — The Daytona 500 eighth annual Chili Cook-Off was held at the American Legion Post 178 on Sunday, Feb. 26.
While the race was rained out, the cook-off and fundraising events could not be delayed as the community was ready and raring to go.
The lineup began early for the much-anticipated event. Auxiliary President Charlene Mayville was very happy with the turnout.
“We had people at the door right at 11 a.m. waiting to get in. It’s a big deal every year, and we’re really happy. We’ve gotten so many amazing donations for our raffle. It’s a great event,” she said.

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