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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

Supermarket applications: only one on the table

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NORTH EAST — There continues to be a lot of talk around town about the proposed supermarket for the town of North East and the village of Millerton. Most of that talk centers around the letter “H,” as in Hannaford. The only one who seems unwilling to utter the word is the developer, John Joseph of Southern Realty Development LLC, (SRD), who claims he’s being evasive due to the “lease execution.”

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Millerton apartment fire probe continues

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MILLERTON — Fire departments from Millerton, Amenia and Sharon, Conn., responded to an apartment fire at 24 South Center Street in Millerton on Monday morning, Feb. 27.
The fire started at approximately 8 a.m. according to New York State Police Investigator Erich Schaefer.
“The fire was put out, and the building has sustained minor damage,” Schaefer said.
Millerton Fire Company President Lennie Morrison commented on the quick response time of the teams.
“No one was hurt, and we got the fire out quickly. We were happy with the way everyone responded,” he said.

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Public speaks out at Planning Board meeting

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NORTH EAST — In keeping with its recent decision to allow public comments at each of its meetings, the Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22, began with a statement from Amenia resident Tonia Shoumatoff on the proposed supermarket for the Boulevard District on Route 44. The market is to be built on a 10-plus acre site owned by Quinmill Properties, just behind Thompson Plaza. The market is the brainchild of Southern Realty and Development LLC, which brought the idea to the North East Planning Board in November 2010.
Watershed concerns

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Artist draws inspiration from 80 years in Millerton

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MILLERTON — Ray Loper has lived in Millerton for 80 years, and it’s here he’s drawn inspiration for his oil paintings.
His work is on display at DVR Art Supply and Framing on Main Street in Millerton.
The exhibit features a variety of local churches as seen through Loper’s eyes.
“I think they call that artistic liberty,” he joked.
Loper likes to paint structures such as old barns and lighthouses, but to put them in a scenery that he creates in his mind.

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The Moviehouse goes digital

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MILLERTON — The Moviehouse in Millerton recently reopened as a completely digital theater.
Not only will the facility now be showing 3D movies, but the equipment upgrade has opened the doors for many exciting new features.
Robert and Carol Sadlon, owners of The Moviehouse, are very excited about the upgraded facility.
A new library server and operating software allows movies to be loaded and programmed up to two weeks in advance.

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North East gets reval aid from state

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NORTH EAST — Although the town’s reassessment project may not have been especially popular with all residents, town Supervisor John Merwin made an announcement at the Town Board’s meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, that might have softened the blow.
“Our municipality is getting aid for the reval,” he told the board and those in the audience. “I want to commend the assessor [for her work]. The financial assistance will help maintain equity [among all properties in North East].”

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Millerton’s Golden Wok wins top honors

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MILLERTON — Golden Wok Chinese and Japanese Cuisine won the Tang Ho Quality Award for Chinese Catering Industry in America and was awarded a rating of three stars at a conference held Sunday and Monday, Feb. 12 and 13.
The conference was organized by The World Association of Chinese Cuisine and The China Cuisine Association.
Only 300 restaurants nationwide were considered for the award and 60 winners chosen.
Amy Yang, manager of Golden Wok, attended the conference and accepted the award.

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Rumors, reality as supermarket plan emerges

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NORTH EAST — John Joseph of Southern Realty Development LLC (SRD) has been coy about the tenant planned for the 36,000-square-foot supermarket to be located behind Thompson Plaza on Route 44 just east of the village of Millerton, home to the North East Athletic Club and Kids’ Time.
Millerton Mayor John Scutieri indicated he believes it will be a Hannaford, saying the business “begins with an ‘H.’ ”

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Now-digital Moviehouse can show 3D

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MILLERTON — The Moviehouse in Millerton has reopened as a completely digital theater.
Not only will the facility now be showing 3D movies, but the equipment upgrade will allow many other new features.
Robert and Carol Sadlon, owners of The Moviehouse, said a new library server and operating software allows movies to be loaded and programmed up to two weeks in advance.
“The server talks to our scheduling software and sends the right movies to the right theaters according to our schedule, so it’s all automatic now,” Richard Sadlon said.

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Junkyard sale concerns local residents

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NORTH EAST — Town Supervisor John Merwin read a letter sent to him and copied to town Zoning Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector Ken McLoughlin at the Town Board meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 9. The subject matter, the pending sale of Thomsen & Graham Metals, Inc., was sent by 10 neighboring residents concerned with the junkyard’s future and how the past trouble spot may be licensed.
Thomsen & Graham Metals is on Sawchuck Road.

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