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MILLERTON — They seem like ordinary citizens, going about their everyday activities while plying their talents behind closed door. Then once a year, their inner Elves emerge, and as if by magic the fruits of their labors appear at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. There for one special day the building becomes Santa’s North East Pole as it houses the annual Holiday Craft Fair. 

The huge community room, often used for events such as concerts, movies, speakers and even elections, is filled with good cheer as neighbors visit with neighbors while they shop for...

Millerton

‘So long, thanks for the memories’

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MILLERTON — As some readers may have read in last week’s paper, this is my last week with The Millerton News. By the time this issue hits the newsstands, I will be about two-and-a-half hours south (as the train ride goes), enthusiastically tackling the ups and downs of city living. I have moved to Brooklyn.

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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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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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