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MILLERTON — Troopers from the New York State Police were ready to investigate the concerns of village residents following a rumored sighting of Harry Chandler Jr., an inmate from the Berkshire Medical Center, last Wednesday, July 10.

According to a report published by The Berkshire Eagle, Chandler escaped custody from the Berkshire Medical Center on Monday, July 8. In addition to reportedly having a violent criminal history and a black belt in judo, he faced recent charges related to multiple counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, drug possession, breaking and...

Millerton

Halloween party

Six-year-old Aiden Furey attended the Halloween party at the Northeast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Oct. 22, dressed as Darth Vader.

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Taking the oath

MILLERTON — Justin Katan was awarded the Eagle Scout Certificate at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony. The event took place at the pavilion at Eddie Collin’s Field on Sunday, Oct. 9, and was attended by family, friends and fellow scouts. Katan is a member of Boy Scout Troop 29 under the leadership of Martha Schultz.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank achievable in the Boy Scouts, earned by only 4 percent of all scouts.

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The Annex will host electronic music concert

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Annex will host the season’s third NOW!Concert on Oct. 22, featuring six electronic music composers from the region.
The performance is being billed as the first concert ever held in Millerton that consists entirely of electronic music.
The composers, Todd Merrill, Matt Sargent, Clive Davis, Donald Sosin, Christopher Cerrone and Adrian Knight, will present several diverse compositions, some of which will include acoustic accompaniment.

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North East Town Board works on 2012 budget

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board started to work on its municipal budget for 2012 at a special meeting on Oct. 6. The fiscal plan was also brought up a week later at the board’s business meeting on Oct. 13, but it was decided instead that it would be dealt with at a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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Town hires website designer

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board agreed to follow the advice of town Supervisor Dave Sherman, who a number of months ago recommended the town hire JTWeb Services to design a municipal website. The Ancram-based business offered to build the site for a cost of $1,000 to $1,500. At that time, the majority of the board wanted to hear from other web designers, including Fisch Internet Solutions out of Fishkill. Fisch gave a bid of $3,000 to do the work requested by the town.

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A Halloween scene

Houses along Route 22 in Millerton have taken on a decidedly spooky look, just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins, spider webs and ghouls of all shapes and sizes are waiting to greet young trick-or-treaters come All Hallow’s Eve.

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Library pays teens to read and review YA novels

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MILLERTON — In an attempt to get more young readers involved in the library, the NorthEast-Millerton Library is running a “Read for Green” program, which pays teens to review new young adult (YA) books.
The program is open to people between the ages of 11 and 18 who live in the Millerton area.
Teens signed up with the program check out the new YA books available at the library, then after they finish reading the book, they must write a review before earning the “green.” Reviewers will earn $5 per book review.

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Molinaro talks about run for county executive’s seat

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MILLERTON — On Oct. 12, American Legion Post 178 held its second Town Hall meeting to introduce the candidates running for the position of Dutchess County executive.
During the Town Hall meeting, New York Assemblyman Marcus Molinaro spoke to a crowd of roughly two dozen people to explain his stance on several issues that are important to local residents.
Molinaro’s opponent is Dan French, who participated in a Town Hall event at the Legion on Oct. 3.

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Giglio’s photo used by Clinton­ foundation

MILLERTON — Photojournalist Stefanie Giglio, staff reporter at The Millerton News, had one of her photographs used in “Sabina,” a film aired during the Clinton Foundation’s A Decade of Difference concert on Oct. 15.
The concert, which was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and simultaneously broadcast live on the Internet, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the organization’s work in improving global health, strengthening world economies and protecting the environment.

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Planting the seeds of knowledge

During the fall festival held at McEnroe’s Organic Farm Market on Saturday, Oct. 8, activities, like seed collecting and wool dying, were set up around the grounds to teach people about local agriculture. At the seed collection table, participants were also invited to create autumn-inspired marigold chain necklaces. The festival introduced the community to the farm’s new Victory Garden walk, which McEnroe’s opened as an educational center and a public space where people can reconnect with the landscape.

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