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MILLERTON — With fresh local produce, artisan vendors and activities for children, the North East Community Center (NECC) has made every effort to enhance the experience of visiting the Millerton Farmers Market for area residents and visitors alike.

Sponsored by NECC and funded in part by Dutchess County, Green Mountain Energy and Hudson River Bank & Trust Company, the market strives to support and promote local agriculture and provide access to fresh locally grown produce. The late Karen Kisslinger, a community visionary, founded the market 13 years ago. Among its...

Millerton

Parade kicks off the holidays

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MILLERTON — Tens of thousands of lights were strung on floats, motorcycles and firetrucks that paraded up Main Street in Millerton on Friday, Nov. 25, during the town’s annual Parade of Lights.
The townspeople were joined by residents of neighboring towns as they lined up as much as six people deep on the sidewalks to get a view of the procession.
Lennie Morrison, president of the Millerton Fire Company, said the Parade of Lights draws bigger crowds than any of the other parades held in the town.

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New pizza place offers saucy slices

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MILLERTON — Pizza aficionados will be pleased to hear that there is a new oven in town.
Cozzy’s Pizza Express, which owner Costianzo DeBernardo describes as “the standard that everyone measures by,” creates traditional pizzas and Italian-American dishes using fresh, flavorful ingredients.
The business was originally started in 1972 by DeBernardo’s father in Poughkeepsie. It has moved a few times in recent years, and even did a short stint in Millerton, but now the pizza joint is here to stay.

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NECC gets moving on transportation program

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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) is moving forward with plans for a new region-wide transportation program entitled Northeastern Dutchess Transportation Program, thanks in large measure to support from the Sharon-based Foundation for Community Health.
“This program was over two years in the making,” NECC Executive Director Jenny Hansell told the North East Town Board at its Thursday, Nov. 10, business meeting. “The Foundation for Community Health decided to address the need for transportation here.”

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Warming hearts and bodies

During its coat drive, the Webutuck High School Class of 2017, in conjunction with the North East Community Center, collected more than 60 winter coats for local distribution. Pictured from left are class officers Michael Pomeisl, Abby Hoke and James Wheeler.

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Hiddenhurst Farm seeks lower speed limit

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MILLERTON — Town Supervisor Dave Sherman addressed a letter from Hiddenhurst Farm owners Robert and Encarnita Quinlan during the Thursday, Nov. 10, Town Board meeting. The Quinlans’ letter complained of high speeds along Sheffield Hill Road, where their estate is located, and requested the town’s interference.

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Local man arrested for 8th DWI

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NORTH EAST — Millerton resident Michael Moore, 42, was arrested for his eighth DWI on Saturday, Nov. 12, after he was observed operating his vehicle erratically on Route 361 (Sharon Road) in North East.
Moore was charged with felony counts of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree; the violation of unlawful possession of marijuana; and the traffic infraction of driving on the shoulder of a highway.

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Llamas in the library

More than 50 children and parents gathered in the youth wing of the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Nov. 19, to meet Woody the Llama, a live, 6-foot-tall animal that hung out with the children during a reading of “Is Your Mama a Llama?” by Deborah Guarino and Steven Kellogg. The event was part of the library’s year-round activities to encourage young people to get involved in the library.

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Sharing Veterans Day with the community

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MILLERTON — A loyal crowd of area residents — all bundled in jackets, hats and scarves, despite the recent batch of unseasonably warm weather — attended the Veterans Day ceremony held at Veterans Park in Millerton on Friday, Nov. 11, to honor and remember the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States military.
A row of bright American flags lined the streets of the village and the path through the park. A chilly wind made the flags snap crisply to attention in an undulating display of red, white and blue.

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Town Board adopts 2012 budget

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board unanimously adopted the municipal budget for 2012 at its business meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10. It did so after a relatively swift discussion led by outgoing town Supervisor Dave Sherman.

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Legion pays a warm tribute to fellow veterans

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MILLERTON — About 150 people, veterans and their families and friends, gathered at American Legion Post 178 for the Fifth Annual Veterans Day Dinner on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 10. It was a full house, made up of all ages, from young children (many in the Legion’s Junior Auxilary, who helped serve that night) all the way up to World War II veterans who came dressed in full uniform. Those attending were treated to a home-cooked meal put on by the Legion Auxiliary, as well as words of inspiration from keynote speaker Lt. Col. John Walker, U.S.

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