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MILLERTON — By the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 12, the village of Millerton had been transformed into a walking, living art gallery where local residents and weekend visitors could view artwork on display throughout village streets and businesses as part of the sixth annual Fall for Art festival.

Sponsored and funded by the Millerton Business Alliance, the village-wide art festival ran from 1 to 6 p.m. and was open free of charge to all interested attendees. From paintings and photographs to jewelry, hand-painted signs and more, the festival featured an extensive menagerie of...

Millerton

Moviehouse to be renovated

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MILLERTON — By Friday, Feb. 10, The Millerton Moviehouse will be picture perfect, following a four-day renovation that will upgrade many of its systems.
“Things always change and we’re always upgrading,” said Moviehouse owner Robert Sadlon. “The process is always moving forward, and we’re just staying alive and relevant. It will be a much better Moviehouse come Feb. 10th.”
Changes will include replacing the 35mm film projection systems with Real D 3-D digital equipment, updating the sound system with Dolby 5.9 digital surround sound and replacing all of the screens with new ones.

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Volunteer positions: two down, one to go

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NORTH EAST — Town Supervisor John Merwin was happy to announce at the Thursday, Jan. 19, Town Board meeting that two very capable volunteers have stepped forward to fill vacant seats on both the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the Planning Board. The ZBA has been in search of new members since last year; the Planning Board since the start of this year.

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Volunteer positions: two down, one to go

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NORTH EAST — Town Supervisor John Merwin was happy to announce at the Thursday, Jan. 19, Town Board meeting that two very capable volunteers have stepped forward to fill vacant seats on both the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the Planning Board. The ZBA has been in search of new members since last year; the Planning Board since the start of this year.

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Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home opens in Millerton

MILLERTON — For almost a year, since the Valentine Funeral Home on Park Avenue closed in February 2011, Millerton was without a funeral home of its own.
That changed on Jan. 1 when Scott Conklin opened a new funeral home in the former Valentine space, as the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home.
Conklin knows the area and the business well. He worked for 18 years as a funeral director for Larry and Katie House at the Hufcut Funeral Home in Dover Plains.

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Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home open

MILLERTON — After more than a century of ownership by the Valentine family, Valentine Funeral Home is under the new management of funeral director Scott Conklin.
The funeral home, which has been out of operation since February 2011, officially reopened on Jan. 1 of this year as the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home. With his educational background and empathetic nature, Conklin plans to offer community members the same quality of service they received from the Valentine family.

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Village creates Conservation Advisory Council

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MILLERTON — The Village Board is forming a Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) to manage and protect environmental resources. The Millerton board decided to take this step at the suggestion of Trustee Yosh Schulman.

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Is North East’s zoning in need of a change?

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NORTH EAST — Veteran Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Chairman Julie Schroeder has watched hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants come before her requesting changes to the zoning codes to allow their properties to function in ways other than those the town intended.
Now, after decades on the board, Schroeder is considering how North East’s zoning might be redesigned, specifically in the area known as Irondale. She expressed her thoughts in a letter to the North East Town Board on Jan. 18; it was read at the board’s business meeting the following evening.

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One young man’s quest to help veterans

MILLERTON — One of America’s notable qualities is its generosity, especially in times of need. While many are willing to part with a few dollars here and there to show their support, others take it to the next level by donating their time and energy. Still others, like young Stone Scasso, 11, of Millerton, bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the enterprise that quickly infects those around him with his can do spirit and sense of purpose.

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Fundraiser comes up aces

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MILLERTON — More than $5,400 was raised on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the poker and pasta fundraiser held for Millerton resident Mike LaRosa. LaRosa has fallen on hard times recently, after losing feeling and mobility in his legs following a recent surgery; he now relies on a wheelchair.

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Dial-A-Ride is just a phone call away

MILLERTON — A new Dial-A-Ride service was launched this week to serve six towns in northern and eastern Dutchess County that have been largely without public transportation for several years.
The joint Northeast Dutchess Transit bus is being sponsored by the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton in collaboration with Dutchess County Division of Mass Transit LOOP service and the town of North East.  

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