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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

Car downs telephone pole

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MILLERTON — A Route 22 telephone pole was smashed into three large pieces on Thursday, Dec. 22, after it was hit by a driver who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, said a Dutchess County Sheriff Deputy on the scene who declined to give his name because he was not authorized to speak with the press.
An off-duty Central Hudson worker happened to drive by the scene shortly after the accident occurred. He called in the accident to his company, which quickly delivered a new telephone pole to be installed.

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American Legion Post 178’s year in review

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MILLERTON — Millerton American Legion Post 178 ended 2011 with a holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 17. The party was one way for the legion members to celebrate their achievements from throughout the year with the community.
“It’s a veterans party. It’s a friendship party. It’s all of those things. It’s an appreciation party,” said American Legion Auxiliary President Charlene Mayville, explaining that it thanks everyone for what they have done during the year. “It just brings everyone together for the holidays.”

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Millerton Citizens of the Year

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MILLERTON — During its annual holiday party, the Millerton Lions Club declared two Citizens of the Year: Bill Lutz and outgoing town Supervisor Dave Sherman.
“Each year with our Citizen of the Year award, we attempt to identify one or more people who have demonstrated a special commitment to our community,” said Lions President Todd Clinton. “Some volunteers involve themselves in many projects. Others may focus on one area of interest. Each form of service provides vital benefits to our town. This year, the Board of Directors has chosen to commend two such people.”

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Puppies Behind Bars: A soldier’s best friend

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MILLERTON — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 178 in Millerton is raising money to sponsor a service dog for a war veteran. The organization they’re working with, Puppies Behind Bars (PBB), was founded by a resident of the Northwest Corner: Gloria Gilbert Stoga.

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Pick a number, any number

The NorthEast-Millerton Library’s annual raffle drawing took place Saturday, Dec. 17. The winning names were drawn by Destiny, Mathias and PiaBelen Hernandez. This year’s winners were: for the first-place prize of $300, Andrea MacArthur, of Millerton; for the second-place prize of $200, Sue Oaksford, of Millerton; and for the third-place prize of $100, Ruth Wright, also of Millerton. The library thanked participants as well as Salisbury Bank and Trust Company for sponsoring the raffle and Moore & More Printing for other assistance.

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K-9 drug search in school finds nothingK-9 drug search in school finds nothing

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WEBUTUCK — The New York State Police K-9 unit was brought into the Webutuck High School and Eugene Brooks Intermediate School on Thursday, Dec. 15, to conduct a search of the school grounds, particularly the hallway lockers, the bathrooms and the locker rooms.
“This was part of our ongoing endeavor to maintain student health and safety,” Superintendent of Schools James Gratto said.
Gratto explained in an interview that three dogs and four officers arrived at the school at approximately 10 a.m. and conducted a 45-minute search.

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Faulty repair blamed for flooded middle school wing

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WEBUTUCK — A recurring leak of the water main on the Webutuck campus flooded one wing of the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School on Monday, Dec. 12.
Director of Facilities Mark Lounsbury called the situation a “perfect storm” because the leak happened to occur at the same time as a clog of the sump pump that normally drains any overflow.

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Library Lego party

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MILLERTON — A group of children at the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Dec. 10, built a 3-foot nutcracker, a Christmas tree and a pile of presents out of Legos. Led by Linda Tedesco, owner of the Lego party company Brick Kids, the children sorted through thousands of Legos to build their elaborate creations. The nutcracker even had a realistic moving mouth.

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Adopt-a-Family epitomizes the holiday spirit

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MILLERTON – There are so many good causes to support during the holidays, each one as important as the next. The Adopt-a-Family program, run out of Millerton, is one such charitable program — a nonprofit annual campaign that collects and then distributes brand-new toys and winter clothing to children ranging from newborns all the way up to teenagers.

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Kildonan School to build canoe shed

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NORTH EAST — An engineer for the Kildonan School made a brief appearance before the North East Planning Board at its bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Mark Graminski appeared with plans in hand for a canoe shed that the school for dyslexic students wants to construct on its land, near a pond on the south side of Morse Hill Road. The engineer’s priority, however, was to get the Planning Board to waive the site plan review process, as stated in a letter he sent to the board on Nov. 23.

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