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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

Hundreds fall head over heels for art

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MILLERTON — Over two dozen businesses throughout Millerton opened their doors on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, to celebrate the third annual Fall for Art festival.
Over 60 artists displayed their paintings, sketches, photographs and sculptures during the town’s largest annual art appreciation fest billed as the “village celebration of creativity.”

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Town Board focuses on cable service

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NORTH EAST – The Town Board dealt with a number of issues at its business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13. Among them was the need for improved cable service.
According to town Supervisor Dave Sherman, the town should speak with Cablevision, which provides cable service to the municipality, about extending service to North East residents. He said now is the ideal time to do so.

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Herbalist opens store

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MILLERTON — For years, friends and family have been turning to Terri Lundquist for herbal remedies for aches and illnesses, but with the new opening of TVH: The Village Herbalist, Lundquist will offer her talents and services to the entire community.
The Village Herbalist, located in downtown Millerton, is built around four pillars of services: an herbal apothecary, natural healing consultations, eco-living products and eco-chic fashion.

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Millerton hosts two-day lespeshtival concert

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MILLERTON — A few hundred musicphiles convened at the Kaplan Farm on Route 22 on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, for a two-day, one-night — all night — concert to benefit the North East Community Center (NECC).
The music festival, called “lespeshtival” after the band “lespecial” that founded the event, featured over two dozen acts, including a nine-piece youth band that was originally formed during the NECC summer camp.

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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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