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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

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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There’s a new player on the supermarket scene

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NORTH EAST — The Southern Realty Development LLC (SRD) application to build a 36,000-square-foot supermarket before the North East Planning Board continued on Wednesday, Nov. 10, without any real hitches. Despite the relatively normal proceedings, there was an unexpected announcement that could, perhaps, throw a wrench into SRD’s future expectations — Freshtown is considering taking over the current Grand Union and setting up shop in Millerton.
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Food drive frantic for funds

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MILLERTON — Though there’s not much time between now and Thanksgiving, organizers of the Sunday in the Country Food Drive are in full gear — hoping to raise as much money as possible to buy full turkey dinners before the holidays for those in need.
“We’ll get back on track with the fundraising,” said food drive founder and organizer “NASCAR Dave” MacMillan. “Fundraising is slow. We’ve done so much in the past, and if we can’t do that this year we don’t have to be embarrassed with what we can’t do. All we can do is work hard to get to a certain point and feed the people we can.”

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Collaboration leads to new railing

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MILLERTON — The railing in front of the old M&T Bank, now home to Gilded Moon Framing, has been replaced, thanks to the collaborative effort of Townscape and the village of Millerton. The Village Board and Townscape worked on the project for roughly five months, and the result is a one-of-a-kind, hand-forged railing that will be as serviceable as it is lovely.

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