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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) was one of six recipients to be awarded funding recently through Dutchess County’s 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) program.

Totaling $150,000 this year, the CBDG program aspires to address critical public service needs throughout the county. The program’s grant awards also contribute to almost $1.5 million in funding awarded this year through the CBDG and HOME Investment Partnership programs to improve accessibility, address critical public service needs and expand affordable housing options.

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Millerton

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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Library pays teens to read and review YA novels

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MILLERTON — In an attempt to get more young readers involved in the library, the NorthEast-Millerton Library is running a “Read for Green” program, which pays teens to review new young adult (YA) books.
The program is open to people between the ages of 11 and 18 who live in the Millerton area.
Teens signed up with the program check out the new YA books available at the library, then after they finish reading the book, they must write a review before earning the “green.” Reviewers will earn $5 per book review.

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Molinaro talks about run for county executive’s seat

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MILLERTON — On Oct. 12, American Legion Post 178 held its second Town Hall meeting to introduce the candidates running for the position of Dutchess County executive.
During the Town Hall meeting, New York Assemblyman Marcus Molinaro spoke to a crowd of roughly two dozen people to explain his stance on several issues that are important to local residents.
Molinaro’s opponent is Dan French, who participated in a Town Hall event at the Legion on Oct. 3.

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Giglio’s photo used by Clinton­ foundation

MILLERTON — Photojournalist Stefanie Giglio, staff reporter at The Millerton News, had one of her photographs used in “Sabina,” a film aired during the Clinton Foundation’s A Decade of Difference concert on Oct. 15.
The concert, which was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and simultaneously broadcast live on the Internet, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the organization’s work in improving global health, strengthening world economies and protecting the environment.

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Planting the seeds of knowledge

During the fall festival held at McEnroe’s Organic Farm Market on Saturday, Oct. 8, activities, like seed collecting and wool dying, were set up around the grounds to teach people about local agriculture. At the seed collection table, participants were also invited to create autumn-inspired marigold chain necklaces. The festival introduced the community to the farm’s new Victory Garden walk, which McEnroe’s opened as an educational center and a public space where people can reconnect with the landscape.

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The ZBA needs volunteers

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NORTH EAST — The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is in desperate need of volunteers — it’s a plight the board’s chairman, Julie Schroeder, is sad to say she’s more than familiar with.
“Oh my gosh,” she said. “I couldn’t even count the number of times members [come and go].”
At this point in time, Schroeder is dealing with members going. She’s down one, with the exodus of former member Chip Barrett from the ZBA; he left to join the North East Planning Board last winter.

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Working together to meet deadlines

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MILLERTON — The Millerton News will be enforcing its deadlines more strictly from this point forward than it has in the past.
Press releases must be submitted no later than Friday, at 4 p.m., to appear in the following Thursday’s paper. Please note that even timely submissions are not guaranteed to be published, as available space is the deciding factor.

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Dutchess County executive race is on

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MILLERTON – The first of two candidates to address the public at a set of American Legion talks, was at Post 178 in Millerton on Monday night, Oct. 3. Dutchess County executive candidate Dan French introduced himself and his platform to an intimate group of local residents. His opponent, Marcus Molinaro, will do the same next week at the same location.

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Planning Board reviews multiple applications

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NORTH EAST — The Planning Board meeting held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, dealt with a number of applications that have been ongoing for months, years and decades.
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