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MILLERTON — With the coming of autumn, it’s a perfect time for crafters of all varieties to start to plan new projects, which means it’s also a great time to think about creating something special for the  NorthEast-Millerton Library Holiday Craft Fair.

Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson notes that because the event features only hand crafted items donated for the sale, no commercial vendors need be paid, so every cent that comes in contributes to the support of the library and its myriad of programs. 

The fair also provides a second way to...

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Millerton man arrested for running trooper off the road

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PLEASANT VALLEY — Twenty-six-year-old Millerton resident Joshua Gop was arrested on Monday, Nov. 28, on several charges related to drugs and running a New York State Police trooper off the road.
The trooper was traveling westbound on Route 44 in Pleasant Valley shortly before 5 p.m. when Gop allegedly drove into the trooper’s lane, forcing the trooper to “swerve into a ditch to avoid a collision,” according to a press release issued by the New York State Police.

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Freshtown plans for a Grand Union takeover

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NORTH EAST — For the second time in a month, Freshtown supermarket owners and operators Dan and Noah Katz appeared before the North East Planning Board for a preliminary discussion about their plans to take over the Grand Union. The brothers attributed their quick return to the fact that there wasn’t a full board at the Nov. 10 meeting and therefore they wanted to apprise all members of their plans. They also brought with them a partially-completed application. 

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Parade kicks off the holidays

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MILLERTON — Tens of thousands of lights were strung on floats, motorcycles and firetrucks that paraded up Main Street in Millerton on Friday, Nov. 25, during the town’s annual Parade of Lights.
The townspeople were joined by residents of neighboring towns as they lined up as much as six people deep on the sidewalks to get a view of the procession.
Lennie Morrison, president of the Millerton Fire Company, said the Parade of Lights draws bigger crowds than any of the other parades held in the town.

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New pizza place offers saucy slices

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MILLERTON — Pizza aficionados will be pleased to hear that there is a new oven in town.
Cozzy’s Pizza Express, which owner Costianzo DeBernardo describes as “the standard that everyone measures by,” creates traditional pizzas and Italian-American dishes using fresh, flavorful ingredients.
The business was originally started in 1972 by DeBernardo’s father in Poughkeepsie. It has moved a few times in recent years, and even did a short stint in Millerton, but now the pizza joint is here to stay.

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NECC gets moving on transportation program

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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) is moving forward with plans for a new region-wide transportation program entitled Northeastern Dutchess Transportation Program, thanks in large measure to support from the Sharon-based Foundation for Community Health.
“This program was over two years in the making,” NECC Executive Director Jenny Hansell told the North East Town Board at its Thursday, Nov. 10, business meeting. “The Foundation for Community Health decided to address the need for transportation here.”

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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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