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MILLBROOK — Each year the citizens of Millbrook and the town of Washington gather on Veterans Green, at the 11th hour on the 11th day  of the 11th month. The size of the crowd is sometimes dependent on the weather, but there are those who never miss the chance to give thanks for service rendered by those still remaining soldiers. Though a day for the living, it’s also a time to remember those who were lost in war, or have since died. 

To see the flag waving above the crowd against the sky, to see the vets in their uniforms, the members of the Veterans of...

Millerton

Airman with Millerton ties killed in attack on U.S. servicemen

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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton has joined the rest of the nation in mourning the death of 21-year-old Zachary Cuddeback, the American Air Force serviceman with local roots who was shot and killed last week in an attack on U.S. soldiers.
According to CNN.com, the shooting took place on Wednesday, March 2, at the Frankfurt airport in Germany. Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, of South Carolina, was also killed. Two others were wounded in the attack on the U.S. military bus. There has been an arrest in the case. Go to CNN.com for more information.

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Supermarket applicant, town have a meeting of the minds

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NORTH EAST — The major players involved in the recently-proposed Route 44 supermarket gathered in the upstairs building department office of Town Hall last Tuesday, March 1, to discuss the project’s status.
The meeting

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Finding peace in between the pages and deep down in the soil

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MILLERTON — Peace. It’s a great concept if you can unearth and embrace it. And Margaret Roach, author, gardener, radio personality, blogger, website designer and consultant is determined to do exactly that with her latest project, a book entitled, “and I Shall Have Some Peace There.”
Roach spoke about her new book, and the road that led her to write it, during a recent interview with The Millerton News.

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Village elections are March 15

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MILLERTON — Elections are just around the corner, and those who are running for village seats this year are hoping voters will venture out on Tuesday, March 15, and cast their ballots. Voters won’t have to go far; they just have to make their way to the Nutrition Center at Village Hall to show their support for their municipal leaders.
Millerton Mayor John Scutieri, a Democrat, is looking to return to his two-year post for a third term. Scutieri was cross-endorsed by the Republicans.

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Town calls state of emergency

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NORTH EAST— The town of North East issued a town-wide state of emergency on Monday, March 7, and again on Tuesday, March 8, for certain town roads that remained closed. According to town Supervisor Dave Sherman, lines were down and crews could not go in to repair them because they were not sure if the lines were energized.

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New supermarket sketch plans brought before Planning Board

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NORTH EAST — John Joseph of Southern Realty Development (SRD) was back before the Planning Board on Wednesday, Feb. 23, to discuss the sketch plan and lot line adjustments needed for a 35,800-square-foot supermarket off Route 44. As in his previous appearances, he remained silent as to who his tenant would be.
The store is being proposed for the town’s Boulevard District on a 10-acre lot behind the existing Thompson Plaza, where the North East Athletic Club, Kids’ Time and the Talk of the Towne Deli are located.

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Town Board focuses on building, zoning and planning

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board discussed all things planning, building and zoning at its business meeting on Thursday, Feb. 17, when North East Building Inspector Ken McLaughlin appeared before the board to give his department’s monthly report.
McLaughlin first expressed his thanks to the board for getting his office and the town on the same page.

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Coffee company offers to mitigate emissions

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NORTH EAST — Thursday, Feb. 23, saw the conclusion of Irving Farm Development Corp.’s public hearing for site plan approval for a coffee-roasting warehouse. The project is planned just north of the Main Street intersection on Route 22 in the village of Millerton. The hearing was continued from the previous Planning Board meeting two weeks prior, but it actually began on Dec. 20, 2010; last week’s session lasted 40 minutes.

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North East Sunoco: Missed deadlines, illegal operations fuel frustrations

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NORTH EAST — Last Wednesday, Feb. 23, attorney Keith Nolan was given a lesson on deadlines. His instructor was none other than North East Planning Board Chairman Dale Culver. The setting? The bimonthly Planning Board meeting that Nolan attended after missing a Jan. 9, 2011, due date, when he was supposed to submit a site plan for his client, GRJH.
GRJH is run by businesswoman Alicia Metz; the company owns the Sunoco gas station and convenience store on Route 44 in Millerton.

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Go-cart request refused

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NORTH EAST — Despite being “permanently tabled” last year, the request to revisit Robert Trotta’s go-cart track proposal made its way back to the Town Board’s table on Thursday, Feb. 17, much to the frustration of those present.
Town Supervisor Dave Sherman read aloud planner Arthur Brod’s request for a proposed amendment to the zoning code for a go-cart track on Route 44 in the town of North East — this time for electric-powered go-carts — a change from the gas-powered carts of the past. Brod is the planner hired by Trotta.

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