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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the month of November reviewing recent village events and planning future ones at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The meeting was held at Montage, with only six members present. Dana Jennings reported that fellow member Jeanne Vanecko did a survey on the Fall for Art festival and found that this year’s event had greater success compared to the last couple of years. Additional activities seemed to enhance the festival experience. There was a consensus it might be best to end activities at 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m...

Millerton

Painting the village (hydrants) red

MILLERTON— Regardless of who might need them, village residents and personnel will now be able to locate fire hydrants in Millerton more easily, thanks to a fresh coat of bright red paint.
With hydrants inspected on a yearly basis, Village Highway Supervisor Coleman Lawrence said the objective behind repainting the fire hydrants is to keep them maintained and highly visible. Along with the new paint job, the hydrants were examined for other flaws, such as missing bolts or open pores.

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Millerton and North East: Options for EMS coverage examined at workshop

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Village Board and North East Town Board took the time to review their existing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coverage and options for the future at a special joint workshop meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Much-needed sidewalk repairs focus of block grant application

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board met on Thursday, Sept. 13, to discuss various issues,  top among them grant proposal ideas for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), block  grants are awarded annually by the county based on a priority list.
Priorities range from infrastructure, to affordable housing, to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Oftentimes, joint applications from neighboring communities fare better than single applicants.

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MBA gets to work, plans for fall

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the fall season with a packed house and a calendar of community events at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13.
The monthly meeting was held at Montage. MBA members gave a warm welcome to Christine Sergent, the new executive director of the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton.

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Benefit dinner to help local resident Jim Tanner

MILLERTON— The mark of a good man may well be how quickly that man’s neighbors arrive to help when trouble appears on his doorstep.
By that measure, lifelong Millerton resident Jim Tanner is shown to be a good man, indeed. Hundreds are stepping up as he and his family face the challenges presented by recently diagnosed Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, a disease that has rendered this husband and devoted father of three, a self-employed business man, unable to work. 

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Curious to a fault

The NorthEast-Millerton Library celebrated the 77th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey by hosting Curiosity Week from Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Saturday, Sept. 15. The celebration kicked off with Story Hour. Above, from left, Parker, April, Riley and Dave Whalen stopped by the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Sept. 15.

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Tavern Trail leads to American Legion

MILLERTON — The tragedy and triumph that was World War I will be on display at the final Dutchess County 2018 Historic Tavern Trail “Year of the Veteran” event at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the American Legion Post 178 in Millerton.
The tale will be told thru war-time images and discussions of three North East residents: one who survived and two who did not. The last were killed some 10 miles apart on the same day, November 1, 1918, only 10 days before the end of the war. 

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Town to fund bog turtle monitoring plan

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board was prompt in its decision to approve an expenditure of funds for the Bog Turtle Monitoring Plan at a special meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 23.
The meeting was held at 1:30 p.m. North East town Supervisor George Kaye, Councilmen Ralph Fedele and John Merwin and Deputy Town Clerk Gail Wheeler were in attendance.

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Water service line break closes library

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library closed its doors on Wednesday, Sept. 5, as a result of a water service line break that left the library without adequate water.
The recent issue with the water main began around the last week of August when water pressure started to decline. By Tuesday, Sept. 4, the pressure had diminished to the point where library staff were unable to flush the toilets. 

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Library cards available

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MILLERTON — As students prepare for the new school year, the NorthEast-Millerton Library has invited patrons of all ages to get a library card in celebration of Library Card Sign-Up Month.

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