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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

Village Board listens to ideas and concerns

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MILLERTON — The Village Board of Trustees lent an ear to a handful of residents on Monday, July 22, who presented proposals for projects they felt would ultimately benefit Millerton in the long run.
Eddie Collins redo

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Lost in space

MILLERTON — Wassaic Project Education Director Tara Foley taught about life on other planets through the Art and Astronomy program at the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Wednesday, July 24. 
Foley read aloud children’s books centered on the solar system, alien life, astronauts and more before inviting her sole attendee, Daniel Fedczuk, to create artwork based on his idea of life on other planets. 

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Riding high

From Long Island, Lee Danuff and Bob Wieser climbed atop a bicycle meant for two before taking off on this year’s Harlem Valley Rail Ride. For full story and another photo, see 8th annual Harlem Valley Rail Ride unites cyclists on the open road.

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Former Saperstein’s building goes back on the market

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MILLERTON — In the year since James Hendrick and Graham Stone purchased the former Saperstein’s building on Main Street, there have been a number of renovations: from the rich shade of blue that was painted over the 16-year-old iconic mural to the glass windows installed along the side of the building to the new wooden flooring to the updated electrical system. Now that the building has been polished and prepared for incoming businesses, it’s been placed back on the real estate market for $850,000.

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Going to the market: NECC offers grocery bus service for local residents

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MILLERTON — Given the “food desert” growing in the local region following the Millerton Fresh Market’s closure earlier this summer, the North East Community Center (NECC) has extended the outreach of its Dial-A-Ride transportation program by adding grocery shopping trips for local residents.

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North East and Millerton garage update: Bid accepted for highway garage facility

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NORTH EAST — It’s been a long time coming, and the end is within sight. The Town Board has announced that it’s awarded a bid to begin phase one of the new highway garage construction project. The plan is to build a shared garage facility with the village of Millerton on a 3.5 acre Route 22 site bought through back taxes for $6,687.12 last year. 

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MBA plans for Fall for Art 2019

MILLERTON — Gathering at Montage for their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 11, members of the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) set their sights on reviewing the details for upcoming village activities and celebrations scheduled for the village of Millerton this summer and fall.

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Animal attraction

MILLERTON — An animal menagerie, sponsored by the NorthEast-Millerton Library and presented by the Sharon Audubon as part of the library’s summer reading program, gathered at Eddie Collins Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 16. 

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Palling around with Pete

MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library found the purr-fect way to get families out of the summer heat and indoors, inviting local children to take part in a few Saturday activities featuring Pete the Cat on Saturday, July 20. Starting at 10:30 a.m., the library welcomed five little ones who were eager to play games and read stories starring Pete the Cat and his famous white shoes. 

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NECC bus is adding rides to Freshtown in Amenia, and more

MILLERTON — In response to the closing of the only grocery store in Millerton, Northeast Dutchess Transit will provide shopping trips to Freshtown in Amenia on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Rides will be leaving from NECC at 1 p.m.  If a client is unable to get to the North East Community Center, someone will pick the client up at home if it works with the schedule.
Everyone must pre-register, on a first come first served basis. Seating is limited. The round trip fee is $5. 

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