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NORTH EAST — The Town Board held a lengthy discussion at its last board meeting, on Thursday, Nov. 8. The talk had to do with a recently-passed solar law, Local Law No. 3 of 2018, and if the town should allow payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for solar facilities entitled to senior exemptions. PILOTs require payments be made to the taxing municipality in lieu of taxes.

Attorney to the Town Warren Replansky said he reviewed the law with the town assessor and prepared for it to be sent to the town clerk.

“The only issue to discuss is who provides notice to property...

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Fiesta

Flamenco dancer Rachel Holmes mesmerized crowds at the North East Community Center’s (NECC) Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6. The festival, part of NECC’s Fall Community Day, was held in conjunction with Millerton’s Fall for Art. For the full story and more photos, visit Residents, visotors alike at Fall for Art.

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Millerton Police Department stands up to critics

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MILLERTON — The difference of opinion regarding the Millerton Police Department (MPD) and its worth is again voicing itself, with some supporting the MPD and all it does to protect the community and others charging it’s overzealous in its enforcement of local laws — minor and major. 
The issue has been raised at recent Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) meetings. At one such meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, village Trustee Christine Bates spoke against the department’s practices, claiming its enthusiasm winds up costing local merchants business.

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Democratic candidates take a stand for change at Blue Wave Bash

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MILLERTON — In between the rich colors of autumn, Millerton recently welcomed a wave of blue at this year’s Blue Wave Bash on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Local constituents met at The Re Institute Gallery to hear from Democratic candidates for a number of local and state elections. From behind the Oblong Valley Indivisibles table, North East resident Bill Kish welcomed everyone while wearing a black “Faso Lies” T-shirt, a theme that resonated throughout the afternoon.

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NorthEast-Millerton Library to dedicate memorial garden

MILLERTON — The dedication of the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s Memorial Reading Garden will take place on Saturday, Oct 6, at 11 a.m. in the new garden in front of the library. At that time, a statue cast in the form of a pedestal holding a book with more than 50 names of individuals memorialized on its pages will be unveiled.

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Rock Steady Farm offers sustainable farming and food

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MILLERTON — Residents looking for a new way to get fresh produce can check out the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program offered at Rock Steady Farm in Millerton.

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ESL classes designed to teach everyone basics of English

Clases de inglés
Cualquier persona que quiera aprender inglés puede asistir las clases gratuitas en el NECC, 51 S. Center St., Millerton. Las clases se reunirán semanalmente los lunes y viernes a partir de las 6 p.m. hasta las 9 p.m. comenzando el 15 de octubre. Tanto las clases como los libros son gratuitos. Para más información contacte a: Evelyn Garzetta 917-705-9600.

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Furever thankful for a forever home

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MILLERTON — For those who remember the Dog Days of Summer pet adoption event held at the Millerton Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 25 — courtesy of the North East Community Center (NECC) and the Little Guild animal shelter — good news. The 8-year-old Shih Tzu, Miette, who was up for adoption after her owners could no longer care for her, has found a new home.

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Christine Sergent envisions promising future for NECC

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MILLERTON— Already a few weeks into her new career at the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton, Executive Director Christine Sergent is thinking about strengthening the organization from the inside out and making sure NECC staff are supported and empowered to put forth their best for the community.

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Village Board discusses water, police, property and trash

MILLERTON— Good news about the town water supply was a key part of a crowded agenda that prompted village Mayor Debbie Middlebrook to begin the two-hour Sept. 17 meeting by explaining that while there would be no public comments that night, there would be at the Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. 

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Amelia Smith’s pet project: caring for animals

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MILLERTON— When she graduated this past May from The Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, Conn., Amelia Smith, 18, already had a strong record of training and caring for animals.
A resident of Millerton, Smith’s love of animals sparked at a young age, fostered with the support of her family, academic mentors and the animals she’s met along the way. In addition to volunteering with many animal groups, Smith’s experience encompasses travel, competition, fundraising efforts and honors well beyond her age.   

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