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NORTH EAST — The Hudson Valley has become a hot spot for Hollywood filming. Just two-plus hours north of Manhattan, Dutchess County is the site of multiple filming projects — and has been for some years now.

That trend has filtered down to the rural town of North East, where the upcoming Netflix film, “Things Seen and Heard,” is currently shooting on Skunks Misery Road.

The issue of how the town should handle such activity was discussed at the Town Board’s October meeting. 

“We have had, as you know, movie companies looking...

Millerton

Setting the (spooky) mood

MILLERTON -— The North East Community Center’s (NECC) Teen Team helped the NorthEast-Millerton Library get ready for Halloween weeks in advance by decorating the library on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Inviting the community to join the fun, the Teen Team enjoyed a pizza dinner before they set to work. 
From witches and spiderwebs to skeletal cats and a mummy’s head, volunteers embraced the Halloween spirit as they decorated the library’s interior and exterior. 
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Fall in full splendor

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Residents speak up at annual Senior Forum public hearing

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MILLERTON — The Dutchess County Office for the Aging (OFA) assured local seniors their concerns are being heard and their voices have an impact at its annual Senior Forum public hearings, one of which was held at the Millerton Senior Friendship Center, located in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, on Wednesday morning, Sept. 25.

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Creativity takes shape

As a key player in The Wassaic Project’s collaboration with the NorthEast-Millerton Library, Wassaic Project Education Director Tara Foley inspired young artists and readers to explore the artistic style of artist Henri Matisse at the latest Art and Children’s Books program on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25. 
Foley started the program with three children in tow, finishing with one regular program attendee whose interest Foley maintained with a good book to read and a fun craft to complete. 

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MBA looks ahead with community events, local actions and future projects

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MILLERTON — Keeping open to ideas for bringing the community together while promoting the local region, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) assembled on Thursday, Sept. 5, to talk about upcoming events in the village this fall.

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Readers of all ages celebrated during Library Card Sign Up Month

MILLERTON — Some librarians will do anything to encourage youngsters to read and to get their own library cards. That includes NorthEast-Millerton Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson who has given new meaning to the phrase “Going Green.”
As part of the summer reading program, she committed to allowing whichever reader completed the most books to pick a new color for her hair. Logan Miller, the son of Scott and Lisa, won the competition and promptly chose teal. 

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Village Hall set to become ADA compliant

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MILLERTON — The Village Board utilized the first part of its meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, to discuss the next steps in updating Village Hall and making it Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
For its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application in 2018, the village agreed to seek funding in a joint application with the town of North East to update Village Hall and North East Town Hall to make them both ADA compliant.

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Building boats, testing buoyancy

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‘The Biggest Little Farm’ screening and panel unlock labors of organic farming

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MILLERTON — Given the impact that organic farming practices have had on the local region over the years, it came as no surprise that The Moviehouse’s screening of the documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” and its accompanying Q&A panel gathered an immense turnout on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18.

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Remembering educator Myron ‘Mike’ Rindsberg

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MILLERTON — Those who knew Myron “Mike” Rindsberg felt fortunate to do so. He was generous of spirit, kind and nurturing. And for roughly 30 years he was the much beloved superintendent of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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