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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.

Earlier in August, the wetland and ecological consulting company Quenzer Environmental LLC submitted a proposal to town engineer Morris Associates that was designed to provide bog turtle monitoring for the town’s Mill Road...

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Local artist shares the wealth

MILLERTON — When 2-year-old Harper Blanchet propped his chin on his folded hands and looked out at the changing light that filled his backyard, his child’s mind couldn’t have imagined that some 68 years later he would frame that light and hang it on the walls of countless galleries, homes, and now, those of the NorthEast-Millerton Library. 

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Get reading at NorthEast-Millerton Library

MILLERTON—  The summer reading program at the NorthEast-Millerton Library will kick off on Saturday, June 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a dance party for all at the Library Annex, hosted by local DJ Ibis Guzman. Music, dancing and free ice cream are included in this fun event.
Children who are registered with the summer reading program will be able to enter to win prize baskets by earning raffle tickets through attendance at programs and by checking out books on their library cards.  

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Zoo-rific!

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The Millerton Scoop serves sweet treats on South Center Street

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MILLERTON — Just in time for summer, the village of Millerton welcomed the arrival of The Millerton Scoop, a new ice cream shop located at the corner of Main and South Center streets.
Serving up the shop’s medley of frozen delights, owner Debbie Lewis is joining the  business community with her vision of an old-fashioned ice cream shop. Along with mixing milk shakes and scooping ice cream, she can also be recognized from her food truck, Debbie’s Dawgs, in Millbrook.
Lewis said her boyfriend encouraged her to open the shop in Millerton.

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Sights set on Millerton Gun Club’s practices

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MILLERTON— A frustrated resident has voiced concern about the Millerton Gun Club’s shooting practices. David Decker submitted a second written notice and follow up complaint about the club’s activities, involving “loud, excessive and sometimes rapid and nearly daily gun fire” to the Town Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the code enforcement officer. The letter was read into the minutes of the most recent Town Board meeting, held on Thursday, June 14.

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Literacy Connections talks about Book Buddies program

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MILLERTON — As a way of getting its Book Buddies program off the ground in eastern Dutchess County, the nonprofit organization Literacy Connections hosted an information session at the Round Tuit restaurant on Wednesday, June 6.

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Lunch Box serves up free lunch and breakfast

MILLERTON — School is out — and that means that free breakfast and lunch are in for any residents up to 18 years of age in the North East (Webutuck) Central School District. 
According to Director of Programs at the North East Community Center (NECC) Anna Clune, meal distribution coordinates with programs at sites that run from different dates. NECC administers the program. However, meals are available at any of the locations and are open to all whether enrolled in the programs or not. 

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Business group looks ahead

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MILLERTON — With the summer in bloom, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) began discussing ideas for upcoming activities in the village of Millerton at a meeting on Thursday, June 7. The monthly meeting was held at Montage. 
At the start of the meeting, village Trustee Matt Hartzog announced that the North East-Millerton Library Annex is scheduled to host a Community Narcan Training session on Thursday, July 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

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Science writer is the bee’s knees with local children

MILLERTON — Bees have several dozen new friends and champions to help them do their critical job, thanks to a Monday, June 4, presentation at the NorthEast-Millerton Library. There, four-time Emmy winner Lynn Brunelle, author of “Turn This Book into a Beehive,” assured them all that they had the power to make a difference in the world.  

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Concerns about police practices in Millerton

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MILLERTON— With summer just around corner and more drivers on the road, motorists have been advised to exercise caution when passing through the village of Millerton. With the Millerton police department on alert, residents and visitors have voiced their concerns that local officers have been too strict in their enforcement — to the point where some are starting to avoid driving through the village altogether.

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