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MILLERTON — Through its collaboration with The Wassaic Project, the NorthEast-Millerton Library has found a creative new way to connect children to the stories they read by developing an Art and Children’s Books program.

Led by Wassaic Project Education Director Tara Foley, the program kicked off last summer in the library and has grown to be a popular program for the library’s younger patrons, according to the library’s Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune.

“It’s a nice way for kids to incorporate art with literacy,” McClune...

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‘TOP COP’ Michael Veeder continues to patrol Millerton after receiving honor

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MILLERTON — The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board recognized Officer Michael Veeder from the Millerton Police Department as a “TOP COP” at the 24th Annual Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon. The ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 15.

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Riley’s response

While Riley’s Furniture & Flooring closed its doors for business on Dec. 31, lights illuminated the store’s exterior as three firetrucks responded to a call on Monday, Jan. 7. The Millerton Fire Company received a call about smoke in the building at 5 p.m. and responded to the scene along with an ambulance from Northern Dutchess Paramedics. After exploring the building, firefighters found that the smoke was caused from a burned-out light ballast and handled the situation within 15 minutes.

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Town of North East prepares for 2019

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NORTH EAST— The North East Town Board set to work in accepting official appointments and stating its plans for 2019 at its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
As he welcomed everyone to the meeting, North East town Supervisor George Kaye remarked, “We have a busy year ahead of us.”

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Tracking the history of the Millerton clock tower

MILLERTON — Sometimes the greatest Hidden Treasures go unnoticed even though they are in plain sight. That is the case with the symbol of the village of Millerton — the old clock tower atop the Main Street’s Moviehouse, known as Benedict Hall. 
Since its installation in 1903, the clock’s face told the passing moments of each day as its bell tolled the hours — reminding residents of tasks to be done, friends to be met and celebrations to be held. 

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Highway garage update: North East seeks engineering bids

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board spoke about the new highway garage proposal — and finding engineers to work on the project — at its most recent meeting, held on Thursday, Dec. 13, at Town Hall.
The town is in dire need of new facilities, as the current highway garage at 11 South Center St., Millerton, is in a state of disrepair. The walls are crumbling, the roof is leaking and the space is too small to accommodate all of the Highway Department’s expensive equipment.

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Village Board discusses potential wastewater treatment facility with project manager

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MILLERTON — Just before 2018 came to an end, the Village Board of Trustees opened its meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, to a preliminary presentation from Tighe & Bond on a potential wastewater treatment facility for the village.
This past year, the village of Millerton distributed a survey to gather information about how the public is handling its wastewater and to determine if there is a need for a wastewater system in the village.

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Helping with the holiday meal

At the height of the holiday season, the Webutuck varsity girls soccer team got into the community spirit by assembling food baskets on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Millerton Presbyterian Church. The student athletes and Coach Mark Moren worked together with local volunteers to put together food baskets for the Sunday in the Country Food Drive, which provides full turkey meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas. To assist volunteers in their efforts, the North East Community Center donated the produce, sourced from Rock Steady Farm in Millerton.

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Asian Kitchen brings two seasoned chefs to Millerton

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MILLERTON — New flavors and exotic cuisines have fused together at Millerton Fresh Market’s Asian Kitchen, which opened in the fall and features chefs Kazuhiro Hidaka and Jose Lalby.

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Hobnobbing at the library

Eleanor Devine, 5, and her mother, Trish, were all smiles as they worked on their hobby horse.  Tom Hooker Hanford, artist and musician, led his 6th Annual Hobby Horse Workshop for children and adults at NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Dec. 22.

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North East Comprehensive Plan committee sets community goals

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MILLERTON — The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met on Monday, Dec. 17, to continue its discussion of effective strategies for achieving the plan’s community goals.

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