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MILLERTON — Lovers of the written word are in for a treat as treasures and unique experiences await them at Oblong Books and Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck, and at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, when they celebrate the Fifth Annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.  

The booksellers will be joining those at 500 other stores across the country, bringing a focus to the ways in which the shops contribute to the community.  

Suzanna Hermans, co-owner of Oblong said, “A bookstore brings something special to every community it is...

Millerton

Women take top spots at Chili Cook-Off

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MILLERTON — The key ingredient for any successful gathering is community support, and the American Legion Auxiliary was appreciative of the crowd  that came to the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Daytona 500 Party on Sunday, Feb. 17.

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Manna Dew sweetens Millerton streets

MILLERTON — Manna Dew café owner Victor Trivelli explained he is donating 10 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds on Sunday, Feb. 24, to the North East Historical Society’s Dine Out for History.
“I think it’s great to have little historic villages like this still surviving and thriving,” he said. “It’s not common in other states and other parts of the country. It’s good. And the historical society does good things; so if I’m able to help, I will.”

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MBA seeks solutions: Parking and speeding on Millerton’s Main Street

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MILLERTON — Recognized as an ongoing issue in the village of Millerton, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) is hoping to resolve parking problems in the business district, and the problem of cars traveling too quickly down Main Street. It discussed the matter at an MBA meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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MBA reviews proposal for drawdown project in April

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, Feb. 7. Member Jeanne Vanecko suggested a “drawdown challenge” to raise awareness about what Millerton is doing daily to fight global warming and environmental degradation.

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Fines paid with food helps stock pantries

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MILLERTON — Throughout February, the NorthEast-Millerton Library will offer patrons a chance to pay their library fines by making a donation to area food pantries during Food for Fines Month. 
While Food for Fines Month is new this year, the library has contributed to local pantries in the past; it held a collection around the holidays a few years ago. After talking with some local residents, NorthEast-Millerton Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson learned that area food pantries have been running low on supplies following the recent government shutdown. 

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Generosity at work

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MBA talks new ideas: Music festival possible

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met in January to discuss its future, starting with the idea of a new music festival this summer.
“This is an opportunity to reboot it,” Jeanne Vanecko said, adding the MBA wants to “make sure the people who were complaining before are heard. 
“I’m not saying it should be a repeat of Spring for Sound — it should be a new musical festival so we’re not bound by old traditions and old assumptions,” said Vanecko.

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Civil disobedience can overcome eras and issues

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MILLERTON — Following the national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and dedication to advocating for equal rights for all, the local community sought to expand its knowledge of civil disobedience. “Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition for Achieving Social and Political Change” was presented in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

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Diner remembrances with dinner

MILLERTON — Hungry history enthusiasts will find what they seek at the Oakhurst Diner, a backbone of the Millerton eatery scene for decades. There, from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds will go to the North East Historical Society.
In the 1920s, a dining option wasn’t available at that location at the corner of North Center and Main, but folks could pick up a snack or a pack of smokes at Wilcoxson’s Texaco Station.

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Families foster a love of libraries

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library promoted the value of visiting the library as a family with Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 2.
“It’s a wonderful way to draw new and current library users into our space to showcase how people can use our facility — even if they don’t have a library card — and that libraries are a community space that everyone is welcome in,” said NorthEast-Millerton Library Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune. “It is also a great day to get a library card.”

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