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MILLERTON — Village merchants gained a better understanding of their responsibilities in maintaining the sidewalks outside of their businesses and removing snow after bringing their queries to the village’s attention last month.

Speaking as co-secretary of the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA), Dana Rohn, owner of Montage, said the MBA wanted to touch base with Mayor Debbie Middlebrook to get a sense of their responsibilities for snow removal and sidewalk zoning. 

Going back to last winter, the MBA previously had an arrangement with Kindred Property Care...

Millerton

‘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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All signs point to lower speed limit needed on Winchell Mtn. Road

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NORTH EAST — Winchell Mountain Road is undeniably beautiful. Its mountaintop scenic view makes for a lovely country drive — with one exception: The road has increasingly become a speedway for cars and trucks making their way back and forth from Route 22 to Route 199. 
Winchell Mountain Road (Dutchess County Route 60) is a popular shortcut between the two state roads, but it’s not without its risks, especially in the winter time. The steep and winding road makes for fast driving, and neighbors say it’s putting them in harm’s way. 

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A history of lawlessness in Boston Corners and the Oblong

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library opened its Annex to a full crowd of local residents curious to learn more about the history surrounding Boston Corners and the Oblong as part of Jon Strom’s presentation, “Boston Corners and the Oblong: How Two State Boundary Land Exchanges Created Havens for Lawlessness,” on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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Millerton and North East boards hold joint public hearing for 2019 Comprehensive Plan

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MILLERTON — The 2019 Town of North East/Village of Millerton Comprehensive Plan inched closer to its finalization as the Village Board and the Town Board hosted a joint public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. to allow the public to raise any comments or concerns about the plan. A Comprehensive Plan lays out a framework for municipalities to lean on while planning for their communities for the next 10 to 15 years.

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Preserving history, with stories from the generations

MILLERTON — Every person has a story, but all too often, generations pass by one another without sharing them, and soon they are lost to the ages. To help ensure that doesn’t happen to tales of Millerton and the surrounding areas, Arts Mid-Hudson and the NorthEast-Millerton Library are partnering to present a two-month program, Across the Centuries: Stories About Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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Old service station to become a Mobil museum of sorts

MILLERTON — Behind the black screen recently erected on Route 44 in Millerton, work is being done to turn the old gas station into, well, sort of an older gas station. 
Rob Cooper, owner of Associated Lightning Rod in Millerton, is a collector of gas station memorabilia, mainly signs and oil cans from the 1950s and 1960s. It isn’t completely illogical, then, that he’s now purchased an old gas station. What better place to showcase his collection?

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Library has new trustee and treasurer

MILLERTON — The right person at the right time in the right place pretty much sums up the happy connection between Lana Morrison, former manager of the Millerton Branch of Salisbury Bank, and the NorthEast-Millerton Library. 
Morrison, who describes herself as a “numbers person,” has recently joined the library’s Board of Trustees, assuming the position of treasurer from the much appreciated Carol Decker who recently stepped down from that function after many years of volunteer service.

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Respected local physician John Curtis passes away at the age of 81

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MILLERTON — Whether they were colleagues in his field, patients under his care, close friends or family members, there are many throughout the northeastern Dutchess County communities who could attest to John Curtis’s character, both on a professional and a personal level. Curtis passed away at his family home on Sharon Station Road on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the age of 81.

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Town pursues county grant for salt and sand shed relocation

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board discussed pursuing a grant for a water quality improvement project through the consolidated funding application process at its August meeting.
According to Councilman Chris Kennan, who filled out the application, the grant would be for relocating the sand and salt shed from its current location at the town’s highway garage on South Center Street to the new, yet-to-be-built highway garage site on Route 22.
The town has applied for $485,000 through the 50% matching grant (for a total of $970,000).

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