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MILLERTON — With both locals and visitors spending their Fourth of July holiday outdoors, many emergency agencies were on standby in case of an emergency. One such emergency occurred in the Taconic State Park’s Brace Mountain, near Millerton. A number of local emergency agencies responded to a 911 call about a man who had fallen down the side of a cliff while hiking at the park, on Thursday, July 4.

According to Deputy Public Information Director Brian Nearing from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, a 72-year-old man from New...

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Picking up, throwing out

MILLERTON — In keeping with their school’s 24th annual celebration of Eco Day, students from The Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, Conn., showed their commitment to environmental stewardship by heading into local communities, including Millerton, to pick up trash on Thursday afternoon, April 25. The celebration kicked off with a keynote address in the morning by freelance journalist Sam Eaton.

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The perfect time to pick up a book

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.  

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Highway garage issue raised and addressed: No turnout for special meeting

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board held a special meeting on Thursday, April 18, to discuss a few housekeeping matters. Much to the board’s surprise, no one from the public attended.

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April showers fall on Millerton Easter Egg Hunt

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MILLERTON — No amount of rain could put a damper on the celebration of Easter at the Millerton Gun Club on Saturday, April 20. 
Sponsored by the Millerton Gun Club, the Millerton Fire Company and the American Legion Post 178, local families were invited to the Millerton Gun Club for the annual egg hunt. While the hay ride was canceled due to the morning’s inclement weather, children were determined to make the most of the hunt and came dressed for a rainy morning in Millerton.

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Wild things

Coming on the tail end of spring break, the NorthEast-Millerton Library paired up with the Sharon Audubon to present a Spring Break Animal Safari on Friday, April 19. The library opened its doors to a packed house of young animal enthusiasts and a handful of animal guests. Led by Seasonal Environmental Educator Erica Clark, children and their parents learned about animals and admired a few along the way, including a box turtle, a cockroach, a bearded dragon and even a ball python.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Mandated harassment training keeps town and village personnel informed

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MILLERTON — In light of the heightened awareness of all forms of harassment present in today’s social climate, New York state has initiated new laws to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, one of which requires all state contractors to affirm that they have a sexual harassment policy in place and that they provide annual training to all of their employees. 

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‘The Human Element’ in nature

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MILLERTON — In keeping up with a well-received Earth Day tradition, Townscape of Millerton and North East sponsored a free screening of the documentary, “The Human Element,” at The Moviehouse in collaboration with Millerton’s Climate Smart Communities Initiative on Sunday, April 14.
With doors opening at 10:30 a.m., a modest gathering of local residents assembled in one of the theaters on the second floor for the 11 a.m. screening. 

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Oscar would be proud: Teen Team to paint more garbage cans

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MILLERTON — Now that spring is in the air, the Village Board reported on Monday, March 18, that the North East Community Center’s (NECC) Teen Team will soon be painting village garbage cans to bring a little extra color and cleanliness into Millerton.

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Fire alarm sounded for faulty furnace on Simmons Street

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MILLERTON— The acrid smell of smoke could be detected along Simmons Street on Friday, April 12, after a fire alarm alerted Millerton’s volunteer rescue squad that something was amiss. 
The fire alarm went off shortly before 12:30 p.m., and brought four firetrucks from the North East Fire District, its rescue squad vehicle, an ambulance and a firetruck from Sharon, Conn., to the scene at 20 Simmons Street. 

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Democratic candidates hit the campaign trail

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MILLERTON — The local community got better acquainted with candidates running for office this year by attending the Democratic Candidates Forum held in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Saturday, April 13.
The event was hosted by the North East Democratic Committee. The annex opened its doors at 10 a.m. to a good-sized crowd of local constituents who came with questions.

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