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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) was one of six recipients to be awarded funding recently through Dutchess County’s 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) program.

Totaling $150,000 this year, the CBDG program aspires to address critical public service needs throughout the county. The program’s grant awards also contribute to almost $1.5 million in funding awarded this year through the CBDG and HOME Investment Partnership programs to improve accessibility, address critical public service needs and expand affordable housing options.

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Millerton

Rebuilding Together team lends a hand in repairing Millerton residence

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MILLERTON — Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) volunteers had an ideal day to work on critical home improvements and repairs for two Dutchess County homeowners on Saturday, June 1.
In celebration of National Rebuilding Day last April, Rebuilding Together Dutchess County called volunteers to action for six projects across the county. As the timing didn’t work out for the projects in Millerton and Beacon in April, RTDC moved the date of the work to Saturday, June 1.

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An intriguing ‘Jeopardy’ answer: A Millerton resident who was on ‘Jeopardy’

MILLERTON — The correct question would be: “Who is retired classics teacher, fencing coach and library volunteer Rowena Fenstermacher?” 

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Irondale Schoolhouse kicks off 2019 season

MILLERTON — With a steady stream of local residents and weekend visitors, Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse Board President Ralph Fedele invited everyone to celebrate the opening of the Irondale Schoolhouse for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25. Community members of all ages came out to explore the historic one-room schoolhouse while the sight of the rope leading up to the school bell prompted visiting children to pause in the doorway and ring the bell. 

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Town Board discusses highway bids, STAR tax exemptions

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board’s May meeting covered a variety of topics — including departmental reports. Board members gathered at Town Hall on Thursday, May 9, to discuss them, focusing the start of the meeting on reports from the Highway Department and the assessor’s office.

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‘Patriotism in its purest sense’: Fallen heroes remembered, saluted on Memorial Day

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MILLERTON — The shared sense of community among village residents was exceptionally strong on Monday, May 27, as the village of Millerton assembled to salute this country’s fallen heroes at the annual Memorial Day ceremony.

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Hathaway’s closes for business in Millerton

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MILLERTON — Local residents walking down South Center Street to grab a fresh cup of coffee at Hathaway’s were in for a surprise when they saw the sign on the door announcing the café is permanently closed for business in Millerton.
Bidding farewell to countless local and visiting customers who have stopped by his café over the last few years, Pete Hathaway posted a notice on the café door and on the Hathaway’s website.

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Remembering

From left, Elizabeth Forbes, 10, and Ryan Morrissey, 9, sat on top of a truck to get the best view of the annual Memorial Day parade in Millerton.

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Spelling out change

Workers removed the familiar lettering of the former Saperstein’s store at 41 Main Street in Millerton on Wednesday, May 22. Work is being done on the building, which will house multiple retail shops inside. Already, the exterior has been painted a smart shade of blue and large windows have been cut in the side of the building, where the iconic mural once appeared. Local residents and visitors are all eager to see how the renovations turn out, and who takes up residence inside.

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Barrett visits with constituents

MILLERTON — Determined to keep an open dialogue with her constituents throughout the year, New York State Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-106) paid a visit to Irving Farm Coffee Roasters in Millerton on Friday, May 17, as part of her seventh annual Diner Stop Tour. Running from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there was a good turnout of residents from Millerton, North East, the Webutuck Central School District and beyond.

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Comments and compliments on new comprehensive plan

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MILLERTON — The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee held a public hearing on Saturday, May 18, at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex with a moderate group of area residents in attendance.

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