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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.

The annual celebration was held at the American Legion Post 178 Hall. Recognized as the Auxiliary’s biggest annual fundraiser, this year’s cook-off welcomed nine slow cookers filled with chili. With flavors ranging from mild and medium to hot and blazin’, the thick scent of home-cooked chili enveloped the Hall. 

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Millerton

Library gets crafty for the holiday season

MILLERTON — They seem like ordinary citizens, going about their everyday activities while plying their talents behind closed door. Then once a year, their inner Elves emerge, and as if by magic the fruits of their labors appear at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. There for one special day the building becomes Santa’s North East Pole as it houses the annual Holiday Craft Fair. 

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North East adopts 2019 municipal budget

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NORTH EAST— After three minutes, the Town Board closed the 2019 budget public hearing scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Only two members of the public attended.
“I don’t know what it is,” said town Supervisor George Kaye. “A budget meeting you would expect the most people would come and be here, but nobody comes.”
He continued.
“It’s not that I don’t appreciate the people who do come, but I would expect a little more,” said Kaye.

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Honoring those who served, on Veterans Day

MILLERTON — With gentle breezes furling the Stars and Stripes lining Millerton’s Main Street, World War I’s hundred-year-old peace was recognized as history’s best-known time of cease fire — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Under chilly blue skies with white clouds, some 50 North East residents gathered on Sunday at Millerton’s Veterans’ Park to mark the occasion, and honor with a Veterans Day observation all those who have served the nation since its inception. 

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An Election Day breakdown of North East voters

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NORTH EAST— Election Day brought forth a large number of voters throughout the country, the state and right here in Dutchess County. Post election, here’s a look at how the town of North East voted. 

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Adopt-a-Family preps to give a happy Christmas to local children

MILLERTON— Children’s smiles will fill more than 100 homes on Christmas morning throughout the Webutuck and Pine Plains Central School Districts thanks to all those who make Adopt-a-Family part of their own holiday tradition. 
Families who otherwise would not have a Christmas should sign up for the free program by Thanksgiving. Forms are available at Moore and More Printing at 17 Dutchess Ave., according to program director Stacey Moore

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Shared services grant puts town on the road to new highway garage

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board was recently awarded $240,000 as part of the Municipal Innovation Grant Program, or shared services grant.
“We applied several months ago for a shared services grant,” said town Supervisor George Kaye at the October Town Board meeting, adding Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro came to town several months ago to discuss the proposed highway garage project.

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The end of an era: Riley’s Furniture & Flooring to close

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MILLERTON — After celebrating its 60th anniversary last year, Millerton residents were surprised to see a large “Store Closing” banner draped above the entrance to Riley’s Furniture & Flooring announcing its decision to close up shop.

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MBA looks to the future

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the month of November reviewing recent village events and planning future ones at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Town drafts 2019 fiscal plan, sets public hearing for Nov. 8

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NORTH EAST — After assessing the town’s finances, and its need to provide vital services to residents, the Town Board has come up with a preliminary budget for 2019. That budget calls for $1,108,939 to be raised in taxes — slightly more than the $1,053,066 that was raised in taxes this year. It will call for the town to exceed the state-mandated tax cap.
As town Supervisor George Kaye explained, the tax cap this year is 2 percent.

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Rock Steady Farm celebrates fall

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MILLERTON — Perched at 41 Kaye Road in Millerton, Rock Steady Farm finished the month of October with a special fall farm party for the community on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Collaborating with The Watershed Center, WILDSEED Community Farm & Healing Village and Linke Fligl, the farm’s festivities kicked off with live music with a few spoken word and theatrical performances in between. In spite of the stormy weather, the party had a fantastic turnout with a fair amount of people arriving in their Halloween costumes.

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