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MILLERTON — With the coming of autumn, it’s a perfect time for crafters of all varieties to start to plan new projects, which means it’s also a great time to think about creating something special for the  NorthEast-Millerton Library Holiday Craft Fair.

Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson notes that because the event features only hand crafted items donated for the sale, no commercial vendors need be paid, so every cent that comes in contributes to the support of the library and its myriad of programs. 

The fair also provides a second way to...

Millerton

Sheep, dogs and a farm

MILLERTON — Caora Farm had the ideal weekend to host the annual Sheep Dog Trials on Saturday, June 22, through Sunday, June 23. Apart from the barks of dogs and the bleats of sheep, the Millerton farm was peaceful and picturesque with a good crowd of people from across the country — and their dogs — in attendance. 
On command, the dogs dashed up the hill and trailed the flock of sheep they had to direct down the hill, listening to the high-pitched whistle that told them when they were off their mark.
— Kaitlin Lyle

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Presbyterian Church now has Saturday services

MILLERTON — With attendance dwindling as it is in so many churches, members of the Millerton Presbyterian Church have decided to open their minds and their doors to an alternative option by dropping Sunday worship and welcoming all in the community to Saturday 4 p.m. services and social hours.

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Business association plans seasonal fun

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MILLERTON — Kicking off the summer with big plans, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) exchanged ideas for upcoming celebrations and festivals in the village of Millerton, on Thursday, June 6.

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Vandalism at Irondale Cemetery: Millerton veteran’s headstone damaged with orange paint

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MILLERTON — The gravestone of a World War II veteran was defaced last week, completely doused in bright orange paint.
“It was awful,” said Village Trustee Jenn Najdek. 
The vandalized headstone was that of Najdek’s grandfather, Stanley Smith.
“I was angry and disheartened that somebody would do that,” she said. “It just makes me sad and wonder why somebody would choose to do that.”

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Millerton Fresh Market closes business, community responds

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MILLERTON — Local residents are advised to reevaluate their options for grocery shopping in the region now that Millerton Fresh Market has closed for business.

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Comprehensive Plan inches closer to adoption

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NORTH EAST — As it moves closer to a final version of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan, the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee reviewed public comment at its recent meeting on Thursday, June 6.
The committee met at North East Town Hall to assess comments and concerns raised at a public hearing on Saturday, May 18, as well as the written comments submitted over the last few weeks. 
The committee talked about the plan’s zoning section and how mining might play into the plan in terms of economic development and its impact on the local viewshed.

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Voter registration drive June 22

MILLERTON — Becoming a voter just became easier. NorthEast-Millerton Library staff members are joining with volunteers to help ensure that any of their fellow citizens who would like to make their voices heard will have a chance to do so by holding a Voter Registration Drive at the Library.

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Creativity abounds

The NorthEast-Millerton Library welcomed Education Director Tara Foley from The Wassaic Project for the Art and Children’s Book program on Wednesday, June 5. With a copy of “A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin” in hand, Foley read aloud the story of painter Horace Pippin to Athena Blu, 6. After reading the story, Foley inspired Athena to draw from her imagination, encouraging her to use bits of red in her artwork just as Pippin did.

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Schoolhouse rocks

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Village Board considers replacing street lights and light poles

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MILLERTON — The Village Board reviewed village projects and procedures at its meeting on Monday, May 20.
Summertime prep

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