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NORTH EAST— The Town Board was prompt in its decision to approve an expenditure of funds for the Bog Turtle Monitoring Plan at a special meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 23.

The meeting was held at 1:30 p.m. North East town Supervisor George Kaye, Councilmen Ralph Fedele and John Merwin and Deputy Town Clerk Gail Wheeler were in attendance.

Earlier in August, the wetland and ecological consulting company Quenzer Environmental LLC submitted a proposal to town engineer Morris Associates that was designed to provide bog turtle monitoring for the town’s Mill Road...

Millerton

Copper Star Alpaca plans for a store closer to home

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MILLERTON — After a steady six-years at 20 Main Street in Millerton, Copper Star Alpaca has closed intending to move its retail operation to its farm.

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Vision statement considered for Comprehensive Plan update

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MILLERTON— Following a well-received online survey and a successful public visioning workshop this winter, the North East/Millerton Comprehensive Plan Update Committee reviewed public feedback before discussing the first draft of the plan’s vision statement. The committee met in the North East-Millerton Library Annex on Thursday, April 26. 

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Library luncheon thanks volunteers

MILLERTON— Good help doesn’t come cheap — except perhaps at the NorthEast-Millerton Library, where each day two or three of the dozen day-to-day volunteers arrive to spend several hours re-shelving books, pulling requested volumes and generally contributing to the smooth functioning of the facility.

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Library Earth Day events focus on children

MILLERTON— Earth Day is always a good day according to wise-beyond-her-seven years Zoe Briggs, because “We have to take good care of the Earth because we have to live on it, and so do the animals.”
The visiting Saugerties resident was celebrating the day by getting a refresher course in chess from her “Grampy,” Dan Briggs of Millerton, as they moved pieces around the super-sized set on the recently created Memorial Garden lawn in front of the North-East Millerton Library. 

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Village residents join NECC to celebrate Millerton Earth Day

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MILLERTON — Village residents were blessed with an idyllic spring day for Millerton Earth Day on Saturday, April 21. Events and activities were held, to build community awareness and seek a commitment to preserve, protect and restore the environment.

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Eager for Earth Day

From left, Nicole Lopane, Alison Elliott and Diane Zimmerman pitched in to help plant a garden behind the North East Community Center (NECC). NECC sponsored a cleanup day around the village on Saturday, April 21, in honor of Earth Day. For more on that story, see Village residents join NECC to celebrate Millerton Earth Day.

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Village Board adopts budget, reorganizes for 2018-19

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MILLERTON — A public hearing for the 2018-19 budget was held on Monday, April 16. Though the Village Board was required to keep the hearing open for 15 minutes, there were no public comments.
The total appropriations for the budget totalled $679,194.65 while the total revenues clocked in at $284,487.29. The amount to be raised by taxes is $394,707.36 and the tax rate per $1,000 is $4.490669 — an increase of $0.013628.
Once the hearing closed, the board approved the budget. For more on the 2018-19 budget, read last week’s Millerton News.

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Railing repair provides some support

MILLERTON — The ornamental iron railing in front of Gilded Moon Framing and Gallery, at the tip of where John Street meets with Main Street, has been repaired. 
According to North East Councilman Chris Kennan, it was damaged by something hitting it. 

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Town cleanup day

MILLERTON— The North East Community Center (NECC) is organizing its annual spring cleanup day for the village on Saturday, April 21. 
This year, NECC is collaborating with the town’s Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), Millerton Business Alliance and Townscape to augment the celebration of Earth Day. 

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Spring for Sound canceled: No more merry music for Millerton

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MILLERTON — It’s official. Spring for Sound is canceled this year and for the foreseeable future. The announcement was made last week, on Monday, April 9.
The all-day, multi-stage concert was a highlight of village life, and its departure has hit its supporters hard.

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