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MILLERTON — Only a few weels ago, Three Meadows Spirits and its signature Peony Vodka were chosen by “The Fifty Best” as a gold medal winner in this year’s “Best Flavored Vodka” awards. “The Fifty Best” is self-described as an “unbiased guide to fine living for those with epicurean tastes.”

Three Meadows Spirits owner Leslie Farhangi submitted her product for the contest last summer. Intrigued by its focus on craft spirits, Farhangi thought it a worthwhile competition.

Since its launch in Millerton two years ago,...

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NECC hires new executive director

MILLERTON — Sympathy and understanding come from having been there yourself — in this case as one of a family of six sleeping huddled around a kerosene heater because there was no money for electricity nor oil for heat. That was where Christine Sergent, the newly appointed director of the North East Community Center (NECC), spent a portion of her early years and why she now says, “This is where I was meant to be.” 

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Open Meetings Law: Executive and attorney/client session frequency questioned

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NORTH EAST — Questions about Town Board procedures following the Open Meetings Law (OML) with regard to executive sessions and attorney/client sessions arose at a board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9. Clearly planned for public comment, a number of town residents appeared to ask board members if they are following the letter of the law when it comes to these sessions held outside of public view.

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Track rekindles puma debate

Predator is stalking small animals in New York state
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MILLERTON — A large predatory animal has been killing small animals at farms in nearby New York state. 

The worst hit so far has been Dashing Star Farm. Owner Lynn Mordas reported that three of her sheep were killed at the beginning of August. A rabbit was killed at Daisey Hill in Millerton. And there are reports that a sheep was killed at McEnroe Organic Farm, although calls to the farm seeking confirmation were not returned. 

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Leo Flood charged with DWI and fleeing the scene of an accident

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MILLERTON — Leo Flood, a Lakeville, Conn., resident with a business in Millerton, Flood’s Sanitation, is facing DWI charges and a slew of others,  after being arrested on Sunday, July 29, following a police chase through town.

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Narcan training encourages discussion about opioids

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MILLERTON— Local residents wanting to learn more about administering Narcan and recognizing signs of an overdose attended a training program at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Thursday, July 26.
Led by Sharon Stramm, an EMT and certified Narcan trainer with the Millerton Rescue Squad, the program had 14 in attendance. To tie local statistics into the training, Stramm reported that the Millerton Rescue Squad has already responded to two overdoses this year, administering Narcan in both cases.

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The gift of life

Residents of all blood types were encouraged to stop by a blood drive at the Millerton  firehouse on Thursday, Aug. 2. Organized by the fire department every three months, last week’s blood drive saw nine people donating blood in the first two hours alone. From left, North East fire volunteer John “Hot Dog” Dean, Millerton Rescue Squad Capt. Sharon Stramm and Millerton Rescue Lt. Donna Flinn greeted those who were willing to roll up their sleeves.
 

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Charity knitting lends helping hand to those in need

MILLERTON— It’s not often a relaxing afternoon of cheerful conversation and good company combine to lead to good deeds. But that’s exactly the case with a new knit and crochet group that meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex at 28 Century Blvd. 

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Car crash causes delays on Route 22

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MILLERTON— The North East Fire District responded a two-vehicle accident on Route 22 on Thursday afternoon, July 26.
Visiting from Vero Beach, Fla., Bob and Susan Kintner were driving northbound on Route 22 in Millerton when they saw an incoming oversized load truck being escorted slowly up the road. With cars stopped in front of them, they stopped their car and waited for traffic to resume. The truck had just passed the Kintners’ vehicle when it was struck by a motorist also traveling northbound.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Police Department made a drug bust on Sunday, July 15, following a traffic stop by Sgt. Michael Veeder.
Vedeer “observed a vehicle for two minor traffic infractions,” according to the police department’s press release. The vehicle was stopped, and the sergeant reportedly detected “multiple signs of impairment to the driver.”
That driver was 18-year-old Brandon Deitch of Ancramdale.

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Millerton Methodist Church prays for increased membership, donations

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Methodist Church has a prime location in the village’s very popular business district, right on the edge of Veterans’ Park (which it donated to the village years ago). From there, one can peer down Main Street, with Terni’s in view and the former Saperstein’s across the street. Looking in the other direction, one can see the Main Street dissolve into the town’s boulevard district along Route 44. Neatly lined homes, harkening back to a bygone era, dot the village streets.

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