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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.

The meeting was held at Montage, with only six members present. Dana Jennings reported that fellow member Jeanne Vanecko did a survey on the Fall for Art festival and found that this year’s event had greater success compared to the last couple of years. Additional activities seemed to enhance the festival experience. There was a consensus it might be best to end activities at 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m...

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Campers shine at Millerton recreation program

MILLERTON — To learn how good a kid’s camp is — just ask a kid. 
By those standards, the summer program at Eddie Collins Memorial Park is about as good as it gets, at least according to 6-year-old Emma Sheridan and her friends, who had plenty to say on a perfect Wednesday, July 11, morning.  

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Speeders beware: Village cops are on the look out

MILLERTON — Speeding is not only against the law — it’s dangerous — and proactive law enforcement is a primary weapon in curbing this deadly behavior.
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is encouraging law enforcement to participate in Speed Awareness Week — a high-visibility enforcement campaign aimed at reducing incidence of speed-related crashes. 
According to Millerton Police Department Officer-in-Charge David Rudin, the Millerton force will join the effort.

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Community center dedicates magical new playground

MILLERTON — It’s not every day dreams come true — but they did on Saturday, July 7, at the North East Community Center (NECC). That’s when Mayor Debbie Middlebrook and Village Trustee Christine Bates, chair of NECC’s Board of Directors, with the help of the Berkshire Stompers brass band and children with safety scissors for the ribbon cutting, officially opened the center’s new playground on South Center Street.

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Smiles at the Irondale Schoolhouse

David Whalen and his son, Parker, 2, hit the books together at the Irondale Schoolhouse, where the NorthEast-Millerton Library had sponsored a special day of reading and face painting for local children. The day, Saturday, July 7, was bright and sunny outside, and lots of children could  be found teeming around the historic schoolhouse.

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Residents rally

In support of Antonio Delgado’s success in the recent federal primary, local residents rallied on Main Street in Millerton on Saturday, June 30. The rally also coincided with thousands of protests taking place across the country against the Trump administration and families being separated at the border. “Because the Republican party basically has charge of every branch of our government, we as progressives, liberals and people who are desperate to return to democracy need to have a voice,” said North East resident Bill Kish. 

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Pop-Up Shop juxtaposes Evergreen Antiques with Westerlind

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MILLERTON— Customers seeking a novel take on outdoor items and Modernist furniture should consider stopping by Pop-Up Shop at 3 Main Street, formerly occupied by Place.

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Local artist shares the wealth

MILLERTON — When 2-year-old Harper Blanchet propped his chin on his folded hands and looked out at the changing light that filled his backyard, his child’s mind couldn’t have imagined that some 68 years later he would frame that light and hang it on the walls of countless galleries, homes, and now, those of the NorthEast-Millerton Library. 

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Get reading at NorthEast-Millerton Library

MILLERTON—  The summer reading program at the NorthEast-Millerton Library will kick off on Saturday, June 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a dance party for all at the Library Annex, hosted by local DJ Ibis Guzman. Music, dancing and free ice cream are included in this fun event.
Children who are registered with the summer reading program will be able to enter to win prize baskets by earning raffle tickets through attendance at programs and by checking out books on their library cards.  

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Zoo-rific!

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The Millerton Scoop serves sweet treats on South Center Street

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MILLERTON — Just in time for summer, the village of Millerton welcomed the arrival of The Millerton Scoop, a new ice cream shop located at the corner of Main and South Center streets.
Serving up the shop’s medley of frozen delights, owner Debbie Lewis is joining the  business community with her vision of an old-fashioned ice cream shop. Along with mixing milk shakes and scooping ice cream, she can also be recognized from her food truck, Debbie’s Dawgs, in Millbrook.
Lewis said her boyfriend encouraged her to open the shop in Millerton.

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