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MILLERTON — Through its collaboration with The Wassaic Project, the NorthEast-Millerton Library has found a creative new way to connect children to the stories they read by developing an Art and Children’s Books program.

Led by Wassaic Project Education Director Tara Foley, the program kicked off last summer in the library and has grown to be a popular program for the library’s younger patrons, according to the library’s Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune.

“It’s a nice way for kids to incorporate art with literacy,” McClune...

Millerton

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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Hallowed halls, creepy walls

Just in time for Halloween, the NorthEast-Millerton Library invited trick or treaters to stop by at its Haunted Library on Saturday, Oct. 27. Library volunteers and teens from the North East Community Center’s Teen Team dressed in costumes and took children on a tour among the decorated bookshelves. According to Library Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune, roughly 75 children attended.

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A look back on Terni’s, and its place in the village of Millerton

MILLERTON — Turn the calendar of Millerton back some six or seven decades and take a long look at Terni’s store, where Main Street curves downhill to Route 22. 
There, to hear owner Phil Terni tell it, in the evening hours, after super had been served and dishes cleared away by the women of the house, after lamps had been lit and curtains drawn, veterans of “The Big One — WWII” would gather.  

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Village Board discusses grants, Rail Trail and solar law at monthly meeting

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MILLERTON — From minor appointments to upcoming  projects, Village Board members put their heads together to discuss small changes taking place in the village at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 15.
All of the village trustees were in attendance as well as five community members.

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Trick or treat!

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MILLERTON— The NorthEast-Millerton Library partnered with the North East Community Center’s (NECC)Millerton Farmers Market for a  Halloween preview on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Children were encouraged to come to the library dressed in costumes. After a couple of songs and stories, the children walked over to the market for an afternoon of Halloween fun.
With rain in the forecast, the market and its vendors moved their wares inside the Millerton United Methodist Church, where witches, monsters and ghosts enlivened the space with Halloween spirit.

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Predatory animal caught on camera

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MILLERTON — In August, The Millerton News reported on animals being attacked at local farms. Some of the farmers suspected a mountain lion, though the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) discounted that possibility. Now, months later, a possible predator has been captured on camera by Dashing Star Farm owner Lynn Mordas. Mordas said she suspected it was a large coyote or coyote/wolf hybrid. There’s been no confirmation of either.

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Artists make their contribution to bettering the world

MILLLERTON— Artists can be in the enviable position of using their talents to help others — not simply by enriching the everyday lives of their patrons who enjoy the resulting work, but by generously sharing the proceeds of that work with those in need. 

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Village Board assesses police practices in Millerton

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MILLERTON— The Village Board took a moment to discuss local police practices during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. All village trustees were in attendance as well as five community members.

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