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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the fall season with a packed house and a calendar of community events at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The monthly meeting was held at Montage. MBA members gave a warm welcome to Christine Sergent, the new executive director of the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton.

As an update on the upcoming Fall for Art event, Kathleen Dietter said it’s been advertised in the newspaper and on the radio, with postcards, with Dutchess County Tourism and through other advertising outlets. 

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Results of Easter Egg hunt

MILLERTON— The winners of the golden eggs at the egg hunt held on Saturday, March 31, are as follows:
Birth to age 2: Grace Bailey and Hannah Hoskins.
Age 3 to 4: Jase Foley and Braydon Foley.
Age 5 to 6: Kylie McGhee and Kaylin Spadaccini.
Age 7 to 8: Christopher Slater ad Luke Wilms.
Age 9 and older: Lauryn Germond and Matthew Wendover.
The event was sponsored by the Millerton Fire Company, the Millerton Gun Club and the Millerton American Legion Post 178. 

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Millerton Earth Day

MILLERTON— Earth Day will be celebrated in the village of Millerton on Saturday, April 21, with a series of events to build community awareness of and seek commitment to initiatives to preserve, protect and restore the environment in communities. 
Saturday, April 21

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Tentative budget adopted for 2018

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MILLERTON— As one of its final orders of business during its fiscal year, the Village Board approved the adoption of the tentative general fund and water fund budgets for 2018 at a meeting on Monday, April 2.
Under the general fund revenues, the budget will gain $15,000 from the park and recreation department’s summer camp along with $500 for field trips and $50 for the pavilion. The youth contract with the town of North East totaled  $35,000.

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MBA plans for 2018, Spring for Sound canceled

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MILLERTON— The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, April 5, at Montage.
The meeting began with a brief discussion of this year’s Spring for Sound festival by co-producer Kristen Panzer. The festival is in its eighth year  and benefits the North East Community Center (NECC).
As of Monday, April 9, however, NECC announced the event was canceled.

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Help is in sight

Lions Club members Don Bartles and Mary Cooper conducted vision screenings at Webutuck Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 21, as the Lions try to do every year. The screenings are just one of the Lions’ many community service initiatives. The Millerton Lions Club provided the screenings for free to students at both Webutuck Elementary School and at the Astor Head Start in Millerton. 

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CSA farms help make purchasing fresh produce possible

MILLERTON— The growers who took center stage at the NorthEast-Millerton Library at its Meet Your Farmers event have three things in common: they are unique each in their own ways, they love their land and they love connecting with the people that land nourishes. 

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Man on the Street: Bidding farewell to the Saperstein’s mural

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MILLERTON — For the last 16 years, the mural painted along the side of the Saperstein’s building has been a part of the village’s identity. 

Painted by artist Moira Kelly in the summer of 2002 with help from local children, the mural is in memory of the store’s original owners, Irving and Shirley Saperstein, and also of the victims of terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. It has endured all kinds of weather — including a graffiti incident a number of years ago.

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Highway super reports on truck purchase, drainage work

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NORTH EAST— The full Town Board met on Thursday, March 8, to discuss a wealth of information.
One of the first discussions followed Highway Superintendent Bob Stevens’ monthly report. He spoke of the town’s equipment replacement program, which will see an 18-year-old plow truck in “very poor condition” retire at winter’s end.
“We’re hoping it will make it through winter,” said Stevens.

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Fire company on a roll with 30th annual egg hunt

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MILLERTON— Roughly 250 children from around the Tri-state region attended the Millerton Fire Company’s 30th annual Easter egg hunt and hayride. Starting at the Millerton firehouse, families loaded onto the hay-wagons for a short drive to the Millerton Gun Club.
“It turned out great,” said longtime fire department member and past officer Al Andrews. “We added an extra wagon and still turned people away. We were packed.”

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Library is a hoot

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