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MILLERTON — By the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 12, the village of Millerton had been transformed into a walking, living art gallery where local residents and weekend visitors could view artwork on display throughout village streets and businesses as part of the sixth annual Fall for Art festival.

Sponsored and funded by the Millerton Business Alliance, the village-wide art festival ran from 1 to 6 p.m. and was open free of charge to all interested attendees. From paintings and photographs to jewelry, hand-painted signs and more, the festival featured an extensive menagerie of...

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Voter registration drive June 22

MILLERTON — Becoming a voter just became easier. NorthEast-Millerton Library staff members are joining with volunteers to help ensure that any of their fellow citizens who would like to make their voices heard will have a chance to do so by holding a Voter Registration Drive at the Library.

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Creativity abounds

The NorthEast-Millerton Library welcomed Education Director Tara Foley from The Wassaic Project for the Art and Children’s Book program on Wednesday, June 5. With a copy of “A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin” in hand, Foley read aloud the story of painter Horace Pippin to Athena Blu, 6. After reading the story, Foley inspired Athena to draw from her imagination, encouraging her to use bits of red in her artwork just as Pippin did.

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Schoolhouse rocks

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Village Board considers replacing street lights and light poles

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MILLERTON — The Village Board reviewed village projects and procedures at its meeting on Monday, May 20.
Summertime prep

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Falcon Ridge tickets up for grabs

MILLERTON — Music lovers will have a chance to hit the jackpot at each of the next four concerts of the NorthEast-Millerton’s Music in the Annex series when a lucky patron will win two tickets to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival at Dodd’s Farm in Hillsdale, Aug. 2 to 4.

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The benefits of local farming

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MILLERTON — Given that agriculture is a vital industry in Dutchess County, the NorthEast-Millerton Library invited David Hambleton from Sisters Hill Farm to give a presentation on organic versus local farming and the benefits of supporting local farms on Saturday, May 25.
Hambleton shared his knowledge about organic farming and its impact on local farms. While he said he wasn’t against organic farming, he encouraged his audience to support local farming practices and to get to know the people who feed them.

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Rebuilding Together team lends a hand in repairing Millerton residence

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MILLERTON — Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) volunteers had an ideal day to work on critical home improvements and repairs for two Dutchess County homeowners on Saturday, June 1.
In celebration of National Rebuilding Day last April, Rebuilding Together Dutchess County called volunteers to action for six projects across the county. As the timing didn’t work out for the projects in Millerton and Beacon in April, RTDC moved the date of the work to Saturday, June 1.

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An intriguing ‘Jeopardy’ answer: A Millerton resident who was on ‘Jeopardy’

MILLERTON — The correct question would be: “Who is retired classics teacher, fencing coach and library volunteer Rowena Fenstermacher?” 

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Irondale Schoolhouse kicks off 2019 season

MILLERTON — With a steady stream of local residents and weekend visitors, Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse Board President Ralph Fedele invited everyone to celebrate the opening of the Irondale Schoolhouse for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25. Community members of all ages came out to explore the historic one-room schoolhouse while the sight of the rope leading up to the school bell prompted visiting children to pause in the doorway and ring the bell. 

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Town Board discusses highway bids, STAR tax exemptions

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board’s May meeting covered a variety of topics — including departmental reports. Board members gathered at Town Hall on Thursday, May 9, to discuss them, focusing the start of the meeting on reports from the Highway Department and the assessor’s office.

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