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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) met on Thursday, Feb. 7. Member Jeanne Vanecko suggested a “drawdown challenge” to raise awareness about what Millerton is doing daily to fight global warming and environmental degradation.

In line with the village and the town of North East becoming Climate Smart Communities, Vanecko, president of Townscape, proposed the idea of a 21-day drawdown project in the community to give residents an idea of how their small gestures might contribute to larger environmental goals. Most importantly, it would encourage people...

Millerton

Christine Sergent envisions promising future for NECC

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MILLERTON— Already a few weeks into her new career at the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton, Executive Director Christine Sergent is thinking about strengthening the organization from the inside out and making sure NECC staff are supported and empowered to put forth their best for the community.

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Village Board discusses water, police, property and trash

MILLERTON— Good news about the town water supply was a key part of a crowded agenda that prompted village Mayor Debbie Middlebrook to begin the two-hour Sept. 17 meeting by explaining that while there would be no public comments that night, there would be at the Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. 

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Amelia Smith’s pet project: caring for animals

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MILLERTON— When she graduated this past May from The Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, Conn., Amelia Smith, 18, already had a strong record of training and caring for animals.
A resident of Millerton, Smith’s love of animals sparked at a young age, fostered with the support of her family, academic mentors and the animals she’s met along the way. In addition to volunteering with many animal groups, Smith’s experience encompasses travel, competition, fundraising efforts and honors well beyond her age.   

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Painting the village (hydrants) red

MILLERTON— Regardless of who might need them, village residents and personnel will now be able to locate fire hydrants in Millerton more easily, thanks to a fresh coat of bright red paint.
With hydrants inspected on a yearly basis, Village Highway Supervisor Coleman Lawrence said the objective behind repainting the fire hydrants is to keep them maintained and highly visible. Along with the new paint job, the hydrants were examined for other flaws, such as missing bolts or open pores.

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Millerton and North East: Options for EMS coverage examined at workshop

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Village Board and North East Town Board took the time to review their existing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coverage and options for the future at a special joint workshop meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Much-needed sidewalk repairs focus of block grant application

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board met on Thursday, Sept. 13, to discuss various issues,  top among them grant proposal ideas for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), block  grants are awarded annually by the county based on a priority list.
Priorities range from infrastructure, to affordable housing, to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Oftentimes, joint applications from neighboring communities fare better than single applicants.

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MBA gets to work, plans for fall

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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.

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Benefit dinner to help local resident Jim Tanner

MILLERTON— The mark of a good man may well be how quickly that man’s neighbors arrive to help when trouble appears on his doorstep.
By that measure, lifelong Millerton resident Jim Tanner is shown to be a good man, indeed. Hundreds are stepping up as he and his family face the challenges presented by recently diagnosed Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, a disease that has rendered this husband and devoted father of three, a self-employed business man, unable to work. 

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Curious to a fault

The NorthEast-Millerton Library celebrated the 77th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey by hosting Curiosity Week from Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Saturday, Sept. 15. The celebration kicked off with Story Hour. Above, from left, Parker, April, Riley and Dave Whalen stopped by the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Sept. 15.

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Tavern Trail leads to American Legion

MILLERTON — The tragedy and triumph that was World War I will be on display at the final Dutchess County 2018 Historic Tavern Trail “Year of the Veteran” event at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the American Legion Post 178 in Millerton.
The tale will be told thru war-time images and discussions of three North East residents: one who survived and two who did not. The last were killed some 10 miles apart on the same day, November 1, 1918, only 10 days before the end of the war. 

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