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MILLERTON — No amount of rain could wash away the Halloween spirit as the Irondale Schoolhouse on Main Street hosted its annual Haunted House and Trick or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 31. 

Located at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, the historic schoolhouse underwent a hair-raising transformation just in time for Halloween, complete with grinning skulls, fallen gravestones, skeletons and cobwebs. 

Long before the trick or treaters were due to arrive, the building began emitting a series of haunting groans, piquing the curiosity of residents who...

Millerton

Vandalism at Irondale Cemetery: Millerton veteran’s headstone damaged with orange paint

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MILLERTON — The gravestone of a World War II veteran was defaced last week, completely doused in bright orange paint.
“It was awful,” said Village Trustee Jenn Najdek. 
The vandalized headstone was that of Najdek’s grandfather, Stanley Smith.
“I was angry and disheartened that somebody would do that,” she said. “It just makes me sad and wonder why somebody would choose to do that.”

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Millerton Fresh Market closes business, community responds

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MILLERTON — Local residents are advised to reevaluate their options for grocery shopping in the region now that Millerton Fresh Market has closed for business.

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Comprehensive Plan inches closer to adoption

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NORTH EAST — As it moves closer to a final version of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan, the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee reviewed public comment at its recent meeting on Thursday, June 6.
The committee met at North East Town Hall to assess comments and concerns raised at a public hearing on Saturday, May 18, as well as the written comments submitted over the last few weeks. 
The committee talked about the plan’s zoning section and how mining might play into the plan in terms of economic development and its impact on the local viewshed.

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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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