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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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Millerton

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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Millerton Post Office delivers the goods

MILLERTON— “Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night … ” can keep the Millerton Post Office, captained by Postmaster Lorenso Elleby, from being an efficient hub of communication and a warm gathering place for the community. 
Front and center of this hard-working crew is 21-year veteran sales and service associate Lori McGhee, who emanates good cheer while making her way through the well-organized maze of the working area searching for that one piece of mail. 

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Village business district to see changes this spring

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MILLERTON — Between businesses celebrating milestones and closing up shop in the village, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) reported a few changes in 2018. 
Several months after the building and business were placed on the market, village residents will be happy to learn that the iconic Saperstein’s building has found a new owner in James Hendrick.

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Village election results: Sartori, Hartzog new Millerton trustees

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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton saw residents cast their votes for two village trustees on Tuesday, March 20.
​The two trustee seats each come with a two-year term. Running on the Democratic party line were candidates Matt Hartzog and Eliot Ramos while candidates Alicia Sartori, a Democrat, and David Sherman ran on the Republican and Millerton Vision party lines. 

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Shamrock Social

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Lucky charm ...

Three-year-old Stella Grace Lansang, decked out for the day with green ribbons and shamrocks in her hair, was all smiles after she received  gold-covered chocolate at the St. Patrick’s Day party at the NorthEast-Millerton Library. Her parents, Joe and Kati, were among the adults whose leprechaun wish was for a healthy and happy life for all children. 
 

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Students stand in solidarity to honor victims of gun violence

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DUTCHESS COUNTY — Across the country, students took a stand against gun violence and honored the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting by participating in the National School Walkout on Wednesday, March 14. In Dutchess County, students enrolled in the North East (Webutuck), Pine Plains and Millbrook school districts demonstrated their support for ending school violence and strengthening gun laws.
Webutuck

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