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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...

Millerton

Auto renewal takes the pain out of library returns

MILLERTON — It can — and does — happen all too easily. A book is borrowed — perhaps even several. DVDs are needed for a coming rainy day or snow storm. A book beckons but sits still unopened. 
And then, in the words of NorthEast-Millerton Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson, “life gets in the way.” And there they sit either forgotten or begging to be taken back to the library on the busiest of days. But in either case, there they sit — collecting fine after fine after fine. 

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Pool focus of redesigned Eddie Collins Park

North East — The Town Board was presented a vision of the future at its most recent meeting on Thursday, May 9. That vision came from former Millerton Deputy Mayor Stephen Waite, and his cohort, Townscape President Jeanne Vanecko. Both Waite and Vanecko sit on the village’s Recreation Committee. They were on hand to talk about Eddie Collins Memorial Park, and ways to improve the local recreational resource.
The two jumped right in to describing how they see the park’s future.
The proposal

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Harlem Valley towns get Climate Smart money

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HARLEM VALLEY — After fulfilling the necessary requirements to be recognized as registered Climate Smart Communities (CSC), the towns of Amenia, North East and Dover are among the municipalities that received recent funding from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Climate Smart Communities Grant Program.

MBA sets dates for community celebrations: Irondale Schoolhouse, Terni’s discussed

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MILLERTON — Now that spring has arrived, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) began marking its calendars with dates for upcoming events and discussing future celebrations at its meeting on Thursday, May 2.

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Hotchkiss students volunteer: NECC and Webutuck get a helping hand

MILLERTON — Every Sunday during the school year, bus-loads of Hotchkiss students arrive in Millerton to enjoy all that the community has to offer. But on other days, a number of students instead cross the border to share their energy, enthusiasm and talents as they volunteer to help others through area volunteer programs. 

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Regional approach taken toward housing solutions

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MILLERTON — Weeks after the North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton and Hudson River Housing, Inc., organized a Community Conversation, the two renewed their partnership for the first meeting of the Regional Leadership Team, designed to advance housing solutions in northeastern Dutchess County.
The impetus

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Spotlight returns to the region: Film and TV projects take action in the Hudson Valley

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HUDSON VALLEY — No matter the season or the destination, there’s always something to admire about the Hudson Valley. From its diverse culinary scene and breathtaking landscapes to its proximity to New York City, the area frequently captures the interest of up-and-coming artists, producers and film scouts, many of whom choose to go on location here. 

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A battle cry for bibliophiles is sounded

MILLERTON — As students anticipate the end of school and the coming of the glorious freedom of summer, some particularly ambitious ones may also be wishing they could join with friends — new and old — and battle heroically to bring glory to their hometowns.
This year, fulfillment of that dream lies within the covers of six books rising sixth to eighth grade students will read as they compete for a trophy and the glory that comes with it at a Mid-Hudson Regional Battle of the Books at the Columbia  Green Community College in Hudson.

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Perotti Homestead Farm seeks farmland protection

NORTH EAST — Karin Roux, director of land projects for the Dutchess Land Conservancy (DLC), appeared before the North East Town Board on Thursday, April 11, to talk about the Perotti Homestead Farm. 
The farm is located at 6 Homestead Farm Lane, off Route 22. It’s 36.04 acres of vacant farmland, with a market value of $309,900, according to Dutchess County Parcel Access. The Perotti farm is in the ag district in the town of North East, and within the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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New weed harvester puts blade to water

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MILLERTON — It’s been said that good things come to those who wait, and this especially rang true for Millerton residents and lawmakers on Wednesday, April 24, as a new weed harvester finally arrived at Rudd Pond.

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