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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

Town to fund bog turtle monitoring plan

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board was prompt in its decision to approve an expenditure of funds for the Bog Turtle Monitoring Plan at a special meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 23.
The meeting was held at 1:30 p.m. North East town Supervisor George Kaye, Councilmen Ralph Fedele and John Merwin and Deputy Town Clerk Gail Wheeler were in attendance.

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Water service line break closes library

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MILLERTON — The NorthEast-Millerton Library closed its doors on Wednesday, Sept. 5, as a result of a water service line break that left the library without adequate water.
The recent issue with the water main began around the last week of August when water pressure started to decline. By Tuesday, Sept. 4, the pressure had diminished to the point where library staff were unable to flush the toilets. 

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Library cards available

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MILLERTON — As students prepare for the new school year, the NorthEast-Millerton Library has invited patrons of all ages to get a library card in celebration of Library Card Sign-Up Month.

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Water system work supported

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NORTH EAST— The North East Town Board authorized town Supervisor George Kaye to sign a letter of support for improvements to the local water system during a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23.

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Block grant ideas wanted

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NORTH EAST — Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are an important component of municipal government. The grants, with funds coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), are distributed by county government based on a list of priorities. Typically high among those priorities are affordable housing projects, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, infrastructure projects.

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School supplies giveaway prepares students for 2018-19

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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton helped students from the North East (Webutuck) Central School District prepare for the coming year with a school supplies giveaway on Monday, Aug. 27.

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How composting toilets are sprucing up the Rail Trail

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MILLERTON — There are plenty of residents and visitors who come to Millerton to take advantage of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. The trail is an important amenity in the Harlem Valley region; it attracts walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters during the mild weather, and even some cross-country skiers in the winter.
It is, by all accounts, a hot spot in the village of Millerton, with its entrance located just off Main Street not far from Route 22.

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Sidewalk installation at Oblong Books & Music

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MILLERTON — Shoppers walking village sidewalks might want to take a gander at the secondary entrance to Oblong Books & Music, which is kept closed. That’s where they’ll find a miniature installation of a whimsical garden set up next to concrete steps.

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Kamilla’s Floral Boutique blooms closer to home

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MILLERTON— After a flourishing 11 years in the village, Kamilla Najdek of Kamilla’s Floral Boutique closed her retail shop this spring at 36 Main Street and is now running her business from her home in Millerton.
For more than 15 years, Najdek has found her niche in the floral industry where she has cultivated her passion for flowers and her discerning eye for floral design. A resident of Millerton since 2002, she entered the village business community with a vision for a different kind of flower shop. 

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Dog Days of Summer

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