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MILLERTON — They seem like ordinary citizens, going about their everyday activities while plying their talents behind closed door. Then once a year, their inner Elves emerge, and as if by magic the fruits of their labors appear at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. There for one special day the building becomes Santa’s North East Pole as it houses the annual Holiday Craft Fair. 

The huge community room, often used for events such as concerts, movies, speakers and even elections, is filled with good cheer as neighbors visit with neighbors while they shop for...

Millerton

Millerton board focuses on safety

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MILLERTON— In light of the recent storm and the holiday weekend, the Village Board considered a number of potential safety measures and precautions at its meeting on Monday, May 21.

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Police Academy graduates

Edward M. Boyles of the village of Millerton Police Department, seen here with fellow students, graduated from the Zone 14 Law Enforcement Academy at Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday, April 7.

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White Horse Collection re-opens on Main Street

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MILLERTON — Walking down village sidewalks, customers will be delighted to see that the boutique, White Horse Collection, has moved around the corner from its former location at 57 South Center Street to 28 Main Street. The space was formerly occupied by The Village Herbalist.

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Small kitchen fire at Avocado Cafe

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MILLERTON — A fire broke out in the Avocado Cafe kitchen Thursday, May 18, resulting in its closure until further notice.
The cause of the fire was later determined to be the result of an employee turning on a valve behind the stove that should have remained off. A total of three employees were at the cafe when the fire took place. None was seriously injured.
Around 8 p.m. Thursday, Thompson Plaza owner Ken Thompson heard an employee react to the fire from the second floor, above the cafe. He went downstairs to the cafe to see what he could do.

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Breathing life into the library

Aerianna O’Halloran, 13, demonstrated proper hand placement for chest compressions at a Teen CPR course led by American Heart Association instructor and registered nurse Devon Sheehan on Saturday, May 19. O’Halloran and five other teens successfully completed the course offered by the NorthEast-Millerton Library.

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Raising the roof at Saperstein’s retirement party

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MILLERTON — Lew Saperstein, longtime owner of the iconic Saperstein’s store, was celebrated as he and his family were cheered for their 70 years of service to Millerton on Saturday, May 12, at Lew’s retirement party.
“The party’s a very nice surprise,” he said. “I had a lot of fun and I got to say goodbye to a lot of people and old friends, and I look forward to visiting Millerton and seeing the progress with the store here.”

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Millerton’s changing business landscape

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) kicked off the month of May by reviewing upcoming community dates and welcoming rising businesses and MBA members, at a meeting on May 3, at Montage. 
The party for the Saperstein family on Saturday, May 12, was discussed. After the event, MBA head Dick Hermans said, “the Saperstein’s retirement party was a great success.”
More than 200 people attended.

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Ready to retire

Saperstein at his retirement party on Saturday, May 12, a slideshow tracing the store’s history was shown. Throughout the night, visitors paused to admire photos of Saperstein family members and marvel at the store’s changes throughout the years. Above is Lew with his younger sister, Judith Keller. For full story and another photo, see Raising the roof at Saperstein's retirement party.

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Local teens join the workforce thanks to NECC programs

MILLERTON— Teenagers hoping to spread their wings  — whether for fun or profit — need look no further than Team Teen Leadership or the JOBS program at the North East Community Center (NECC) on South Center Street.

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Amber Jordan moves on from Village Hall

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MILLERTON — For almost 11 years, residents recognized Amber Jordan for her work as the deputy clerk and village treasurer at Village Hall. After dedicating her services to helping the local community flourish, Jordan recently resigned from her familiar village roles and moved on to a new position.
Her new job is as the administrative assistant to the dean of students and the dean of residential life at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. She announced her decision to resign at a Village Board meeting the last week of February.

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