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WEBUTUCK— Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) students and faculty members honored local veterans at the annual Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The ceremony featured a color guard from Millerton’s American Legion Post 178 and a patriotic performance by the middle school chorus. Guest speaker Dr. Julian Strauss shared his experience working as a veterinarian in the United States Army and Webutuck Athletic Director Kathleen Howard organized an honor roll reading with a slide show of the veterans. Light refreshments were served and students were given a unique...

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BOE reorganizes for 2016-17

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Webutuck — As is annual protocol, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) held its organizational meeting on Tuesday, July 5, at the middle school library. The school calendar began on July 1 — the board used the meeting to resolve pending matters and set up for  the 2016-17 school year.

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Webutuck salutatorian Cassandra Lopane prepares for graduation

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WEBUTUCK — Cassandra Lopane’s high performance in school has earned her a place as salutatorian of her graduating class at Webutuck High School.
Guidance counselors said she  is best known for her positive attitude and quiet confidence.

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Webutuck faculty tenured for hard work and dedication

WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) recognized and congratulated three newly tenured staffers on Monday, May 23. They are Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) special education teacher Matthew Eyler and English Language Arts teacher Jenna Garofalo and Webutuck High School Principal Jennifer Chason.

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Honoring local veterans

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WEBUTUCK — Memorial Day is a time for remembrance and honoring those who have valiantly defended this country. But it is also a time for learning.
With Memorial Day just days away at the time, Eugene Brooks Intermediate School Principal Erik Lynch and Erin Bailey, a parent, invited veterans in the community to visit the school, to share their experiences with seventh- and eighth-graders.

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Webutuck Board of Education to get second opinion on septic system replacement

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WEBUTUCK — For a number of years, Webutuck High School has endured problems with its septic system. The problem has made the baseball and field hockey fields unusable.
“The septic problem is leaving some small ruts in the field, making the baseball fields not safe to play on,” new Director of Facilities Anthony D’Amato said.

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Details addressed at special BOE meeting

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, April 26, for a special meeting. The board voted on the following items:
• It cast ballots for Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) members. Ralph Chiumento and Ralph Coates were chosen as members of the board.
• It approved the BOCES budget for the 2016-2017 school year in the amount of $4,389,498.

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Webutuck Board of Education elections

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WEBUTUCK — Two seats for the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) will be up for election alongside the annual budget vote on Tuesday, May 17.
Two candidates are running for the seats: incumbent Christopher Mayville and Steve Abad, who is looking to replace current member William McGhee.
Both seats have a term of three years, beginning July 1, 2016.
Christopher Mayville

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Webutuck Theme Day offers a view of the world

WEBUTUCK — Webutuck Elementary School was full of proud teachers, big smiles and students who were thrilled to learn, on the elementary school’s annual Theme Day. 
For this year’s theme, “Reading Around the World,” teachers and parent volunteers transformed the hallways into roads for student traffic to travel on, and each classroom into a different country from around the world. 

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Soup for the soul

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WEBUTUCK — Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) and the North East Community Center (NECC) carried out its 10th annual Empty Bowls soup fundraiser throughout the last weeks of March and first weeks of April.
A lot of time is invested in this project — students meet for a span of four weeks as they prepare for the fundraiser. One of the steps involves them designing custom ceramic bowls.

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Recognizing do-gooders on Founder’s Day

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DOVER — Founder’s Day was Tuesday, April 5, this year; it was first celebrated on Feb. 17, 1897, by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Hearst. The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is the oldest volunteer organization that works exclusively on behalf of children and youth — advocating for the education and well-being of every child. Every year, Dover’s PTSA chooses two recipients for the Founder’s Day Award, a staff member and a community member who go out of their way to help children in their community. 

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