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NEW YORK STATE — Dutchess County voters cast their ballots in this year’s general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at polling places throughout the Harlem Valley.

All across the county, voters visited their local polling place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to vote for state and county officials. Some had local elections as well. While they each had different opinions of the candidates running, they shared a similar thoughts about having their voices heard.

Millerton resident Lauren Astor said, “This is the way our voices are heard and it’s an important time...

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Help for those who feel there is no hope

The news of two high-profile suicides in recent weeks coincided with a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of suicides in half of the U.S. has gone up by 30 percent since 1999. 
Connecticut’s suicide rate increased by 19.2 percent between 1999 and 2016. 
According to the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, in 1999 there were 283 suicides in Connecticut.

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Lakeville studio a center for health and wellness

LAKEVILLE — There is a new option for substance abuse counseling and treatment in Lakeville. 
Lighthouse Counseling Center, with its office at 9 Millerton Road, offers individual and group therapy related to substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Jason Sherman and Steve Haley are the two credentialed counselors at Lighthouse, which is located above the fitness center and restaurant at Studio Lake-ville. (Sherman is married to the owner of Studio Lakeville, Leslie Allmand-Sherman.)

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The Wassaic Project: Summer Benefit honors inaugural chairman, Janet Offensend

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WASSAIC— The Wassaic Project commemorated a milestone at its 10th Annual Summer Benefit on Saturday, June 16.

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Big and little rigs

Rowan Flint, 3, took the wheel under the watchful eye of his mother, Christina Memoli-Flint, at Housatonic Child Care Center’s annual Big Rig Vendor and Bake Sale event Sunday June 10. In addition to the big rigs, children painted, played games and jumped in a bounce house.

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KeyBank plans to close Millerton branch

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NORTH EAST — Tucked away at 135 Route 44, the Millerton branch of KeyBank will be closing on Friday, Aug. 31, and all accounts will be automatically consolidated with the bank’s Pleasant Valley branch at 1609 Main Street in Pleasant Valley.
With their accounts transferring to Pleasant Valley, customers have the option of accessing their accounts through the branch as well as through their phones, online and at other KeyBank branches. 

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Town Board discusses abandoned property, proposed fee changes

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WASHINGTON— At the Thursday, May 10, meeting of the Town Board, the first item of business was a complaint regarding a vacant/abandoned property at 303 Milewood Road. The complaint said that the brush and weeds were overgrown and that garbage was strewn around; the property is and has been uncared for, for a period of time. It’s on record as being owned by the bank, Select Portfolio Servicing.

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Copake Town Board accepts $40K grant for local revitalization projects

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COPAKE — The Copake Town Board unanimously voted to accept a $40,000 grant from the New York Department of State in January to fund a plan that will evaluate and propose projects related to waterfront and hamlet revitalization.

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Book Buddies head to the Harlem Valley

HARLEM VALLEY—  Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley will be expanding its successful Book Buddies program into northeastern Dutchess County this fall, launching new initiatives at Webutuck Elementary School in Amenia and Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center in Pine Plains.  
Literacy Connections is holding an information session for interested community members and potential volunteers on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Round Tuit restaurant, 5523 Route 22, Millerton.

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Fire and ice

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Summer reading rocks at Harlem Valley libraries

HARLEM VALLEY — Much-anticipated summer days can stretch out long and empty once school and friends are left behind. But that’s not the case as long as the specialists at the area libraries have anything to say about it. 
All have been working long and hard as they coordinate plans through the Mid-Hudson Library System as part of the National Summer Reading program — this year with the theme, “Libraries Rock!”  

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