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WINGDALE— Joining together with Housatonic Valley Association, Harlem Valley Homestead ushered in the month of November by inviting the community to a tree-planting party on Saturday, Nov. 3.

While the morning was clouded with dark skies and a burst of rain, volunteers were determined to set up roots along the Ten Mile River — rain or shine. By the afternoon, the weather warmed up and the sun came out, casting a light on the autumn colors. Open to all ages, volunteers planted flowers and trees.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the homestead organized a tulip-planting pre...

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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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Remembering local veterans who served in World War I

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NORTH EAST — The North East Historical Society (NEHS), the Millerton American Legion Post 178 and the Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS) have joined forces to put together a list of North East residents who fought in World War I. The project was spearheaded by Legion Post Historian Sean Klay.

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Harlem Valley Memorial Day observances

Amenia — Monday, May 28,  at 11 a.m., ceremony at Fountain Square at the corner of routes 22 and 44. Hosted by VFW Post 5444. For more information, contact Vicki Doyle at 845-489-7826.
Copake — The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and proceeds from the Copake firehouse, 390 County Route 7A, through Copake and past the clock and ends up at the Copake Town Park.   

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Student show ‘exceptionally strong’

LAKEVILLE — The annual show of art works by Housatonic Valley Regional High School students, “Blue and Gold at the White,” was exceptionally strong this year, White Gallery owner Tino Galluzzo said on Friday, May 18, outside the Lakeville gallery. There were exactly 100 pieces in the show.
Students munched on pizza (courtesy of Deano’s, up the street) and waited for the announcement of the winners.

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Brian Peacock takes over Dad’s Diner

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COPAKE FALLS — Nestled at 178 County Route 7A in Copake, the familiar brick Dad’s Diner saw longtime employee Brian Peacock take over as owner earlier this year.
A resident of Copake since he was 18, Peacock began working at Dad’s Diner around the time he first moved to the area. Starting out as a dishwasher, he soon learned how to operate the diner through the different ranks, advancing from prep cook to kitchen manager to now, owner.

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