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MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, Aug. 27, Village Board meeting was called to order by Mayor Rodney Brown at 6:30 p.m. 

Brown read a letter from teachers Alissa Kelly and Maxine McGowan of Elm Drive Elementary School, saying that the children in fourth and fifth grades are studying local government. In doing so, they talked about Millbrook, their favorite places and what they would like to see change.

Brown read aloud what the children sent and shared their artwork. Mentioned were the park, the library, the book store and Stewart’s Shops as popular hangouts....

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‘Journey of the Universe’

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MILLBROOK — The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies screened the film, “Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Transformation,” on Friday, Feb. 10 and filled the auditorium.
“Journey of the Universe” is a documentary that offers a perspective on the close relationship humans have with the Earth, the environment and the resulting social crisis. The film takes audiences from the Big Bang Theory to how the presence of humans has already strongly impacted the earth.

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New cell tower proposed in village of Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — On Monday, Feb. 13, Mayor Laura Hurley discussed the possibility of a cell tower being built in Millbrook with the Village Board.
Hurley recently received a letter from Linda Berry of Capital Telecom, based in Morristown, N.J. The letter stated that Capital Telecom is interested in leasing a small parcel of land owned by the municipality.

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Town Board assists residents on speed issue

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WASHINGTON — Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri brought to the attention of the Town Board a dangerous passing zone located on Route 343 near Walbridge Farm. At the board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, Ciferri said Doug and Cheryl Giles from Walbridge Farm requested a New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) traffic study for a reduced speed limit and additional warning signs on that stretch of Route 343.

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A Night Out on the Town at the Millbrook Public Library

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MILLBROOK — Sweet music and visual art filled the Millbrook Public Library Saturday, Feb. 11, when the library and the Millbrook Arts Group presented their second of three programs called, A Night Out on the Town. The events welcome the public to the Millbrook library to enjoy classical music concerts and a gallery talk free-of-charge.

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Sweet craft time

Ava Elghanayan, Flora Elghanayan and Jenna Burns made Valentine’s Day cards at the Millbrook Public Library during Valentine’s Day Crafts, a program for children ages 3 to 12 on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

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Brush fire sweeps Millbrook property

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Hook and Ladder Company Engine No. 1 responded to a brush and grass fire on a property on Oak Summit Road at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13. It took 20 minutes to put out the fire, which burned a little less than an acre.
In addition to the Millbrook department, the trans-care ambulance, fire departments from Union Vale and Washington all responded. Millbrook’s Chief Ted Bownes said the Millbrook fire department was back in the firehouse before 11 a.m. Bownes said no one was injured and no structures were damaged by the blaze.

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Exploring the wonders of winter

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MILLBROOK — People of all ages attended the winter ecology walk at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on Sunday, Feb. 5.
The walk was led by Cary Institute educators who showed attendees the plants and insects that survive in nature during the winter. In past years the walk was often taken through snow-covered trails, but this year the weather was mild and sunny.
The educators broke participants into two different groups for the walk; one for children and the other for adults.

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‘Treasure Buddies’ screened at Village Hall

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MILLBROOK — Village Hall was transformed into a movie theater on Friday, Feb. 3, for a feature film. It was the Washington Recreation Commission’s first of three planned movie nights this winter.
The commission screened “Treasure Buddies” in the Guertin Gym and gave out free popcorn and water and sold candy at a reduced price. The event was free. Families attended with chairs and blankets, making it a cozy outing. Children wore their pajamas and brought pillows to enjoy the movie night with friends.

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MMS fights bullying

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MILLBROOK — Principal Phyllis Amori invited parents to the Millbrook Middle School (MMS) cafeteria Tuesday, Jan. 31, for an Anti-Bullying Coffee Hour. Amori and Assistant Principal Marisa Merlino led a discussion about partnering against bullying behavior.
Amori told parents about a recent middle school assembly where she said inappropriate and hurtful words to the students.

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Author digs deep during book reading

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MILLBROOK — “Ideas for the stories in the ‘Cracks in the Earth’ collection came to me like wildflowers in the gardens we planted after I moved to Dutchess County,” Cynthia Link told the audience during her author talk at the Merritt Bookstore. “I didn’t intend to write. I wasn’t thinking about pioneer ancestors. Having lived on South Dakota farms, Dutchess County didn’t even strike me as all that rural. But as I’d plant and weed and move rocks, of course, because it is Dutchess County, the opening lines of rural stories came to me like a voice in my ear.”

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