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MILLBROOK — With more than 200 participants, the Town of Washington Recreation Department is hailing this year’s registration for its Fall Youth Soccer Program its largest ever, with children from kindergarten to sixth grade enrolled. Games are played at the Town Park, and draw large numbers of parents and friends as spectators.

Recreation Director Chelsea Edson said she is grateful for all of the support they get, as many of the coaches and referees have played and completed the program from their days in kindergarten.

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Millbrook

Washington Candidates 2011

Name: Al DeBonis
Age: 61
Town: Washington
Years lived in town: 1950 to 1968 (18), 1968 to 1972 (summers), 1984 to present (27)
Occupation/background: Consulting wood scientist.
Marital status, children: wife (Brenda), 3 adult sons.
Position running for, term length: Town Councilman, four-year term.
Political party: I do not belong to a party but am running on the Republican ticket.

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Athletic director, assistant principal leaves school district

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MILLBROOK ­— The Millbrook Central School District bid farewell to Brian Devincenzi, the high school and middle school assistant principal and the district’s athletic director, during the homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 14.

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BOE proposes facility improvements

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District held two public meetings in September to discuss facility and athletic field repair proposals.
“The board reviewed the options about how large or how small a package proposal would be,” said Lloyd Jaeger, superintendent of the Millbrook Central School District. “By holding the two opening meetings in September to get community feedback, I think the board realized there were important things that needed to be addressed. Many of them came up originally in the 2002 proposal when these needs were first brought forward in the community.”

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Scholars discuss global warming at forum

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MILLBROOK — The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension held a forum on Saturday, Oct. 22, that focused on how climate change has impacted the Hudson Valley and what global warming will do to the world’s regional resources, human health and the economy.
Distinguished scholars gave individual presentations on issues facing the environment and participated in a moderated panel discussion.

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Scientist speaks to Rotary Club

MILLBROOK — Rick Ostfeld, research scientist from the Cary Institute, spoke to the Millbrook Rotary Club at their lunch meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, about biodiversity loss, forest fragmentation and Lyme disease risk. Club members learned that biodiversity loss is a major risk factor in promoting emerging infectious diseases like Lyme.
The Millbrook Rotary Club meets for lunch at 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday, at Copperfield’s Restaurant. Lunch guests are welcome. The cost of lunch is $15. For more information, visit www.millbrookrotary.org or the ‘Millbrook NY Rotary Club’ Facebook page.

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Voter controversy affects local residents

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WASHINGTON ­— The political atmosphere is buzzing over a controversy about whether 38 residents should have the right to vote in the Town of Washington.
A month ago, a voter contacted Fran Knapp, the Dutchess County Commissioner of Elections for the Democratic Party, in regards to a letter the voter had received at their house from Peter Devers, a member of the Town of Washington Republican Party.

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Local teen moves south for singing career

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MILLBROOK — “I always thought I was going to be a singer, but on stage is when I realized it was something that just felt like home. That’s when I realized it was what I wanted to pursue as a career,” Erika Cole said.
Cole is a 22-year-old aspiring singer from Stanfordville whose family is from Millbrook. Cole’s parents and grandparents grew up in the village; her grandmother, Wilma Cole, was the town clerk for the Town of Washington for many years.
Cole is moving to Nashville, Tenn., at the end of the month to start her career as a singer.

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Rotary governor visits Millbrook

MILLBROOK — Tansukh Dorawala is the 2011-12 governor of Rotary District 7210, which covers the eight counties of the mid-Hudson Valley, from Putnam to Greene. Like all district governors, Dorawala makes a point of visiting every one of the 67 Rotary Clubs in the district, and recently visited the Millbrook Rotary.

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Town Board has full agenda

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WASHINGTON — The Town Board met Oct. 13 to discuss Washington business. Town Supervisor Florence Prisco could not make the meeting due to illness, so board member Stephen Turletes led the meeting in her place.
Municipal building usage

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New business following blaze

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board gathered at Village Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to discuss municipal matters. Since Mayor Laura Hurley could not be present due to illness, Deputy Mayor Stan Morse stood in her place for the meeting.

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