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WASHINGTON — The monthly Town  Board meeting was held on Thursday, Aug. 8.

After announcing that Kathy Meyers was not renewing her certification and would be leaving her position as tax assessor as of Sept. 30, town Supervisor Gary Ciferri called on Highway Supervisor Joe Spagnola to give his report.

Spagnola said that an older truck, no longer in use, and a golf cart had been kept at the town park but need to be removed. The truck will be offered to the fire department for use in training; the golf cart will be dismantled and the parts will be distributed or...

Millbrook

Punch expands Millbrook store

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Millbrook — Punch, a popular retail store for clothes and household items, closed its Millerton store on July 25. But customers can still shop at the Millbrook store at 3262 Franklin Ave.
“We loved being a part of Millerton. It was a great experience,” said owner Ruthie Bontecou. “But ultimately we decided it was the best decision for us to expand our Millbrook space. In order to do that, we needed to close our Millerton store and focus our energy here. It was a completely positive decision for us.”

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Scientist shares new vision of conservation

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Millbrook — Peter Kareiva, Ph.D., delivered a lecture, An Environmental Vision for the Future, at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Friday, Aug. 26. He told a full house how existing environmental metaphors no longer work.
Kareiva is the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a bit of a controversial figure.

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Legos a hit at Millbrook Free Library

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Millbrook — Young architects and engineers flocked to the Millbrook Free Library Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a Lego night.
“Legos are so popular with kids and even some adults,” said Joan Frenzel, Youth Services coordinator. “They challenge the mind on many levels. We see children and parents building together often.”
Frenzel said she had wanted to start a Lego program for years but had difficulty collecting Legos.
“People are reluctant to donate their old Legos because they are timeless and can be used for generations,” said Frenzel.

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Veteran spreads awareness on National Army Museum

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MILLBROOK — Bill Augerson, who has been in and out of Millbrook for 60 years, has dedicated his working career to science and military service. Now in his retirement, he is devoted to promoting a new museum that showcases the history of the U.S. Army.
Augerson began his military career with the U.S. Navy in 1945, serving in the Pacific during the end of World War II and the Bikini nuclear test. He left the Navy in 1946 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1951, beginning active duty in 1955. He worked as a general practicioner, flight surgeon and internal medicine specialist.

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A new clinic for animals

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MILLBROOK — “Becoming a veterinarian was the best decision I ever made in my life,” said Louise-Anne Morin. “From the time I was a child, my first hospital was a grasshopper hospital. It was pretty obvious from then on, after I started bringing every animal home that crawled outside, that veterinary medicine was in my blood.”
Morin recently opened Country Comfort Animal Hospital, a clinic for small animals, at 2614 Route 44 in Millbrook.

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New windows to grace Millbrook church

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MILLBROOK — Grace Church on Franklin Avenue will add two stained-glass windows to commemorate two heroes.
The church, known for its beautiful stained glass windows, hasn’t had a new one since the 1960s.
The Rev. Douglas Fisher said he suggested putting in new windows a couple years ago, and the plan is now starting to gain speed. The two new stained glass windows will be dedicated to Jonathan Daniels and Charles Johnson.

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Millbrook teen in Israel

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MILLBROOK — At the age of 19, Millbrook resident Wesley Cornell has already been exposed to more science than many college biology majors.
Wesley was chosen to attend the 43rd annual Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI), which is located at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. ISSI accepts 80 students, 19 from the United States, with other students from countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Denmark, Spain, Brazil and Kazakhstan.

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Whiting joins Dutchess Day

MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School announces that Christine Whiting has joined the administration as director of admissions and tuition assistance.

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Washington Town Board meeting

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WASHINGTON — The Washington Town Board met on Thursday, Aug. 11, to discuss a handful of topics that have been on previous agendas. Some of those issues came to a resolution.
Courtroom renovations

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The Priscos reflect over years of service

A dynamic duo prepare to retire
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MILLBROOK — “At the end of our careers to now quote us as Louis and Florence wouldn’t make much sense. No one would read it because they wouldn’t know who you are talking about,” said Mickey Prisco.
The couple of 48 years laughed, because they have been known in the town of Washington and village of Millbrook as Fussy (Florence) and Mickey (Louis) Prisco for more than 40 years. For those who don’t know, Fussy, 74, and Mickey, 77, are the husband-and-wife team who have been staples to the village and town for their notable commitment to local government for the past two decades.

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