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MILLBROOK — The Village Board meeting on Tuesday, April 9, included a public hearing concerning the upcoming budget. Mayor Rodney Brown went over the work done so far, and there were no remarks or questions. The budget will be finalized on Tuesday, April 23, after presstime.

The Millbrook Fire Department logged in a total of 73 incidents, including 49 EMS calls. Also logged in, Northern Dutchess Paramedics (NDP) made 38 responses; Millbrook fire department rescue squad had 14 calls and Advanced Life Support (ALS)/Mutual Aid responded to eight calls. The report was given by...

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BOE starts 2019 with resignations, hirings and donations

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MILLBROOK — The first meeting of the year of the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) was held on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The district started the New Year with a celebration after returning to Elm Drive Elementary School on Jan. 4, after the successful removal of mold from the building.
Several letters of resignation were accepted; Jennifer Walter, cafeteria worker, effective Dec. 18; and Neil Lipson, custodial staff, effective Feb. 16.

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Washington meets for 2019 reorganization meeting

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WASHINGTON — The reorganization meeting of the town of Washington was held on Thursday, Jan. 10. 
The first item on the agenda was to plan a public hearing to discuss a residential home facility on Verbank Road, property of the Devereaux Foundation. The date was set for Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Town Clerk Mary Alex will send out notices to neighbors. John Lopez, of the Devereaux Foundation, will be present to answer questions. All responses must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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A star performance

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Millbrook Pride supports LGBTQ community at winter social

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MILLBROOK — Dire weather predictions couldn’t put a damper on the warmth and conviviality of a gathering at Merritt Bookstore on Saturday, Jan. 19, hosted by the Millbrook Pride Group. The group represents the local LGBTQ community. Advertised as a winter social, it lived up to its name, with members of Millbrook Pride — business owners, community leaders and citizens — mingling, sipping wine or sparkling water, munching on finger foods and talking about the village.

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A songstress among the shelves

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New trustees take the oath of office at reorg meeting

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MILLBROOK — Two new trustees were sworn in at the Village Board’s reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Tim Collopy and Kevin McGrane took the oath of office, along with Village Clerk Sarah Witt. Also taking the oath was Mark Vila, who will be serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Collopy was also designated deputy mayor. He and McGrane join other Trustees Mike Herzog and Joseph Rochfort, and Mayor Rod Brown.
Joseph Still, whose term on the Planning Board was up at the end of 2018, agreed to remain on the board and was also sworn in last week.

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Be prepared when disaster strikes

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MILLBROOK — If disaster strikes, do most people know what to do? A course in Citizen Preparedness was given on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC). The course, which ran just under 90 minutes, was given by two National Guardsmen, and was a comprehensive study of what to do when disasters, natural and man-made, occur.

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Houston resigns, BOE seeks new board member

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) regretfully accepted the resignation of long-time board member Deirdre Houston at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8. 

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When resources connect, social services benefit

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MILLBROOK — Grace Immigrant Outreach (GIO) hosted a round-table meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, for lunch and the sharing of information.
Evelyn Garzetta, director of the GIO, sponsors the meeting at Grace Church parish hall on a monthly basis. Garzetta also serves on the boards of the North East Community Center  (NECC) and the Foundation for Community Health. She works with 208 local agencies, foundations and other entities, helping the immigrant population as well as the overall community.

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Klosty presents ‘Greece 66’ at Merritt

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MILLBROOK — James Klosty is an author, a photographer and a very interesting person to talk to. His latest work, now featured at Merritt Bookstore, is “Greece 66.” He spoke about the period in his life when the photographs featured in the book were taken at an end-of-the-year book signing. It was 1966, and Klosty spent two months touring the islands of Greece — both mountains and mainland.

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