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MILLBROOK — Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, the Village Board met to discuss the changes being made to the zoning maps. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 28, regarding the maps. The public is urged to attend; building inspector Kenneth McLaughlin will be there.

The Central Baptist Church, at 26 Church Road, Salt Point, had several members and Pastor Amos L. Marsh on hand for Mayor Rodney Brown to present them with a proclamation celebrating the 100th year anniversary of their church.

Ted Bownas, fire chief, gave his monthly report and also reported on the...

Millbrook

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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Art and concert delight all ages

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MILLBROOK — Blue cats, dog trains and mouse helicopters adorn the walls of the Millbrook Library — whimsical, imaginative and colorful art works by Philippe Treuille.
The Millbrook Library held a champagne reception for the opening of Treuille’s exhibit on the evening of Friday, Jan. 4. More than 60 people attended, perusing the exhibit, admiring the fantastical work and meeting with the artist.

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Elm Drive Elementary School reopens after mold remediation

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MILLBROOK — When Elm Drive Elementary School students returned to school after a lengthy hiatus, they not only found the building freshly cleaned and painted, floors buffed and ceilings in good repair, but the furniture, the cubbies, work spaces and seats all movable, allowing for cleaning under and around them. Good news, following the discovery of mold at the school just days after it opened  for the academic year.

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A royal reception at Grace Church

MILLBROOK — Dressed in robes of crimson and gold, carrying gifts and wearing crowns, a six-member chorus portrayed the coming of the three kings to Bethlehem to present gifts to the baby Jesus, at Grace Church on Sunday, Jan. 6. The Christian celebration is called the Epiphany, many know it as Three Kings Day, or some by Little Christmas.

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Calendar girl at 97, artist wins top prize

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MILLBROOK— At 97 years young, Shirley Nemetz-Ress is thrilled to be the artist selected to have her painting on the front cover of the 2019 Expressions calendar. It’s quite an honor. For more than 19 years, Watermark has published a full-color calendar, a collection of works from Watermark residences from around the country, of which The Fountains at Millbrook is one.

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BOE discusses French trip, safety plan and more

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The first order of business was to accept the consent agenda. The second item was to award the Girls Volleyball Team with certificates and congratulations for placing second in the state finals.

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