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MILLBROOK— At the Tuesday, Oct. 23, Village Board meeting, Mayor Rodney Brown thanked participants, residents and the media for the success of the Village trustee debate, which took place the previous night at Village Hall. The debate was sponsored by The Millerton News and the League of Women Voters, Hudson Valley Region. Elections have since been held, with Democrats Tim Collopy and Kevin McGrane winning the seats.

A letter from Police Officer Jared Witt to the mayor and the board stated that due to heavy foot and vehicle traffic on Saturday mornings, a continuation of the...

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Millbrook High School celebrates graduation of 80

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MILLBROOK — Amid cheers and applause, 80 Millbrook students graduated in an outdoor ceremony on the athletic field on Friday, June 22. Families and friends enjoyed the cool weather, grateful that the rain held off, and celebrated the students’ accomplishments for the last time at Millbrook. A great many of them are going on to college, and while they will be missed, the community is proud of the students who have earned their diplomas.

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New graduates

From left, Patrick Scribner, Ryan Wolff, Zane Every and Steven Bryant not only went to Millbrook High School together, but also shared experiences as Boy Scouts in Millbrook. For full story and more photos, see Millbrook High School celebrates graduation of 80.

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$36.8 million BOCES project seeks funding support

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Cary Institute’s Art + Science Camp merges the best of two worlds

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MILLBROOK — Arts Mid-Hudson awarded the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook one of its Arts Learning Grants in May, to a tune of $1,422. The grants were given to artists and organizations throughout Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.

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Town of Washington explores solar energy

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WASHINGTON — More than 25 people filled the Town Hall meeting room on Thursday, June 14, to discuss the proposed amendment  to the zoning code concerning solar energy and wind energy systems. The public hearing on Local Law No. 1 followed a moratorium on passing laws dealing with solar energy so that a committee could focus on town needs and wants.

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Public meets to discuss BOE’s self-study results

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MILLBROOK— With a gathering of close to 200 people, a public forum presented by the Millbrook Central School District (MCSD) Board of Education (BOE) was held at the firehouse on Monday, June 11. The goal was to discuss the findings of the study authorized by the board, what it means to the school district and how it will affect Millbrook residents.
The meeting was opened by BOE President John Rudy, and was facilitated by Carole Martin of Carole Martin Consulting. Martin has also been working with the Thorn Building Committee.

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Greene and Rosenzweig lead Millbrook’s Class of 2018

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MILLBROOK— Millbrook High School’s graduation day is on Friday, June 22. It is the culmination of hard work,  reaching goals and cementing friendships that will endure over time.
This year’s valedictorian is Aaron Greene, who may be a familiar face to many, as he has worked at the Millbrook Library for the past three years.
Aaron is a member of the National Honor Society and president of the Interact Club, which is a model of the U.N.

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Tatiana Rhinevault’s art at the Millbrook Library

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MILLBROOK— Millbrook Library’s featured artist through the month of June is Tatiana Rhinevault, who has a studio in Hyde Park. In addition to teaching, she has illustrated several historical books, children’s books and maps.
There was an opening reception at the library on Friday, May 25. She shared freely the story behind each painting.

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Art in the Loft kicks off wine label competition at Millbrook Winery

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MILLBROOK— Wine and cheese, a wall of mixed media arts and a good crowd — who could ask for anything more? Even the weather cooperated. And the ambiance at the Millbrook Winery, as always, was delightful. 
But what drew the many people who attended the opening of Art in the Loft on Saturday, June 2, was the artwork, selected for the annual Art in the Loft wine label competition.

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14th Annual Taste of Millbrook, the biggest and best so far

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MILLBROOK— With blue balloons floating against a white tent top, tables filled with beautifully-wrapped items, gleaming under twinkling white lights, the atmosphere was electrifying. Delicious smells wafted up from various food vendors’ tables, and a constant stream of young people were circulating canapés such as spinach pie, chicken skewers and watermelon salad. It was all tasteful, elegant and amazingly, accomplished completely with donations and volunteers.

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