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MILLBROOK — A children’s interactive performance entitled Trickster Coyote was a great hit with the 3 and up crowd at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, Nov. 16. 

The show told the tale of how a very smart coyote was coerced into stealing fire from the great fire people so that the Plains Indians could keep warm during winter. The story included a mountain, a fire pit, many animals, a coyote, an eagle, a frog and the fire people. Children were asked to engage with the actors. They sang, they danced and they laughed.

The performance was co-sponsored by the...

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2019-20 BOE candidate profiles

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MILLBROOK — There are three open seats for the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE), and four candidates. Three of the candidates are incumbents (one is filling a vacancy left by a board member who resigned in January, 2019) and one candidate has never served, but did run in the last election.
The election will be held in the Millbrook Middle School auditorium from noon until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.
Jennifer Carnecchia   

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School board lays out budget for 2019-20

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook Central School District (MCSD) Superintendent of Schools Philip D’Angelo presented the 2019-20 district budget at a Tuesday, May 7, special board meeting. The budget will be up for public vote on Tuesday, May 21, at the Millbrook Middle School auditorium.

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Gardenlust lures garden lovers to Cary

MILLBROOK — Sitting in the auditorium at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on Sunday afternoon, April 28, a bouncy tune began to play and a white-haired gentleman came dancing down the aisle and on to the stage. It was supposed to be a talk about the world’s best gardens as told by gardener/author Christopher Woods. It was. The dancer turned out to be Woods, an energetic, humorous and delightful storyteller who kept the audience laughing and oohing and awing over the spectacular slides that illustrated the talk.

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Looking ahead to the Millbrook Literary Festival

MILLBROOK — The 2019 Millbrook Literary Festival promises to be a great event  again this year; it grows larger and better each year. 
On Saturday, May 18, authors, illustrators, photographers and an assortment of other artists will gather at the Millbrook Library to discuss, display, sell and entertain those who love the written word.

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Village Board discusses Bennett properties, Thorne Building and Rescue Squad

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MILLBROOK — During the Tuesday, April 23, Village Board meeting, a number of business items were discussed.
The Millbrook Rotary Club is sending a check to cover the cost of the new welcome signs that are now up at each end of the village. They were done by Superior Sign Company.
Trustee Joe Rochfort said he has checked with Bennett property owners and been told that the swap between the property owners and the Bennett Commons residents has been agreed on, but the deal is still in limbo because the contract has been held for nearly a year. 

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Playtime with puppets

MILLBROOK — The occasion was a puppet show, Lollipops for Breakfast, held at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, May 4. Puppeteer Bonnie Duncan delighted an audience of about 25 children, mostly age 5 and younger, who loved her sidekick, Bird, crazy machinery and a finger puppet who stole the show. Duncan, part of The GOTTABEES out of  Boston, was picture perfect in dress and manner. As far as the children were concerned, she was one of them.

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Salsa and sales for Cinco de Mayo

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MILLBROOK — When the French landed on Veracruz in 1861, they landed a large force of men, driving the president and his government into exile. The French continued on toward Mexico City, but to their surprise, a large force of Mexicans fought them near Puebla; 8,000 French troops battled 4,000 Mexican troops, who were poorly armed. The rag-tag army, with great bravery and resolve, fought off the 8,000 Frenchmen and reigned victorious on May 5, 1862. 

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Blessings asked for and given at Innisfree Garden

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Millbrook Village Board passes budget

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MILLBROOK — During the Tuesday, April 23, Village Board meeting, final tweaks were made to the 2019-20 budget. By night’s end, the budget was approved. It will be posted on the village website, www.villageofmillbrookny.com, in the next few days.

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Town Board talks about insurance, block grant and recreation

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WASHINGTON — At its April meeting, the Town Board discussed a number of issues. One item on the agenda was the $100,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) the town received from Dutchess County to be used to bring the bathroom and bath house facilities at the Town Park up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri reported that Dutchess County has requested a board member represent the town on a county wide Veterans Service Committee.

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