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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, Nov. 20, for its regular meeting. The first item was for the approval of an Amended Dutchess Education Health Insurance Consortium (DEHIC) Trust Agreement.

Next, it approved several appointments and accepted resignations, which it did at earlier fall meetings as well. Included is a list of those appointments.

The appointment of Paige Emerson as senior typist was OK’d, with a 26-week probationary period, and a salary, pro-rated, of $29,023.91. 

The board also...

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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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Millbrook’s All Star lacrosse players

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School district has had a banner year. There have been music and arts awards, and of course, sports awards and accomplishments. District athletes have excelled, most notably the girls varsity basketball team won the state championship.
Now,  four All Stars from the girls varsity lacrosse team have been voted on by district coaches.
Girl’s lacrosse coach Jillian Barnes said,  “We had a very successful year, winning the Section 9 Class C Championship for the third year in a row.”

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Village Board talks water project and tree replacement

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MILLBROOK — Tuesday night, May 22, was a busy night for the Village Board. Resolutions were made and accepted, allowing for reserve funds for a police vehicle, an ambulance and a Highway Department truck.
A resolution was made naming the village as lead agency in applying for a grant for the water treatment plan and water tower restoration projects. Bill Bright, of Delaware Engineering, provided the application for the grant. Estimated to cost $1.5 million for the water treatment plant and tower restoration, a bond must be applied for in order to apply for the grant.

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Book Blast 2018 has sixth-graders put their reading skills to the test

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MILLBROOK — This year’s battle of the books, aptly named Book Blast 2018, was both fun and instructive. The battle between sixth-graders from Stissing Mountain Library Media Specialist T.C. Morton’s class and Millbrook English Language Arts sixth-grade teacher Erin Hicks’ class took place on Friday, June 1, in the Millbrook Middle School Library.

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Plans discussed for intersection and more at Village Board meeting

MILLBROOK— The Tuesday, May 8, meeting of the Village Board began after Mayor Rodney Brown informed those attending that the part-time worker hired to fill in while Village Clerk Sarah Witt is out on maternity leave did not work out and has left the post.
A proposal was put forth to approve engineer Rich Rennia as the new village planner.

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