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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, Oct. 11. The first part of the meeting began at 7 p.m. and was a 2017-18 Audit Committee meeting. The regular board meeting began at 8 p.m. A motion was made to allow Superintendent of Schools Philip D’Angelo to sign a contract with the Anderson Center for Autism, with the district setting the terms and conditions for providing counseling services for one student. The resolution was adopted.   

The board also approved an overnight trip to Washington, D.C., for the...

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Third-graders recreate Ellis Island

MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School third-grade teacher Lisa Stewart was reading a book about Ellis Island with a group of her students one day as part of their study of immigration and American history. Soon, the students had devised a plan to create Ellis Island right in their classroom and invite the second- and fourth-graders to participate in the re-enactment as hopeful immigrants. 

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A psychedelic trip back to Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Historical Society and New York State Historian Devin Lander shared tales of what looks like a peaceful country estate now but was once the site of groundbreaking experiments in the use of psychedelic drugs.

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When Millbrook went psychedelic

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MILLBROOK — At the junction of Route 44 and Franklin Avenue, there is a wonderful  stone edifice — a gatehouse that inspires the imagination. 
On Thursday, March 15, the Millbrook Historical Society and New York State Historian, Devin Lander, shared some of the secrets beyond the door. Of course, the period discussed was decades ago, but many of the 106 people who attended the March meeting remembered those times, or knew of people who did.

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High art

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A sweet Easter

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Creepy comedy

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Millbrook churches celebrate the Blessing of the Palms

MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Alliance of Churches, which includes Grace Episcopal Church, Lyall Federated Memorial Church and St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception Church, gathered at the Thorne Building on Sunday, March 25, to celebrate the Blessing of the Palms. According to Christianity, this yearly event honors the entry of Jesus into Bethlehem, riding a borrowed donkey not previously ridden. According to gospel, the disciples laid their cloaks upon the donkey’s back and the multitudes laid their cloaks and palm branches on the  ground for the donkey’s journey.

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Village discusses budget dates, fire and police responses and snowfall amounts

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MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, March 13, meeting of the Village Board began at 6:30 p.m. 
Mayor Rodney Brown set up budget workshops with the Highway Department; the Fire/Rescue Department, Police, Village Hall and Water/Sewer Department in order to get started on budgeting this May.

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Millbrook basketball: Blazers are 2018 state champs

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MILLBROOK— The luck of the Irish fell squarely on the heads of the Millbrook High School girls basketball team on St. Patrick’s Day. Saturday, March 17, will long be a date to remember in Millbrook, as the day the Blazers won the state championship over Syracuse Academy. 
Semifinals
On Friday, March 16, the Blazers beat Cambridge High School, a top-ranked team in the state, by 56-52.
 Roughly 90 students traveled by bus to attend the game, taking time off school to do so. 

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Cary offers talk on infectious diseases and how to predict them

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MILLBROOK— The most recent Friday night presentation at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, which celebrated the institute’s 35th anniversary, was a talk by Barbara Han, disease ecologist.
Han immediately cut to the chase and explained how predicting diseases is done. Han, who has been at Cary for more than three years, said scientists input patterns from animals, insects and flora into a computer and can usually pinpoint which diseases occur in which places, and often when. It’s much like how market researchers use data to predict sales trends.

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