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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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Trip to Italy is a journey back in time

MILLBROOK — Ten students, one teacher and two parents from the Dutchess Day School (DDS) took an eight-day trip to Italy where they immersed in Roman and Italian culture and history. The students, in sixth, seventh and eighth grade, experienced as much as they possibly could in the time allotted, informed by a travel guide as well as Russell Day, who teaches Latin and writing at DDS. 

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Four candidates run for two seats on school boardj

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MILLBROOK — The 2018-19 Millbrook Central School District (MCSD) Board of Education race is underway, with four candidates vying for two open positions.
Members of the board serve for a three-year term; two of the candidates are currently serving on the board, and two are running for the first time.
John Rudy

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Board of Ed reviews budget

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MILLBROOK— The annual  budget vote will be on Tuesday, May 15, from noon to 9 p.m. at Millbrook Middle School; the regular meeting will take place in the middle school library at 7 p.m.
The 2018-19 budget was posted online at www.millbrookcsd.org by Brian S. Fried, assistant superintendent for Business and Finance and Operations.

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Ransome’s art at Millbrook Library

millbrook — A colorful exhibit of the work of James Ransome is on display at the Millbrook Library through the month of May. 
A reception in his honor was held on Friday, April 20, at the library, where the artist spoke of his work and his love of art. 

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Millbrook High School discusses declining enrollment

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MILLBROOK— The Millbrook Central School District (MCSD) held its first Planning for the Future meeting on Thursday, May 3, to discuss a Self Evaluation Study (SES) it commissioned for the district and the impact of changing demographics.
The meeting was facilitated by the Board of Education and community liaison Carole Martin.
The turnout was light, possibly due to a heavy rainfall, but the hope is that the community will become more involved and more will attend the next meeting. 

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Thorne Building Committee met in April, updates noted

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MILLBROOK — In an April 23 press release, Charles E. Pierce Jr. announced that Carole Martin, the consultant who researched what the Millbrook community would like to see done with the Thorne Memorial Building, reported her findings at a Planning Committee meeting on Monday, April 9.
The committee last met in December to discuss the issue; it held three such public meetings. The future of the Thorne Memorial Building has long been a source of discussion and speculation.

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Village Board approves budget, talks about tennis courts and trees

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MILLBROOK — Immediately after Mayor Rodney Brown opened its meeting on Tuesday, April 24, the Village Board adjourned for an executive session. The regular meeting recommenced 30 minutes later, and the 2018-2019 budget was reviewed and approved. 
(For more on the budget document, read past editions of The Millerton News.) 
It was agreed that money will be put aside each year for police, fire and other vehicles.

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Millbrook fire department celebrates 110 years of service

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 celebrated its 110th year at a gala dinner on Saturday, April 28. The dinner is an annual affair — one of Millbrook’s most popular events — as the 200 guests would attest to.
Aside from the camaraderie, the food was excellent and the awards given out deeply deserved. Not only did the fire department celebrate turning 110, but the Auxiliary celebrated its 40th anniversary as well.

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Getting to the root of it...

Dennis Gendron, of Twin Brooks Gardens in Millbrook, showed children from Small Circle of Friends toddler program, Grace Church pre-kindergarten and second-graders from Elm Street Elementary School how to plant a tree. Many of the children got to shovel dirt around the base of the tree on Friday, April 27, in honor of Arbor Day. They’ll all have the opportunity to watch the tree grow and bloom each year, knowing they had a hand in its beginnings.

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Artist shares her passion for art and teaching at The Fountains

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MILLBROOK — Artist Ellen Metzger O’Shea knew she was an artist from a very early age. Her father, whom she describes as an artist at heart, had a small studio in the basement of their family home.  She started doing art work at age 10, and said her father was respectful and encouraging.

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