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MILLBROOK—The two vacancies on the Village Board of Trustees were won by the two Democratic candidates, who now join fellow Democrat Mike Herzog on the Village Board. Brian Hicks, current Republican trustee, did not seek reelection.

The total count according to the Dutchess County Board of Elections puts Democrats Tim Collopy at 312 votes and Kevin McGrane at 304 votes.

Incumbent Kyle Van De Water, a Republican, garnered 289 votes and fellow Republican Katherine Manzi-Doro received a total of 278 votes. There were also two write-ins.

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Millbrook

Village Board meets, discusses budget, parking issues

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, March 27. Deputy Mayor Joe Rochfort was not present.
The resignation of Heather LaVarnway from the Planning Board was accepted; she will remain on the Signs Committee.
Mayor Rodney Brown discussed the upcoming budget, explaining that there are needs and wants: the needs must be addressed, the “wants” may have to wait for a more lucrative period. 

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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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