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WASHINGTON — The Town Board met on Thursday, April 13, with town Supervisor Gary Ciferri as chair. 

Culvert projects

First on the agenda was George Cronk, of the engineering firm Chazen Companies, which is working with the town on both the Oak Summit and Stanford Road culvert projects. 

Cronk said proposals for the Oak Summit Road project were turned down by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), but that the project will be resubmitted at a later date. The DEC is concerned with the possibility of debris obstructing the...

Millbrook

School board discusses masonry project, donations and other business

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MILLBROOK — The Monday, March 13, Millbrook Board of Education (BOE) meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by Board President Thomas Hurley. 
The Elementary All-County Chorus sang two songs, treating the board to a taste of their performance in the All County Festival, which was held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, at Millbrook High School.

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Jigs and reels

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Washington considers paving Killearn Road

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WASHINGTON — There was an animated public discussion on Killearn Road — who wants it paved and who doesn’t — at the Washington Town Board meeting on Thursday, March  9. 

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Students knock it out of the park at science fair

MILLBROOK — Young scientists at Dutchess Day School participated in the 8th annual science fair Tuesday, Feb. 28. 
The fair, organized by Darlene Yager, head of the Upper School, was an opportunity for children to do real science and present their results to the public. 
“I was really impressed this year with the wide variety of topics,” said Yager. “When the students first arrive to present their information they are filled with nervous energy, but always leave with heads held high, proud of their work.” 

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Rotary Club sponsors March discussions on addiction

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MILLBROOK — The Rotary Club of Millbrook has initiated March as a month to examine the perils of addiction, which has become a major problem in Dutchess County as well as in the rest of the country. The next three Rotary luncheons will present people who are in the field of aiding those who are addicted. The final meeting will have a person who has overcome addiction speak of his/her own journey toward getting clean.

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Dutchess Day School book fair: a sweet treat

MILLBROOK — The annual book fair at Dutchess Day School on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, was a magical immersion into the world of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. 
As advertised by the Parents Association, which did all the planning and organizing for the event, the fair included “cunning crafts, a snuggly reading nook, phiz-whizzing Golden Ticket Machine, scrumdiddlyumptious lemonade and oodles and oodles of gloriumptious whoopsywhiffling books.” 

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Dutchess Day School book fair: a sweet treat

MILLBROOK — The annual book fair at Dutchess Day School on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, was a magical immersion into the world of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. 
As advertised by the Parents Association, which did all the planning and organizing for the event, the fair included “cunning crafts, a snuggly reading nook, phiz-whizzing Golden Ticket Machine, scrumdiddlyumptious lemonade and oodles and oodles of gloriumptious whoopsywhiffling books.” 

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Village Board holds bimonthly meeting: Storage facility project, new water plant building discussed

judithb@millertonnews.com

MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, Feb. 28, with Mayor Rodney Brown, Village Clerk Sarah Witt and board members Mike Herzog, Joe Rochfort and Brian Hicks in attendance. After opening with the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of silence was requested by Brown in memory of Ann D. Whalen, a local resident who recently passed away.
From there, Rochfort was appointed liaison to the Millbrook Business Association (MBA). He will meet with MBA President Rona Boyer and with liaisons Deirdre Houston and Peter Audio regarding concerns the MBA has with the village.

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Sex, money and ancient documents

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MILLBROOK — Dutchess County Historian William Tatum III announced at the beginning of his presentation on ancient documents that it would include tales of sex, violence and money. Really? This talk was supposed to be about the documents of early days in and around Millbrook, in the area called the Oblong. 
But Tatum did not disappoint. His tales contained all that he promised, and wound a spell of intrigue, chicanery and dubious practices — not unlike the politics of today.

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Village considers contracts and VFW lease

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board met on Tuesday, Feb. 14, for regular business.  Mayor Rodney Brown called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., calling for the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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