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MILLERTON— Residents are invited to discuss critical community issues with members of the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission through the new series, Listening Sessions. The first installment was at the North East Community Center (NECC) on Thursday, June 15, with more than a dozen people including four members of the Human Rights Commission and Dutchess County Legislator Gregg Pulver (R-19). 

The Human Rights Commission was re-established last September by Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro in partnership with the Dutchess County Legislature, after a six-year...

Millerton

Artist launches kombucha brewery in his garage

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MILLERTON — Tucked away in a detached garage on 40 Countryview Road, a kombucha brewery has made its way to Millerton, thanks to resident artist Darragh Rooney.
Though the idea of setting up a kombucha brewery has been in the works for a long time, Rooney said that he has only been legally licensed and operating the brewery for about a month. 
Kombucha is a fermented beverage made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast.

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Eddie Collins Field topic of June 14 talk

MILLERTON — Once known as the Homestead Farm Driving Park, a place for horse races, baseball games and social events, the area now called Eddie Collins Memorial Park has been an outdoor recreation center in the town of North East and village of Millerton for more than a century. 

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North East Community Center New location discussed for After-School Connection

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MILLERTON— Following the sale of the Millerton Elementary School (MES) building this past spring, the North East Community Center (NECC) has been proactive in finding a new location for its program, After-School Connection, for the coming school year.

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Topical issues, from the heart, in films by teens

MILLERTON — In a time of polarized politics and public discourse, the Civic Life Project — a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization — uses old-fashioned research and up-to-the-minute storytelling tools to engage high school students with community, state or even national issues they care about. Students spend a semester in traditional study of civics, then divide into groups to make documentary films about subjects they themselves select.

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Skyping at meetings one of issues discussed by Town Board members

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board took care of a number of municipal matters at its most recent board meeting, held on Thursday, May 11.

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Chess club makes its move at the Annex

MILLERTON— Drive past the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex at 28 Century Blvd., any Wednesday after 6 p.m., and one may hear the sounds of kings and queens shouting commands to their pawns, and knights’ swords clashing while they try to battle their way to bishops and rooks.
It’s not a revolution of any sort, but it is a lively session of the library’s Chess Club, the brainchild of Bob Simmons and Barbara Ray, who said new members of all ages and all ability levels from beginner to expert are welcome at any time.

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Memorial Day: honoring veterans from yesteryear at American Legion

MILLERTON — Not even a patch of May showers could diminish the patriotic spirit of village residents on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. As the rain began to fall on Millerton, the annual Memorial Day parade was cancelled in favor of holding a ceremony at the American Legion Post 178.  
The Honorable Mayor Debbie Middlebrook delivered this year’s Memorial Day proclamation following Post Historian Sean Klay’s opening remarks on observing the somber day.
“It is a day of thanks for the valor of others,” Klay said.  

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Honoring and remembering

Veterans and residents from around the Harlem Valley helped commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. In Millerton, veteran Adam Zeis-Way stood at attention, with his rifle by his side, at Veterans’ Park. Because of the rain, the ceremony was moved to the American Legion Post 178. 

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Millerton celebrates opening of schoolhouse

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MILLERTON — Smiling faces could be found in every direction Saturday, May 27, as village residents and weekend visitors gathered together to commemorate the third annual opening of the Irondale Schoolhouse.
Organized by the Irondale Schoolhouse Committee, the celebration ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the schoolhouse, located on 16 Main Street, Millerton. A miniature chalkboard was placed at the entrance of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail along with a trio of balloons to welcome visitors throughout the day. 

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Dropping off drugs

MILLERTON — New York State Senator Sue Serino recently partnered with the Millerton Police Department to host a free “Shed the Meds” event on Saturday, May 20. It took a proactive approach aimed at combating the heroin epidemic by getting unused prescription drugs off the streets.
Serino, a member of the Senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, said the goal was to help ward off the heroin epidemic that’s ravaged the nation. 

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