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MILLERTON — Only a few weels ago, Three Meadows Spirits and its signature Peony Vodka were chosen by “The Fifty Best” as a gold medal winner in this year’s “Best Flavored Vodka” awards. “The Fifty Best” is self-described as an “unbiased guide to fine living for those with epicurean tastes.”

Three Meadows Spirits owner Leslie Farhangi submitted her product for the contest last summer. Intrigued by its focus on craft spirits, Farhangi thought it a worthwhile competition.

Since its launch in Millerton two years ago,...

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Millerton welcomes the holidays with Parade of Lights

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Fire Department brought the holiday spirit into the village with its annual Parade of Lights on Friday, Nov. 23.
While the parade was scheduled to start at 6 p.m., the village streets were alive with people shopping and socializing. As they walked up and down the sidewalks, residents and tourists exchanged holiday greetings and looked for an ideal viewing position.
Whether they were visiting the area with their families, friends or by themselves, all were bundled up against the cold — armed with a sense of camaraderie.

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North East sets goals with comprehensive plan

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NORTH EAST— The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee reviewed strategies to achieve its goals at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 19.
Led by planning consultant Nan Stolzenburg from Community Planning & Environmental Associates, the meeting was held in the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. All members from the Millerton Village Board and the North East Town Board were present, save Councilman John Midwood. Additionally, two community members were in attendance.

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Millerton PD joins in No Shave November

MILLERTON — With the holidays just around the corner, it shouldn’t be surprising to see any number of friendly Santas popping up around the village — beards and all. But in these cases, the would-be Santas have traded red suits for blue. And anyone who looks closely under that new facial hair, will notice the familiar faces of the village police officers who are sporting it all in a good cause.

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Solar farm exemptions steered toward PILOT program

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board held a lengthy discussion at its last board meeting, on Thursday, Nov. 8. The talk had to do with a recently-passed solar law, Local Law No. 3 of 2018, and if the town should allow payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for solar facilities entitled to senior exemptions. PILOTs require payments be made to the taxing municipality in lieu of taxes.
Attorney to the Town Warren Replansky said he reviewed the law with the town assessor and prepared for it to be sent to the town clerk.

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The Roccanovas make their mark in Nambale, Kenya

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Being thankful, helping neighbors

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MILLERTON — Some Millerton volunteers had the giving spirit, assembling Thanksgiving baskets for the Millerton Food Pantry on Friday, Nov. 16. At 9 a.m., volunteers met at the Millerton Presbyterian Church to help with the food drive. 

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Millerton parking: Ongoing issue for merchants and customers

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MILLERTON — With the holiday season drawing near, the village of Millerton is a lively hub for shoppers hoping to buy a little something and see the sights. However, with more people visiting the area and its resources, parking is a frequent issue. Now that the first snowfall has hit the region, village merchants and officials are looking to highlight available parking options and set guidelines for all to follow.

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Library gets crafty for the holiday season

MILLERTON — They seem like ordinary citizens, going about their everyday activities while plying their talents behind closed door. Then once a year, their inner Elves emerge, and as if by magic the fruits of their labors appear at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. There for one special day the building becomes Santa’s North East Pole as it houses the annual Holiday Craft Fair. 

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North East adopts 2019 municipal budget

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NORTH EAST— After three minutes, the Town Board closed the 2019 budget public hearing scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Only two members of the public attended.
“I don’t know what it is,” said town Supervisor George Kaye. “A budget meeting you would expect the most people would come and be here, but nobody comes.”
He continued.
“It’s not that I don’t appreciate the people who do come, but I would expect a little more,” said Kaye.

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Honoring those who served, on Veterans Day

MILLERTON — With gentle breezes furling the Stars and Stripes lining Millerton’s Main Street, World War I’s hundred-year-old peace was recognized as history’s best-known time of cease fire — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Under chilly blue skies with white clouds, some 50 North East residents gathered on Sunday at Millerton’s Veterans’ Park to mark the occasion, and honor with a Veterans Day observation all those who have served the nation since its inception. 

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