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MILLERTON — Chasing down the bad guys and protecting the good guys just got a little easier for the Millerton Police Department, thanks to a newly-purchased police vehicle. According to Officer-in-Charge David Rudin, the SUV will help make the department’s job a little easier.

“It’s wonderful,” he said. “It’s got a lot of today’s technology in it.”

And it’s sleek, said Rudin, who added that he’d drive it as a personal car — no less as a police vehicle.

“It’s gorgeous,” said...

Millerton

Black Friday in Millerton is a must

MILLERTON — This Black Friday, Nov. 24, the village of Millerton will kick off the holidays in style.
A full day of fun will begin at 9:30 a.m. when doors open for a free community screening at 10 a.m., of “ELF” at The Moviehouse, located at 48 Main Street. Bring the whole family and enjoy giveaways and prizes plus cookies and treats courtesy of Hathaway Young Bakery & Cafe. Attendees both young and old are strongly encouraged to come dressed as their favorite elf.

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Plaza paving

For the past two weeks, a large section of Millerton Square plaza has been closed off for ongoing paving work. An estimated 30,000 square feet of parking lot is currently being redone, a project the crew hopes to complete by Thanksgiving.

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Transportation Council outlines Millerton Pedestrian Plan

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MILLERTON — In its ongoing mission “to support communities in their efforts to become more walkable,” the Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC), in coordination with a local Task Force, presented the Millerton Pedestrian Plan to the village community on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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NorthEast-Millerton Library’s Holiday Craft Fair

MILLERTON — Volunteer elves have been working overtime to bring holiday joy to town with the sixth annual Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 18,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex at 28 Century Blvd.
While serving as a vital fundraiser for the library, the event provides an opportunity for friends and neighbors to connect as they shop for handmade gifts crafted by artisans in a variety of mediums including wood, glass, leather and yarn.

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Riley’s Furniture celebrates 60 years

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MILLERTON — Riley’s Furniture & Flooring celebrates 60 years in business this year.
For Tom Riley, his history in the business stretches back to 1957, when he applied for work at Bloch Furniture right out of high school. Starting at the bottom as a delivery person, he broadened his knowledge of the furniture business during the next 28 years.

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Veterans honored by community

MILLERTON— There was  a strong sense of solidarity at American Legion Post 178 on Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
While the morning offered clear skies, it was deemed too cold to be held at Veterans Park. Instead, the event was held at the Legion hall. 
Legion Cmdr. and U.S. Army veteran Erik Breen welcomed the crowd. Following an invocation by chaplain Al Andrews, the National Anthem was sung. This year, Auxiliary member Emma Jenks read the Veterans Address.

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World War II veteran recalls the front lines

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MILLERTON— As local municipalities observed Veterans Day and commemorated the lives of those who served, George Phillips, a resident of Millerton, gave thought to his experience on the front lines, as a veteran of World War II.
Born in 1925, Phillips first came to the town of Amenia at 6 months old when his father purchased a general store known as the Depot Store. Considering his childhood growing up in Amenia, he counted the experience of riding a locomotive steam engine as a favorite memory from his early years. 

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Millerton’s public composting toilets project inches forward

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MILLERTON — Though not glamorous, the installation of two composting toilets by the Main Street entrance to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, just south of the Irondale Schoolhouse, is important.
The project, to be funded by a $75,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), might be more than the village originally bargained for, said village Trustee Stephen Waite.

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Helping the hungry as the holidays near

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MILLERTON — In these parts, the holiday season of giving is synonymous with the Sunday in the Country Food Drive (SITCFD), which provides full turkey dinners to families in need on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

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Tractor trailer rollover causes road closure on Route 22

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MILLERTON — A big-rig rollover on Route 22 led to a road closure that lasted more than three hours on Monday, Nov. 6.
Around 7 a.m. on Monday morning, a tractor trailer hauling dirt rolled over by Checkerboard Corner on Route 22 in Millerton. 
According to Fire Chief Keith Roger, the call reached the Millerton Fire Company 10 minutes later when his Second Assistant Chief Billy Watson pulled up to the scene as it was happening and called it in.

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