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MILLERTON — The community betterment group, Townscape, will hold an event on Saturday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m., at the arch at Eddie Collins Memorial Park to celebrate Arbor Day.  

Since its inception in the late 1880s, Arbor Day has been an occasion for the public to stop and reflect on the important of trees to the environment.  Historically, the day has been celebrated with the planting of trees in public spaces.  

During the course of many years, Townscape has marked Arbor Day by gathering together local school children and planting a tree. For...

Millerton

On safari at the library

With the help of Audubon Sharon, an animal safari made its way to the NorthEast-Millerton Library last Thursday, April 13. From 4 to 5 p.m., Wildlife Rehabilitator and Outreach Specialist Sunny Bettley of Audubon Sharon  introduced a few birds of prey, including an American kestrel, to the wonder of her young audience.

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Death on Brace Mountain caused by heavy winds

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MILLERTON— Tragedy struck on Tuesday, April 11,  when  Varick Stringham, 44, of Claverack, N.Y., died after his power-glider (a para-glider with a motor attached) crashed into Brace Mountain in Taconic State Park, near Millerton. 
For the last few years, Stringham was an active power-glider pilot with the Mount Brace Outdoor Club in Millerton. He was also active in motorcycle and car racing. Last summer, Stringham qualified for a P3 Intermediate rating in power-gliding, according to Mount Brace Outdoor Club President Joachim Roesler.

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‘My Bookstore’ pays homage to Oblong

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MILLERTON — Just in time for the nationally-celebrated Independent Bookstore Day, Oblong Books & Music has been featured in a recent tribute in the new edition of “My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Place to Browse, Read and Shop.” 
Edited by Ronald Rice, the new edition was published by Black Dog & Leventhal on Tuesday, April 11, and includes an introduction by Richard Russo, an afterword by Emily St. John Mandel and illustrations by Leif Parsons.

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Views of the Hudson captured at Moviehouse gallery

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MILLERTON — An exhibit at The Moviehouse Studio Gallery captures the beauty of the Hudson River landscape. It features the artwork of Basia Goldsmith and Ginny Howsam Friedman. 
The works contrast the artists’ views of the Hudson as depicted from both a rural and an urban perspective. 

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Highway garage locations under consideration: Freedom of Information request denial fuels speculation

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NORTH EAST — Most Millerton and North East residents are well aware that the Town Board has been trying to find a suitable location for a new highway garage facility the past few years. The search has been frustrating, after a referendum to purchase Dutchess County Diesels failed at the polls in 2015, due largely to the scope and cost of the proposed $3.15 million project. Dutchess County Diesels has since been sold.

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Pulver, Molinaro address the state of the county

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MILLERTON — Residents of Millerton left the American Legion Post 178 on Wednesday, April 5, feeling confident about the future of their county following a Town Hall Forum hosted by Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. 

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County helps residents prepare for emergencies

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MILLERTON — In the event of an emergency, residents of the village of Millerton will be prepared, thanks to an emergency preparedness training course provided by the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, on Tuesday, March 28.
Hosted by North East town Supervisor George Kaye, the doors of the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex opened to the public and held a packed house. 

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School building still on the market

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MILLERTON — Rumors abound, but according to North East (Webutuck) Central School District Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani, the Millerton Elementary School building has not been sold.

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Ready, set, shop

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Fresh Market is open

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