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MILLERTON — As a way of getting its Book Buddies program off the ground in eastern Dutchess County, the nonprofit organization Literacy Connections hosted an information session at the Round Tuit restaurant on Wednesday, June 6.

Book Buddies Coordinator Katherine Stikkers set up a small table of books and pamphlets with information about the Book Buddies program. The session’s poor attendance — no one from the public showed up — only triggered Stikker’s desire to get more community members involved.

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Irondale Schoolhouse opens for 2018

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MILLERTON — The historic Irondale Schoolhouse had an ideal spring afternoon for its open house on Saturday, May 26.
The schoolhouse doors opened for the public from noon until 4 p.m. Every so often, the ring of the bell rose above the conversation, the traffic and the weekend entertainment taking place in the village as children eagerly tugged on the bell’s rope.

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Silo Ridge Sewage Water Corporation OK’d

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AMENIA— The Amenia Town Board approved the initial rate request of the Silo Ridge Sewage Works Corporation  (SWC) with a majority vote at its meeting on Thursday, March 17.
With the exception of Councilwoman Vicki Doyle, all board members were present.

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Cottage + Camp sets up shop on Main Street

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MILLERTON — Shoppers looking for unusual antique furniture and art need look no further than the village’s latest antiques store, Cottage+Camp, located at 20 Main Street.

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Millerton’s Memorial Day

MILLERTON - From their resting places in the smallest of graveyards guarded with ferns and fallen stones to the most manicured of cemeteries, the veterans of North East were recognized during Monday’s Memorial Day commemoration.

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Millerton board focuses on safety

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MILLERTON— In light of the recent storm and the holiday weekend, the Village Board considered a number of potential safety measures and precautions at its meeting on Monday, May 21.

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Police Academy graduates

Edward M. Boyles of the village of Millerton Police Department, seen here with fellow students, graduated from the Zone 14 Law Enforcement Academy at Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday, April 7.

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White Horse Collection re-opens on Main Street

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MILLERTON — Walking down village sidewalks, customers will be delighted to see that the boutique, White Horse Collection, has moved around the corner from its former location at 57 South Center Street to 28 Main Street. The space was formerly occupied by The Village Herbalist.

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Small kitchen fire at Avocado Cafe

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MILLERTON — A fire broke out in the Avocado Cafe kitchen Thursday, May 18, resulting in its closure until further notice.
The cause of the fire was later determined to be the result of an employee turning on a valve behind the stove that should have remained off. A total of three employees were at the cafe when the fire took place. None was seriously injured.
Around 8 p.m. Thursday, Thompson Plaza owner Ken Thompson heard an employee react to the fire from the second floor, above the cafe. He went downstairs to the cafe to see what he could do.

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Breathing life into the library

Aerianna O’Halloran, 13, demonstrated proper hand placement for chest compressions at a Teen CPR course led by American Heart Association instructor and registered nurse Devon Sheehan on Saturday, May 19. O’Halloran and five other teens successfully completed the course offered by the NorthEast-Millerton Library.

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Raising the roof at Saperstein’s retirement party

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MILLERTON — Lew Saperstein, longtime owner of the iconic Saperstein’s store, was celebrated as he and his family were cheered for their 70 years of service to Millerton on Saturday, May 12, at Lew’s retirement party.
“The party’s a very nice surprise,” he said. “I had a lot of fun and I got to say goodbye to a lot of people and old friends, and I look forward to visiting Millerton and seeing the progress with the store here.”

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