Word On The Streets2021-05-03T18:08:26-04:00

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Glamping Tents Appear at Iron Mine Pond: Local Petition Garners Support

Longtime residents of the Village of Millerton and the Town of North East suddenly found themselves face-to-face with tourist-driven vacation tents erected on the trail running along the historic Iron Mine Pond area in New York State's Taconic State Park this week. New York City based Tentrr, the company responsible for the presence of the vacation tents, established the rentals [...]

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String of Late Night Thefts hit Millerton

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several larcenies from vehicles, three vehicle thefts, and an attempted burglary all occurring in the north eastern Dutchess County Town of Amenia as well as the Village of Millerton. Each incident is reported to have occurred recently during the late-night and early-morning hours, and in each case the perpetrators have targeted vehicles that [...]

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Harlem Valley Rail Trail Phase IV Completion Celebrated with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Millerton

On Thursday morning, Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro, joined by local officials and rail trail enthusiasts, celebrated the completion of the fourth and final phase of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail (HVRT) with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the trail head at the Village Green in Millerton. The Phase IV project, which has been open for use since November, is [...]

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Copake Officials React Angrily to Developer’s Decision to Switch to New Siting Process

Developer Hecate Energy announced this week that it would transfer its application to build a 60 megawatt industrial solar power plant in Copake from “Article 10” to a new process called “94-c“. Hecate is seeking to build a utility-scale solar installation on farmland in Craryville, a hamlet of the Town of Copake. “Hecate’s announcement that it is switching to 94-c [...]

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Northern Dutchess Middle and High Schoolers Invited to Take Active Role in Local Addiction Prevention

Northern Dutchess Community Coalition Seeks Area Youth to Join Effort: In an effort to deepen its connection with youth in Hyde Park, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Pine Plains, Millbrook, Webutuck and Amenia schools, the Northern Dutchess Community Coalition (NDCC) is inviting middle and high school students within these districts to serve on its youth leadership committee. The NDCC, a nonprofit dedicated [...]

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