The public interest lawsuit brought against Planning Board of North East by “Ten Towns to Preserve Main Street”, which had lost on a technicality, has been appealed to the Second Department in Brooklyn. Although publicized initially as a food store for Millerton and surroundings, in reality it would be a 36,000 sq.ft. regional megastore located on Route 44 at the state line selling food, plants, pharmaceuticals, books, and alcoholic beverages. Such a megastore would suck away economic resources currently circulating throughout our interstate ten town region, including Salisbury, Sharon, Amenia, Pine Plains, Stanford, Wassaic, Cornwall, Washington/Millbrook, Kent, and Falls Village.
To the editor:
I am deeply concerned about the future of St. Francis Hospital, its patients, employees, vendors and nearby businesses. After careful research and many conversations with individuals with first-hand knowledge of St. Francis Hospital and the region’s healthcare landscape, I have determined that Westchester Medical Center’s bid would preserve healthcare options for the people of Dutchess County and prevent economically devastating layoffs, in a way the Health Quest’s bid would not.
Help raise funds for Scott's mounting medical bills
There are few better friends to authors and book lovers than Scott Meyer, owner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York. For years Scott has tirelessly championed authors in the old-school tradition of hand-selling, promoting books on local radio shows and publications, sponsoring and stocking book fairs throughout several counties, and organizing five annual Millbrook Literary Festivals. Owing to his inexhaustible enthusiasm and constant promotion of authors, he’s been called the Tasmanian devil of booksellers. Put simply, Scott helps writers: all writers. He helps them by putting their books lovingly in the hands of people who will enjoy them, which also makes him the book lover’s best friend. Author Da Chen has written of Scott: "You love putting good books in readers' hands. The love becomes so tangible and palpable that you actually make books seem like gold. Like something that one must have if he wishes to live another breath."
To the Editor:
The lead paragraph of theMillbrook Independent editorial “Looking back” (12.11.13) describes accurately two of the most prominent buildings in Millbrook: the former Bennett College as "a major embarrassment," and the Thorne Building as "an aging monument to education and generosity."
I want to thank all who supported me in my recent election bid for a Dover Town Council seat. After consistently attending Dover Town Board meetings over the last ten years, I believe I can make a positive contribution to the town in this new position. I am a local business owner and know how difficult these times are and how important it is to keep Dover moving forward. I support the Olivet Center Project and the Cricket Valley Energy project and will continue the work to create a business-friendly environment. I promise to show up, work collaboratively with my fellow board members and represent the residents the best that I can. There is a lot to do and I look forward to the opportunities ahead of us.