Chicken pox and ‘depression plants’

The following excerpts from The Millerton News were com- piled by Kathleen Spahn, Vivian Sukenik, Nancy Vialpando and Rhiannon Leo-Jameson of the North East-Millerton Library.


91 years ago: Feb. 16, 1933

Ruth Murphy, who has been absent since November, planned to return to school on Jan. 23. The chicken pox has claimed another victim, so Ruth will stay out for a few weeks longer.

Over two hundred people have already made guesses at Strong’s drug store in the jig-saw puzzle contest.

There must be an awful depression in the eighth grade, because the depression plants made by pupils seem to make wonderful progress.

50 years ago: Feb. 21, 1974

Citizens Protest X-Rated Films: After a fervent protest by citizens opposed to the X-rated film policy at the Millerton Theater, it appears hopeful that GP (General Public) films will once again be shown on a regular basis.

Fuel Shortage critical in Pine Plains: The fuel shortage in Pine Plains escalated over the weekend as the energy crisis threatened to become an emergency. All four of the town’s gas stations were closed for three days over the Washington’s Birthday holiday.

Millerton Lions Club Celebrates 25th Birthday: Lion President Sandy Arias is proud to announce the 25th Birthday of the Local Civic Club.

25 years ago: Feb. 18, 1999

Millerton: Spring Ball at the Firehouse: The Millerton Firehouse will hold its first annual spring ball, “A Spring Fling,” March at the Firehouse on Century Boulevard. Music by Nightlife will feature rock and roll and line dances from 8 p.m. to midnight. A 50-50 raffle will be part of the evening’s festivities. Prices are $18 for a couple, $9 for individuals.

Boys Varsity Routs Coleman: The Webutuck boys varsity team crushed Coleman, 74-57, Tuesday. The whole team played in the game and everyone scored. Dan Nye led the Warriors with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Tommy Moore chipped in 15 points. Carlo Robustelli scored 9 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Other scorers included Russell Johnson (9), Tom Downey (7), Aaron Lang (4), Ryan McEnroe (3), Larry Moore (2), and Aaron Howard (1). “It was a great team effort” said Head Coach Bob Bagomolny.

‘Millerton’s Ageless Art’ Show Debuts in Rhinebeck: The intergenerational program offered by the North East Community Center in Millerton, debuted at the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center last weekend. And the cross-county trip is well worth the effort. The exhibit, which will travel throughout the region in 1999, displays works created during the program’s first year. Millerton resident Karen Culbreath […] teaches the art classes which are offered for free at the community center. Community Center Director Sandy Grieve said the classes have been a smashing success. “We’re really proud of it,” she said. “Karen did a great job making people feel confident and comfortable with art.”

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