Extracts from past news pages

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

91 years ago: January 1933

“Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Dean Observe Golden Wedding”: This past week has been an exciting one for Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Dean, of Center Street, Millerton. To begin with, they attended a meeting of the Ladies’ Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal church on Wednesday afternoon of last week, Mr. Dead having been especially invited by Mrs. Clayton Loan. It was during the hour when the covered dish supper was being served that Mr. and Mrs. Dean had a most pleasant surprise. The Rev. Raymon ward Presented them with a gold piece in honor of the coming gold wedding anniversary.

The golden wedding day itself…Mr. And Ms. Dean spent the afternoon quietly at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ward Dean… They were married on Jan. 9, 1883 at the Methodist parsonage at Millerton.

Miss Kristine Hoffbeck and Miss Violet Simmons were in Poughkeepsie on Saturday.

Mrs. Block, of Block’s Department Store, is in New York City for a few days buying Spring dresses.

“Ken Brown Injures Leg While Chopping”: The Blue and Gold was weakened last Sunday morning when Ken Brown, captain of the M.H. S. basketball team, cut his leg with an axe. Dr. Hoag put four stitches in the cut. Bown will be out of the game for at least two weeks.

Mrs. A.H. Gilbert and her daughter, Constance, are able to be up and about after entertaining that popular disease, “flu”. Mr. Gilbert is reported improving.

50 years ago: January 1974

“Millerton Fire Co. Honors Silvernale After 50 Years”: Ronald J. Silvernale of Millerton, better known as “Juddy,” wil retire in April from the Millerton Fire Department after 50 years of service…Juddy Silvernale joined the company in 1924 when it was still the E.H. Thompson Hose Company.

“Awards Dinner with Mets Star”: New York Mets player Ed Kranepool will be guest of honor at the annual Millerton Lions club father-Son awards Dinner.

“Webutuck Lunch Menu”: Monday, Jan. 28- Fresh Hamburger on a Buttered bun, Buttered Green Beans, Ketchup, Mustard, Crisp Cole Slaw, Chilled Bartlett Pears, Fresh Milk.

“Arnoff Moving & Storage Has Golden Anniversary”: Richard Arnoff’s grandfather Abraham founded the business. In the years before 1924 he ran a cartage operation, hauling loads of freight by horse and wagon between New Haven, Canaan and Lakeville. Louis Arnoff, Richard’s Father, …bought the first Arnoff truck, a Ford Model A.

25 years ago: January 1999

“Janet Manko Appointed Publisher of LJ Company”: The announcement was made… by the company which publishes the Lakeville Journal… We are delighted to recognize Janet’s … essential role at the papers…. Mrs. Manko said her objectives remain the same in her new position, to maintain the strong community spirit of the papers.

Virgil Martin has donated a collection of spillways and spooners to the [North East Historical] Society. The glassware will be on display in the NorthEast-Millerton Library in late January.

Progress continues on Central Hudson Gas & Electric’s comprehensive effort to address the so-called “Millennium Bug” within its computerized systems. A contingency plan is being developed and to date, approximately 70 percent of the utility’s so-called “mission critical” systems are Y2K compliant; full remediation is anticipated on or before the industry’s goal of May 31, 1999… to ensure utility service to customers remains uninterrupted.

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