On Lady Warriors and ‘a bazooka to kill a mouse’

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


91 years ago: March 2, 1933

‘Senior Dance a Success’: The round and square dance held by the seniors on Feb. 21 was a tremendous success. The profit realized by the seniors was about $81. The cake receipts amounted to twenty-two dollars.

‘Eddie Collins Made Vice President of Boston Red Sox’: The family is well known in Millerton, his mother frequently visiting here, and Eddie never misses a few days hunting each year. Edward Trowbridge Collins, who is part owner of the Boston Red Sox, was born in Millerton, May 2, 1887.

‘Public Stenographer’: Stenographic and typing work by the page rates Isabel harvey. Tel. 163 Millerton

50 years ago: March 7, 1974

‘Bridal Shower for Linda Kaye’: A surprise bridal shower was given by Arlene Segalla in honor of Linda Kaye, Millerton, on Feb. 3 at the Brookside Restaurant. Those attending were [...] Linda Segalla, Ellen Zver, Mrs. Wallace Kaye, Joan Watkins, Judy Rossman, Lila Kaye, Mrs. Howard Scitt, Mrs. George Kaye, Ruth Blass, Ginger Mugler, Henriette Terni, Florence Scasso, Vi Dean, Mrs. Joseph Beneke, Hazel Knuffke, and Linda Kaye, all of Millerton[.]

‘Cooperative Back Milk Price Increase’: Northeast Dairy Cooperative Federation, Inc. has joined with the New York-New England Dairy Cooperative Coordinating Committee in supporting a proposal that would have resulted in at least a 30-cents per hundredweight increase in producer milk blend prices in January 1974. The proposal is being considered in a special federal order hearing now underway in Washington,D.C.

‘Program Aids Veterans’: A new program to bring help to Veterans attending colleges in Dutchess County being instituted by Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr. was inaugurated yesterday, (Thursday, February 28,) when case workers from his Poughkeepsie Office went to Dutchess County Community College. “I have instituted this program of going to the colleges to help Veterans when it was brought to my attention by my Poughkeepsie Office that one of our highest caseloads is our work in assisting Vietnam Veterans obtain their benefits under the G.I.Bill,” Congressman Fish said.

25 years ago: March 4, 1999

‘Lady Warriors Play R’beck in Sectionals Friday at UCC’: Look out Rhinebeck, here come the Lady Warriors. On Friday, March 5, at 6 p.m. the number one seeded Rhinebeck girls basketball team will play Webutuck for the fourth time this year in a sectional playoff game. And Webutuck is ready. “I can’t wait,” said head coach Jenn Najdek [...] “If we do the things we are capable of doing, we can win.” […] Najdek, a former Webutuck basketball superstar, said she enjoyed her first year as coach, and plans to return next year.

‘MFD Truck Opponents Speak Out’: Accept or reject? That is the question faced by the Millerton Village Board, as members ponder three bids on a new rescue vehicle for the fire department [...] No one is against the proposed replacement of the 30-year-old “bread truck” which is currently used. But the entire town board and the incoming village mayor are opposed to the proposed price.

“You don’t need a bazooka to kill a mouse,” said incoming Mayor Mike Cawley, [who] also questioned the $70,000 fluctuation in bid prices [...] “Our concern is having a say after-the-fact.” said Town Councilman, John Merwin [...] ”It could be done for less, I’m afraid the department may need other things down the line.”

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