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DEMOLITION OF FORMER BENNETT BUILDINGS, ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AT THORNE BUILDING BOTH UNDERWAY - September 30, 2021 

Two major projects to revitalize Millbrook are finally underway, as asbestos abatement and demolition have begun at the old Bennett College Campus, and asbestos abatement has begun at the Thorne Memorial School Building. These twin developments are the most visible of many milestones the Millbrook Community Partnership (MCP) already has achieved [more...]

PUBLIC MEETING PRESENTATIONS - July 29, 2021

View the Slideshow Presentations by Millbrook Community Partnerships, Inc. and Sloan Architects presented at the July 29, 2021 meeting held at the Millbrook Firehouse [more...]

MILLBROOK COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD JULY 29 MEETING ON PLANS FOR BENNETT PARK, THORNE BUILDING - July 20, 2021 

As plans for creating a park on the former Bennett College property and renovating the Thorne Building proceed apace, the Millbrook Community Partnership is inviting the public to a meeting at the Millbrook Village Firehouse on Thursday, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, which will be [more...]

MILLBROOK COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE A NEW PARK AT BENNETT COLLEGE SITE - July 1, 2021 

Capitalizing on a once-in-a-century opportunity to reimagine two Village of Millbrook icons, The Millbrook Community Partnership, Inc., (MCP), a 501c3 organization, has been established to create a new park on the former Bennett College property while simultaneously renovating and restoring the Thorne Building into a community center [more...]

PLANS FOR REVITALIZING MILLBROOK'S ICONIC THORNE BUILDING ADVANCE WITH SELECTION OF ARCHITECT - May 11, 2020

The Thorne Building, a landmark that has been emblematic of the Village of Millbrook for the past 125 years, will see new life as a community center under plans that have made a major move forward with the recent selection of an architect for the project. The Board of the non-profit Thorne Building [more...]

SLOAN ARCHITECTS SELECTED FOR THORNE BUILDING PROJECT - April 6, 2020

Michael Sloan’s history with the Thorne Building is a very personal one. His great-great-grandfather, William Thorne, was one of the original donors who helped to make the iconic 1895 structure possible; his mother was a student there, and can recall taking a home economics class, complete with [more...]

MILLBROOK'S THORNE BUILDING TAKES AN IMPORTANT STEP FORWARD - January 4, 2020

The Supreme Court of Dutchess County recently issued a judgment eliminating the “reverter clause” that had been attached to the title of the Thorne Building in Millbrook. While the title has been with the Village since the late 1800s, the clause stipulated that if the Village ever stopped using [more...]

PLANNING COMMITTEE UPDATE: PUBLIC HEARING ON THE THORNE BUILDING - March 26, 2019

Rod Brown, the Mayor of the Village of Millbrook, recently called for a public hearing on Saturday, March 16 at 2pm in the Village Hall to discuss the plan to revitalize the Thorne Building. Prior to the meeting, he had announced that the Board of the Village had voted 3-2 to approve the [more...]

PLANNING COMMITTEE UPDATE - January 11, 2019

In December 2018, an action was commenced in Supreme Court, Dutchess County, for a judgment determining that title to the Thorne Building property is free of any claim of interest of the so-called “reverter”, or any other adverse claim. [more...]

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE UPDATE: OCTOBER 2018 - October 29, 2018

I write now to provide an update about all the activities that have occurred related to the Thorne Building since I last wrote you in late July. The Thorne Building Community Center(TBCC) has been legally established as a 501c3 (not for profit) entity. Oakleigh Thorne continues to do all that [more...]

PLANNING COMMITTEE ALL-DAY MEETING - July 24, 2018

Several weeks ago, the Planning Committee of the Thorne Building Community Center held an all-day meeting. The purpose of the meeting was two-fold. First, it was to hear a report from Carole Martin, the consultant, about the information that she and members of the committee had gathered from [more...]

 

PRESS RELEASE: TWO VISITS - May 14, 2018

Two Visits: Millerton and Great Barrington Having been urged by Carole Martin, our consultant, to visit other organizations that seek to provide programs and services to their communities, the Planning Committee made two such visits. The first was to the North East Community Center in [more...]

PRESS RELEASE: APRIL PLANNING COMMITTEE UPDATE - April 23, 2018

Millbrook, New York Contact person: Charles E. Pierce, Jr. charlespiercejr@gmail.com 845-266-3505 Since its last meeting in mid-December 2017, the Planning Committee of the Thorne Building Community Center has been engaged in gathering information from the greater [more...]

RESULTS OF COMMUNITY MEETING - October 11, 2017

The first public hearing was held on October 10, 2017. Consultant Carole Martin facilitated the evening. The community attendees met in small discussion groups and voiced their hopes for the future uses of the Thorne Building. Read the results of the community input and session one outcomes [more...]

COMMUNITY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT - September 30, 2017

To hear your thoughts and feelings, there will be a public meeting on October 10 at 7pm at The Fire House in Millbrook [more...]

MILLBROOK COMMUNITY DAY - September 9, 2017

The community shares their hopes for the use of the Thorne Building [more...]