Millbrook readers will be happy to hear that the Merritt Bookstore is continuing to operate under its new owner, Kira Wizner.
In a recent email Wizner wrote, “I feel lucky to have found the Merritt Bookstore at a time when it was looking for a new owner.” For some time she had considered taking it on, in part because she wanted to make certain it continued as a valuable resource for the Millbrook community. When saw on the shop’s website that it was for sale, she decided to take the plunge.
In a contentious meeting that included shouting from the audience and a town board member passing out on the floor, the Silo Ridge Resort Development was approved by the Town Board in Amenia at their regular monthly meeting. The resolution read by the Town Supervisor stated that “all environmental concerns have been met by the town,” and gives the green light for Phase 1 of the development’s construction, including the golf course and 225 dwelling units.
In the northwestern corner of Connecticut, in the village of Lime Rock, the Trinity Episcopal Church played host Sunday to a collection of singers and players of instruments and a singular conductor named Christine Gevert who together produced music fit for a prince. It was music recently unearthed from dark cobwebs of obscurity, music composed by Pietro Torri and Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, which somehow slipped into the shadows of history, laying there for 250 years. They were, in their day, leading composers of the Baroque, known to other composers like Bach and Handel.