I’m wearing my Québec baseball cap as this Saturday, July 1, is Canada’s 150th birthday as an independent nation and that achievement deserves notice.

I shouldn’t have to explain the importance of Canada to the United States and to the world. It’s the Canadian Niagara Falls that everyone oohs at. It’s the Canadians who were a solid force at Vimy Ridge during World War I. It’s from Newfoundland that Cyrus Field sent the first trans-Atlantic cable message. It’s Canada that showed us the snowmobile, the artificial heart and women jet-...

The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

A GOP senator mourns the party’s lost honor

It was a time of fear and division, not unlike today.  North Korea was threatening war.  Russia had detonated its atomic bomb and China had fallen to the communists, lost, it was said, by President Truman and the Democrats.  The president was at odds with Congress and a Senate demagogue was feeding on all of this unease by lying his way to growing power and influence.

And some thoughtful Republicans were becoming disturbed at what was happening to their party.

Time to acknowledge our comfort, and call on our empathy

Like my cat Willy, who winks with satisfaction when I bring up the morning tray of coffee into our bedroom, as he has come to believe I should do, I thrive on the daily rituals I’ve developed in my home. The regularity of life within my beloved four walls gives me a foundation of peace and security from which I can take on the challenges and enjoy the pleasures of my days.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 11-16-17

Thank you, voters

We would like to thank the voters of the town of North East for their support this past Tuesday. The voters had four good candidates for the Town Board to choose from. 

We were pleased to be part of an election that was all positive and focused on progressing the town of North East and we thank Rob Cooper and Edie Greenwood for their part in that. 

What is really happening?

A disturbing trend

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 11-16-17

CASSH should be on Sharon Hospital’s board

I am writing in response to Victor Germack’s recent letter regarding the acquisition of Sharon Hospital by Health Quest and the  role of CASSH (Community Association to Save Sharon Hospital) in that process.

Highest Level

Drug ’em and keep ’em that way

In the national drug abuse debate, fueled by the mind-boggling death toll numbers, we are told that the opioid crisis grew out of over-prescription of legal drugs which led to illegal (cheaper) drugs. True, but that seems, to me, to be trying to momentarily treat the sick patient instead of looking at the cause for the illness in the first place.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 11-9-17

Going to church is still not a risky business

Blame your pets

Dear EarthTalk: Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it?

Carmen Santiago

Newark, N.J.