Today is another hot and humid day in a summer that has seen many of them. Despite recent rains, the rivers remain low and the sun is bright and my garden still thirsts for rain. Some folks like it hot and muggy but I am not one of them. Today is the kind of day I wish I were at the beach, rather than in a room without air conditioning.

Actually, my garden is doing well this summer because I have carefully weeded and watered it and all that warm sunshine is making my vegetables grow with vigor. The dry weather also means there is less powdery mildew on the leaves of the wild...

The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

The importance of Memorial Day

In the next few days Americans are going to be asked to remember. They’re to remember the countless men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in the Armed Forces. The occasion? Memorial Day, which is being commemorated this year on Monday, May 27.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 5-23-19

On Monday, May 20, Amenia’s Zoning Board of Appeals heard comments regarding the proposed golf facility to be located in the center of Smithfield Valley and visible clearly from most points, including the Smithfield Valley Church, Route 83, Separate Road and the surrounding properties. Hopefully concerned residents were able to attend the meeting and express their views, and will attend future such meetings as well.

What do you suggest for healthy green snacks?

Dear EarthTalk: I’m looking for some ideas for healthy, green snacks to have around the house and pack into the kids’ lunches. Any ideas?

Mickey P.

Salt Lake City, UT


The skies are filling

Airline passenger traffic is rising in the United States. Fast. In the next 20 years, the estimates are that there will be half again as many people flying as there are today in America. 


A park paradise

Having a recreational field, and better yet a whole park, is a boon for any community. Right here in Millerton, there’s Eddie Collins Memorial Park — the best recreational resource and attraction for miles around.

But it could be better. And that’s exactly why the Millerton Recreation Committee’s Stephen Waite and Jeanne Vanecko are hoping it can be redone — turned into a gem of a park for all to use and enjoy. The pair appeared before the North East Town Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, May 9.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News- 5-16-19

Wheeler good choice for clerk

I strongly recommend that Gail Wheeler be nominated for the position of North East town clerk at the May 18, 2019 Town of North East Democratic caucus. 

Through my experience as one of the former deputy town clerks who has worked with the current town clerk, it is my strong belief that Gail Wheeler is the most competent and committed candidate.

A volunteer’s view from Tijuana: The long, uncertain slog to ‘the other side’

Part 2 of 2

Abby Nathanson, who directs a leadership program for Latino high school students and a residential fellowship year for college graduates at Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook, spent her Christmas holiday in Tijuana. As described in the first part of this series, Abby is fluent in Spanish and French, and made herself most useful by preparing migrants for the “credible fear” interviews, their first step of the asylum-seeking process.