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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

Terni’s: One in a million, 100 years on

Sometimes, some communities have mainstays. Sometimes, they have landmarks. And sometimes, they have institutions. Terni’s in Millerton is one such institution, synonymous with the name of the village itself.

An anchor store along Main Street, Terni’s is celebrating its 100th year in business this week. It’s quite an accomplishment considering the evolution Millerton has experienced in the last century. 

The value of a little forest?

Some reading this will remember when Berlin was a divided city. The western sector, part of free Germany, was surrounded by the GDR or communist Germany controlled as part of the USSR. The industry around West Berlin burned coal, oil and, generally, polluted the air and water. West Berliners were trapped. Their main park, the Tiergarten, had the Berlin Wall running partway through it and what was left had Hitler’s bunker and other World War II constructions ruining its pastoral splendor.

Sterling record of stamina

I’ve always been fascinated by stamina. Lou Gehrig was my boyhood hero, and not just because of his batting average, clutch hitting and dignified comportment. From 1925 to 1939 he played 2,130 ballgames in a row, not missing one, despite injuries and illnesses. (It was the record until eclipsed by the Baltimore Orioles’ formidable Cal Ripken in 1987.)

Protect our right to farm

Once upon a time, this was an agrarian society. People lived off the land, and farming was king. Generations later, most of the dairy farms in our region are long gone, as are the many other agricultural operations that once dotted the countryside. But there are still those that remain. Tied to the soil, farmers continue to be an important part of our community, contributing greatly to the economy and our overall welfare.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 7-11-19

Well said, Ron Murphy

Congratulations to Ron Murphy on his “A Thank You — Not” letter. He has expressed what many of us in Millerton have been thinking. 

Honorable justice: the Gallagher trial

Regarding the recent military court martial of Special Operations Naval Chief Eddie Gallagher and his subsequent acquittal of charges — this event wakened the fighting spirit in this old Vietnam veteran.

First: Junior Navy Seals brought charges against Chief Gallagher for murder (killing an enemy combatant ISIS fighter). High military command, including the Secretary of the Navy (SON), approved this court martial. 

Nobody knows the troubles Trump’s seen

‘We accomplished more in the first two and a half years of a presidency and under circumstances that no president has had to deal with before.”

These words were actually spoken by Donald Trump before a cheering throng of believers as he officially opened his reelection campaign in Florida on June 18.

“Under circumstances that no president has had to deal with before?”  Really?

Crisis at the Mexican border

At last the situation at the Mexican border has become a crisis. But it’s in no way a security crisis, as falsely claimed by the president, but rather a humanitarian one. 
Immigration facilities along the U.S./Mexican border are now holding more than 80,000 migrants (and growing) with little or nothing being done to process them. In May, 144,000 refugees, the highest number since 2007 with nearly half from Guatemala, sought to enter the country, the vast majority through established legal points of entry. 

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