The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

The dangers of Winchell Mountain Road

If ever there was evidence that a slower speed limit needs to be instituted on a specific road, Monday morning, Dec. 9, provided it. Early that rainy day, there were reportedly more than a dozen automobile accidents on the then icy Winchell Mountain Road (Dutchess County Route 60) in the town of North East.

And now for other news...

In the midst of all the brouhaha, perhaps a look at other more prosaic — and yet exciting — developments may enhance your day — with thanks to AvWeek.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 12-12-19

Misconceptions about Post’s sign

The officers of American Legion Post 178 would to take this opportunity to correct the record from the biased reporting in the Oct. 17  Millerton News article and the subsequent public misconceptions. 

Supermarket chains and single-use plastics?

Dear EarthTalk: How are American supermarket chains doing in regard to cutting back on single-use plastics? B. Weston, Jacksonville, Fla.


Accountability for passing school buses

Keeping our children safe. That’s the lifetime goal of all parents and school officials regardless of where you live, what you do or whom you know. That’s why, this year, the powers that be at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District have approached the Amenia Town Board and the Millerton Village Board about drafting and adopting local laws holding motorists who pass stopped school buses accountable.

Thanksgiving leftovers…

So, for starters, I have to admit Thanksgiving has always been a favorite time to remember and give thanks — and, yes, eat way too much. As a child, my parents would remember the ending of war (Korea for example), when the Berlin Wall came down, a new vaccine (polio), man’s first safe journey into space, and on and on.

Letter to the Editor - Millerton News - 12-5-19

Donations of warm clothing help many

On behalf of the parishioners of All Saints of America Orthodox Church in Salisbury, I would like to thank all the people of the Tri-state area who helped us with our winter clothing giveaway. The donations of warm clothing from the community were overwhelming. 

We counted more than 2,000 articles of clothing. 

Whose DNA should be collected?