The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

Recycling beverage containers

‘Pepsi Cola hits the spot, 12 full ounces that’s a lot, twice as much for a nickel too, Pepsi Cola is the drink for you.’


This little jingle from the1930s sounds quaint today. As recently as the 1950s, Pepsi, Coke and other carbonated soft drinks typically sold in grocery stores and coin-operated vending machines for just 5 cents; if you returned the bottle, and most people did, you would get 2 cents back, meaning your drink itself cost only 3 cents! 


Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News - 2-7-19

Way to go

I applaud the decision of our new member of Congress, Rep. Antonio Delgado (D NY-19) to convene a meeting with local constituents. I wish him well. 

I also wish to contest his quote that “we weren’t founded on principles — we were founded on aspirations.” 

Please explain the ‘Green New Deal’

Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it?

Mark Talarico

Brooklyn, N.Y.


Revisiting the dream

We live in a time when principles, values and profits are so interchangeable that I would assume that there was a correlation between the timing of the showcasing the recent movie, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and the recent commemoration day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

What exactly is Defense?


Is all quiet?

Loud noises and smelly fumes are considered a nuisance by most. That’s the premise behind the recently-proposed nuisance ordinance in the town of Pine Plains. More than a noise ordinance, the proposed law would target minibikes and motorbikes that make their way through the small hamlet on a regular basis.

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News - 1-31-19

Delgado a breath of fresh air

I write to express my appreciation for U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado’s (D-NY 19) appearance Friday night at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School in Pine Plains for an excellent Town Hall discussion. Only a few weeks into his freshman term, Delgado has now held two Town Halls and has committed to conduct nine more, for a total of one in each county in DC19.

What biology tells us about our bodies and addiction

Second of a series on opioids