The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

NYC police deaths open suicide conversation

Those living with mental illness often have a difficult time dealing with the world. Their minds may not be well, and they can’t always reason or use logic to make sense of that which is admittedly a topsy-turvy world. It can be a painful existence. In extreme cases of mental illness, sufferers might hurt themselves or hurt others.

You will be flying in the 737 MAX, like it or not!

There is a shortage of aircraft. Demand outstrips free seats and all those 737 MAX planes will be going back into service. So, it may help to know what’s being done and, more importantly, what mistakes were made to create the issues in the first place. Two crashes later, Boeing and the whole aviation industry is learning lessons on what not to do, starting with one big lesson: take your time, don’t look for what’s wrong, make sure everything is right.

Belling the cat: Russian cyber warfare against the West

You may or may not know about “Bellingcat.” An independent investigative association based in Leicester, England,  Bellingcat (name derived from the fabled question: “But who will bell the cat?”) has been for several years pursuing and reporting on clandestine Russian operations to undermine Western democracy, by carrying out weaponized cyber-hacking, spying, assassinations and other criminal acts around the world.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 8-22-19

Welcome, Victoria Herow

The Amenia Free Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Victoria Herow has been appointed library director.

Victoria, a graduate of Webutuck High School and Elmira College, brings  nine years of experience at the Edsel Ford Memorial Library of Hotchkiss School to the leadership position of the Amenia Library. She will begin her role as director during the week of Aug. 26. We encourage the public to stop by the library and welcome Victoria back to our community.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-22-19

Brunch was a great success

On behalf of the North East Community Center, our board, staff and the recipients of our programs and services, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the many who made this year’s Chef & Farmer Brunch a great success — the local farmers, purveyors and restaurants who freely donated their time, talents, produce, food and drink offerings to create an enjoyable and delicious event. 

A gun control conversation has begun. Now what?

There is no question that America is embroiled in a battle right now, between the left and the right. There are those who support the president and his agenda and those who don’t. One of the most heated debates in our nation’s capital centers around gun control, especially in the wake of recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

In total, 31 people were killed during the weekend of Aug. 3 and 4. Many of the victims were black and brown, many Hispanic living and working near the Mexican border. 

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 8-15-19

Supermarket prospects will need wide support

As a lifelong resident of the area, I find it distressing to witness the changes in our community. Many reasons exist for the empty store syndrome that has befallen numerous parts of our country. Between the internet and Big Box store mania, Mom and Pop stores have nearly disappeared, our village being no exception.

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