The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

History rewritten

In these times of gloom and disasters, let’s have some fun and look at amazing underwater discoveries. 

We’ll start with the Baltic Sea, surrounded by Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Germany. The water there is so brackish and cold that a little wood-eating worm called Terredo navalis dies without warmth and oxygen. And the result? Throw a piece of wood into that sea and, once it gets down to the bottom, it stays there, mostly intact, lifeless, preserved. 

Crossing the line

When does a joke  go too far?

And what, exactly, constitutes a joke in the first place?

Those are questions being asked right now following confirmed reports that Millerton Planning Board member Peter Greenough, husband of Millerton Deputy Mayor Christine Bates, left an obscene message on  the front door of a local real estate agency. They were captured on a security camera at the scene, and Greenough readily admits he wrote the message — a joke, he said.

Repeal Replace

Legal Notices - September 21, 2017 – The Millerton News

Legal Notice

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Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 9-21-17

The Michael connection

A week or so ago, many people called Yankee fans — as well as numerous families in New Jersey and Northern Dutchess County — mourned and paid their last respects to Gene Michael. Gene was a longtime Yankee scout, manager, player and general manager.

Training people to become activists and climate advocates

Dear EarthTalk: What exactly is Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and how does it work to train activists?

Kelly G.

Washington, D.C.


The Climate Reality Project (CRP) is a non-profit, launched in 2011 by Nobel laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to address climate change, following up on the release of his influential book and documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth.” 

We shouldn’t be surprised by any of this

$125,000,000,000: According to FEMA, that’s the minimum — yes, minimum — that those two hurricanes will cost the taxpayer. 

I’m giving up using words like billion or trillion; easy to say and no visual impact. 

Remember the F-35? The secretary of the Navy’s estimate, in testimony before Congress in 2016, over 10 years is $14,000,000,000,000. Like the hurricane guestimate, it will go up.

Thorne tours hint at future possibilities

At the bottom of Millbrook’s Franklin Avenue sits a pale yellow building with grand palladium windows. It’s the Thorne Memorial Building — a hallmark of the village’s gentle style and elegant Beaux-Arts architecture. Built in 1895, it’s welcomed all entering Millbrook and bid farewell to those leaving with solidity and grace.


After 9/11, a return to normalcy — almost



Sept. 14 — On Friday I took my two cats and some books and left New York for our house in the country. More than anything else I wanted to be away from the stress and the noise and to be in the one spot on earth that is most profoundly home to me. And yet, when the train left 125th Street in Harlem and crossed the bridge to the Bronx and upstate New York, I felt deep sadness, as if I was abandoning a much beloved and wounded animal — I love this city like no other.