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Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 1-26-17

Disagrees with letter

Tim Collopy has again done a disservice to the village of Millbrook, the Village Board and me — the mayor. First disservice was as a trustee and the second was with his letter to editor.  That is  opinion, which is what I always believed Letters to the Editor were.  Tim’s letter is not an opinion piece and is fraught with what I believe is  incorrect information presented as fact. 

Barack Obama’s environmental legacy

Dear EarthTalk: Now that his second term is finished, what will President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy look like?

Mary Danson

Littleton, N.H.

 

Buckle up: defense industry predictions for ’17

Here are the top few predictions for the coming year. 

Let’s start with the big one: How big will the defense budget grow? Despite all the incumbent’s promises to strengthen the military, the general consensus in D.C. is that Mick Mulvaney (new director of the White House Management and Budget Office) is such a deficit hawk, he will push to reduce bloated programs. The F-35 looks like a prime target. 

The ugly four-letter word

Hate. It’s an ugly word. But it’s also a reality in the times in which we live, as evidenced by the recent postings of anti-Semitic flyers in Millerton, Amenia and Dover as well as in Lakeville, Conn.

The posters, which did everything from praise Hitler to accuse Jews of the devastation of Sept. 11, were more than distasteful, they were deplorable. That anyone could try to curry favor by persecuting any racial, ethnic or religious group is extremely troubling — especially in what is known as the most accepting and democratic country in the world.

Bullying

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Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 1-19-17

Millbrook appointment procedure questioned

Stand up and be counted

For the second time in the recent months, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) is requesting the community consider the dire needs of the district — and help alleviate those needs by funding a capital improvements project. 

Ice Fishing

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 1-12-17

Hathaway Young provides weekly meal to children

When the building across the street from the North East Community Center (NECC) was purchased by Pete Hathaway, and the sign went up for a new bakery, Hathaway Young, the  NECC staff eagerly looked forward to a convenient new spot for coffee and muffins. But when NECC’s director met the owners, Hathaway and chef Bruce Young at their opening party, a bigger plan was quickly hatched.

Down Bog Hollow Road

That’s heading toward Connecticut, and old maps of the 1800s show it, but not always, with a name.  It’s long and winding and ends up in Kent, Conn., at the Route 7 four-way crossroads. I rode it with my parents in the 1930s and ‘40s, when we followed the Amenia baseball team to a game in Kent.