The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 4-19-18

Shame on Millerton! 

What a shame it is that our town has allowed the rants of a handful of people (some of whom are no longer in Millerton) and have put enough restrictions in place to end our wonderful Spring for Sound yearly event. 

I have always thought this village was much more progressive in encouraging the art and music venues versus our neighboring towns. 

Is particle board still unhealthy?

Dear EarthTalk: I recently read about the toxic dangers of particle board. I still am using the same laminate on particle board bedroom furniture that I bought new 30 years ago. Do you think it’s still harmful to my health after all this time, and is there any way to make it less unhealthy?

Jane Woodard

Via e-mail


Trial by likes — the new democracy?

A soundless spring

Spring for Sound. For seven years, it was a big attraction for the village of Millerton — one of the biggest. It drew musicians and music lovers from far afield to this small village — all as an important fundraiser for the North East Community Center (NECC).

Attorney Client

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 4-12-18

Wrong Rx

The new Wild West — outer space

Currently there are five companies building and strategizing rocket systems to go and mine the asteroid belt. Anything bigger than a tennis court that they dislodge — that could fall out of orbit and impact the Earth — would take out a large city. Anything the size of a NASCAR oval could spell the end of life on Earth as we know it. And to mine the minerals and resources on these asteroids they need to move them close to Earth.

How will he ‘Make America Great Again’?

Donald Trump’s now ubiquitous slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is often chanted at rallies, but rarely scrutinized in public discourse. What era in America’s past is he referring to when he says “again”?

Remembering the darkest days

Thursday, April 12, is Yom Hashoah — Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. 

It’s an important day, a day to take stock of how far the human race has come since the Nazis slaughtered 6 million Jews — and millions of others — in World War II.  

Are we more aware of injustices in the world? 

Are we more aware of the dangers of racism and bigotry? 

Are we more aware of how powerful hate can be? 

Are we more humane, compassionate, kinder?