The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

The skies are filling

Airline passenger traffic is rising in the United States. Fast. In the next 20 years, the estimates are that there will be half again as many people flying as there are today in America. 


A park paradise

Having a recreational field, and better yet a whole park, is a boon for any community. Right here in Millerton, there’s Eddie Collins Memorial Park — the best recreational resource and attraction for miles around.

But it could be better. And that’s exactly why the Millerton Recreation Committee’s Stephen Waite and Jeanne Vanecko are hoping it can be redone — turned into a gem of a park for all to use and enjoy. The pair appeared before the North East Town Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, May 9.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News- 5-16-19

Wheeler good choice for clerk

I strongly recommend that Gail Wheeler be nominated for the position of North East town clerk at the May 18, 2019 Town of North East Democratic caucus. 

Through my experience as one of the former deputy town clerks who has worked with the current town clerk, it is my strong belief that Gail Wheeler is the most competent and committed candidate.

A volunteer’s view from Tijuana: The long, uncertain slog to ‘the other side’

Part 2 of 2

Abby Nathanson, who directs a leadership program for Latino high school students and a residential fellowship year for college graduates at Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook, spent her Christmas holiday in Tijuana. As described in the first part of this series, Abby is fluent in Spanish and French, and made herself most useful by preparing migrants for the “credible fear” interviews, their first step of the asylum-seeking process.  

Housing, a timely topic

Housing, especially affordable housing, presents a real need in our region. To bridge the gap between what’s appropriate and what’s available, the North East Community Center (NECC) and Hudson River Housing, Inc., have been working together, first with a Community Conversation a couple of weeks ago, and now, with a follow up meeting of their Regional Leadership Team. The goal: to advance housing solutions in northeastern Dutchess County.

A volunteer’s view from Tijuana: The long, uncertain slog to ‘the other side’

Part 1 of 2

Note from the author: This series is based on a long face-to-face interview with Sharon, Conn.,  resident Abby Nathanson, clarifications she provided in response to emailed questions, as well as photos, statistics, and several articles Abby sent to enrich my piece. Finally, my understanding of the asylum process was augmented by news articles on Tijuana and immigration at the southern border.