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Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News - 1-31-19

Delgado a breath of fresh air

I write to express my appreciation for U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado’s (D-NY 19) appearance Friday night at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School in Pine Plains for an excellent Town Hall discussion. Only a few weeks into his freshman term, Delgado has now held two Town Halls and has committed to conduct nine more, for a total of one in each county in DC19.

Representative Delgado demonstrated intelligence, compassion, energy and a strong interest in engaging with his constituents. He covered a large number of subjects, i.e. health care, farmers’ needs, border security, job re-training for those in dying industries, clean water, broadband technology and other infrastructure needs. He made it clear that he has been in the corporate world and appreciates capitalism, but that capitalism must be supported in the context of a “healthy democracy.” To this end, he supports getting money out of politics and eliminating gerrymandering. 

It certainly was refreshing to hear a politician speak of our country’s aspirational values, a commitment to a morality of compassion, and a desire for political discourse that recognizes our shared values despite our diversity.

I am proud and optimistic to have Antonio Delgado as our congressional representative.

Amy Rothstein

Pine Plains

 

Dear community

I for one am so thankful for the updates the newspaper provides the community in regard to what’s happening with the real estate of North East and Millerton.

Here is a list of some interesting real estate. Real estate updates will be appreciated.

1. The new building between the old Big Grill and the cemetery entrance.

2. What’s up with the old Big Grill?

3. The swimming pool company took over half of the old Aperture property, what’s up with the rest?

4. The property opposite Four Brothers Pizza on Route 22.

5. The antique gas station on Route 22, which must have been empty 10 to 15 years? 

6. The old elementary school on checker board corner.

7. Update on Gilmor Glass. Is the Iron Forge staying?

8. Cozzy’s Pizza and the place next door.

9. The Buddhi Tribe building and the building next door. 

10. Saperstein’s.

11. Two stores next to 52 Main.

12. Riley’s.

13. McDonald’s.

14. There are only three businesses in the Kids’ Time complex.

15. The old Grey House Publishing building on Route 22.

16. The old Getty station on Route 22.

17. The old Hamilton House on Main Street.

18. No. 81 Main St. has a sold sign. Is that a private home, a business or both?

19. Is anything up with Steed’s train station?

20. Anything I missed?

Arthur Moshlak

Millerton