Letters to the Editor - Millerton News- 3-7-19

Bulbs have been changed

The town of Pine Plains is proud to announce the completion of our replacement of all existing non-LED streetlights with efficient fixtures.

The replacement of these lights is another step in the town’s march toward efficiency in the management of government. These lights, while supplying soft and adequate light, will last longer with a lower cost to taxpayers. And the stars are still visible from the center of town!

Pine Plains thanks Central Hudson for completing this project in a most professional and expedient manner.

This conversion reflects much research and our commitment as a Town Board to be the best stewards of both the taxpayers’ funds and the quality of life in Pine Plains.

Darrah Cloud, Town Supervisor

Pine Plains


A farewell salute

It is with respect and honor that I address the recent passing of a military warrior who unselfishly gave 20 years of his life on active duty protecting our freedoms and keeping us safe from tyranny and aggression by defending the principles our Constitution was founded upon. We salute Naval Chief Bill Morrison, a World War II icon, who on Feb. 17, quietly slipped his earthly mortal moorings and sailed upon high to seek calmer/tranquil seas. After all — God needs sailors on his ships too. There he is reunited with ‘“His Girl” (Ruth, wife of nearly 60 years who predeceased him).

Chief Morrison was a survivor of many combat conflicts in the Western Pacific. He witnessed some of his sister ships go to the bottom.

After military retirement he settled in Millerton and served his community as a volunteer fireman, a life member of the American Legion and member of the Knights of Columbus.

Farewell, Mr. Bill, you will be remembered for your honorable service (above and beyond) and your dedication to country, family and community.

Calm seas, Chief.

Larry Conklin



Thanks to community

To those who attended the benefit dinner for Bill “Homer” Hall, I would like to personally thank the community of Pine Plains for all the generosity and kindness bestowed on my family during this difficult time. 

I am overwhelmed by the unconditional support of the Pine Plains Hose Company members and non-members who donated their time and resources for the event. My family and I are eternally grateful for each and every one of you. 

Marie “Ria” Hall and family

Pine Plains


Congrats, Legion

I want to thank and congratulate the American Legion Post 178 for the great job they do with their monthly breakfasts.  

Not only is the food and service excellent, but it’s nice to see the camaraderie of the workers and the socialization of those attending. The participation of the young people from the “Long Rifles” group is commendable. 

Also, I love the new sign, which is good-looking and very informative.  

Best wishes to Post 178 for continued success. God Bless and thank you all for your service. 

Diane Walters