Login

Opinion/Viewpoint

Today is another hot and humid day in a summer that has seen many of them. Despite recent rains, the rivers remain low and the sun is bright and my garden still thirsts for rain. Some folks like it hot and muggy but I am not one of them. Today is the kind of day I wish I were at the beach, rather than in a room without air conditioning.

Actually, my garden is doing well this summer because I have carefully weeded and watered it and all that warm sunshine is making my vegetables grow with vigor. The dry weather also means there is less powdery mildew on the leaves of the wild...

The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

Remember to register to vote or remain silent

We’ve written about it before, and we’ll write about it again: the importance of voting. It’s a critical component of our democracy, and come Tuesday, Sept. 24, would-be voters can register during National Voter Registration Day.

It’s actually a holiday endorsed  by the National Association of Secretaries of State, supported by the National Association of State Election Directors, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the National Association of Election Officials. It’s not a partisan day. 

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News- 9-19-19

Cope deserves another term as town clerk

Lisa Cope is seeking a third term as town clerk on the Republican Party line and the Friends and Neighbors line. 

Lisa, her husband Gary, with their children have been residents of the town of North East for the past 14 years. Lisa has volunteered to help her children’s school over the years. Currently she is the treasurer of the Booster Club, volunteers as a docent at the Friends of the Irondale School and is a member the North East Historical Society. 

Nuclear Capability

It’s a solo world now, part 2

Across the globe we all can witness the rise of dictators and tyrants (the ultimate “my own world” perspective), splits of unions big and small (nations and work forces), everything the individual wants becoming instantly accessible (from Tinder to online divorce), and, never least a general distancing from family and friends, relatives and siblings, as the individual surrounds him/herself with modern tools allowing only a singular personal perspective.

9/11: Looking back and looking ahead

This week, the nation commemorated the devastating Sept. 11 attacks that took the lives of 2,997 people, injured more than 6,000 others and decimated the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Many questions about recycling

Recycling may not be the most exciting thing to think about, but it is something that we all do at home and out in the streets. After years of throwing away used pizza boxes in the paper bin, we now know not to, that the greasy cardboard contaminates the stream. 

Our military and first responders

This old veteran, who served his country proudly, has these personal opinions to share with you: Today I constantly ask myself a simple question — What fools would be so crazy to join our military units, police forces or fire departments? All are overworked, most accept minimal or no pay and one is mostly under appreciated. 

It’s a solo world now

The “me” generations have morphed into the “my own little world” society. What is happening across the globe are retrenchments politically, the rise of dictators and tyrants (the ultimate “my own world” perspective), splits of unions big and small (nations and work forces), everything the individual wants becoming accessible (from Tinder to on-line divorce) and, never least a general distancing from family and friends, relatives and siblings, as the individual surrounds him/herself with modern tools allowing only a singular personal perspective.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 9-12-19

Hermans a good candidate

Last night, when I heard Dick Hermans talk about why he is running for a seat on the Dutchess County Legislature (from the district made up of North East, Pine Plains, Milan and Stanford), I realized how fortunate we would be if he became our representative.

Dick is a lifelong resident of our district, having lived or worked in every one of our four towns. For the past 40 years he has been an owner and operator of Oblong Books & Music, a truly outstanding resource in Millerton.