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The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

Making a case for local police

We all know the importance of keeping law and order. But do we all recognize how hard it would be to do that without our police agencies — especially our local police?

Some communities in the Harlem Valley don’t have their own dedicated police departments. Think Amenia, for instance, which instead relies on either the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) or the New York State Police (NYSP). Both good options, there’s a sheriff’s sub-station on Route 22 in Amenia and an outpost of the NYSP Troop K Barracks, also on Route 22, in Dover Plains.

Letter to the Editor - The Millerton News - 10-11-18

Barrett is a friend of Millerton

We have a great and clear choice in the upcoming election for our member of the New York State Assembly. Didi Barrett (D-104) has been our Assemblywoman representing Millerton for six years, and her experience and her commitment to Millerton and the town of North East has benefited us hugely.

You are what you read or watch on TV

Basically, there are only so many media outlets shaping the country’s appetite for news and also a slew of outlets that do not, ever, want to mention anything about the news at all, preferring to coddle the electorate with kill-for-an-inch sports as entertainment. All these media outlets, all of them, pander to their viewers’ and readers’ prejudices.

The Blaze and the New York Post are read and Fox News is watched by the people who think they run the country.

Look close at Cricket Valley Energy

“Think globally, act locally.”

 

Bad Behavior

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News - 10-4-18

Thanks from the historians

What compassion really looks like

Try 20–plus years of dedication. Try compassion surpassing all norms of safety and possibility. Try helping 200,000 people including 144,000 refugees without a sou (a penny).

Too late to fix the problem of plastics waste in our oceans?

Dear EarthTalk: What are we doing about getting rid of all the plastic floating in the ocean and forming giant gyres far from land?

Jake Johnson

Merrimack, NH

 

Judicial Temperament

Cooperation is the key

Cooperation is the key

Since we were young, we’ve been taught the importance of cooperation. Play nicely. Work together. Share.

These bits of advice work just as well now as they did all those years ago. Better yet, it’s not just individuals who are practicing the art of sharing — local municipalities are getting in on the act as well.