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


Local journalism fills a community need

Local newspapers serve a very important role in their communities: They not only deliver the news of the day, they act as the gatekeepers of information important to the public. They also share the hopes and the dreams of their readers, so that communities can connect, come together and find common ground.

What is General Aviation?

My last wallet

Retirement is a time when you are asked to make all kinds of choices about your uncertain future. For the headline issues — Social Security, 401(k)distributions, Medicare and prescription drug plans — there is an avalanche of available information (and misinformation).

Voting is vital; signs should be taken down after election

Readers are probably well aware that this newspaper strongly supports the democratic process — and all that it encompasses.  At this time of year, as Election Day draws near, we feel it our responsibility to urge residents of the Harlem Valley to take part in the political process and head to the polls. 

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 10-31-19

Cricket Valley is a threat

We just returned from a rally called, “Earth to Cuomo,” (Oct. 13) against pollution in New York state. It was held at the lovely Victor C. Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. We could see the walking trail that spans the river almost above us.  

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 10-24-19

Thanks for Millerhurst Farm Support

Millerhurst Farm marked the one year anniversary of our fire on Oct. 14, 2018. To say we have come a long way in that year would be an understatement. To say we could not have done any of it without the support we received from the community would be an even bigger understatement.

We plan on having a celebration early next summer to celebrate the new barn and 250 years of a family-owned farm. By then all the loose ends should be in order and a new crop of sweet corn will be ready.