I’m wearing my Québec baseball cap as this Saturday, July 1, is Canada’s 150th birthday as an independent nation and that achievement deserves notice.

I shouldn’t have to explain the importance of Canada to the United States and to the world. It’s the Canadian Niagara Falls that everyone oohs at. It’s the Canadians who were a solid force at Vimy Ridge during World War I. It’s from Newfoundland that Cyrus Field sent the first trans-Atlantic cable message. It’s Canada that showed us the snowmobile, the artificial heart and women jet-...

The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

Environment at risk under current administrationm

Dear EarthTalk: Now Trump is going to allow the importing of elephant “trophies” after all! Where do things stand overall now in the fight to protect endangered species, especially as wildlife now also face threats from climate change?

Mark Harrison

Sumter, S.C.


Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 3-15-18

Thanks for the help when it was needed most

On behalf of the Cipriano, Cortsen and McEnroe families, we would like to thank Randy and Donna Christensen, Paul and Jean Farese, Donald Barlow, Pat Dineen, Jessica Kain and Dave MacMillan for all of your help and donations for the celebration of life for Melanie McEnroe-Cipriano.

Thank you to the Amenia Fire Company for the use of their hall. 

We appreciate all of the love and support.

With Election Day, hope springs eternal

It may be mid-March, but in the village of Millerton, it’s just about Election Day. Unlike the town of North East in which the village sits,  Millerton is on a different election and budget cycle. That means spring elections, falling this year on Tuesday, March 20.


Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 3-8-18

Valuable information

Thank you, Whitney Joseph, for publishing the informative article about Cricket Valley and thank you to the brave activists who were harassed for standing up for the belief that our existence is imperiled by global warming.

What will the summit do?

Dear EarthTalk: How did the Global Climate Action Summit coming up later this year in San Francisco come about and what do organizers hope to accomplish?

Jamie Smith

San Jose, Calif.


Travel excitement

A joint vision of the future

It was a long meeting, and a lot was discussed. But the joint meeting of the North East and Millerton boards and staff on Thursday, March 1, regarding the comprehensive plan update was incredibly productive.

There were seven members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Update Committee present, along with planning consultants and many, many members of town and village planning and zoning boards. The collective energy was focused — the amount of information discussed, intense.

Led by planning consultant Nan Stolzenburg, the meeting lasted for two hours. 

NRA Discount

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 3-1-18

Stop the gas drilling

The Trump administration is opening up almost all of the coastal waters of the United States to oil and gas drilling. In order to look for gas and oil deposits deep beneath the ocean’s floor, the gas or oil companies would have to use something called seismic airgun blasting.