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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

Be sure to vote in Nov. 8 election

The Millerton News Editorial

Election Day — one of the most important days of the year — is just around the bend.

Occupy Wall Street: The power of protest

The Millerton News Editorial

For more than a month now protesters have roosted on Wall Street, and in nearly 200 cities around the world, and they’re making their voices heard. They want change — although exactly what that change is and how that change is to be implemented they don’t quite know yet. But they’ve taken the first step. The hundreds of thousands of protesters have decided the status quo isn’t cutting it, and they’re right. The current state of affairs is far from acceptable.

Get your Capp together

The Country Curmudgeon

Does anybody else miss Al Capp? What a genius. He wrote a comic strip within a comic strip, Fearless Fosdick, the trigger-happy, square-jawed, police detective hero in the comic strip read by his comic strip character Li’l Abner. Happily blasting away with his automatic pistol, he drilled huge, Swiss cheese-like holes through his intended target and completely oblivious, any hapless person that happened to also be in the line of fire.

Beware of voting based on current issues: The Tea Party movement, Part 2

A View From the Edge

The Tea Party is a determined opposition to all the current political parties. Its members are a focused, articulate, outspoken and fervent community of well-connected like-believers. And these are hardly the attributes of a lunatic fringe as portions of the media portray them.

Letters to the Editor October 20, 2011

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

John Merwin for North East supervisor

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Amenia road controversy ends well

The Millerton News Editorial

A little miscommunication can go a long way, as seen by the recent back-and-forth that had many up in arms in Amenia, all regarding the possible paving of Tower Hill Road.

After numerous emails among residents, council members, the town supervisor and the highway superintendent, it was finally confirmed that the Town Board was not pursuing a Community Development Block Grant to pave a segment of Tower Hill Road — a relief to nearly all involved.

Letters to the Editor October 13

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

Costly town supervisor

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Occupied Wall Street

Editorial Cartoon

Olympics fever emerges

The Country Curmudgeon

I am kind of missing the Olympics these days. I remember being a little confused by the dual prizes at the last one. Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention. Is there some kind of “thrill of victory, agony of defeat” reference in the awarding of a medal accompanied by a fistful of what, for all the world, looks like broccoli?

Who are the Tea Partyers?

A View From the Edge

Part 1 of 2

Tea Party members were once, mostly, faithful Republican Party members. They felt, increasingly, that the way of life they had become accustomed to was under threat, economic and cultural.