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

Carnival was a winner

Lions Tales

Success — what a sweet sound. Our second Lions-sponsored carnival took place at Eddie Collins Field on Route 22 in Millerton from Thursday, June 2, through Sunday, June 5.

The Commerford and Sons Carnival from Goshen, Conn., provided the entertainment and we provided great food, great location and, dare we say, great weather.

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The Millerton News Editorial

A time of transition, a time of change: Annual graduations signify more than just a rite of passage. Changes of great magnitude, transformational, happen right on the heels of graduations, making them bittersweet for all those celebrating the successful conclusion of one phase of their lives.

There are some friends left behind, some friends made for life. Some teachers who will never be forgotten, whose lessons will carry their graduates forward and inspire them to achieve good things for the rest of their lives. Others will be too soon forgotten.

Vicious cycles

The Country Curmudgeon

Motorcycles had a bad boy allure for me in my younger days. I almost got my learner’s permit. Before I went forward with this I came to a realization: I do not like to get wet or cold. This slowed me down. I would still have to have a car to get to work in the winter and the rain. It did not seem quite so attractive anymore.

What do the biker gangs do in bad weather? I never see them huddled under an overpass looking like a pack of wet cats. Maybe, like baseball players, they just don’t work in the rain.

Cyberwarfare: Air Force to the rescue?

A View From the Edge

The 24th Air Force division is responsible for conducting U.S. defense cyber operations.

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, vice commander of the Air Force Space Command, said, “We can’t defend the whole network just like we can’t defend all the air domain. Instead we defend the portion we need to operate in. We’ve done it already to assure [support for] Predator [in Afghanistan and Iraq] and space launch operations.”

Letters to the Editor June 23

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Distracting the public from war

If one is to judge by the tone of the television commentators, America must be deep in a crisis. Long stretches of cable time are devoted to the breaking news. Each detail is presented as more grave and consequential for the republic than the last. The fate of the country surely hangs in the balance.

What is it? War? Fiscal crisis? Mass unemployment? A double-dip recession?

No. A congressman was caught sending lewd photographs of himself to women over the Internet.

Home ownership support in the Harlem Valley

The Millerton News Editorial

The Harlem Valley is fortunate to have a new neighbor in Hudson River Housing, which has just opened its newest satellite office at the North East Community Center (NECC) on South Center Street in Millerton. The office is home to the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Dutchess County, which will serve the northeastern part of the county.

Wild Horses

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