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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

Wild Horses

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Walks like a duck

The Country Curmudgeon

I recently became aware that birds, like people, have different walks.

Boing! Boing! Boing! That would be a sparrow and sometimes a robin. Robins also do the road runner, a rapid fire racing gait that suddenly pulls up short.

Crows are strollers and only occasionally hoppers. Crows actually seem to prefer walking to flying. They spend a lot of time on the ground plodding along, looking to the left and to the right for something good to eat. This is not as hard as it sounds. Crows are not real fussy.

Citizen volunteers play critical role to town governments

The County Account
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Author and columnist Erma Bombeck once compared volunteers to yachts, noting in admiration that “they could stay moored where it’s safe and still justify their being, but they choose to cut through the rough waters” for a nobler purpose.

Government benefits considerably from citizen volunteers. In recent months the county Legislature has made appointments to several important committees and boards, with good representation from our region.

Letters to the Editor June 16

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

Thanks to all from Lions
The Millerton Lions Club thanks the community for coming out and supporting the second annual carnival. It was a great event.

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Cyberwarfare: The coming battles

A View From the Edge

In the next three weeks, this column will take you on a tour of the newest form of warfare, the bloody battles already being fought, the mind-shredding complexities, the threats even minor enemies can impose, the plans to defend our nation and allies and, never least, what the youth of the country need to gear up for.

So, let’s start with a simple question: How serious is this new form of warfare?

Paper Bags

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Letters to the Editor June 9

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People assured success

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Little, the new big

The Country Curmudgeon

Small dogs: A lot of people believe that small dogs do not know they are small. This is why they will try to take on much larger breeds. Personally, I think it may be a Napoleon complex, the need to prove themselves equal or better than the bigger guys. I would like to help them.

Interference and flight safety

A View From the Edge

The one thing you really, really want the pilot to know is this: Where the heck are we?

In the mid-1980s, I was flying to Tokyo and had the opportunity to sit up front with the pilots for an hour. Halfway across the Pacific, the JAL pilot, a Swede, had one leg across the armrest and was chatting amiably about aviation matters. The co-pilot, a novice, was Japanese and had his seat forward, white-knuckled hands gripping the wheel, staring unmoving out the windscreen, eyes flicking the horizon.

The co-pilot asked, “Where are we?”

Residents gain strength from one another

The Millerton News Editorial

Recently the Harlem Valley has seen much tragedy, more than one community should have to deal with in the span of one short week. That the majority of events below all occurred within the same day, on Thursday, June 2, is just that much more unsettling.