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

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.

Religious schisms

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 10-17-19

A vote for Lisa Cope

I believe many readers of this periodical will agree how refreshing it is to meet someone who not only likes their job but is good at it as well. I speak of Lisa Cope who is running for another term as town clerk. 

 I seldom tout any individual up for election but Lisa does deserve consideration.  She is not only dedicated to her position but community minded as well, frequently serving as a volunteer within our community.

The reunion

I don’t want to be here — yet I do. I avoid crowds and congestion. Bad things can happen in crowds. But — I’m back for the sixth or seventh consecutive year. It’s the Salisbury Central School’s Veterans Day event honoring Tri-state veterans and their service to country. The surrounding community is invited. A much appreciated, well organized and orchestrated event prepared by students, teachers and faculty. 

Quiet revolt by those who know better

Sometimes, political edicts — as opposed to negotiated law that survives political debate — are so wrong to experts that they are forced to stand for principle. When that fails — facing an onslaught of non-legal edicts that Congress won’t overturn or debate, their only recourse is to obey the letter of their oath of office. 

Some perspective on The Lakeville Journal Company’s long tenure

The article and survey running in The Lakeville Journal and Millerton News have already led to opinions being shared with us on how The Lakeville Journal Company handles local news coverage. We’re hearing those opinions through the online and written surveys, email, phone and face to face. And that is just what we wanted. Thank you all. And for those who haven’t yet done it, please fill out the survey. It will help us moving forward.