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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

Where do I dispose of dead batteries?

Dear EarthTalk: Can I throw my old disposable batteries in the trash or is there a way to recycle them? —  Jennifer Brandstrom, Chicago

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In defense of a free press

We’ve been complacent.

We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is.

But the reckless attacks have continued, instigated and encouraged by our president. 

Wild West technology

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 9-8-18

Help needed purchasing school supplies this fall

From Aug. 1 to 30, Ancramdale Neighbors Helping Neighbors Association (ANHNA) will collect school supplies at two locations:

Ancram — please leave school supplies at Ancram Town Hall with Monica Cleveland, town clerk, only during her office hours on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Needling out knitters

Helping Hands. It’s a fitting name for the new charity knitting and crocheting group headquartered out of the NorthEast-Millerton Library. 

Its purpose is simple: knit and crochet as many items as possible to donate to charity. All the while, enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow knitters. What a lovely idea.

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Linking legislation and Lyme disease

We live in a Lyme disease hot spot. Ticks are as prevalent in the Hudson Valley as they are anywhere else in the world, with Lyme disease being “the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere,” according to www.sciencemag.org. Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses plague those living and visiting this beautiful neck of the woods — and there have long been efforts to stave off its deleterious impact on the region and its inhabitants.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 8-2-18

Thanks for explaining church’s plight

Thank you to Whitney Joseph and The Millerton News for last week’s article on the Methodist Church, its situation and the urging for community involvement to insure its continuance as an historic building in the village.