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

Are our hands tied?

Sometimes, much is said with few words. That’s because words, when chosen precisely and with great care, can communicate a whole lot. Such was the case when special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller spoke on Wednesday, May 29, for roughly 10 minutes at the Justice Department.

Mueller spoke about his report — his testimony, as he put it — and threw the issue back to Congress.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 6-6-19

Find a church and go to it

I was in church last Sunday, where were you? And why weren’t you there? Is it easier to just be a slob on Sunday morning? Oh, you don’t really believe there was a God? Really? Do you think Amadeus Mozart and William Shakespeare evolved from sea creatures or monkeys?  I mean, when you look at a shelf full of meaningful books, you know there had to have been a God, or if you’d rather say, a Higher Power. 

Cruel ironies of Alabama abortion ban

Watching rapidly changing trends

Sometimes it takes a trip once or twice a year to sharpen your perspective of changes in society. The newest perspective is fresh and yet the past memory sharp enough to know what has changed — changes stand out in sharp contrast to what you remember.

Making the most of our natural assets

As residents of the Harlem Valley, we’re lucky. We live in an area that is, simply, beautiful. And because of that natural beauty, the tourism trade has flourished.

The great social divide in this country gets greater

Many people feel that the divide in America is primarily caused by location, ethnicity and education. To a large extent those are the markers or the outcome of the real reason behind the divisions among the population. 

Lessons for today: the lead-in to the ‘phony war’

The 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in September 1939 approaches, and merits special efforts to remember it, because how that war began has renewed relevance today, as Europe is roiled by internal conflicts, right-wing factions are increasing their power, and NATO is being weakened. 


The importance of Memorial Day

In the next few days Americans are going to be asked to remember. They’re to remember the countless men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in the Armed Forces. The occasion? Memorial Day, which is being commemorated this year on Monday, May 27.