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

Declassification of the space races

With Russian meddling should we trust our news?

As many people know, there is a level of trust that the media have worked to establish with the public for generations. In America, credibility has been established with readers and viewers and their local news sources on a daily, even hourly basis. Thanks to proven Russian interference, much of that surety has since been eroded. 


Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 7-12-18

Bill’s Towing closes

After 47 years of service to Millerton and surrounding communities I have sold my business and retired.

Many thanks to all those who have supported me over the years. During that time I worked closely with the Sheriff’s Office, State Police, Millerton P.D. and the Millerton fire and rescue teams. I shall miss the camaraderie we shared, not to mention the friendships developed over the years.

Webutuck’s one-bell system: pros and cons

The start of the school day is often difficult for students. They have to wake up early, get ready and meet the bus or drive to school in the wee hours of the morning. 

At the North East (Webutuck) Central School District, high school students begin their day at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:20 p.m., while elementary and primary students start at 8:40 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. Even if hoping to emulate a real work day in the professional world, rarely does one start his or her day in the office before 9 a.m.

Learning about iron

This area, as you know, was once home to a thriving pig iron industry that exploited veins of Salisbury iron along the Housatonic River valley. You can learn about this history at Beckley Furnace in East Canaan, where a Friends group offers Saturday interpretive programs at a restored furnace stack, and Kent Furnace, part of the Eric Sloane Museum, which has a preserved stack.

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Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 7-5-18

Treatment of asylum seekers horrific

Although I’m presently in a rehab facility after two emergency hospitalizations, none of that is the subject of, or the purpose for, this letter.

My brother would have been 70 today

The Case of Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Getting to treatment



The challenge of finding Kennedy’s replacement

A seismic shift is about to occur in this nation’s judicial system, with the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Kennedy, although he disliked the description, was often called a “swing vote.” He will serve the rest of his tenure until July 31, the end of this month. The soon-to-be 82 year old made his intentions known on Wednesday, June 27.