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

What’s a lump of rock worth?

In a previous article, I explained that the commercialization of space is underway — whole new futures are available. Many readers contacted me to say they cannot see the economics of space travel — yet. Rockets and technology development are expensive. What the heck are investors thinking? Big risk, little apparent gains to make.

Making literacy a family affair

Reading. It’s the key to so much success in life. Education and careers are founded on having a strong command of the English language, which is why it’s so critical our young students hone their literacy skills during their journey into adulthood. Whether in school or at home, reading needs to be inspired and supported in order to make children successful. 

Salad Bar

Letter to the Editor - The Millerton News - 5-31-18

Honor veterans every day

With Memorial Day being this week, I would like to say thank you to all vets and active and reserve duty service men and woman. My dad served in World War II. My brothers seerved during Vietnam and my brother-in-law and boyfriend are also Vietnam vets. My brother Richard grew up in the Northwest Corner and enlisted 50 years ago as of May 14. 

The Russian connection and U.S. law

There is much confusion in the mainstream media and on talk shows between the political concept of “impeachable offense” and the legal definition of “criminal offense” in U.S. jurisprudence. How do these two terms apply to the “Russia connection,” if at all? Also, to add to the confusion, a sitting president can be turned out of active office for “inability” to carry out the duties of the office, although technically that “inability” is not impeachable and is not itself a crime.

Making Memorial Day ceremonies count

Every year, Americans look forward to the start of the summertime season. When they do so, we hope, they also have their sights set on commemorating Memorial Day. Often overshadowed by the promise of sunny days at the beach and barbecues in the back yard, Memorial Day is an important holiday.

A recent ICE arrest in Amenia: Aftermath of José’s deportation arrest

Part 3 of 3

The day after José was arrested at his Amenia home in the early morning hours, his wife Elizabeth spent two-and-a-half hours with an immigration lawyer in Danbury, using money she and José had set aside for the oil bill. (Vecinos Seguros will cover the oil bill.) She had also tried to visit the Orange County Detention Center where José is being held, but had gotten lost. Meanwhile, Elizabeth’s father and sister had taken care of their two preschoolers, Ana and Luis. 

Breakfast Tech

Letter to the Editor - The Millerton News - 5-24-18

I am not usually a royalist

Hey, I’m a fifth-generation American, but since I was up around 4:30 a.m., I tuned into a few minutes of the wedding.  Went back to bed and returned at 6:30 to watch the proceedings.

Even though I am a Caucasian Elderly Senior (I think that’s my politically correct designation), I became Meghan Markle’s sweet looking black mother, when I first glimpsed my daughter, diamond tiara in place, and shed a tear at how lovely she was on this day when she was to become the Duchess of Sussex.

Shifting population scary prospect

The immigration issue is complex, much more complex than simply calculating how many people have visas, those that do not, and those that want to travel over borders worldwide.