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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

Canada vs. Denmark: Little-known border disputes

Did you know that Denmark and Canada are at war? And that they are negotiating — have been for four decades — for peace?  And what’s the war about? Borders and protecting territorial integrity. You see, half way between Greenland (Danish sovereign territory) and Ellesmere Island (part of Canada) in a straight of water known as Kennedy Channel is a lump of rock called Hans Island. 

Letter to the Editor - The Millerton News - 7-26-18

There’s more to know about Cricket Valley 

Health Quest

It’s only ankle high

Scots historian Alexander Stewart has given me some useful language.
His “ ‘Twixt Ben Nevis and Glencoe: The Natural History, Legends and Folk-Lore of the West Highlands” (published in Edinburgh in 1885) includes a witty section about how folks in his day measured precipitation. 

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Letter to the Editor - The Millerton News - 7-19-18

Air quality and Cricket Valley are of great concern

We appreciate the extensive coverage The Lakeville Journal and Millerton News provided about the construction of a natural gas-powered electrical generating facility in Dover Plains. Hopefully many readers closely followed your series about Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC). 

Wasteful to run the tap until the water is hot

Running the water to wait for it to get hot is a huge waste of water. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading non-profit green group, upwards of 10 percent of all the hot water drawn for showering in a typical single-family home is wasted waiting for hot water to arrive.

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. 

Proctology

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.