The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

The last straws?

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the deal with some restaurants no longer offering straws to their customers? What’s so bad about sipping your drink through a straw anyway?

Jeffrey Edwards

Seattle, Wash.


Vegas, the Leave-It-There City

Call it what you will, but Vegas always wants to be a party town. Even with the internet and connectivity or perhaps especially because of the remoteness of colleagues, the need for humans to flock together once a year, like the swallows returning to Capistrano, provokes some strange conventions in Las Vegas. This month sees the annual American Frozen Food get–together — frozen food companies ready to shop and sell wares later to be thawed, boiled, microwaved — and all their attendees doing the chip ‘n dip with showgirls and one–arm bandits.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 3-22-18

Serino needs to step up for our children

The New York State Senate appears to be choosing to protect sexual predators rather than our state’s children.

Silent protest spoke volumes

The protest. It’s a right so inherent to a free society that we often take it for granted. But we know of its power.

That’s why the planned walkout that students throughout the country participated in on Wednesday, March 14, was so important.


Environment at risk under current administrationm

Dear EarthTalk: Now Trump is going to allow the importing of elephant “trophies” after all! Where do things stand overall now in the fight to protect endangered species, especially as wildlife now also face threats from climate change?

Mark Harrison

Sumter, S.C.


Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 3-15-18

Thanks for the help when it was needed most

On behalf of the Cipriano, Cortsen and McEnroe families, we would like to thank Randy and Donna Christensen, Paul and Jean Farese, Donald Barlow, Pat Dineen, Jessica Kain and Dave MacMillan for all of your help and donations for the celebration of life for Melanie McEnroe-Cipriano.

Thank you to the Amenia Fire Company for the use of their hall. 

We appreciate all of the love and support.

With Election Day, hope springs eternal

It may be mid-March, but in the village of Millerton, it’s just about Election Day. Unlike the town of North East in which the village sits,  Millerton is on a different election and budget cycle. That means spring elections, falling this year on Tuesday, March 20.


Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 3-8-18

Valuable information

Thank you, Whitney Joseph, for publishing the informative article about Cricket Valley and thank you to the brave activists who were harassed for standing up for the belief that our existence is imperiled by global warming.