The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

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.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 5-23-19

On Monday, May 20, Amenia’s Zoning Board of Appeals heard comments regarding the proposed golf facility to be located in the center of Smithfield Valley and visible clearly from most points, including the Smithfield Valley Church, Route 83, Separate Road and the surrounding properties. Hopefully concerned residents were able to attend the meeting and express their views, and will attend future such meetings as well.

What do you suggest for healthy green snacks?

Dear EarthTalk: I’m looking for some ideas for healthy, green snacks to have around the house and pack into the kids’ lunches. Any ideas?

Mickey P.

Salt Lake City, UT


The skies are filling

Airline passenger traffic is rising in the United States. Fast. In the next 20 years, the estimates are that there will be half again as many people flying as there are today in America.