The Millerton News Opinion/Viewpoint

Please explain the ‘Green New Deal’

Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it?

Mark Talarico

Brooklyn, N.Y.


Revisiting the dream

We live in a time when principles, values and profits are so interchangeable that I would assume that there was a correlation between the timing of the showcasing the recent movie, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and the recent commemoration day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

What exactly is Defense?


Is all quiet?

Loud noises and smelly fumes are considered a nuisance by most. That’s the premise behind the recently-proposed nuisance ordinance in the town of Pine Plains. More than a noise ordinance, the proposed law would target minibikes and motorbikes that make their way through the small hamlet on a regular basis.

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News - 1-31-19

Delgado a breath of fresh air

I write to express my appreciation for U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado’s (D-NY 19) appearance Friday night at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School in Pine Plains for an excellent Town Hall discussion. Only a few weeks into his freshman term, Delgado has now held two Town Halls and has committed to conduct nine more, for a total of one in each county in DC19.

What biology tells us about our bodies and addiction

Second of a series on opioids


Sustainable development vs. digital onslaught vs. work

People with serious money and past success often feel compelled to set aside time and brainpower to help solve critical issues around the world. High tech people, especially, feel this sudden urge to make things right or better. It is almost as if they suddenly realize that their many billions of dollars are worth nothing when compared with the world they fashioned — a world stripping away the ethic of work, with an enforced digital schedule set by machines, and, never least, the energy consumptive industries they have built.


Remembering MLK and the fight for equality

On Monday, Jan. 21, this nation recognized civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) with a federal holiday celebrating his birthday (Jan. 15, 1929). It’s a day that Americans honor each year — we hope — in memory of the civil rights leader and his quest to create equality among all races.