The Millerton News is now on Facebook

The Millerton News has a new page for its readers to check out — a Facebook page, to be exact.

That’s right, this newspaper has joined the millions on social media and is now on Facebook. The goal is to engage residents from the Harlem Valley and beyond in discussions about the latest news and events, to poll public opinion and to share the dozens upon dozens of photos taken by our staff every week. The page will also post emergency information and other helpful news for the Tri-state community when it needs it most.

Best of all, The Millerton News’ Facebook page will offer a direct link to www.tricornernews.com, the paper’s website, where readers can find in-depth coverage of local news each and every week. Those who go to the website can also visit the opinion section to read commentary on the issues that affect their world, their lives. Of course sports and entertainment news, along with classifieds and obituaries, may also be found on The Millerton News’ website.

Now, however, in addition to logging on to www.tricornernews.com, readers can make a quick stop at our Facebook page, catch up on the latest photos and comments and join in the conversation. That’s important, because we want to hear from you, learn what you care about, what you think and how you feel. That’s the beauty of social media — it encourages a healthy exchange of thoughts and impressions — just so long as the discourse is kept respectful.

To visit our new Facebook page, just go to www.facebook.com/themillertonnews, and don’t be shy, like the page. We’ll hang out the welcome mat.