Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News - 2-18-21

Thanks, DOT, for clearing all that snow

Dear Editor, this is a quick note to give high praise to the front line plow drivers at the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) for their quick response to our most recent snow storm here in Dutchess County. Although my driveway had wind-drifts up to 3 feet and it took a while to get plowed out, once we hit the state highways they were in outstanding condition. 

My congratulations to the men and women at the DOT and more importantly to their patient spouses waiting for them at home after many long hours. Well done…

Alec Pandaleon



Trump should face consequences

Former President Trump carefully orchestrated a criminal action against our government. 

He must be held accountable. 

He is a traitor to America, and must never hold any political office, ever again.

Buddy Platt 



Letter made me laugh

Thank you, Bruce Valentine, for “my laugh of the day.”  

I was quite surprised when I read in the Jan. 28th Millerton News the mention of your “late” father. Thankfully, I knew it was an error.  

Considering the business Dick Valentine was in (Valentine Funeral Home), I’d say everyone appreciated his attention to “time” and circumstances.

Good luck, Bruce, with the removal of those Locust trees.

Diane Walters



Now is the time to enact

Now is the time to enact appropriate legislation by simple majority in both houses of Congress:

Draft - 02/13/2021


Bill No. __ in the House of Representatives

Bill No. __ in the Senate

WHEREAS, Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution states “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States ....”

WHEREAS, the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States is an officer of the United States.

WHEREAS, Section 3 of Amendment XIV to the Constitution states in  relevant part: “No person shall ... hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, ... as an officer of the United States ... to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.” 

WHEREAS, Section 5 of Amendment XIV to the Constitution states “The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

WHEREAS, the evidence provided by the House Managers in the second impeachment trial of Donald John Trump clearly established that Donald John Trump had engaged in insurrection and rebellion against the Constitution of the United States and given aid and comfort to the enemies thereof.


By operation of Section 3 of Amendment XIV to the Constitution in accordance with its terms, Donald John Trump is disqualified from holding any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State.

G. A. Mudge



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