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I’m wearing my Québec baseball cap as this Saturday, July 1, is Canada’s 150th birthday as an independent nation and that achievement deserves notice.

I shouldn’t have to explain the importance of Canada to the United States and to the world. It’s the Canadian Niagara Falls that everyone oohs at. It’s the Canadians who were a solid force at Vimy Ridge during World War I. It’s from Newfoundland that Cyrus Field sent the first trans-Atlantic cable message. It’s Canada that showed us the snowmobile, the artificial heart and women jet-...

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The Michael connection

A week or so ago, many people called Yankee fans — as well as numerous families in New Jersey and Northern Dutchess County — mourned and paid their last respects to Gene Michael. Gene was a longtime Yankee scout, manager, player and general manager.

Training people to become activists and climate advocates

Dear EarthTalk: What exactly is Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and how does it work to train activists?

Kelly G.

Washington, D.C.

 

The Climate Reality Project (CRP) is a non-profit, launched in 2011 by Nobel laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to address climate change, following up on the release of his influential book and documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth.” 

We shouldn’t be surprised by any of this

$125,000,000,000: According to FEMA, that’s the minimum — yes, minimum — that those two hurricanes will cost the taxpayer. 

I’m giving up using words like billion or trillion; easy to say and no visual impact. 

Remember the F-35? The secretary of the Navy’s estimate, in testimony before Congress in 2016, over 10 years is $14,000,000,000,000. Like the hurricane guestimate, it will go up.

Thorne tours hint at future possibilities

At the bottom of Millbrook’s Franklin Avenue sits a pale yellow building with grand palladium windows. It’s the Thorne Memorial Building — a hallmark of the village’s gentle style and elegant Beaux-Arts architecture. Built in 1895, it’s welcomed all entering Millbrook and bid farewell to those leaving with solidity and grace.

Harvard

After 9/11, a return to normalcy — almost

Conclusion

 

Sept. 14 — On Friday I took my two cats and some books and left New York for our house in the country. More than anything else I wanted to be away from the stress and the noise and to be in the one spot on earth that is most profoundly home to me. And yet, when the train left 125th Street in Harlem and crossed the bridge to the Bronx and upstate New York, I felt deep sadness, as if I was abandoning a much beloved and wounded animal — I love this city like no other.

Climate-affected evolution

Dear EarthTalk: Could global warming really be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species?

Dominick

Camden, N.J.

 

No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species. And while we can’t be sure just how different wildlife species will adapt (or not), scientists are already noticing some surprising changes as a result of rising surface and ocean temperatures thanks to human-induced global warming. 

Have you heard? The Lakeville Journal is moving

This is a big week for your community weekly newspaper. On Friday, Sept. 8, Salisbury Bank purchased The Lakeville Journal Company’s central location at 33 Bissell St. in Lakeville (see story on the front page.) After about two years of planning, the door is now open for the bank to create new offices for its people adjacent to its corporate facility and trust division along Bissell Street. This is a change that will also be beneficial for The Lakeville Journal Company, which publishes the Millerton News as well as The Lakeville Journal.

Friendship is not always the best choice to make

In the 1920s, a new idea arose: pen friends. You could have a friend the other side of the globe just by writing back and forth. 

The Scouts made an international pact to all be friends. 

Following WWII, whole countries went out of their way to declare friendship for those who had stood together: Britain became the friend of America and vice-versa. Argentina liked Britain and America. The Philippines was the friend of the U.S., and so on.