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A question of appearances in Florida

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tarak@lakevillejournal.com

Have you ever gone to visit someone in a town you didn’t know well, and felt threatened as you walked down the street? If you are not a young, black male, then the answer to that question is probably no. If you are a young, black male, however, then what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to you, and you have probably grown up living with that fear.

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Letters to the Editor - March 29

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News

Durst project could be beneficial
I would like to commend the Town Board for their undermining work on the  Durst/Carvel project. Certain members — Sandra David, Rosemary Chase and newly elected Jim Jackson — for having their agenda against this project.This project would bring more good than bad.

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Town manager releases details of budget proposal

Town Manager Dale Martin presented his proposed 2012-13 town of Winchester budget to the Board of Selectmen this week, along with a letter outlining key components of the budget and his reasoning behind increases in various departments. The $32.9 million budget represents a 7.2 percent increase in spending and an 11.3 percent increase in the mill rate, from 25.43 to 28.3.

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Millbrook’s event is all about community

The Millerton News Editorial

There has been a lively discussion recently regarding how the town of Washington and the village of Millbrook should handle some of their more festive events. Primarily, residents are concerned about Millbrook’s Community Day, and if it should be scheduled to coincide with Orvis Sandanona’s Family Game Day; the latter is a huge draw, bringing in crowds from around the globe.

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The check, please!

The Country Curmedgeon

I do not understand how restaurants survive. Most have very extensive menus. Whatever entree I choose, it will be delivered to me within 15 minutes or less. Either they have a lot of food on standby or they are cooking with a flamethrower. What do they do with all the unsold entrees? I should come back later and hang out by the dumpster.

Pizza takes more time, but everybody is used to waiting for pizza. Indeed, if you didn’t have to wait you would probably feel that something wasn’t right. I know I would. I need that time to have a beer at the bar.

Letters to the Editor - March 22

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News

Civil political debate at last
I attended a local political debate for the State Assembly seat in Dutchess and Columbia counties with candidates Didi Barrett, Democrat, and Rick Wager, Republican. If only our presidential debates were as civilized, informed, intelligent and mutually respectful. Although I disagreed on several points with Wager, in this election, I wish there were two seats, because I saw two candidates who appeared to be two public servants who sincerely want to bring about change in Albany.

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Labels without meanings; dictators are dictators

A View From The Edge

A label defined by a dictator by any other definition is still a falsehood.

President (self-appointed) Assad of Syria has labeled the dissidents in his country as terrorists. That’s the new world-speak word for enemies of the state, or being against the status quo.

Will we ever have a generation of young farmers again?

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: American farmers are an aging population. Is anyone doing anything to make sure younger people are taking up this profession in large enough numbers to keep at least some of our food production domestic?

Beverly Smith

Milwaukee, Wis.

Fracking

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