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Business should become a force for good

A View From The Edge

Business wants to grow. The problem facing business in this century is that, already, the 7 billion people on this planet are consuming 140 percent of the renewable resources of the planet. And the forecast is that there will be another 2 billion people within 40 years.

Letters to the Editor - May 10

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News

Act on the ORV petition
 

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Please explain ‘dirty cloud computing’

A View From The Edge

Dear EarthTalk: Why is Greenpeace upset with some leading tech companies for so-called “dirty cloud computing?” Can you explain?

Jeremy Wilkins

Waco, Texas

Leading tech companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft are now offering unprecedented amounts of data storage and access to “apps” on huge Internet-connected servers, saving consumers and businesses the hassle of installing and running programs and storing information on their own local computers.

Pine Plains United attempts to clear the fog about Durst Corp. proposal

Guest Commentary

Anyone who attended the last Pine Plains Planning Board and Town Board meetings and heard the comments and accusations regarding the Durst proposal probably came away with varying states of confusion. The following is an attempt to clear the fog and keep the discussion logical and civil.

The Harlem Valley is rich in history

The Millerton News Editorial

The Harlem Valley is unique for myriad reasons. One very special reason is because of the people who live here; another is because of the people who have lived here in the past. The tie that binds those two elements together — our rich history — is part of what makes this area so very special.

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I never get tired of ...

The Country Curmudgeon

Some subjects just won’t go away or take up residence in history, to be recalled by those whose business it is to remember. No, there are several that are trotted out every year for re-examination, but not the kind that draws any new conclusions or insights. Here are a few that I find particularly irritating.

Letters to the Editor - May 3

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News

Didn’t believe all we heard
 

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The problem of hidden money and a hung Congress

A View From The Edge

“There’s an awful lot of cash stored under an awful lot of mattresses,” said Sean O’Keefe, the chairman and CEO of EADS (Airbus) North America.

When the economy takes a dive, companies can either contract or invest. Mostly, for the past two years, they’ve done neither with any speed. They’re waiting. For what? A clear signal that they can get what they want. In short, they’re holding this Administration to ransom and in turn the American people too. Amongst the thousands of examples, let’s list a few:

BP Again

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Letters to the Editor - April 26, 2012

The discard of old prescriptions
After hearing Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall speak at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on medications found in drinking water, I became very interested in the proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Flushing medication down the toilet or throwing away pills with garbage eventually leads to these chemicals leaching into our water and soil. The proper way to dispose of drugs is at very high temperatures where the chemicals become inert.

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