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Flipping over firehouse fundraisers

The Millerton News Editorial

There’s no escaping it — volunteer organizations typically need to fundraise in order to operate. Case in point, the many fire and rescue squads throughout the Harlem Valley. Part of the solution? Monthly pancake breakfasts that not only raise funds but also allow the volunteers to brush elbows with those they serve and protect.

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The Tibetan Spring

Editorial Cartoon

Reality TV goes too far

Editorial Cartoon

Repeating Groundhog Day

The Country Curmedgeon

In celebration of the annual rodent festival, I watched Harold Ramis’s movie, “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray.

Wellness in Dutchess

The County Account

Iwant to address ‘Wellness on the Western Front,” and by that I mean Poughkeepsie, and while not all is well, things are looking up. This month, by a 24-1 margin, the Dutchess County Legislature moved initiatives of new County Executive Marc Molinaro forward in crucial areas of economic development and solid waste planning. Contrary to possible inferences, these were not rubber-stamping votes.

Letters to the Editor - February 2

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News

The true meaning of ‘grand’-child

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Good reasons we have superstitions

A View From The Edge

The pre-scientific mind struggles to make sense of the world around us. You can see it in infants, puppies and kittens as they look for patterns to guide their existence.

How seriously have our oceans been polluted with acids?

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I was horrified to read recently that our oceans are actually becoming acidic, that the continued burning of fossil fuels is changing the chemistry of our seas. What’s going on?

Kim Richardson

San Diego, Calif.

School program offers an exchange of ideas

The Millerton News Editorial

It’s so important not to live in a bubble. As citizens of the world — one which became so much smaller back when the Internet sprang to life — we must learn to recognize, respect and, ideally, embrace those from places different than our own. And that’s exactly the kind of message that’s being taught to students in the Pine Plains Central School District thanks to the efforts of guidance counselor Karen Pogoda.

Citizens United

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