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Those blue light specials

The Country Curmedgeon

My Dad thought up the concept of the blue light special, almost as good and a lot cheaper, before Kmart was even invented. He lived through post-World War I America, the Great Depression and World War II, all times of hardship and shortages. I, on the other hand, never suffered from want while growing up and had some grandiose ideas, for a working-class family kid.

Letters to the Editor - March 15

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News

Game dinner was popular
We would like to thank the community for their support of our annual game dinner held on Feb. 25 at our clubhouse in Amenia. Our tickets were limited and we thank all of those who came.
We were able to offer over $1,000 in raffle prizes, thanks to the countless local businesses that donated items for our event. We sold out of 50-50 tickets and gave away almost $600 to the winner.

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Human rights under fire internationally

A View From The Edge

Human rights are a critical component to a civilized world. At the United Nations recently, all the member nations have been meeting in the first-ever session of the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) devoted to dealing with sexual orientation and violence. The member states, including the United States, have been discussing and agreeing on ways to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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The real path to triumph in the war on terrorism

Field Notes From A Battleground

I have just finished reading Eric Schmitt’s and Thom Shanker’s new “Counter Strike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign against al-Qaeda,” a worthy book in every way. But no, I am not going to write a book review.

What is the ‘underwater wilderness?’

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I heard the term “underwater wilderness” recently. What does it refer to?
Melissa Cook
via email

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2012 to be a costly year for elections

The County Account
KelseyESQ@yahoo.com

In 1713, Dutchess County residents elected their government leaders for the first time. Fast forward to 2012. This year the size of government and its inability to coordinate will provide unparalleled election opportunities in rapid succession. Unfortunately, each comes with a steep price tag.

Shared facilities? Worth looking into

The Millerton News Editorial

Once again the subject of the Millerton Elementary School (MES) building has arisen, and the question of its future has come before both the town of North East and the village of Millerton. It’s no surprise, really; the charming, two-story school building sits at the entrance to the village, just a hair south of the main intersection of Main Street and Route 22.

Tornado Update

Editorial Cartoon

Why trash is always full

The Country Curmudgeon

I forget which comedian it was who made the observation that the last thing we do before leaving on vacation is to empty the garbage. It is also the first thing we do when we get home. This also seems to be the case at the end of each day and again the next morning.

Our civilization has gone mad with packaging. When you buy a $1 burger it comes wrapped in paper, stuffed in a bag with one or two napkins. If I could only eat the packaging! (The ice cream cone is one case where this actually happens).