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For Arnoff Moving, sun shines on change

The Millerton News Editorial

A local business made big news last week when it announced the creation of one of the largest solar farms in the region. Arnoff Moving and Storage decided to go green and reduce its carbon footprint at its Millerton warehouse, which will now ultimately produce close to 100,000 kilowatt hours of energy each year through solar power.
The move falls in the footsteps of the forward-thinking business’ transition three years ago to have 80 percent of all of its packaging material purchased from suppliers who use recycled materials.

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A slaughterhouse at DDSO? It’s a possibility

The County Account

Among the most pressing economic issues discussed by attendees at a recent meeting of the Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce was the future use of the Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) grounds. Community members felt that something business-oriented should be attracted and that government leaders should assist in the conversation, particularly because the property is state-owned. To that end, in recent times I have been carrying this topic forward in community conversations in asking local people what they would like to see.

Be ready, or not

The Country Curmudgeon

The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Panic Proliferation gives us guidelines for disasters. For instance, always have an extra month of your medications on hand in case the drugstores are closed. The only thing is, they forgot to tell the insurance companies. I defy you to get an OK for an extra month of all of your meds.

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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