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Get your Capp together

The Country Curmudgeon

Does anybody else miss Al Capp? What a genius. He wrote a comic strip within a comic strip, Fearless Fosdick, the trigger-happy, square-jawed, police detective hero in the comic strip read by his comic strip character Li’l Abner. Happily blasting away with his automatic pistol, he drilled huge, Swiss cheese-like holes through his intended target and completely oblivious, any hapless person that happened to also be in the line of fire.

Beware of voting based on current issues: The Tea Party movement, Part 2

A View From the Edge

The Tea Party is a determined opposition to all the current political parties. Its members are a focused, articulate, outspoken and fervent community of well-connected like-believers. And these are hardly the attributes of a lunatic fringe as portions of the media portray them.

Letters to the Editor October 20, 2011

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

John Merwin for North East supervisor

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Amenia road controversy ends well

The Millerton News Editorial

A little miscommunication can go a long way, as seen by the recent back-and-forth that had many up in arms in Amenia, all regarding the possible paving of Tower Hill Road.

After numerous emails among residents, council members, the town supervisor and the highway superintendent, it was finally confirmed that the Town Board was not pursuing a Community Development Block Grant to pave a segment of Tower Hill Road — a relief to nearly all involved.

Letters to the Editor October 13

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

Costly town supervisor

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Occupied Wall Street

Editorial Cartoon

Olympics fever emerges

The Country Curmudgeon

I am kind of missing the Olympics these days. I remember being a little confused by the dual prizes at the last one. Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention. Is there some kind of “thrill of victory, agony of defeat” reference in the awarding of a medal accompanied by a fistful of what, for all the world, looks like broccoli?

Who are the Tea Partyers?

A View From the Edge

Part 1 of 2

Tea Party members were once, mostly, faithful Republican Party members. They felt, increasingly, that the way of life they had become accustomed to was under threat, economic and cultural.

County considers its jail options

The County Account
KelseyESQ@yahoo.com

In September the full Legislature heard from SUNY New Paltz’s Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) on a draft report, “A Collaborative Approach to County Jailing in the Hudson Valley.” The report compares and contrasts situations in five neighboring counties and offers both suggestions and statistics.

Do social networkers use up resources?

EarthTalk
earthtalk@emagazine.com

Dear EarthTalk: What is the environmental impact of so many people now using sites like Facebook and spending so much time online?

Bob Yearling

Paris, Texas