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Letters to the Editor October 6

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Ask if you want; Now it’s OK to tell

The Millerton News Editorial

Last week marked a turning point for this country — one that brought its human rights record nearer to where it should be considering the United States is heralded as the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Plunging to Earth

Editorial Cartoon

Does spelling count?

The Country Curmudgeon

“Does spelling count?” The cry of the American student. It seems there is a lot of stuff that “doesn’t count” anymore, things that I was brought up to believe in.

The societal effects of grocery prices

The County Account
KelseyESQ@yahoo.com

Conclusion

Rising food costs, which have increased about 12 percent over the last decade, may not be a major concern to the poorest of the poor. Most receive their food via government safety-net programs via food stamps that locally have seen a 97 percent increase in the last four years.

Mistaken War on Terror

A View From the Edge

I was always puzzled by the look on George Bush’s face in that kindergarten classroom. It wasn’t the look of shock over 9/11; there was something else there.

After listening to a recap of the hunt for Bin Laden on the always excellent BBC program “The Reith Lectures” (here’s the link: www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/r4choice; look for Documentary of the Week dated Sept. 13), I think I know what it is: “Those CIA guys were right nine months ago, and I’m going to get the blame.”

Conservative Republican

Editorial Cartoon

Films about working mothers: Beware what you believe

Consider This
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

As a working mother, I would much rather be represented by Julianna Margulies than Sarah Jessica Parker, any day of the week. Margulies plays the character of Alicia Florrick on CBS’s “The Good Wife.” Sarah Jessica Parker is currently starring as an overworked mom in the recently released movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It.”

Letters to the Editor September 29

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

Perfect day for schoolhouse

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Webutuck principal puts words to action

The Millerton News Editorial

It’s nice when a man sticks to his word. (Same can be said for a woman.) Might sound simple, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

Case in point: Webutuck High School Principal Ken Sauer. During the summer Sauer made a statement — both bold and direct. He said he wanted to make Webutuck Middle/High School the top performing school in Dutchess County within two years.

Now some people just make statements to hear themselves speak. Others babble incoherently to fill awkward silences. Still more say “yes” to whatever they are asked without understanding what they are committing to.