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What types of containers are safe for storing leftovers?

EarthTalk - Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I love to cook and when I have the time I make soups, stews and pasta meals in large batches and freeze them.  I use leftover plastic containers, but I know this is not good. What kinds of containers are safe for freezer food storage?    

— Kathy Roberto, via e-mail

Letters to the Editor August 25

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

Two great Amenia opportunities
I am writing to tell people living in Amenia/Wassaic and the surrounding area of two under-utilized opportunities for activity.
One is the Amenia Free Library’s Book Shed, which offers discarded and donated books for sale (some are free) on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon during May to October.

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Life is sweet in Wassaic

The Millerton News Editorial

Who could have imagined that the small, rural hamlet of Wassaic, just an infinitesimal pinpoint on the U.S. map, would have become a Mecca for artists from around the Northeast? Certainly none could have predicted it just a few years ago when Bowie Zunino, Eve Biddle and Elan Bogarin put their heads together and created The Wassaic Project — a yearly arts festival that has attracted the attention of creative minds from Manhattan and beyond, reviewers from The New York Times and thousands of attendees. And last week’s event was as successful as those in years past.

County Fair

Editorial Cartoon

More pets you can abide

The Country Curmudgeon

All children love pets. What they don’t love is taking care of them. I have identified some more things to go along with tame house flies, things that do not need any, or very little, attention.

A lot of children love aquariums, but not the maintenance. The answer is a mosquito farm. Mosquitoes don’t care how brackish the water is: The slimier the happier they seem to be. You don’t have to change the water. In fact, you shouldn’t change the water or you will lose your current crop of young ’uns.

The American war debt

A View From the Edge

Income tax in America was first tried during the Revolutionary period and then again after the Civil War broke out — well, they had to pay the troops somehow. That taxation did not last long and was quickly repealed.

Congress was mostly an exclusive club for wealthy landowners, and you don’t have to wonder why Congress gentlemen of the time repealed income tax so quickly.

Letters to the Editor August 18

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

About the school garden...
I want to clear up a few errors in the Aug. 11 Millerton News article entitled, “Garden Project Receives Structure,” about the garden at Webutuck School.
The garden has been one of many successful partnerships between the North East Community Center (NECC) and the school, used by teachers for classroom work and maintained by students after school and through the summer as part of NECC enrichment programs.

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Scholarship recipients came to a Lions Club meeting

Lions Tales

The Millerton Lions Club members gathered on Wednesday, July 27, at Post 178 in Millerton — our meeting spot. We had a good turnout and enjoyed good food and good times with both old friends and new.

Joining us for the evening were Justin Katan and his mother, Cheryl, as well as Jeremy Herz and his father, Matthew. These young men are two of our three scholarship recipients from the 2011 graduating class of Webutuck High School.

Letters to the Editor August 12

Letter To The Editor - Winsted Journal

Worthwhile trip to D.C.  to visit with service people
American Legion Post 178 would like to thank all who participated in Operation Thank You Wounded Warrior II.
A special thanks goes to Patty “O,” Linda Hogan, Bob Boyles, Russell Boyles and Legionnaire Larry Sands, who cooked in temperatures pushing 115 degrees in front of the grills for three hours.

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