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Cyberwarfare: The coming battles

A View From the Edge

In the next three weeks, this column will take you on a tour of the newest form of warfare, the bloody battles already being fought, the mind-shredding complexities, the threats even minor enemies can impose, the plans to defend our nation and allies and, never least, what the youth of the country need to gear up for.

So, let’s start with a simple question: How serious is this new form of warfare?

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Letters to the Editor June 9

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People assured success

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Little, the new big

The Country Curmudgeon

Small dogs: A lot of people believe that small dogs do not know they are small. This is why they will try to take on much larger breeds. Personally, I think it may be a Napoleon complex, the need to prove themselves equal or better than the bigger guys. I would like to help them.

Interference and flight safety

A View From the Edge

The one thing you really, really want the pilot to know is this: Where the heck are we?

In the mid-1980s, I was flying to Tokyo and had the opportunity to sit up front with the pilots for an hour. Halfway across the Pacific, the JAL pilot, a Swede, had one leg across the armrest and was chatting amiably about aviation matters. The co-pilot, a novice, was Japanese and had his seat forward, white-knuckled hands gripping the wheel, staring unmoving out the windscreen, eyes flicking the horizon.

The co-pilot asked, “Where are we?”

Residents gain strength from one another

The Millerton News Editorial

Recently the Harlem Valley has seen much tragedy, more than one community should have to deal with in the span of one short week. That the majority of events below all occurred within the same day, on Thursday, June 2, is just that much more unsettling.

The ‘emerging epidemic’ of bedbug infestation in the county

The County Account

My colleagues in the Dutchess County Legislature raised their eyebrows recently when I submitted proposed legislation about bedbugs. No one regularly talks about bedbug infestation. But following my report on the county at the February village of Millbrook meeting, one woman did. She told me bedbugs have become quite a problem locally and asked me to look into it. I told her I would.

Time for the carnival

Lions Tales

We invite everyone to cruise our carnival; not to be confused with going on a Carnival Cruise. Thursday, June 2 ,through Sunday, June 5, the Commerford Brothers’ Carnival will be at Eddie Collins Field on Route 22 in Millerton, right across the road from Agway.

Worldwide energy debate

A View From the Edge

It wasn’t the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that started the discussion, but they heightened the awareness of the risk to nuclear power plants. But what’s more, the failure, Chernobyl-like, of the Japanese plant, Fukushima Daiichi, has swung the “undecided” voting public in many countries to “no nuclear” — and Switzerland leads the way. There is no doubt that the energy debates globally have been changed from the bottom (coal) up (solar).

Letters to the Editor June 2

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I’m concerned about town matters

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