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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

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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.

Banned Books

Editorial Cartoon

Dance of a mythical Gypsy

The Country Curmudgeon

We are thinking about becoming Gypsies. It looks like a lot more fun than what we are doing now. They seem to travel to exotic locations, live off the land and dance away the hours. If they get sick, they have magic potions and spells to ward off evil and they seem to have an innate ability to identify werewolves, a useful skill.

Are you still concerned over the rising cost of food?

The County Account
KelseyESQ@yahoo.com

Complaining about rising food costs is easy to do; understanding it less so. Before lamenting upon rising food costs at the supermarket a systemwide analysis and some historical perspective are appropriate. This installment is rooted in the panel discussion transcripts of last December’s joint departments of Agriculture and Justice hearings in Washington, D.C.

Chic

Editorial Cartoon

Letters to the Editor September 22

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We take North East’s finances very seriously

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Former VP Dick Cheney: When is enough enough?

A View From the Edge

The truth always comes out. I was listening to former Vice President Dick Cheney the other day explain why torture, as a policy, is in America’s interest. He was not advocating carte blanche torture, just the torture “of individuals whose interests are against ours.”

OK, you say, he is all for protecting America. Now Cheney is not a stupid man, but for a smart man he is an awfully bad student (learning from the mistakes of others before him) and, what is worse, he is using his bully pulpit in the media to pervert reason for the next generation.

It’s a matter of women’s health

The Millerton News Editorial

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department made a monumental decision this summer when it declared that health insurance companies must provide no-cost birth control and other preventive services to women starting in August 2012.

According to Planned Parenthood, “More than 38 million American women currently use birth control, and nearly all [98 percent] sexually active American women have used birth control at some time in their lives.”