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Letters to the Editor - Millerton News- 1-11-18

Councilman’s efforts appreciated

Avoid acceptance of the norm

Volunteer this new year

The new year has just begun — the ideal time to make resolutions or undertake new responsibilities. Why not, then, consider volunteering? There are so many worthy causes that could use the support, many right in our own backyard.

First and foremost, our local fire departments need volunteers. Around here, most are completely dependent on help from those residents who care enough to serve and protect, regardless of whether they’re helping neighbors or strangers. Brave and selfless, our fire department volunteers save lives. 

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Train or bus: Which is more eco-friendly?

Dear EarthTalk: I always assumed the train was the greenest form of mass transit, but a friend told me I would be better off taking the bus. Could this be true?

Jane McNeil

New York, NY.

 

Should you roll your 401(k) into an IRA?

Some retiring workers roll their 401(k) tax-deferred savings account into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). There are good reasons to do so. But for those who are not retiring, the decision is not so clear cut. Here are some pros and cons to ponder.

A look back, a look ahead

We have just entered 2018, and are about to embark on the unknown. Our families, our jobs, our communities, our health and our politics will all take the journey along with us — their fate as of yet undecided. Hopefully, there will be a lot of positivity for most.

Crooked F.B.I.

Talk about climate change and real estate values

Dear EarthTalk:How will climate change affect real estate values?

Jeremy Willson

Oxnard, Calif.

 

It’s not surprising that questions like these are on readers’ minds today, given the relentless hurricanes in the Southeast, the devastating wildfires in California and other climate-related “Acts of God” bedeviling Americans recently. No doubt, climate change is already having an effect on real estate values.

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Jenny Hansell will be missed by all at NECC

With profound appreciation, the Board of Directors of the North East Community Center has accepted the resignation of Jenny Hansell, NECC’s long-serving executive director. In early February she will become the president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council located in Pittsfield, Mass.