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Earth Day 2023

Earlier this month at Indian  Mountain School in Lakeville students conducted a trash audit to see what was thrown away over the course of a few days. Of course, the sorting of garbage and refuse revealed a lot of plastic waste, including one-time food items in permanent plastic wrapping.

Turning Back the Pages

100 years ago — April 1923

Mr. Harry Millies is driving a new Durant touring car of the sport model.


Perry Loucks of Lime Rock has been confined to the house for a few days with an attack of laryngitis.


The ice left the lake last week — a somewhat later date then in a number of years.

Katie, at rest. Photo by Roxana Robinson

Communing with Katie

I’ve always been intrigued by animal communicators. There are lots of things we don’t know about animals, and even if they don’t write novels, they have their own ways of transmitting thoughts and feelings.

Where’s the beef?

Over the past 80 years the world’s human population has quadrupled while at the same time people’s taste for meat has grown considerably. But the supply has not been able to keep up with the demand. Currently according to the World Health Organization nearly a third of the world’s population have inadequate food.

Only in America

As a person whose wardrobe has an average age measured in decades, I’m usually not one to walk into a clothing store on a whim. Certainly not a fashionable men’s shop in Venice, Italy. In full tourist mode I couldn’t resist the lure of the soft fabric and beautiful colors and what looked like a great deal.

Communication problem

Last week this newspaper reported that our state representatives had made some progress in their efforts in getting state and town officials together with the Housatonic Railroad to discuss its herbicide spraying along the train tracks that pass through Northwest Corner towns.


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