Last week the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s Annex on Century Boulevard was the setting for Expo ‘23, an exhibit that focused on housing challenges for people of moderate incomes. The multi-day event attracted more than 50 attendees.
The formation of a wastewater sewer district for the Village and the Town is beginning to coalesce after decades of discussion and study about how to move beyond septic system solutions.
It was a thrill for me to chat for a while with ex-president Jimmy Carter in Atlanta in 1989, in the service of writing a children’s book eventually entitled “The President Builds a House,” about the work of Habitat For Humanity, and for which he had agreed to write the introduction.
This is the week that I trade places with our new publisher and CEO, Susan Hassler. If readers saw the donor page last week in this publication, they will be aware that their support for their local newspaper has meant everything to its survival.
Winsted Phoenix was not short-lived
In your article “Nader backs new Winsted papers” published on Feb. 1, the writer, Terry Cowgill, wrote:
“The Winsted Phoenix, a mostly online venture led by former Winsted Journal editor Shaw Israel Izikson, was short-lived.”
Since 2019, this newspaper has found its viability not only from advertising and sales of newspapers (on paper and online), but also in the extremely generous donations that have come in from our readers and supporters.
The days get longer in January, but nowhere as quickly as many of us would like. This week we enter the meteorological “dead of winter,” the coldest part of winter. Here in New York, that’s usually from mid-January to mid-February.
I am writing this on International Holocaust Day. Let’s step back in time to this month in 1939.
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