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DEC money wisely spent

It’s not always that the state is praised for spending taxpayers’ hard-to-earn and harder-to-save money. In the case of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) decision to conduct two $50,000 studies, with funding coming from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), we consider it money well spent.

Be sure to vote in Special Election

For those readers who are unaware, The Millerton News is a local, independent community weekly newspaper, a rare thing these days. It is owned by The Lakeville Journal Foundation based in northwest Connecticut, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2021 that also owns The Lakeville Journal, its sister newspaper in Connecticut.

The upshot of medicinal labels

For centuries, in a sincere effort to categorize illness to affect a better treatment, the medical industry has developed a system of labels to identify illness and medical conditions. And, yes, over the past century, many of the historic labels have been dropped and ridiculed — for good reason.


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