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Waiting for a bite

Anglers drifted nose-to-nose on Highland Lake Tuesday afternoon, looking for the day’s catch. Moderate boat activity has kept the waters calm and clear this spring.

Radioactive rain on New England — what’s the story?

EarthTalk - Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Radioactive rain recently fell in Massachusetts, likely due to Japan’s nuclear mess. Given the threats of radiation, wouldn’t it be madness now to continue with nuclear power? How can President Obama include nukes as part of a “clean energy” agenda?

Bill Mason

Hartford

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, countries around the world that were growing more bullish on nuclear power are now reconsidering their future energy investments.

Carnival was a winner

Lions Tales

Success — what a sweet sound. Our second Lions-sponsored carnival took place at Eddie Collins Field on Route 22 in Millerton from Thursday, June 2, through Sunday, June 5.

The Commerford and Sons Carnival from Goshen, Conn., provided the entertainment and we provided great food, great location and, dare we say, great weather.

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Editorial Cartoon

Michele

Editorial Cartoon

Transitions

The Millerton News Editorial

A time of transition, a time of change: Annual graduations signify more than just a rite of passage. Changes of great magnitude, transformational, happen right on the heels of graduations, making them bittersweet for all those celebrating the successful conclusion of one phase of their lives.

There are some friends left behind, some friends made for life. Some teachers who will never be forgotten, whose lessons will carry their graduates forward and inspire them to achieve good things for the rest of their lives. Others will be too soon forgotten.

Vicious cycles

The Country Curmudgeon

Motorcycles had a bad boy allure for me in my younger days. I almost got my learner’s permit. Before I went forward with this I came to a realization: I do not like to get wet or cold. This slowed me down. I would still have to have a car to get to work in the winter and the rain. It did not seem quite so attractive anymore.

What do the biker gangs do in bad weather? I never see them huddled under an overpass looking like a pack of wet cats. Maybe, like baseball players, they just don’t work in the rain.

Cyberwarfare: Air Force to the rescue?

A View From the Edge

The 24th Air Force division is responsible for conducting U.S. defense cyber operations.

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, vice commander of the Air Force Space Command, said, “We can’t defend the whole network just like we can’t defend all the air domain. Instead we defend the portion we need to operate in. We’ve done it already to assure [support for] Predator [in Afghanistan and Iraq] and space launch operations.”

Letters to the Editor June 23

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Distracting the public from war

If one is to judge by the tone of the television commentators, America must be deep in a crisis. Long stretches of cable time are devoted to the breaking news. Each detail is presented as more grave and consequential for the republic than the last. The fate of the country surely hangs in the balance.

What is it? War? Fiscal crisis? Mass unemployment? A double-dip recession?

No. A congressman was caught sending lewd photographs of himself to women over the Internet.