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Occupy movement is nearing its tipping point

A View From The Edge

The term “tipping point” was first used in the mid-1950s to describe the buildup of marital deterioration beyond which there was no hope of reconciliation. Over the years, the expression has proven useful in describing that precipice for everything from financial corporate downfalls, revolutions, medical deterioration, hopeful business growth, all the way to civil unrest.

Santa solves production problem at North Pole

The Country Curmedgeon

How can Santa make all those presents? It is a well-known fact that the “elves” make the presents — now. It wasn’t always that way.

A long, long time ago, in a place where nobody knew who he was and people minded their own business, Santa, in a small workshop, was busily turning out toys in preparation for Christmas. In those days, there were not so many people in the world. It seemed that every time the population started to grow... poof! Along would come another plague or Crusade or something. So in those days, Santa made all the toys himself.

2012 county budget reflects a policy change

The County Account

By a vote of 16 to 9, the Dutchess County Legislature passed the 2012 County Budget in early December.

Letters to the Editor - December 22

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News

The Millbrook library needs the public’s help
 

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Holiday suggestions

The Millerton News Editorial

The holidays are here — and they mean different things to different people.

For some, it’s a gleeful period. There’s yule time cheer, goodwill among friends and family, the sharing of time, memories, food and gifts. For those who get to partake in such festivities, here are a few tips that will benefit the community-at-large as well as your inner circle:

Foolish fashion choices

The Country Curmedgeon

I just can’t believe what men are getting away with these days, appearing in public looking like they just rolled out of bed — and it’s not just their hair.

Global schedule has affected time itself

A View From The Edge

In this hustle and bustle world, it is always worth thinking about time and how we continue to change our use of this universal constant.

In case some of you have forgotten the basics, here you go. The Earth revolves around the sun; it takes one year (more or less) to achieve this. Each day during this annual journey, the Earth spins once on its axis. In fact, a day is what we call the period of time for the sun to come up each morning until the next sunrise.

Letters to the Editor - December 15

Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News

We can light the memorial trees
Over the past month, sufficient funds have been raised to light the memorial trees in front of Town Hall in Amenia. Nearly 60 individuals and businesses contributed  to make this installation possible.
These lights are not just for the winter holiday season. People may make a request to the Town Board that they be turned on for any special occasion throughout the years to come.

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How does going meatless help our environment?

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the less meat one eats, the better it is for the environment. How so?

Jason K.

Sarasota, Fla.

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