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Lost in space

The other night I was watching “Billions” on Showtime. For the uninitiated, as opposed to those who are too embarrassed to admit that they watch it, “Billions” is an extremely exaggerated look at Wall Street, politics and the hedge fund industry. Money, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll on steroids. Recently, the character running for New York attorney general was propelled to victory after publicly announcing that he and his wife were into sadomasochism. OK, maybe it’s not so exaggerated.  

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Resource officer linked to school budget adoption

The Harlem Valley is in the throes of budget season. Not for towns, but for school districts. Last week, most local districts in these parts adopted their budgets. That means they were adopted by their Boards of Education (BOE). This includes the North East (Webutuck) Central School District, the Pine Plains Central School District and the Millbrook Central School District. 

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Thanks to the community

I’d like to thank all the community residents from the towns of Amenia, North East/Millerton and Pine Plains, county and town officials and interested individuals who attended the North East Community Center’s (NECC) 2nd Annual Community Conversations event on April 12. More than 120 people attended the event that is just the beginning of our challenge to address the need for a more robust approach to housing shortages for our local workforce, affordable rents and opportunities for home ownership.

How the real Trump is endangering America

Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent almost two years to produce a $25 million report that is a flat tire. Still unreleased in full to the American people, Trump’s acolyte, Attorney General William Barr, a longtime friend of Republican Mueller, gave us what Trump long craved by stating that “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities” during the 2016 election. 

When a community pulls together to help

Losing a home, or in this case a farm, to fire can be devastating. The Miller family of Ancramdale, who lost two of their Millerhurst Farm dairy barns and 46 of their dairy cows last October, can well attest to that. But the electrical fire sparked more than actual flames — it ignited a community determined to support one of its own. And that is exactly what’s been done, as the Miller family started rebuilding last week.

Liberal Republican

We’re better when we work together

We are better together than we are alone.

It was one of many thoughts that crossed my mind Friday, March 15, at a ceremony in Sioux Falls, S.D., where I gave the keynote speech welcoming new citizens from 40 different countries to these United States. It was my first time at a naturalization ceremony. I wish everyone in America could experience it.