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  A flock of geese landed on the pond this morning.  They had been feeding in the corn field nearby that had been combined.  The cart that followed the combine leaked grain and some must have leaked from the combine itself, leaving enough to keep the geese  fed.  But wait,...
  Next week’s will be the last issue of 2013. So in this, our penultimate issue, we look back at the year that is slipping through our fingers like sand. What we see as we look back are mostly unresolved issues. The relics of Bennett College continue to crumble, a major embarrassment to the...

James Sherry, poet, essayist, and prolific small-press publisher, has a restless, expansive mind. Among the leaders of a rebellion in poetry starting in the 1970s, he helped expand the discipline beyond even where John Ashbery and the New York School pushed. Now his new book, Oops! Environmental...

Since last week’s editorial in which we opined that underground transmission lines might become a policy goal, we have since gleaned a sliver of information that might shed light on why the utility companies prefer the above ground method.
Our foreign policy is opaque—that is, it’s obscure. We want to get out of Afghanistan. The soldiers there want to come home. It is in our national interest to do so. While we are there, we spend a great deal of money that we don’t have. That is, we borrow to pay the cost of the soldiers and their...
The state of New York is making a major effort to upgrade and modernize its electric grid, which moves electric energy from generators to consumers. Often this means moving energy long distances, such as from Hydro-Québec to New York City and Long Island. The Public Service Commission (PSC) has...
The state of New York is making a major effort to upgrade and modernize its electric grid, which moves electric energy from generators to consumers. Often this means moving energy long distances, such as from Hydro-Québec to New York City and Long Island. The Public Service Commission (PSC) has...
As families gather to give thanks for the many blessings displayed on the groaning board, it is also time to remember the many families who are without the means to cover the table with abundance, who live from hand to mouth and who are among the forgotten.  In this rich country, home to hope...
I want to thank all who supported me in my recent election bid for a Dover Town Council seat.  After consistently attending Dover Town Board meetings over the last ten years, I believe I can make a positive contribution to the town in this new position.  I am a local business owner and...
Kieran Michael Lalor (R), the assemblyman representing the Town of Washington and eight other towns in southern Dutchess, sent out a constituent letter uniquely informative as to what he is doing in Albany and uniquely free of requests for money for his election campaign.  He is clearly new to...