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To the Editor:   “Think globally, act locally”  
Our article in last week’s issue on the complaint of Pawling taxpayers to recover $4 million from the Pawling School District can be taken as a symptom of discontent.  If the taxpayers were proud of the educational achievements of their district, they would be raising $4 million, not seeking...
To the Editor   I was doubly pleased to discover a small stack of Millbrook Independents this week at my morning coffee stop here in Kent, Conn.  

Dear Congressman Gibson:

The hat I wear today for purpose of this letter is not only that of a constituent but also that of a founding advisory board member at Latino Outreach, Grace Church Millbrook.

I urge you to work on behalf of a House bill that, like the bill that passed the...

How does a responsible local leader translate this rule into local action?  That could be a stumper, or it could be an invitation to creativity. 

Not one to duck a tough problem, we can think of a few ways our global responsibilities can motivate our local behavior.

Plan...

Floods; washouts; overflowing streams; backed-up culverts; water running down hillside paths, cutting deep gouges; rushing water carrying sand and gravel downhill; roadside ditches, running deep: these are commonplace events, the expected climatic chaos from global warming. Ponds fill up with silt...
To the editor, 
Community took on a special meaning last Thursday when the Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club staged its annual Fourth of July bash, with fireworks that were enjoyed by a huge audience spread over the hillside under which generations of Millbrook residents are buried. The Nine Partners burial...
This column has urged diplomacy as a tool that has for too long been absent in the conduct of our foreign affairs. Its absence was once again displayed when, in our haste to deny Edward Snowden sanctuary in a South American country, we brought about a diplomatic faux pas that has caused a ripple...
by Rona Boyer
Dear Editor:  your interview  with the School Superintendent while  informative raised the question  of "what is the core curriculum?"It would be helpful if you could tell us what subjects are included in the core and whether any are optional?  Other...