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Grads: Seize opportunity

The month of June brings a stream of graduation ceremonies and festivities. It is truly a rewarding and exciting time for graduates and their families as personal struggles are overcome and goals are reached.

Look to private sector to cut emissions

President Obama is expected to announce a new set of regulations to limit carbon emissions from coal-powered power plants – the nation’s single largest source of affordable electricity. The impact won’t hit just coal; these regulations will affect every energy user, including you.

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June 04, 2014- Letters to the Editor

June 04, 2014- Letters to the Editor

Humans interfere with nature’s balance

Consider pythons and poinsettias

One of the things about the balance of nature is that we have interfered with it so much that in places it isn’t there any more.

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May 21, 2014- Letters to the Editor

May 21, 2014- Letters to the Editor

May 21, 2014- Our View "Take time to honor war dead"

Don’t take your freedoms for granted this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is supposed to be a somber observance, a chance to remember those who gave their lives for our freedoms.

Learn from cooperation

Billy Frank Jr. and Stu Bledsoe came from very different backgrounds, yet their friendship and determination laid the groundwork for what today is known as the Forests and Fish agreement. Those accords paved the way to revitalized wild salmon habitats, cleaner water and better forest management.

Why is earthly phenomena different?

The other day, a friend asked, in all earnestness, why it is that some parts of the nation have one kind of weather or earthly phenomena and other parts have different ones. Why, for instance, does one section of the country get earthquakes and another have to contend with tornados? Each can be shattering.

Technology changing everything

­­Twenty-five years ago, I stood in a newsroom in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with a razor blade and a waxing machine putting a newspaper together in my first job.

May 14, 2014- Our View "County deserves kudos for position"

Usually, we think of our president or governor as the individuals charged with protecting our rights and freedoms.

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May 14, 2014- Letters to the Editor

May 14, 2014- Letters to the Editor

Truth rises through geologic research

During the latter part of the 19th century, a considerable brouhaha was going on in Europe, and perhaps the U.S., as well.

May 7, 2014- Our View "Do more than just sending flowers

All too often, we observe Mother’s Day with flowers, gifts and maybe a telephone call. But if you talk to you mother, you’ll find spending time with her on this holiday weekend is more important to her than anything you can buy.

Three Rivers can’t afford Graham

J. Scott Graham isn’t yet a resident of Brewster and already he’s one of the highest paid public employees there.

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May 7, 2014- Letters to the Editor

May 7, 2014- Letters to the Editor