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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

NPR this morning: MY Complaint about Analogy

Comments on this Morning Edition: Money Matters I sent this as an e-mail to NPR this afternoon: This AM a spokesperson from the American Enterprise Institute said that Americans were not concerned with wealth inequity; they wanted  “opportunity equity” .  He said the economy was like an apartment house where the “well-off lived on the …


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Pennsylvania Court Upholds Towns’ Rights to Zone out Fracking

FROM THE PITTSBURGH POST-DISPATCH: Harrisburg Bureau Chief Laura Olson: or 717-787-4254. Read more: HARRISBURG — A dispute over Pennsylvania’s attempt to establish statewide zoning for Marcellus Shale drilling likely is headed to the state’s top court, after an appellate panel on Thursday overturned the new rules. Judges on the Commonwealth Court ruled that …

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Poetry Reading by Del Marbrook, August 12th

You are invited to a reading by Djelloul (Del) Marbook & Irene Mitchell at 4 PM, Sunday, Aug. 12, at The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson, NY, (518) 671-6006,  We hope you can come and look forward to seeing you! Bios below: * * * Djelloul Marbrook’s first poetry book, Far from Algiers (Kent State University Press, …

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County Expands list of Recyclable Materials

 Effective August 1st the Columbia County Solid Waste Department will expand its recycling program to include the following items: • PLASTIC BOTTLES MARKED #1 THROUGH #7 • MILK & JUICE BOXES • NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND CATALOGS • TELEPHONE AND SOFT COVER BOOKS • JUNK MAIL AND ENVELOPES • PAPER OF ALL COLORS • PAPERBOARD SUCH …

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Town’s Anti-Fracking meeting July 26th

Although there was a point in time when I thought this meeting might be cancelled because of the dire storm warnings being broadcast, we were fortunate to see the storm head south of us.  Happily, there was a fairly large diverse crowd attending. Here are my notes: On Thursday, July 26th, the town of Germantown …

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