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March 2012

Déjà vu all over again

A recent article by Nicholas Kristoff of The New York Times, “A Banker Speaks,” sheds important light on the causes of our current financial crisis. Knowing the cause of a crisis should, in theory, help to inform a solution to prevent a similar meltdown.

However, there’s a bigger crisis in the making, and it is being funded by the same investment banking companies, which, as he also points out, were recently bailed out by the Fed to the tune of $7.8 trillion. This second crisis involves an unholy trinity of investment banks, big oil and government agencies.  Read more

Fleecing the Tusten taxpayer

Four of the five members of the Tusten Town Board have voted for an engineering study to build an esplanade along the riverside below the stores located on Main Street with our hard-earned tax dollars.  Read more

Abolishing the plutocracy

If there’s one thing commentators across the political spectrum seem to agree on with regard to this year’s GOP presidential primary season, it’s the extent to which so-called “Super PACs” are dominating the course of the campaign. Super PACs are vehicles, created as the result of a long string of Supreme Court decisions with regard to the flow of money into political campaigns, that can accept unlimited contributions from companies, organizations or individuals and spend it in unlimited amounts.  Read more

Chicken BBQ

April 1, 2012

Take-out only at the fire dept., 1-4pm, $9. Advance tickets recommended. 845/482-4619.

Financial benefits of land conservation

March 29, 2012

Save taxes, protect your property for future generations & learn how to play a key role in protecting the natural landscape of Pike & Wayne counties at PP7L Bldg., free. RSVP: 570/226-3164.

Teacher workshop

July 15, 2012

"Issues of the 1960s" talk by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary through 7/18 at The Museum at Bethel Woods, fee incl. meals. RSVP: BethelWoodsCenter.org or 845/583-2097.

Art exhibition: Big D Arts & Crafts League

April 5, 2012 - May 2, 2012

Oils, watercolors & photos on display at Inn at Starlight Lake through 5/2. 800/248-2519.

Open house

April 21, 2012

Learn about volunteer fire service in the community at the firehouse, 9am-3pm. Tours, fire equipment demo, refreshments avail.

Fashion show benefit

April 20, 2012

Presenting types of clothing available at IOU Thrift Shop at Delaware Youth Center, 6:30pm, by donation. Surprise ending, music, silent auction, refreshments. 570/224-6804. Benefits those in need.

Milford Garden Club 75th Anniversary luncheon

April 10, 2012

Speaker Kent Russell lectures at Catlin Gardens Inn, 4/17, noon, $45. RSVP by 4/10: 570/686-2168 or 491-5663.