The Millerton News - July 21, 2016

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Local pharmacists look to Congress to help loosen Rx squeeze

Local pharmacies are historically central to community life and have been for generations. If they offered a soda fountain counter with round swivel stools, so much the better.

Today’s family pharmacists throughout the area, however, are struggling under an oppressive pharmaceutical insurance middleman system that strips away profit from their prescription counter.

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County challenges even-year voting
North East Town Hall
Photo by John Coston

POUGHKEEPSIE — The Dutchess County Legislature passed a resolution authorizing the use of $100,000 of taxpayer funds to challenge a state Senate bill designed to increase voter turnout and save money in local elections by moving some local elections to even-numbered years.

On Tuesday, April 9, the county legislature voted for the resolution 14-7, along party lines, with the Republican majority voting for the appropriation. Proponents of the appropriation claim that the state’s action is a violation of home rule.

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Breakfast with the Sheriff
Christine Bates

The pancake breakfast at American Legion Post 178 in Millerton on Sunday, April 14, a fundraiser for Sheriff Kirk Imperati, who is running for reelection, was packed with people and politicians from all over Dutchess County. It was organized by Bruce Flynn of Millerton. Left to right, Sheriff Imperati, Flynn and Undersheriff Jason Mark.

Letter from the farm: 
Is it harvest time yet?

Lia Oren and Talia Schechet seed onions in the greenhouse at Adamah Farm in Falls Village, Conn., extending our region’s short growing season by producing seedlings ready to plant as the soil warms.

Janna Siller

FALLS VILLAGE, Conn. — Early spring on a New England produce farm is like watching a pot come to a boil -— flower buds adorning tree limbs swell ever so slightly each day; overwintered spinach leaves expand almost imperceptibly over the course of a week; fall-planted garlic cloves sprout small green shoots up through mulched beds.

No matter how intently you watch, the pot does eventually boil and spring does reliably arrive. Unlike a pot on a hot stove though, you can’t simply turn the dial to max when impatience gets the better of you, and the signs of progress often come in fits and starts rather than a steady increase.

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