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Big ag and contamination

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) seemed to react with a bit too much caution in October, when it warned U.S. consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce, at all, from anywhere, because of the possibility of contamination.


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Climate change in the Northeast: lilacs, dragonflies, farming and skiing

Thirteen federal agencies and more than 300 experts, both from inside and outside government have been working for two years on the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), a report on the impacts of climate change on the United States and the world (www.globalchange.gov.) The production of the report

In praise of small, local businesses

With the ascendency of Small Business Saturday, consumers are urged to shop at small, local businesses—and in particular on the Saturday after Black Friday. With both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday coming up, we thought a reminder of the benefits of shopping at local venues vs. national chains and internet stores would be in order.


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Faso swept out in blue wave

There has been some discussion about whether the election on November 6 was actually a “blue wave,” but when one party takes 33 seats away from the other party in the House of Representatives—which was the total at printing deadline—that’s a wave.

The floor is yours

For some weeks now, we have received so many election-related letters that we have not been able to print them all. This week, to maximize our readers’ opportunities to share their election views with their neighbors, we are dedicating both of our editorial pages to your voices.


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The healthcare election

Some analysts say the coming midterm election is a referendum on President Donald Trump. But judging from the political television ads this season the election is also about healthcare. The Wesleyan Media Project said it this way: “It’s official: the 2018 midterms are about healthcare.


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Grandpa’s ride

My truck was at the mechanic, which was about a mile from the train station, not a bad walk at all. It was pouring, and I had foolishly turned down a ride from a friend on the train, thinking my rain jacket and hat would be enough. Man, was I wrong. As I stepped from the train, the heavens opened and I made a mad dash for the shelter.

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