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by Margaret Hartley


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Ideas on greener living

Clear skies, planetary lineup make for great show

If the forecasts were correct, there should be more snow right now than cities south of us know how to handle, and no new snow here after a weekend nor’easter missed us. Our sparse snow means our local full-moon ski events — including one planned for yesterday at Wilton Wildlife ...

Children pay the price when water is unsafe

The cost of making Flint’s water clean will be high, but finite. The cost to Flint’s children — and their parents and children — is unknown. But it’s way too high.

Despite temporary thaw, it might finally be winter

My son and I were happy that winter finally began. The household Floridian was not happy, but plenty of others were.

New Year is time for fresh start, real or symbolic

The New Year is symbolic, and I guess that’s why we aim to start it right.

Looking for a light in the darkness

St. Lucia's Day is coming, which is almost the solstice, which is almost a reason to believe the sun will come back, some day.

Youth involvement vital to climate change issue

Some representatives from the Adirondacks are at the U.N. Climate Change Summit, which continues in Paris through Friday. Young people, scientists, activists and government representatives are gathering to hammer out some sort of plan to keep the planet from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius, a critical mark.

The simple season

If we don't buy too much, we won't waste so much. Also, drive carefully.

Thankful for quiet, thankful for time

It’s so easy to forget the beauty of the world we live in.

The world looks different on a hike in November

The fall colors are gone, and the variety of grays and browns make a quieter, but no less beautiful, vista.

Foolish hen gets needed support

Listen up, hens: Hatching out a brood on Nov. 1 is not clever.

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