The land above the Helderberg escarpment was settled by German speakers from the river-bottom land along the Rhine, forced out by religious wars. Their story is as rich as the mythic story of the Pilgrims and should be told.
Words on a piece of paper signed by the Secretary of Defense 40 years after a soldier from the Hilltowns died in Vietnam matter to his family; no one had ever said thank you.
Board members shouldn't hide behind a law; they should make clear and known what is appropriate for them to speak about publicly.
In amassing random viewpoints on hydraulic fracturing, Westerlo's advisory committee has drawn no conclusions. The committee needs to guide the town before the window of opportunity closes.
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