The rate of cremation in America is soaring, from less than 4 percent in 1960 to over 40 percent currently, meaning those who value local burial grounds must help now if they are to be preserved.
The concerns of long-time ambulance-squad volunteers must be heeded as the county seeks to fill the gaps — with a paid EMT — left by decreasing numbers of volunteers.
Over a century ago, Frank Shulman developed a model for solar energy that has been expanded and approved; lawmakers have not kept up with scientists and inventors.
Programs that let the elderly age in place are good for all of us, cutting costs and enriching community. We urge those in the Hilltowns to use the new programs they've earned.
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