02/09/2024
Millbrook Fire Department
20 Front St.
12545
Millbrook, N.Y.
United States
Bingo Night at Millbrook Fire Department

Bingo Night at Millbrook Fire Department

There will be a bingo night at the Millbrook Fire Department on Feb. 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo at 7 p.m. Cash prizes and jack pot. 18 and over. No smoking on premises. Food and beverages available for purchase.

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Kent School alums retake the rink

Kent alumni dusted off the skates Saturday, Feb. 24.

Lans Christensen

KENT — On Saturday, Feb. 24, Kent School alumni hockey players reunited for a game on their old home rink.

More than 50 alumni came to the event, with 37 of them registered to play hockey alongside the current varsity seniors. The players were randomly assorted and chosen to play on either the blue team or the white team.

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Spring is nigh
James H. Clark

The crunch of snow and ice underfoot soon will transform into the squish of mud season. The melt will soon arrive as late winter turns into early spring. The astronomical seasons — spring, summer, fall and winter — are based on the Earth’s position with regard to the Sun, complete with solstices and equinoxes. In fact, we have leap years — like this year, giving us a 29th day in February — to keep months aligned with those solstices and equinoxes. But the meteorological seasons are linked to temperature, which, in the Northern Hemisphere, means that March, April and May can be called springtime.

And we are here. With the advent of Daylight Saving Time on March 10, followed by St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th and even Easter this month this year (March 31), it’s a time of hope and new beginnings, holidays and observances. March is Women’s History Month, beginning March 1.

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Letters to the Editor - 2-29-24

Solar power for the future

To produce enough electricity using solar panels, we need to cover farmland equal in size of the state of Maryland and Delaware with solar farms built on agricultural land. So agrivoltaics, the placing of solar panels above crops and pasture, is vital. A study in Minnesota, as reported in Environmental Research, seeded sixty-six different native wildflowers under the solar panels and within three years the number of pollinators, bees and butterflies, had tripled and in five years there were twenty times more pollinators, and that boosted farm production in the neighboring fields.

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