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Monthly archive March, 2005

“With a Few Words, a Hero Becomes a Gadfly” by Debra West

“The local Red Cross chapter’s fourth annual Heroes Breakfast was going according to script yesterday, recognizing the bravery and good deeds of police officers, firefighters and good Samaritans from across Westchester. Then Josh Rattner was called to accept his award. In November, Mr. Rattner, an electrical contractor from the Village of Irvington, pulled the driver...

“Cancer Death Rate Higher in Putnam than State or National Levels” by Judy Allen

“To the editor: A recent study has determined that cancer death rates are higher in Putnam County than state and national levels, but lower for all other causes, suggesting that one or more factors that raise cancer risk may be affecting county residents. In the decade from 1992 to 2001, age-adjusted cancer mortality in Putnam...

“The Headlines Are Less Frequent but the Questions Remain” by Gary Shaw

“I recently read quotes from Jim Steets, the glib Indian Point spokesman, in which he makes light of the risks of Entergy moving tons of highly radioactive waste from their dangerously overfilled spent fuel pools into dry casks that will be placed on an open, football field sized concrete slab on their property.¬†Whenever I hear...