Daily Archives: September 29, 2011

Alleviating poverty through Fair Trade

By GREG HITCHCOCK [email protected] Ballston Spa Fair Trade Coalition Organizer Kim Andersen of Mango Tree Imports likens Fair Trade to a mission to alleviate world-wide poverty. Fair Trade is a global effort; consumers can relieve exploitation and promote environmental sustainability by purchasing Fair Trade-labeled tea, cocoa, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, sugar, honey, wine, flowers, grains…

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Cell tower stalls

BY PATRICIA OLDER [email protected] The hotly contested cell phone tower proposed for Greenfield Avenue in Milton seems to have stalled, again. The developers of the tower, Skyway Towers, LLC, failed to address certain State Environmental Quality Review issues at the last two planning board meetings. To be on October’s agenda, they would have needed to…

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LWV kick's off recruitment drive

The League of Women Voters is kicking off its fall membership campaign this year with an appeal to “those who care about the issues but are turned off to the way partisan politics is dealing with them,” according to information from the LWV. Their Activist Recruitment Drive will begin on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6…

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