New York Times archives reveal 1970s view of dam project

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    Further evidence that the world is becoming even wackier arrived at our office last week.

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    Polarization has reached the Kickapoo Valley

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    Ontario needs to plan for possibility of more flooding

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    D espite nearly four decades of covering local government meetings, every so often something pops up that makes me exclaim, “Wow, I never saw that before!” The occasion was Monday evening,

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    The hamlet of Avalanche is a study in floodplain challenges

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