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We congratulate the Ossining Farmers’ Market on banning single-use plastic bags and encouraging shoppers to bring reusable bags.  It is following the lead of several Westchester municipalities, including the city of Rye and the villages of Mamaroneck and Larchmont; many other municipalities in Westchester are investigating a similar ban.  The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson went one step further and banned both disposable plastic and paper bags.  And New York City is considering a regulation imposing a 10-cent fee on single use plastic and paper bags.

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As we enter our ninth year of publishing The Hudson Independent, we want both to thank our many constituent groups for their support and to pledge a continuation of our obligation to provide an independent, reliable source of news and information about our communities and the people who live within them.

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On December 10, we will have the chance to once again demonstrate for our children that the “can do” spirit of America they have read about in their history books, but are not seeing much of in today’s America, is alive and well in our community.

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