247 Acres Saved

The Connecticut river valley town of Dublin, New Hampshire is five miles from Massachusetts. On June 16, a local land trust announced it had saved 132 acres of forestland in Dublin from development. The USA is losing 6,000 acres of open space to development every day.

Dublin is six miles east of downtown Keene, population 23,000. The town of Surry, New Hampshire borders Keene. June 10 was Surry's annual town meeting. Voters there created a 115 acre town forest.

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In Brattleboro on June 8 a former prison guard was sentenced to four months to four years in prison for crimes he committed while working for the state of Vermont. He was found guilty of sexual exploitation of an inmate. No nation keeps such a high percentage of its people in prison as the USA. Europe's rate is a third of ours. The USA's prison system is racist.

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June 15 was the 100th day of a strike in Worcester, Massachusetts. Seven-hundred nurses are on strike. Worcester is an hour by bus from Springfield. The nurses are asking the public to join them on the picket line. They have a web site at www.MassNurses.org.

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