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Porky and Buddy: How do I ditch this poison ivy itch?

Dear Porky and Buddy,

I can’t go through my woods without gallons of Roundup because they are so infested with poison ivy and I am highly allergic.  

If I even look at it I seem to get it, but my dogs run around in the woods all the time. It doesn’t seem to bother them at all.  

Should I be worried?


P.S.  I’m just kidding about the gallons of Roundup. It’s only a few quarts.

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View from the Assembly: Slow down Common Core implementation

By state Assemblyman Will Barclay

The implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards was easily the most talked about issue in K-12 education this year.

The Common Core is an initiative adopted by most states, including New York, that, in theory, is supposed to set new educational standards that will ensure all students are on track for college and career readiness.   Continue reading