EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I heard someone say that the environmental benefits of natural gas for electricity generation were overstated and that it is not as green-friendly as the industry would have us believe. What is your take on this? — D. Montcalm, Brewster, NY

Art Exhibit At Carteret Library

CARTERET – Artwork by Miloslaw Chelchowski will be on display at the Carteret Public Library throughout the month of March. Chelchowski’s work includes drawings, watercolors, oil paintings and acrylics.

Think Twice Before Tapping Retirement Plans

Before the housing crisis, it wasn’t uncommon for people to raid their home-equity piggybanks to pay off bills. Plummeting home values and tougher lending standards helped curb that practice, leading some people to engage in a far more disturbing habit: borrowing or withdrawing money from their retirement accounts to cope with financial hardship.