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I never questioned his passion

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To The Editor:
I want to publicly thank Todd Pascarella for his service to Fleischmanns.  Though I didn’t always agree with his positions on certain issues, I never questioned his passion for doing the best he could to improve the town I am grateful that he served during a very difficult time, as we needed someone with his dedication to get through that troubling period.  
It is my hope that he stays involved in the town as we need his passion and out-of-the-box thinking to continue to make Fleischmanns a better place.
Pam Barcia, Fleischmanns

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Sounds prudent to me

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To The Editor:
It was alarming to read that the only concern of the Shandaken Planning Board, under chair Don Brewer, as recounted by Jay Braman Jr., regarding the report prepared by its counterpart at the county level on the Belleayre resort’s permit application was whether or not the town planning board was free to ignore it. 

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He couldn't give up

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To The Editor:
Sandy Scudder suffered a major injury in a logging accident several years ago.  His survival was remarkable, and his recovery was both long and painful.  
It speaks to me of the kind of people who live in the Cats­kills. Strength, faith, responsibility, and will.  The photo post on Gofundme tells so much.  It explains why he couldn’t give up.
Steve Karney

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Support was overwhelming

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To The Editor:
Congratulations to the Hubbell Companies, their people, and also everyone else who helped and supported the fundraising event Saturday for Sandy Scudder.
The support was overwhelming. It was great to see friends and neighbors come out to help.
We were happy that Scott Gray and his wife Nicole asked us to have the event at our place. Sandy helped us to put our place back together after the flood of 2011 and we wanted to help our friend Sandy.
Roger, Chuck and Betty McIntosh

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Donkey Basketball concerns addressed

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To The Editor:
There has been much controversy during the last few days over Margaretville National Honor Society’s choice to host a donkey basketball fundraising event. The principle arguments against this event seem to be the following:
Donkey basketball constitutes a significant act of animal cruelty, as, to quote PETA’s website, “donkeys are dragged, kicked, and punched by participants who have no animal-handling experience. The sport is also dangerous to human participants, as they risk serious injury attempting to handle a notoriously stubborn breed of animal with little to no experience.”
As someone who has been heavily involved in the planning and arrangements for this event, I would like to address these concerns.

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DEP flood programs explained

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To The Editor:
Over the past several weeks, there have been stories and letters in the Catskill Mountain News about two voluntary programs that will use New York City funding to reduce the impact of storm-related flooding throughout the region.
We thought it would be helpful to explain the programs, how they were conceived, and how they will help watershed communities that choose to participate.

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Donkey Basketball is Cruel

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To The Editor:
Earlier this week we learned that the MCS Honor Society is planning to host a “donkey basketball” match this April as their big fundraiser.
It’s hard to believe that something as absurd and cruel as donkey basketball still exists in this day and age; but sadly, it’s true. During these abusive games, donkeys are dragged, kicked, smacked by participants who have no animal handling experience.  Human participants are also
subject to injury, but at least they have consented to partake and assume such risk.

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No Place in Today's World

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To The Editor:
I felt I needed to write you about some disturbing news. It seems Margaretville Central School will be hosting a “Donkey Basketball” game sometime next month as a fundraiser for their honor society in the school’s gym.
Before hearing about this I had no idea something this lame even existed. I have been doing some research into this bizarre form of entertainment and have discovered that this used to be a somewhat popular school event, that over time, and for obvious reasons, has been on the decline.

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Stop Animal Cruelty

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I have just heard that the Margaretville School is going to have a Donkey Basketball fund-raiser. I find it incredible in this day and age that this type of “entertainment” is still acceptable.
This is a form of animal cruelty and a completely unnecessary way to raise money. Can they not come up with a better way? I wholeheartedly disagree with this out-of-date practice and hope they will decide to stop this crazy idea!
Donald McPherson, Halcottsville

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