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Every little bit helps MCS scholars

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To The Editor:
Budget cuts affect everyone, but the worst thing is to deprive our children of getting an education simply because they are unable to meet rising college costs.
Through several fund-raising efforts, Margaretville Central School Dollars for Scholars hopes to raise enough money to help all of the school’s graduates with their financial needs who plan to further their education.

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Freedom is not free

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To The Editor:
The controversy continues involving the New York SAFE Act. Both sides have voiced their opinion involving what this will or will not accomplish. The April 15 deadline is fast approaching. Will New York follow Connecticut and will citizens revolt and not register their so-called “Assault Weapons”?
Some things are really not debatable concerning this act:

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All students deserve honorable mention

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To The Editor:
This is to commend all the students that entered the Mia Steiners at MCS.
After attending the awards ceremony I felt the need to acknowledge the effort put into your work, and the ability to put yourselves out there.
You are all equal in quality and should be proud of the works you produced. Amazing stuff by amazing kids.
It’s important to note that no one person is better then the other or that anyone is more deserving then the other. And if you need to hear that again, just ask! You all produced great work.


Appreciation for Belleayre Ski Patrol and employees

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To The Editor:
The call came in to the house at about 10 a.m. My four-year-old and I were just about to leave to drive over to Belleayre Mountain to meet my father, his grandfather, for a little bit of beginner skiing. Instead, unexpectedly, my mother and I would be getting into the car for the drive to Kingston Hospital’s stroke unit.


Please vote in May 20 school elections

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To The Editor:
It’s that time of year again. Time to get ready for school budget votes and school board member elections.
In the next few weeks, school districts will hold public budget hearings. These hearings give everyone a chance to become informed about their district’s spending plan for the upcoming year. I would like to encourage everyone to attend the budget hearings and to learn how your elected officials plan to provide for the education of our children.


SAFE Act brings a hint of sanity

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To The Editor:
Constitutional rights are context specific.  The first amendment includes the right of free speech but we accept that it is illegal to scream “fire” in a crowded building.  You can’t make a joke about bombs if you’re on an airplane.  You can’t make racist or sexist comments in public.  The first amendment also includes the right to peaceful assembly.  But protest groups need permits and are then subject to supervision by police.  Protesters are corralled into “free speech zones”, which begs the question, “is there no free speech outside the designated free speech zone?”


Contest deserved better promotion

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To The Editor:
Last week my company, Titan Drilling Corp., ran a contest based on the winter storm named Titan, that was suppose to hit us, but ended up going south.
The gist of the contest was that we would donate $100 per inch of snow received from storm Titan with a minimum of $1,000, to the NYS-based charity that we received the email votes on from the public.
To spread the word of the contest we contacted three media sources, WRIP 97.9 Radio station out of Windham, the Catskill Mountain News and WIOX Radio station out of Roxbury.


Sen. Seward clarifies quote on SAFE Act

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To The Editor:
I would like to set the record straight in regard to a quote attributed to me in a February 12, 2014 article in the Catskill Mountain News regarding the recent SAFE Act forum at the Delhi American Legion, and restated in a critical letter to the editor.


Second Amendment Rights Violated

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To The Editor:
It seems the NYS (un) Safe Act, is still a major topic over a year latter with law-abiding citizens.  I use the word unsafe because that is exactly what it is.  This was a knee-jerk reaction to a mass murder, pure and simple. Our governor had to quickly push this legislation into law without the normal review process and as a so-called “Measure of Necessity.” No cooling-off period nor true debate was done.   


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