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Volunteers needed for holiday meal

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To The Editor:
The fourth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is being organized and we are looking for people who are willing to help make it happen. We need people who are willing to bake desserts, serve, clean up or help in whatever capacity they can to offer a free Thanksgiving meal to people of the greater Margaretville area.


Judges bound by the law

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Learning is a work in progress

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Hardenburgh board failed to act

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To The Editor:
We live at 3 Hinckley Road, Millbrook Road, Town of Hardenburgh. We were informed on Thursday, Oct.17 that the bridge that services our home and five other parcels of land had been officially closed. This message came after a DOT scheduled bridge inspection. We were aware in the past several years that there had been problems with the structure. These problems were addressed and as time went on the weight limit on the bridge continued to be lowered to three tons. We were told that was the lowest possible limit allowed by DOT.


Andes taxpayers beware

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To The Editor:
Town of Andes Assessor Tina Moshier works five days a week and is paid $39,000 a year. She also receives a family health plan, fully paid for by the town. Her total salary and benefit package costs the town approximately $72,000 a year.

On October 1, the Andes assessor was hired by the Town of Hamden to be their assessor, work two days a week, and be paid $15,500 with no benefits.
The Andes Board was notified of this arrangement at its first budget workshop and held a discussion of the situation.


County cemetery in disrepair

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To The Editor:
During the middle to the 1800s, Delaware County decided it was time to build a home to take care of the old, those that could not take care of themselves and families couldn’t take care of them either or perhaps their mental condition was such as they took special care. This was for adults as well as children. All ages were taken care of. As time passed, they had to take care of those that passed away and so the county developed a cemetery. Ages of the patients ranged from birth to one person that was over 100 when she passed away.


Serve with dignity, fairness, diligence

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To The Editor:
I write this letter to give the voting public in the Town of Middletown a better picture of why I am running for Town of Middletown Justice. I have an operating law practice in Margaretville and I am a graduate of Margaretville Central School, Binghamton University and Albany Law School.  I am running for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Glen George and, if elected, I would serve along with Gary Rosa as the justices for the town.  


sign wars of the times

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To The Editor:
The October 16 edition of Catskill Mountain News had a posting by Mr. Gavette of Margaretville in the mailbag section decrying the acts of vandalism and theft of Nelson Delameter’s campaign signs. After reading this I thought it might be best to drive around the Town of Middletown and look for the 100 signs that the Middletown Republican Committee had paid for and placed along the roads. I was shocked to discover that fully two thirds of the signs that were placed beginning around the first of October are missing!


Catskill Recreation Center thanks

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To The Editor:
Now that the steel is going up for the roof of the Catskill Recreation Center on county Route 38, I write to publicly thank the Middletown Town Board, Supervisor Marjorie Miller, and the Middletown government administrators for having expeditiously supported this project.
Scheduled for completion in the spring of 2014, it should provide yet another amenity for the residents of our area.

Kingdon Gould, Jr.,
Arkville


A missed opportunity at the mountain

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To The Editor:
My wife and I attended the Belleayre Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 12. The weather was spectacular. However, I wish I could say the same about the event itself – it was pretty dismal. Excluding the food concessions (a bar, one poor attempt at German food, and a pulled pork stand), there were probably only six vendors.


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