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What are we going to do?

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Rights under attack

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I find it commendable that Tea Party Patriots care enough about the constitution to be starting a petition drive to defend the 2nd amendment. 

While I’m not sure that restrictions on the kinds of weapons citizens can own violates the constitution, I agree that citizens can’t just be spectators and must speak out when necessary.  But over the course of Bush’s eight years and Obama’s four years and counting, those who would defend the constitution must bear a heavy burden. 


Please tell the truth

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If one was to read at face value the summarization of the letter I wrote to the mayor and village board, that you printed in last week’s paper, one would get the impression it was written about the appearance of the building next to my office.

Nothing could be further from the truth. So, to let your readers know the truth, this is an exact copy of the letter I penned:

“Dear Mayor and Village Board,


Think, think, think

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Gosh where to start. Well while growing up in this country I have always been made to be afraid of other countries. Bomb scares and such, but I have never been so scared of anything as much as I am of our own country right now. It’s just pitiful that payoffs and lying trumps humanity and truth. While growing up, when I made bad choices was punished to put me back on track. I was raised on a farm and milked cows 365 days a year, twice a day, along with all the other chores from as far back as I can remember. Left the farm at age 17 with nothing but the cloths I was wearing.


How would you feel

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An unsettling trend in the New York political system seems to have surfaced recently. Promoting with huge funding certain ideological viewpoints and enforcing them with new laws as to what is right or wrong, what lifestyle is better, what food or drink you should consume, what habits or activities are not longer acceptable and what implements you should no longer have access to, all in the name of…let the government decide what is better for you and society in general.


Home rule is the method

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Home rule and its importance to citizens and towns of the Catskills runs very deep. Witness the strong reaction in “Loss of ‘home rule’’ feared in DEP’s watershed rules” - CMN 3/26/2013. Mr. Cox, who led the discussion of the meeting of the Catskill Watershed Corporation “was ready to throw out the proverbial red flag for any wording… that could be construed as forfeiture… of home rule.”


Home rule is the method

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Home rule and its importance to citizens and towns of the Catskills runs very deep. Witness the strong reaction in “Loss of ‘home rule’’ feared in DEP’s watershed rules” - CMN 3/26/2013. Mr. Cox, who led the discussion of the meeting of the Catskill Watershed Corporation “was ready to throw out the proverbial red flag for any wording… that could be construed as forfeiture… of home rule.”


Mutually opposed objectives

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 In the last two CMN issues there have been letters to the editor about “Police Route 28” and the advantages of more police in the area.  It just seems like we are getting a much closer look.  A drive from Andes to Kingston for a doctor’s appointment is more stressful than taking a driving test when you were a teenager.

Certainly if you are speeding you should get a ticket but the issue seems to me the confusion in our area of road signs and the frequent changes.


ushering in the era of sunshine

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I want to congratulate Diane Cope as the new mayor of Margaretville.
I believe she will bring a new era of sunshine to the village.
Mayor Cope, my best wishes.

Lauren Davis,
Margaretville


Enforcement nearly harrassment

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