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Fleischmanns back room politics

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To The Editor:
Once again backroom politics has reared its ugly head in the Village of Fleischmanns, this time regarding the water-bill faux pas as reported in last week’s Catskill Mountain News.
One can only wonder: who is blackmailing who, the village board or the delinquent water-bill users?

John Hoeko,
Fleischmanns


Understanding life's ups and downs

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To The Editor:
My hat is off to the Margaretville boys’ basketball team. They had a great season and their memories will probably last a lifetime.

I still remember my senior year, 44 years ago, when we lost to Walton for the sectional championship. We were ahead by 23 points at halftime and blew the lead.


Stop whining and think

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To The Editor:
I have been debating responding to those of you who are upset with the number of tickets being written in the area. But I think I have to for the following reasons:
You are getting something for your tax dollars.

People are always mad because there isn’t a police offer around when you need them. Now that they are here, you’re still mad.

If the people that got tickets were not doing something wrong, they wouldn’t have gotten tickets.


Time to wake up to big lie

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To The Editor:
One of the most oft-repeated big lies emanating from the ugly depths of the radical right is that the rich are overtaxed, despite huge cuts bestowed upon them over the past three decades.  I know people consider arithmetic boring, and, for some, borderline treasonous, but I’m going to provide some approximate numbers here in an attempt to bring some logic and reason to the fake “debate.”


Last week's letter was not for print

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To The Editor:
The letter to Liz Mezzetti from me, which was printed in the Catskill Mountain News last week, was supposed to be an internal memo between the members of our lodging bureau and Liz, who is marketing director of ORDA. I did not give permission to the paper to print the memo nor would I if asked. The letter was not meant to be directed at Liz but rather to the policies of ORDA in regards to the ski packages that we were given this year.


More ideas on postal mysteries

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To The Editor:
Thanks and kudos to Thomas DeLong for bringing this subject up. I have a few more thoughts.


Stop looking for handouts

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To The Editor:
It was refreshing to read Kurt Holcher’s comments last week concerning our economy.  He got it 100 percent right!

If we believe we are going to solve our debt problems and get our economy growing by “taxing the wealthy a bit more” - get serious. We can tax this group all we want and it will make no difference. They don’t have enough to get us out of this mess. Wise up.


Let's study some history

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To The Editor:


Time to come together

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To The Editor:
It is time to come together. It is time for people with opposing views to sit at the same table, get to know each other, state their views on issues of contention and enter in to civil debate knowing that they will neither win nor lose as the mutual goal is to understand the reasoning of the opposition and make attempt at consensus. Each should try with great effort; yes it will take great effort to allow the other side to state their position without interruption and avoid talking on top of the other.


Mushroom Factory charge false

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To The Editor:
In reply to the manifestos posted in the Catskill Mountain News by Lauren Davis, I feel a strong obligation to the people of the Village of Margaretville to report that his allegations of a “mushroom factory” are false.

Davis will not tell you that the village started eminent domain proceedings after he called the state police to arrest village workers, with the proper permits, when they attempted to restore water flow to a dry Binnekill.


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