Mailbag

Not again — signs of the times

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To the Editor:
We are heading into election season and the campaign signs are popping up in yards and along roads. Unfortunately signs are also disappearing. Last week I drove from Margaretville to Roxbury where the Gibson Team had placed approximately 18 signs on private property and along roadsides a few weeks ago and counted only three remaining.


Pay attention to his votes

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To The Editor:
Chris Gibson is a very good man. Unfortunately, he has not fought for the needs of our community. Mr. Gibson is part of the Republican majority that has cut funding to the postal service. As a result, most of our post offices are now closed half each day! Our neighbors who work for the USPS had their hours cut. How is this good for our community?


Good times and bad times

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To The Editor:
Every week I look forward to reading Brian Sweeney’s column, “Here’s the Scoop” and I usually end with a smile on my face. His stories are part of every reader’s life because he sees the world in his writing and is very acute with the realities of ever-day life. Week after week, he reflects the funny stuff that we experience on a daily basis and it seems like he is writing about each of us…so funny and so real.


Let the people decide

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To The Editor:
I would like to address the article in last week’s pertaining to the bio-fuel heating plan in Fleischmanns.


Out of touch candidate

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To The Editor:
I admire and respect the fact that Chris Gibson has served his country well in the military but I find his statement that Sean Eldridge is an “Out of Touch candidate” to be ludicrous.
Gibson lost touch with our world when he went to college (age 17 with an ROTC scholarship) joined the military service and retired with a pension in 2010, the same year he was elected as our Representative (not much time for a regular job). Since his high school graduation he has lived on taxpayer dollars and he wants to continue this career.


Demand Justice for all of us

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To the Editor:
The latest report from the United Nations’ generally conservative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is terrifying.


Fairview Library anniversary celebration

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To The Editor:
On Saturday, Aug. 23 the community gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville with an ice cream social, classical guitar music, a cake decorating contest (which was won by Jen McMurray), Native American drumming, and visits from an antique car, a local author, and a clown. 


Puppy Love at work for a good cause

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To The Editor:
You may have seen me walking around Margaretville with Hadley, a 14-month-old female yellow Lab. In November she will be going to seeing eye dog formal training at the Freedom Guide Dogs facility in Cassville. Please check out the website at freedomguidedogs.org to see info and a video.


Herculean efforts applauded

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To The Editor:
Once again the Historical Society of Middletown has presented a fantastic musical program.
Up at the Historical Society Hall on Cemetery Road, we had the pleasure of hearing the 77th Regimental Balladeers from Windham. This is a 15-piece band playing and singing Civil War era, All-American, and Folk favorites.  It was a totally entertaining and inspiring program, which everyone in attendance enjoyed. Thanks go, of course, to Diane Galusha for her herculean efforts organizing this program and keeping the Historical Society a vital part of our community.


We still live in a capitalistic country

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To The Editor:
I read with great interest the letter written by Matthew Frisch of the Catskill Heritage Alliance pertaining to the public’s “right to know” certain aspects of Cross­roads proposed Highmount Spa Resort, in particular the basis of their business plan for the project.
As a former executive of two public corporations, I am puzzled why anyone except for current and prospective investors should be privy to this information in the first place. Are Mr. Frisch and his associates and residents of the area intending to invest their money in this proposed venture?   


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