Mailbag

Let's build the pipeline

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To The Editor:
In recent weeks President Obama has refused to give his seal of approval for the largest pipeline construction in North America. A joint venture between Canada and the United States. He claims that more environmental studies need to be conducted before he will give his approval.


Act if you care about the village

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To The Editor:
At the Margaretville Village Board meeting in November, Mayor Stanton confirmed that the board would not be seeking FEMA funding to mitigate the Binnekill bulkhead damage.


Making progress difficult

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To The Editor:
I read Denny Herzberg’s letter to the editor with some amusement.  Trying to equate the building of Gitter’s monstrosity with “progress” is laughable enough, but then sweepingly tying the opposition to the resort by the Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA) to presuming that “this same group does not want to see our hard hit communities rebuild,” and then pillorying the group because of it is laughable.  


Bridging the gap on Dry Brook

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Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Delaware County DPW Commissioner Wayne Reynolds. The author asked that it be printed here as a letter to the editor.

Commissioner Reynolds;


I'm for Belleayre Resort progress

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To The Editor:
I refer to your December 21 article titled “Governor’s Commission says ORDA should take over Belleayre operations.” It is of the utmost timing for Belleayre Mountain to get a new directive, rather than keeping it in limbo, which has been very detrimental.  Under the DEC, we have witnessed massive layoffs, restrains of marketing, which now will adversely affect many of the local citizens, merchants and restaurants, while Windham and Hunter can market their income from skiers as they wish.


Gas drilling cart before the horse

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To The Editor:
A recent EPA report on the contamination of groundwater by frack fluid exposes that hydraulic fracturing gas drilling can be a risky operation. Whether you are in favor of this gas drilling in our area, or against it, you should let the DEC know of any concerns you have with their SGEIS. The DEC is taking comments on the SGEIS until January 11, 2012.  


Accolades for Bovina event

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To The Editor:
It takes a village, and a library!

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Bovina Library, with the guidance and hard work of librarian, Marjorie Miller, and a dedicated group of Bovina volunteers, created and staged the first-annual Farming Bovina Holiday Feast, benefitting the library. The dinner featured the meat, poultry, cheese and produce of our area farmers.


Information age is dangerous

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To The Editor:
If it is true that we are living in the “Information Age,” with the print media and even television fading from power, then the ideal medium for information would be the Internet itself. Information on who visits what sites, details of the name, age, gender and address of each visitor is stored by the great Internet servers.

WPP, for example, boasted that it had profiled 500 million people in their data base, including hundreds of millions of addresses.


Merry Christmas to all celebrants

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To The Editor:
I am writing to address a growing trend in America, to which Margaretville Central School is no exception. I call that trend “The second killing of Christ.”

Margaretville Central School recently decorated the main lobby for the holidays. The decorations consist of: garland, a decorated tree with lighted presents under it, a “Happy Holidays” banner, a menorah, a Hannukah tinsel fountain and two happy Hannukah banners. Nowhere does it say Merry Christmas.


Many thanks to tree trimmers

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To The Editor:
Although there are too many to name individually, I would like to take a moment to thank each and everyone of those individuals and businesses who donated and contributed funds to the “Trim A Tree Project” for the families of Blenheim and Prattsville. The outpouring of love was truly amazing, and taught me an important lesson in the true meaning of Christmas love.


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