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Letter doesn't make sense

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To The Editor:
Mr. Feineis’ letter, in last week’s paper, which criticizes Robin Williams doesn’t make sense.  For one thing, he says that she is “out of touch with nature.” 
Ms. Williams is known to me as someone who is keenly appreciative of nature and its array of life forms.  She is also in touch with the advances of modern science and promotes a wholesome vegan diet. 

Current research shows that eating a vegetarian or vegan diet promotes the health of all people including the recipients of feeding the hungry programs, families and individuals.


Driver should have stopped

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To The Editor:
This letter is to the motorist who hit my dog on the night of November 10, 2011 in front of my home across from Ballard Honey:

I’m not quite sure how you could have not known you had hit an animal and then proceed on as if nothing ever happened. It would have been considerate on your part to have at least stopped and gone to various homeowners in our neighborhood to see who the dog belonged to.


Defense of hunting offered

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To The Editor:
Unfair is not an entity of nature. When, the big fish stops eating the little fish, then, we are all in trouble. Robin Williams’ letter to the editor in last week’s paper is a clear example of somebody out of touch with nature.


Stop hydrofracking in region

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 To The Editor: 
I would like to thank the Andes Town Board for their work and their vote on the temporary moratorium on heavy industry in our town.   A majority of the residents of Andes do not want to see hydrofracking in Andes and feel that Andes should take action to prevent it, even though at present, it is not going to be allowed in the watershed.  


There's hope for the future

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To The Editor:
This past Veterans’ Day, I was privileged to attend the Veterans’ Day program at Margaretville Central School. I wish to thank the school officials and their students, for putting on such a warm and dignified program. For me the climax to this program was when a small boy approached and offered me his hand. We shook hands and he stepped back and raised his small hand in salute.
My heart swelled with joy as this action gave me hope for the future of America.
Thank you.

Barrington E. Lewis,
293rd Combat
Engineers
WWII
Denver


Pheasant hunting is unfair sport

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To The Editor:
I recently looked out my workplace window to see two beautiful male ring-neck pheasants along with three females. I’d only seen this stunning bird in my Audubon book, so I took a moment to admire their sleek green feathers and markings.  Then it hit me, “Why are they in our parking lot?”


Something is wrong with system

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To The Editor:
Chuck Freas, my golf buddy, I think you might be looking at the Occupy Wall Street movement the wrong way.  The statistic you quote that 47 percent of all taxpayers that will not pay any federal income tax seems to me to support the fact that something is wrong with our system.  Some of the 47 percent will not pay as they are so wealthy they have good CPAs but the majority will not pay as they are making so little money as to not qualify.


Fracking moratorium drawn up in Andes

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By Pauline Liu
The Town of Andes appears to be at the forefront of an anti-fracking movement in the New York City Watershed, especially now that Town Attorney David Merzig has drafted a proposed law that would impose a six-month moratorium on heavy industry, including hydrofracking.

Some may question these efforts, since the state is continuing to ban fracking in the watershed, which is where the city gets its water. Many Andes residents want to ensure that there will be no natural gas drilling in the town in the event that the ban is someday lifted.


I wish protesters well

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To The Editor:
Peaceful protests are a healthy manifestation of democracy and a means for numbers of people to vent their feelings on matters that bother them and hopefully make changes.


Gladstone is dedicated citizen

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To The Editor:
I have had the privilege of getting to know Wayland “Bud” Gladstone over the past couple of years and I am writing to urge the voters of Andes to vote for him in his bid for town board.

My experience of Mr. Gladstone is that he is an exceptional and unique person who is an asset to the community. He and his spouse are very hardworking, innovative, fourth-generation farmers who are invested in Andes for the long haul.


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