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Best wishes to Dr. Abrahao

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To The Editor:
I’d like to express a few words of gratitude to Dr. Humberto Abrahao for putting up with difficult persons, like my mom and me, and for performing emergency surgeries on my sister’s family, including on one of my nephews who was shot in the arm when he was mistaken for a deer.
I’d also like to pay tribute to the doctor’s dear wife for her patience with us and for the gifts of lollypops to my mom over the past several years.
A heartfelt thank you to a real-life Norman Rockwell type family doctor and his wife.
Best wishes and may God bless you.


Consumers just get cancer

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To The Editor:
Cuomo says hydrofracking in the watershed should be banned. But on the other hand, D.E.C., D.E.P. and the FDA all approve of the use of Roundup. Obviously, Monsanto is the Guru of all giant corporations when it comes to paying off the politicians.


Hands of the DEC are dirty

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To The Editor:
I was surprised to see the front page in last week’s Catskill News. The article stated the DEC disapproves of fracking in the watershed district because of the effect on the drinking water.
In another article the DEC backs using Roundup along the roadways to kill weeds. According to this article there is evidence that Roundup may cause birth defects. The weed killer seeps into the ground and the waterways. The chemicals in Roundup are the same as the ones used in Agent Orange, that was used in Vietnam. Roundup is put up by the same manufacturer: The Monstano Co.


We will still be capitalists

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To The Editor:
A few months back, Charles Kowalski strenuously objected to my characterization of the self proclaimed “Tea Party Patriots,” as dangerous anti-American fanatics, a statement that has become even more clearly accurate in the months since.  In this week’s paper, he pretends to give others a “lesson” in capitalism.

I would submit that Kowalski is factually challenged on a number of issues.  First and foremost is that because someone doesn’t goose-step to the same drummer as himself, that he or she is to be considered “non-capitalist.”  


Freshtown a boon to the community

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To The Editor:
I am writing to thank the Katz family for putting the effort and expense into not only remodeling the Margaretville Freshtown store, but also allocating the payroll to maintain it.
My visits this weekend were marked by exceptional products and service. They are rare commodities in business these days and are to be commended, especially in a town where you have a monopoly. Special thanks to the store manager, Bob Griffiths, and Leo Rotella who are always helpful.

Steve McKenna,
Fleischmanns


Magical night

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To the Editor:  
On the 4th of July, my family and I drove over from New Kingston to watch the fireworks display put on by the Margaretville Fire Department.  


Many problems arise from bears

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June 29, 2011: Area really needs a teen center

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To The Editor:
I am writing in response to the letter by Melody Rosa in last week’s paper. 
While I am not a local, I do have a teenager. There is a need for activities for our young kids and young adults.
I have, many times, tried to spark an interest in having a community center in Margaretville, so far to no avail.


June 29, 2011: Dates corrected on building

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To The Editor:
I maintain a website for the Fleischmanns High School at
http://freepages.school-alumni .rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fleischmannshighschool.html.
I noticed in your article about the fire at the Fleischmanns school, your date for the construction of the two-story original section of the building as to be 1928.  I think that a typo error occurred, as there were school house building bonds sold in 1908 issued for, “Union Free School District No. 21 of the Town of Middletown.”


June 29, 2011: Time to become a capitalist

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To The Editor:
Interesting to read a letter from Mona Lee Sheehan. In her last letter to the News she again attacks Gibson’s mandate from our citizens as Delaware County gave him a 22 percent lead over Murphy.
Again we read of her desire to keep spending and not accept the realization that our country is going broke. Look at Greece in the last few weeks and read the Congressional Budget Office’s report that we must reduce spending and our indebtedness, which is $45,000 for every person, or we will suffer massive reductions in the quality of life, especially for our grandchildren.


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