Mailbag

Letter writer had chemical wrong

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To The Editor:
In response to the mailbag letter “Hands of the DEC are Dirty,” which was published in the July 13 edition of this periodical, and of which it was stated: “The chemicals in Roundup are the same as the ones used in Agent Orange, that was used in Vietnam.” This is completely incorrect.
I will not get into a debate on whether the various town and/or state highway departments should spray Glyphosate based weed killers, nor will I debate whether this chemical is or can be directly attributed to birth defects.


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.


Quarltere's support is welcomed

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To The Editor:
The Roxbury Rotary Cub would like to thank Quarltere’s Garden and Market Place for their contribution of flowers to the Rotary program of decorating the Welcome signs at each end of the town and along Main Street. The community should be aware of the individuals and businesses that help make Roxbury a nice place to live.

The Roxbury Rotary Club


Dogs not welcome at festival

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To The Editor:
The Roxbury Sidewalk Festival was held July 2. It was a beautiful day and there were many exhibits and tables of all items to buy and/or likewise it was a fun day for all.

I believe this Sidewalk Festival should be for people and not dogs. There are many people that don’t care for dogs and do not care to be near them. I can’t believe a dog enjoys this festival either. Just walking along and only seeing peoples’ legs doesn’t sound like a fun time for a dog.


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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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.”  


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