Mailbag

Shop locally and save money

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To The Editor:
A couple of weeks ago, there was a complaint letter from someone who thinks that the prices in Margaretville are too steep. Congratulations on getting someone from Stamford for getting you your new oil tank at a bargain price. Just goes to show that shopping local (within 30 miles from home) can pay off.


Walkers need reflective clothing

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To The Editor:
As a former long-time resident of the area, I am familiar with the Route 28 corridor and the need to be on the lookout for deer and other wildlife after dark. However, deer were the least of my driving worries this weekend!


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.


Media masters are in control

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To The Editor:


High prices hurt local shopping

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To The Editor:
We would love to do most, if not all, of our shopping locally but frankly cannot afford to do so. Two very recent incidents pointed out graphically the high prices in Margaretville.
We needed a new oil tank and got an estimate, locally, for between $1,800-2,200. After making inquiries we got someone from Stamford that did the whole job for $750.

Yesterday, our gas tank for the grill needed to be filled so we filled it in Margaretville for $23. My husband was so shocked and called B.J.’s in Oneonta and the price was $14.


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.


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


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