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Oct. 28, 2009: Mike Finberg is proven asset on board

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To The Editor:
Michael Finberg is running for re-election to the Middletown Town Board. Michael has proven to be an asset to the Town of Middletown over the years that I have attended town board meetings.


Oct. 28, 2009: I would be honored to serve public

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To The Editor:
Win or lose, running for a seat on the Middletown Town Board has been gratifying. As I’ve canvassed the district, voters have been welcoming, sharing their charm, sharing their wit, and sharing their wisdom.


Oct. 28, 2009: Bright future for veterinary hospital

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To The Editor:
I have a crippling neurologic disease that has come at a terrible time of my life. Five years after moving here and five years after opening a thriving and busy veterinary hospital, I have succumbed to a rare disease known as Twelfth Rib Syndrome.


Oct. 28, 2009: Treated poorly by police and press

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To The Editor:
In the October 21 issue of the Catskill Mountain News, you reported on the continuing saga of a friend of mine, Thomas Filupeit. I know you have to report on local news and events that affect local residents but, it seems he has been singled out. I personally know of several other residents that have run into trouble with the law outside Delaware County without press coverage.


Oct. 28, 2009: Keep your head in a hole in the ground

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To The Editor:
The recent letter from Ed Kirstein is a typical liberal “keep your head in the hole in the ground.” Why are liberals so afraid of Sarah Palin? Is it because she espouses democracy and will be a threat to the existing leftist political regime in power? We shall see!


Oct. 28, 2009: Tragic passing of a fine citizen

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To The Editor:
The passing of Malcolm Becker is tragic, not just for his family, but for everyone in our region.  He was a really special human being and gave much to this community.


Oct. 28, 2009: Mike, John deserve voters' support

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To The Editor:
Although the campaign has been low-key, there’s an important election taking place in the Town of Middletown next Tuesday. Residents will select two town board members among three candidates.


Oct. 28, 2009: Middletown has strong candidates

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To The Editor:
 It is not often that a candidate for political office excites us enough to submit letters of endorsement. This year is different because we have not one, but two incredibly gifted and conscientious candidates for the Middletown Town Council: John Bernhardt and Mike Finberg.


Oct. 21, 2009: Village of Margaretville is doing well

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To The Editor:
Recently my organization, Writers in the Mountains, was invited to present a reading of works written in WIM’s journal classes. Our host was Catskill Crafts, and Jill Cline arranged for us to hold the reading in the open area upstairs in the Commons. We were to be one of the Arts in the Commons presentations.


Oct. 21, 2009: New York State's farmers need help

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To The Editor:
On October 13, I held a rally at Maple Dream Farm in the Town of Greene urging Governor Paterson to release $150 million in much-needed funding for New York’s struggling family dairy farmers.
The farmers I spoke with told me that they are being paid prices catastrophically below the price of production for milk. Many local dairy producers have been forced to max out loans, sell their cows and lay off valued workers in an attempt to keep their farms in business. Our family dairy farmers need immediate financial help to ensure that they can continue making a living and have a profitable business to pass along to their children.


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