Mailbag

July 28, 2010: Change is coming from Tea Party

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To The Editor:
The Tea Party movement, despite derogatory comments by the media, should not be judged as a movement by malcontents, but as a movement by citizens who are concerned with the future of their country. The following statement by Mark Alexander from the Patriot Post presents a clear, intelligent reason for the creation of the movement.


July 28, 2010: How much time for USS America?

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To The Editor:


Remarkable golf achievement at Hanah

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To The Editor:
A truly unusual event happened Saturday at Hanah Country Club that I thought your readers might find interesting.


Municipalities should desist spraying on public property

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To The Editor:
In a correction of last week’s letter praising Delaware County Highway Department, apparently only a small portion of Route 37 was not sprayed at spots marked with orange tape.  The road overpass across the stream was not sprayed on either side and also a small portion at a point north of the bridge.  This innovation is much appreciated!


July 7, 2010: Town's plan is important first step

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To The Editor:
Overall, I’m very pleased with the draft Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan the planning board worked so hard to produce. I have lived here for 46 years and my son is a teacher at Margaretville Central School. My family owns approximately 250 acres of hayfields and woodland on Margaretville Mountain.


July 7, 2010: Great people recalled in column

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To The Editor:
While all of Bill Birns’ columns are wonderful, I found last week’s to be my favorite. That’s because it was about three of my favorite people. Herman Gottfried’s first Board of Water Supply assignment was actually the Neversink Reservoir in Sullivan County.


July 7, 2010: Middletown plan is good, not perfect

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To The Editor:
My guess is that few readers of the Catskill Mountain News took advantage of the extended July 1 deadline for public comments on a draft comprehensive plan for the Town of Middletown. The town planning board will meet Thursday, July 8 to decide if and how to modify the draft plan in response to comments which may or may not represent broader public views.


July 7, 2010: Progress being made vs. spraying

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To The Editor:
Since the application of herbicide use to manage vegetation was applied last summer,  Middletown and Delaware County received a petition and  telephone calls from residents requesting that county roads should not be sprayed.  Some progress has been made!


July 7, 2010: Forestry missing from comprehensive plan

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To The Editor:
These comments are in regard to the proposed Town of Middletown Draft Town Comprehensive Plan.
After reading the vision statement it is apparent that the town desires to enhance environmental sustainability, preserve rural character and beauty and enhance economic growth.


June 23, 2010: Tell us more about CCCD outlook

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To The Editor:
Julia Green’s article in last week’s paper informs your readers concerning Alan White and the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development’s concern and advocacy for balancing conservation with much needed economic development.


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