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May 6, 2009: Chemical in mulch is toxic to pets

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To The Editor:
Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. They loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso decided that the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Half way through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.


April 29, 2009: Utters return after treatments in Peru

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To the Editor:
Hola! Dylan and I just arrived home from Lima, Peru on Friday, April 24, where he received two top-of-the-line stem cell treatments, as well as intensive physical therapy. The trip was amazing and the medical care was phenomenal. Dylan is already showing signs of improvement with much more to come!


April 22, 2009: State champions at Roxbury in 1959

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To The Editor:
I’d like to respond to John Bernhardt’s recent article re South Kortright’s state basketball championship as the first for a Delaware County school.
I was a member of the Roxbury Rockets varsity basketball team that won the Section IV, Class D New York State Championship in 1959.


April 22, 2009: Many Mexicans are here illegally

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To The Editor:
How many of the “Mexican Community” in Fleischmanns, currently featured in the documentary by Jessica Vecchione of Hamden, are here illegally? My impression is that Fleischmanns and the surrounding area is loaded with illegal aliens, Mexican and otherwise. These illegal aliens are here by breaking our laws. They sneaked in illegally!


April 15, 2009: Antler restrictions should be in place

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To The Editor:
For deer hunters there is now a rule that a legal buck must have one antler at least three inches long. Supporting the proposed antler restriction rule change will make it necessary for a legal buck to have one antler with at least three points. This long overdue rule change will enhance deer hunting and the general health of the deer herd.


April 15, 2009: Health Care

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To the Editor:
Hippocrates, the founder of clinical medicine and author of the code doctors practice by, was erased from the health system more then 67 years ago. His code died at the start of WW2. It’s true.


April 15, 2009: Margaretville Hospital is a lifesaver

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To The Editor:
Late last March I had a severe medical emergency and managed to get to the Margaretville Hospital EMS. There, Steve Carson, Barbara Hendrickson and Greg Forsman revived me with all the appropriate medical treatment, summoned a helicopter evacuation and sent me off to Albany for emergency surgery. Their prompt, skilled, and efficient work saved my life.


April 1, 2009: Belleayre Resort a win-win proposal

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To The Editor:
Scott Gould and Bev Rainone got it wrong on Crossroads. Here’s the correct information. They allege taxpayers have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars on SEQR. Not true! Crossroads paid virtually all these costs ourselves.


April 1, 2009: Tea party planned in Stamford

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To The Editor:
This is an invitation to everyone to meet on April 4 at Rexmere Lake in Stamford. There will be a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party at 7 p.m.
The reason for this reenactment is to protest the apparent government bailouts, takeovers, tax hikes, etc. All the way from the federal, state to the local governments. A prime example is the federal government cannot even break even on a cafeteria for the congressman, how can they possibly expect to run the business of an entire country.


April 1, 2009: Why is it that state isn't playing?

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To The Editor:
I’d like to respond to a letter written by Ms. Bauer in the Catskill Mountain News.
First, if anyone had a question as to rather this development that she represents is trying to entangle itself with the Belleayre Ski Center,  I guess she has pretty well answered that question. All along, this development has been trying to ride in on the tails of a public Belleayre Ski Center to benefit its own agenda. She states that Belleayre Ski Center is a treasure  and brings in 200,000 visitors a year, then I guess Belleayre Ski Center is doing well.


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