Mailbag

June 9, 2010: Find replacements for officials

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To The Editor:
Do Coast Guard Admiral Mary Landry and the underwhelming Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano work for the oil companies or for the American taxpayer?


June 9, 2010: Why the difference in gas prices?

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To The Editor:
The price of gas at the Hess station in Margaretville on Monday was $2.999 per gallon. On Friday at the Hess station on Albany Avenue in Kingston gas was $2.699 per gallon.


June 9, 2010: Try a new path to find peace

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To The Editor:
The deadly confrontation between the Israeli military and activists bent on provocation off Gaza’s coast offers a critical opportunity for making change that just might improve the situation.


June 2, 2010: Don't rush

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Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Town of Middletown Supervisor Leonard Utter and to John Sanford, chairman of the town’s planning board. The author asked that it be printed here as a letter to the editor.

Dear Sirs:
For decades, the Town of Middletown has been violating state law, which requires all zoning actions be based on a “well-considered” comprehensive plan to guide future development.


June 2, 2010: Help us fix it

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To The Editor:
Our family has the private Avery-Woods cemetery in Dry Brook, which our family established in the 1860s. By Memorial Day it is always mowed and cleaned up. Someone put a sign on our fence that we found offensive.


May 26, 2010: What's wrong with this picture?

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To The Editor:
What is wrong with the following headline “Life imprisonment for the kids, freedom for the priest?” Doesn’t sexual abuse of innocent children, and misdemeanor punishment define the word oxymoron?


May 26, 2010: Good work through efforts of many

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To The Editor:
On Saturday, May 22, we had our first “Volunteer Work Day” at the Arkville cemetery. The day was devoted to filling the numerous large depressions to provide reasonable access to all the stones and monuments requiring repair and resetting.


May 26, 2010: Free speech is to be cherished

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To The Editor:
Ed Kirstein’s recent (May 5) tirades against the opinions of patriotic Americans exercising their democratic rights of free speech, reveals his attachment to the White and Blue rather than to the Red, White and Blue of our nation.


May 19, 2010: Toxic town is not needed around here

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To The Editor:
CNN is doing a series now with Dr. Sanjay Gupta called “Toxic Towns,” which explores the declining health of Americans who reside in and around industrial centers.
The Catskill Mountain News recently reported that the Delaware County Board of Supervisors voted to support gas drilling in Delaware County.


May 12, 2010: Do it right for the sake of the children

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To The Editor:
This is in response to the two letters in last week’s Catskill Mountain News; which questioned why the Margaretville Central School (MCS) Board of Education voted against the proposal to allow Andes Central School (ACS) boys to compete on the MCS soccer teams next autumn.


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