Mailbag

May 12, 2010: Close the gates to stop immigration

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To The Editor:
Kudos to the Arizona Governor and legislature for passing “the toughest law against illegal immigration in the country.” Would that other politicians, including ours in New York, show the same political courage and integrity.


May 12, 2010: Partisan rhetoric preaching to choir

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To The Editor:
Ed Kirstein’s letter in last week’s Mailbag made some serious charges. I have never met him but I believe him to be a decent fellow despite his proclivity to make wild charges. He is fond of cautioning us to “Get away from the radio and TV and try thinking for ourself.”


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.


May 12, 2010: "Mad as hell" about state of country

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To The Editor:
Since the end of World War II our presidents have been telling the American people, from their election platforms that, if elected, they would give top priority to balancing the federal budget. One of the great tragedies of life is the rape of a beautiful idea by a brutal gang of facts.


May 5, 2010: You're being used by right-wingers

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To The Editor:
The Mailbag lately has become a sounding board for the unhappy conservative, right wingers.  Unhappy, because that’s exactly what the RNC, talk radio and Fox cable news wants you to be.  If you’re unhappy, then you’ll vote for the minority party.


May 5, 2010: Care about others

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To The Editor:
On Friday I was traveling east on Route 28 down the hill from Belleayre toward Pine Hill when my auto struck a pothole that cut my tire. I pulled into a gas station with no repair shop  and was about to attempt to change my tire to the spare.


May 5, 2010: "Tomorrow" should have been key

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To The Editor:
“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.” Over the years, Fleetwood Mac’s lyrics from their classic hit tune have come to symbolize ‘the vision thing,’ the ability to look beyond the present and use the opportunities of today to shape a better tomorrow.  The Margaretville Central School Board of Education was singing a different tune last week when they voted down a proposed merger in boys’ team sports between MCS and Andes.


May 5, 2010: Caring teenager is an inspriation

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To The Editor:
May 1 was a beautiful day, sunny and hot. After many hours of arduous yard work I sat on my front porch steps in the early afternoon. Basking in the sun fatigue set in, so I lay on the floor of the porch, one leg on a step below, the other on the porch, my hands folded across my chest. Getting a nap and some sun was the idea.


May 5, 2010: Why no school sports merger?

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To The Editor:
On Monday, April 26, the Margaretville Central School Board of Education voted down the possibility of an athletic merger with Andes Central School. What I would like to know, why all of a sudden is it a problem? Andes has had athletes playing on MCS sports teams for at least four years, including basketball, softball, baseball and tennis.


May 5, 2010: Pleased the Big Brother DEP watches

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To The Editor:
The other day a friend and I were taking some photos for a documentary film that we are in the process of producing about the Catskills. We have many shots and videos taken from a number of fly-overs and decided that we need a variety from ground level.


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