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Dec. 30, 2008: Resort just a big boondoggle

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To The Editor:
It seems that the realities of the economy have sunk in to everyone except the Belleayre Resort proponents.
Just as everyone else is reading about projects being halted in midstream as funding dries up, they are still dreaming of a bailout from New York State in the form of money to develop Highmount for mostly their own exclusive use.


Dec. 30, 2008: Generation gap reveals the truth

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To The Editor:
I was born before radio, television, penicillin, flue shots, or the pill. There was no radar, credit cards, laser beams, ballpoint pens, computers, TV, dishwashers, clothes dryers, cell phones, frozen foods, or air conditioners and man hadn’t walked on the moon.


Dec. 24, 2008: Hunting in Catskills is a way of life

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To The Editor:
I am writing this letter in reference to the article in last week’s issue about banning hunting. This woman doesn’t realize that she happens to live in one of the largest hunting meccas of New York State, the Catskill Mountains.


Dec. 24, 2008: What's at risk in Shandaken politics?

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To The Editor:


Dec. 24, 2008: Group seeks a sensible compromise

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To The Editor:
In last week’s letter the Public Relations Guru for Crossroads Ventures writes to explain to us that their corporation is not looking for a bailout from the State of New York. Most of the opponents of the project have never thought that Crossroads is seeking a bailout from NYS, Ulster County or Delaware County, but rather a “hand-out” from these political entities!


Dec. 24, 2008: Funds are a gift, not a bailout

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To The Editor:


Dec. 24, 2008: Budget cuts would be devastating

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Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to Gov. David Paterson. The author requested that it be reprinted here.
Dear Governor Paterson:


Dec. 10, 2008: Ban hunting

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To The Editor:
The sadistic violence of sport hunting raises its ugly head again. The Catskill Mountain News letter of Amy Metzger reported how a much loved dog, Diva, was caught in a hunter’s trap.


Dec. 10, 2008: No bailouts

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To The Editor:
I agree with Richard Schaedle’s letter that as taxpayers, these funds from NYS Governor’s office should not be poured into private development of the proposed Belleayre Resort project. A majority of the people, whether locals or not, appreciate the Belleayre Ski Center as the center of our economic life here in the Catskills. If the state can hardly afford to give Belleayre employees their wages, who are working there year after year, why should these rich people get more in their pockets now that the economy has tanked?


Dec. 10, 2008: He's angry

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To The Editor:
I was angered over the reprint of the editorial, which appeared in the Daily Freeman of Kingston.
Richard Schaedle and the Catskill Heritage Alliance are trying to protect our quality of life and the Catskill Park. If this giant nightmare resort is built the Catskill Park will become Catskill Park City. Does the almighty dollar have to ruin everything?


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