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March 24, 2010: Talks need American leadership

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To The Editor:
Those of us who truly care about Israel know that President Barack Obama is right to confront Israel over its approval of a new settlement construction plan in East Jerusalem. Settlement expansion undermines prospects for peace. And Israel’s future is dependent on reaching a two-state solution.


March 17, 2010: Hospital board needs Dr. J back

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To The Editor:
In today’s health care even doctors are disposable. I can say this with certainty because my internist was.
Dr. J. Ravunniarath and I met after I came very close to dying.


March 17, 2010: Enjoying fame from Oscar connection

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To The Editor:
The staff at The Roxbury Arts Group has been enjoying its five minutes of reflected fame from the Oscar awarded to Elinor Burkett and Roger Ross Williams in the short documentary category for “Music by Prudence.”   We feel as though we were there at the beginning because we sponsored Burkett and Williams for  a NYSCA Individual Artist Grant application, which was funded.


March 17, 2010: Help save the Big Indian Post Office

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To The Editor:
I am writing this letter in desperation, in hopes that you can help save the identity of the hamlet of Big Indian in the Town of Shandaken. I am the owner/landlord of the Big Indian/Oliverea Post Office located on state Route 28. The lease is expiring June 30. With exhausting attempts to renegotiate with the USPS, I find myself reaching out to you for help.


March 10, 2010: Too bad cheerleading is not covered

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To The Editor:
I had the pleasure of attending the Gilboa cheerleading competition on Saturday. MCS cheerleaders took second place trophies for their cheer and their dance routine. I am so very proud of these girls! They have worked so very hard and it shows!
It is disappointing, as a member of this community, to find our local paper does not “cover” cheerleaders.


March 10, 2010: Community service is alive and well

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To The Editor:
As a volunteer for the Fairview Public Library, I would like to thank Don Allen for his help last week. He was busy trying to remove the accumulated piles of snow from the NBT’s parking lot. Some of the piled snow had been pushed onto the adjacent Fairview Public Library driveway. It was about three foot high and as hard as concrete.


March 10, 2010: Tireless workers are appreciated

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To The Editor:
On behalf of the local fire departments and EMS providers, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our local highway crews including village, town, county and state for their efficient and effective work in dealing with the recent storms that struck our area. Without these men and women getting out there and making our roads passable in all sorts of conditions, the emergency response system would fail miserably.


March 3, 2010: Fire warnings are another consideration in wind turbine safety debate

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To The Editor:
The Western Catskills Preservation Alliance has found yet another safety precaution that was removed by Invenergy in the public online documents.
Vestas Wind Turbine Manual, Section 16. Safety Regulations for Operators and Technicians: Precautions in case of Fire, it states to employees: in case of fire, under no circumstances approach the turbine. Evacuate and rope off the turbine in a radius of minimum 1,300 feet.


Feb. 24, 2010: Fight back against cancer at Relay for Life

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To The Editor:
Mark your calendars! The Delaware County Relay For Life is in full swing for the 2010 event, which begins at 6 p.m. on April 30 at the American Legion in Delhi. Last year the event raised $163,000. In seven years, our relay has raised over $1million dollars!


Feb. 17, 2010: Hospital staff a valuable asset

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As a second homeowner, I spend as much time as I can in the Catskill Mountains. During a recent visit, I became ill with symptoms so severe that I called my doctor in Manhattan. Her recommendation was to go to the nearest Emergency Room. I immediately rushed to get emergency care at Margaretville Hospital, a mere ten minutes drive from my home.


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