Mailbag

Nov. 26, 2008: Stop the bailing and let it sink

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To The Editor:
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center is a wonderful economic asset to our community and deserves expanded support from Albany. The proposed “Belleayre Resort” is a whole different animal.


Nov. 26, 2008: Timing is wrong for Belleayre Resort

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To The Editor:
Statements by Joan Lawrence-Bauer and Joe Kelly (‘CHA asks Gov,’ November 25) to the effect that the proposed Belleayre mega-resort means jobs and a growth stimulus for our region would be wrong in good economic times; in the present crisis, they are so dangerously wrong as to constitute a cruel hoax.


Nov. 26, 2008: Expects better from the press

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To The Editor:
 I’d like to point out that a very important word was missing from the headline of the Nov. 19 article concerning Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA) and New York State funding. That word was “Resorts.”
In order to be truthful and accurate, the headline should have read:  “CHA asks Gov. to take away Belleayre Resorts funds.”  I do realize that it might have been difficult to fit that headline on the front page, as it was apparent that the article was squeezed in next to the picture of a hunter with his dead deer.


Nov. 26, 2008: CHA's suggestion is self-serving

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To The Editor:
 The suggestion that we refuse the money Albany has earmarked for the development of Belleayre Ski Center and the Belleayre Resort is totally wacky. Many anti-development voices do so with very selfish personal agendas. 
It sounds like the Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA) is trying to use the present economic climate to support their position that no progress takes place here.


Nov. 19, 2008: Slow down for the safety of others

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To The Editor:
I would like to thank the people who drive on Dry Brook Road and have slowed down. The positive feedback I have received is very much appreciated. I heard that there used to not be a speed limit on Dry Brook Road and the change is somewhat recent. It is only normal to continue driving/doing things as you always have. My intent was not to point fingers but to remind people of the change and an ongoing problem.


Nov. 19, 2008: Cause for concern with DEP lands

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To The Editor:
A new era is upon us. As such, I wish to inform interested readers about recent changes of use in New York City lands managed by the Department of Environment Protection (DEP). These changes demand greater vigilance in protecting private property and pets.


Nov. 19, 2008: Please give to assist your community

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To The Editor:
Each year, our Community Christmas Project reaches out to brighten Christmas for many area residents. Last year, food baskets were delivered to 128 families, affecting 454 of your friends, relatives and neighbors. Poinsettias were delivered to 46 people who were recently bereaved. Margar-etville Central School elementary children made cards that were mailed with gift certificates to 70 area residents who live alone. Ski lessons and equipment were provided for needy area children. Toys, mittens, clothing and other gifts were wrapped and given to 215 children.


Nov. 12, 2008: Senior funding should be a priority

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To The Editor:
I have just heard and read that the Town of Shandaken Senior Citizens lunch program is being discontinued because of lack of funding.


Nov. 12, 2008: National election was "blessed" event

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To The Editor:
As I sat transfixed in my recliner until after 1 a.m. on election night seeking to absorb the joy and light and pride and hope on the hundreds of thousands of beautiful human faces rejoicing in New York, Chicago, California and around the world, I was also seeking my own word or words for this indeed transformational moment and time.


Nov. 12, 2008: Parete should stay

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To The Editor:
As the elections are winding down, I feel that I must comment on what I believe is a tragedy involving some great people. These people are John Parete and his wife Barbara Tosi Parete.
I have known the Parete and Tosi families for over 40 years. We certainly never agreed on too much politically, but we always remained friends—as it should be.


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