Mailbag

April 28, 2010: Supervisors' stance makes no sense

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To The Editor:
The resolution passed unanimously by the Delaware County Board of Supervisors promising “any appropriate assistance…to assure the development of the [proposed Belleayre] resort” may have no legal force or legislative meaning, but it does tell us something about our county’s supervisors. It tells us that they are willing—even eager—to commit taxpayer money to a pig in a poke.


April 21, 2010: Israel is a strong United States ally

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To The Editor:
Tuesday, April 20 marked the 62nd anniversary of Israel as an independent and democratic country. This is cause for celebration. Israel has accomplished much of which to be proud and I as an American Jew share and take pride in those accomplishments.


April 21, 2010: Dr. Birns is now “from” here

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To The Editor:
I just finished reading Bill Birns’ column on old-timers.  I liked it.  I like all his columns.


April 21, 2010: Wellness should be part of our lives

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Editor’s note: The following letter was written to MCS Superintendent Tony Albanese. The author asked that it be printed here as a letter to the editor.
Dear Mr. Albanese:


April 21, 2010: Quest for peace is what’s important

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To The Editor:


April 14, 2010: Rampant development is destructive

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To The Editor:
I would like to applaud both Jack McShane, for his excellent letter in last week’s Catskill Mountain News, and New York City for its land acquisitions. Mr. McShane is 100 percent correct when he asserts that wild over-development not only destroys the life of an area but always, (repeat: ALWAYS!) causes taxes to increase as the needs for ever more infrastructure — needs caused by the development itself — burden the communities involved.


April 14, 2010: The school system not working

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To The Editor:
I was recently given a copy of the proposed MCS budget for 2010-2011 and having reviewed it, especially in comparison to prior years, I have concerns.


April 14, 2010: We're proud of our work at CFA

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To The Editor:
This letter is in response to last week’s mailbox letter by Brian Wheaton, “Why Charge for Safety Class?” We work for the Catskill Forest Association (CFA) located in Arkville. CFA is a private, nonprofit forestry education organization that works mostly with private forest landowners since they include the largest ownership of our state and region’s forested lands.


April 14, 2010: Offering a distorted view of history

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To The Editor:
In his letter (April 7) taking me to task, Adam Varsano promises a history lesson. But the history he offers is distorted, and that serves neither his point of view nor the cause of peace.
By no definition were the Jews of Jerusalem “ethnically cleansed” by Arabs in 1948.


April 7, 2010: Real leadership is what's needed

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To The Editor:
It seems that Ms. Margolis of Fleischmanns (letter March 24), much like our current president, needs a history lesson in the Middle East. Prior to being ethnically cleansed in 1948 Jews made up a majority in historic Jerusalem.


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