Mailbag

Nov. 18, 2009: Test your water for chemicals

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To The Editor:
I have always been concerned about the number of cancer diagnosis in the area.  I know that cancer is high everywhere, but here it seems much higher per capita.


Nov. 11, 2009: Stop gas drilling before it's too late

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 To The Editor:
We all know “surgeons like to cut.” Well, geologists like to drill.
And in this case, shame on them. Shame on the DEC scientists, who know better, and shame on the selfish Cornell geologists who only see dollar signs. Greed is destroying our country and this issue is a perfect example of it.


Nov. 11, 2009: We are very lucky to have our hospital

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To The Editor:
I am writing to let readers of the Catskill Mountain News be aware of how lucky we are to have Margaretville Hospital in our community. I have been to the emergency room three times in the past two decades and each time I have been treated with good, appropriate and professional care.


Nov. 4, 2009: Human error

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To The Editor:
I’m writing in response to a letter submitted to the Catskill Mountain News by Randy VanKeuren.
With the wealth of knowledge that Mr. VanKeuren seems to have he must already realize that many items factor into the dispatch of a 911 emergency and errors can and do occur.


Oct. 28, 2009: Keep your head in a hole in the ground

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To The Editor:
The recent letter from Ed Kirstein is a typical liberal “keep your head in the hole in the ground.” Why are liberals so afraid of Sarah Palin? Is it because she espouses democracy and will be a threat to the existing leftist political regime in power? We shall see!


Oct. 28, 2009: Tragic passing of a fine citizen

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To The Editor:
The passing of Malcolm Becker is tragic, not just for his family, but for everyone in our region.  He was a really special human being and gave much to this community.


Oct. 28, 2009: Mike, John deserve voters' support

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To The Editor:
Although the campaign has been low-key, there’s an important election taking place in the Town of Middletown next Tuesday. Residents will select two town board members among three candidates.


Oct. 28, 2009: Middletown has strong candidates

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To The Editor:
 It is not often that a candidate for political office excites us enough to submit letters of endorsement. This year is different because we have not one, but two incredibly gifted and conscientious candidates for the Middletown Town Council: John Bernhardt and Mike Finberg.


Oct. 28, 2009: Offering a differing view of situation

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To The Editor:
I feel that I must respond to the scurrilous letter written by Joan Bauer in the October 14 edition. I have served as a town administrator for many years and offer the following information from experience not conjecture.


Oct. 28, 2009: Mike Finberg is proven asset on board

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To The Editor:
Michael Finberg is running for re-election to the Middletown Town Board. Michael has proven to be an asset to the Town of Middletown over the years that I have attended town board meetings.


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