Mailbag

Sept. 30, 2009: Chemical spill is a wakeup call

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To The Editor:
No sooner had I noticed a bold quote bearing my name on the front page (CMN 9/16-22) of Matthew Perry’s coverage of the Andes Public Library’s informational talk on gas drilling than a huge chemical spill by Cabot Oil and Gas occurred near Dimock, Pennsylvania. Halliburton fracking chemicals, more than 6,000 gallons known to pose a health risk, spread into the area’s surface water system.


Sept. 23, 2009: Reality check is needed regarding letter

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To The Editor:
In last week’s Mailbag Mark Zilberman, LCSW took me to task for what he perceived as my dismissal of the human race as being the culprit in global warming. A careful reading would show that the opposite is true.


Sept. 23, 2009: Misleading mailings must be stopped

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To The Editor:
I recently received a postcard from my congressman… or did I?
A week or so ago, a big glossy postcard about Medicare drug coverage arrived from Congressman Murphy… or so I thought. My friends and neighbors also received them and questioned why Murphy would be spending so much money on this sort of mailing.


Sept. 23, 2009: Littering slobs make me sick

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To The Editor:
The garbage and all sorts of litter I see alongside the roads where I drive or walk is unbelievable. Beer cans, soda cans, water bottles, plastic bags filled with garbage, metal junk from homes or cars, various unidentifiable objects. On and on.


Sept. 16, 2009: Wonderful people provided support

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To The Editor:
When it comes to saying thank you, it is very hard when you don’t know where to start. But on Sunday, Sept. 6, it was proven that this region is surrounded by good and wonderful people. That is the reason that in the name of the Navarrete family I would like to thank the awesome people who have been with them from the beginning of this tragic moment, with their compassion, love, financial and moral support. Especially the people from the emergency room at Margaretville Memorial Hospital.


Sept. 16, 2009: What a waste of easy money

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To The Editor:
This past Labor Day weekend, all of my closest neighbors gathered at my house for the annual Todd Mt. potluck lunch.
After everyone left I found myself with a huge bag of bottles and cans along with the plastic Snapple variety. When I went to my transfer station on Route 30, near the Round Barn, I questioned the supervisor about all those containers which were each worth five cents. What he told me was that all the deposit bottles and cans are crushed together and no one reclaims the deposit.


Sept. 16, 2009: Change will occur in good time

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To The Editor:
“You lie!” was the cry during the President’s address to a joint session of Congress. It at once epitomized the mean spirited and bogus provocations that have been bursting out of conservatives all summer. The goal of this acting out is to crush the possibility of change.


Sept. 9, 2009: Explaining the Seasonal Produce Law

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To The Editor:
Soon we will have a vote concerning the proposed Seasonal Produce Stand law. Before the town board votes, I want the public to be aware of the issue.
When I took office last year, Gina Reilly, hired as the new Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) who was the prior ZEO Glen Miller’s secretary, went after outstanding violations issued from Glen Miller. One of those in violation was a roadside farm stand business, in a residential zone, which has been non-complaint with the law for the past two administrations.


Sept. 9, 2009: Hope vs. fear is the real story

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To The Editor:
In the recent “Mailbag,” letter by Stuart E. Buswell, “human beings are the problem” demands response. He makes several points regarding the environmental debate. Many of his points are in seeming contradiction to others within.


Sept. 2, 2009: Make way for eminent domain

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To The Editor:
I was saddened to learn a few weeks ago about the demise of the planned Margaretville theatre. Steve Finkel’s letter offered a wonderful answer to the cancelled Galli-Curci plans. Let the town/village step in. Brillant.


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