Mailbag

Oct. 14, 2009: Ban gas drilling in New York State

in

To The Editor:
Ken Baer, former chair of the Sierra Club’s Atlantic Chapter, made these remarks at an anti-drilling rally on the steps of New York’s City Hall in July. With gas drilling in the Catskills a hot front-burner issue, I thought your readers might find his remarks of interest.


Oct. 14, 2009: Town of Shandaken is in dire straits

in

To The Editor:
Peter DiSclafani thinks everything in Shandaken is great!  Of course he does. He’s pulling down a taxpayer-funded salary and benefit package well in excess of $30,000 a year for a part-time job while still running his restaurant as he did before he was supervisor.   For the rest of us, life in Shandaken isn’t so rosy.


Oct. 14, 2009: Learn from mistakes of the past

in

To The Editor:
The Onteora Teachers’ Association (OTA) is to vote on a possible job action on Tuesday to go on strike in an effort to bring to a close the contract negotiation which has dragged on since June of 2008. In my opinion to initiate a job action at this time will only further divide our community. Let us all stay focused on the present situation and the impact of our decisions from this point forward.


Sept. 30, 2009: Foot dragging is hurting Belleayre

in

To The Editor:
It is puzzling that Crossroads says that they have almost completed their environmental impact statement, when in August they sought action that would have voided the Agreement in Principle ( AIP ) and sent the whole project back to square one.


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

in

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: Littering slobs make me sick

in

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. 23, 2009: Reality check is needed regarding letter

in

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

in

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. 16, 2009: Wonderful people provided support

in

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

in

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.


Syndicate content