2017-08-09 / Mailbag

The secret is out in the open

To The Editor:

Since 2014 a small group of people have been making good music together in Delhi. They meet weekly on Thursday in early evening at Delaware Academy to enjoy music, keep their minds active, and enjoy the company of others.

I’m sharing the secret because I know that there are others around our community who enjoy playing a string or wind instrument and also love to play and hear a wide range of music from Ellington to Bach.

This little group known as the Catskills Music Consort, directed by arranger/composer Nick Scarim, is truly filling a musical void in the Catskills Region as it is not a band or a country group or a singing group. It is a small orchestra. The group is always looking for players with interest in orchestral music.

If you are a string player, or a wind player young or senior, and are interested in spending a lovely Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Delaware Academy in Delhi playing great music arranged nicely for our level of play contact Nick at catskillmusicconsort@gmail.com. It is a summer evening in the Catskills you will truly enjoy.

Oh my, our secret is out.

Wynne A. Shilling,

Consider dissolving the village

To the Editor:

After reading the article about the dire financial situation in the Village of Fleischmanns I, all the more, thought we finally need to come to the realization that it’s time to start thinking about dissolving the village. I’ve been saying this since buying a home on Main Street two years ago. Now is the time to streamline and save money by getting rid of duplicative services etc. that come with the advantages of dissolving and becoming one with the larger Town.

I believe it’s just a matter of time before this will occur, as it is happening throughout the state – with the encouragement of our State government (Office of Comptroller has been doing studies on this). Just look at both of our neighboring villages/ now hamlets of Pine Hill and Arkville who’ve done this... not to mention even villages with double our population doing the same.

Brendan McLean,

Editor’s note: The Village of Pine Hill and the Village of Andes disincorporated themselves. The hamlet of Arkville has always been a hamlet and was never an incorporated village.

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