Fleischmanns is at “Ground Zero”

To the Editor:  On Tuesday, April 18, I attended the hearing for the proposed expansion of the Northland Motel site in Fleischmanns. I went home with more questions than answers. This project is emblazoned with red flags. More...

Posted 4/26/2017 12:03 AM

Time to stand up for the environment

To The Editor:  With the recent Executive Order regarding relaxing of Federal environmental constraints, all private citizens should take steps to protect the quality of their water. More...

Posted 4/4/2017 09:26 PM

There has been no proof

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Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

How's John Faso likely to vote?

To The Editor: While a carnival atmosphere swirls around the Trump administration and its assorted conflicts of interest, the radical right Congress and our newly-minted member John Faso are quietly dismantling anything decent Obama was able to accom More...

Posted 3/7/2017 09:43 PM

We can do much better

To The Editor: Each and every person who signed the Belleayre Change.Org petition or showed up at a meeting had an impact. Making noise matters. More...

Posted 2/21/2017 10:39 PM

Science is not a political topic

To The Editor:  Watching the news coming out of Washington, DC over the last few days, I feel especially compelled to comment on the issues related to science coming from the new administration. More...

Posted 2/7/2017 07:12 PM

Trails are a good investment

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Posted 1/24/2017 09:45 PM

Scared sick of GOP .plans' for Obamacare

To The Editor:  We’re still being reassured by Republicans and by Donald Trump that they have a replacement plan for health insurance once they repeal Obamacare. No one has actually seen that plan. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 09:53 PM

Looking for road kill

To the Editor:  Thank you for last week’s article highlighting lead concerns, and for offering some options in dealing with them.  More...

Posted 12/21/2016 12:48 AM

What community is all about

To The Editor:  Cheers to the Pine Hill Community Center (PHCC)!  On Saturday they hosted the 10th annual Cabaradio event, live on WIOX. More...

Posted 12/13/2016 09:37 PM

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Posted 11/22/2016 10:22 PM

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They just didn't get it  To The Editor:  Re: Your piece last week on the Andes branch of Wayne Bank.  I was hoping to read that the bank is going to adjust the outside appearance of the building to match those of the village. More...

Posted 10/18/2016 08:47 PM

You can make a difference

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Posted 10/11/2016 11:26 PM

Class for those who don't paint

Thanks so much for putting the story about the watercolor class held at the Catskill Recreation Center in the paper. There’s just one little error, and that’s the name of the workshop. More...

Posted 9/20/2016 09:07 PM

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Why the change?

To The Editor: In response to Richard Rossi’s letter in last week’s paper, I would like to explain the process of what happens when a candidate comes before a political committee. More...

Posted 9/6/2016 10:22 PM

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Flour Patch staff will be missed  To The Editor:  Thank you to the owners and staff at Flour Patch for friendly, efficient service, delicious fresh food, and a welcoming ambience for the past 16 years.  You are a landmark gathering pla More...

Posted 8/16/2016 09:38 PM

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Posted 7/26/2016 11:44 PM

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Time to stop frivolous lawsuits  To The Editor:  On July 1, Gov. Cuomo announced more tourist promotions for the Catskills. That will help grow the local economies and for that we must say thank you.  More...

Posted 7/5/2016 09:32 PM

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No more 4th of July parties To The Editor: To our friends and neighbors, we are sad to say that, after 26 years, there will be no more 4th of July parties at our place in Bovina. More...

Posted 6/21/2016 09:55 PM

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Being quiet as mice

To The Editor:  I am amazed at Matt Frisch’s latest letter to the Mailbag in support of his close friend, Harriet Grossman. More...

Posted 6/7/2016 10:09 PM

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Posted 5/24/2016 09:14 PM

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Private schools cost less than OCS

To The Editor: Thirty-nine thousand four hundred ninety-three dollars. ($39,493)!!!!! That’s how much Onteora School District spends to educate each student. More...

Posted 5/10/2016 08:30 PM

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Story topic was distorted To The Editor: Reporting of public business is probably the most important function of the news media. There was something strange in last week’s article about the Middletown Board meeting. More...

Posted 4/26/2016 07:20 PM

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Sad day for Fleischmanns To The Editor: My name is Ben Fenton. I own the River Run Bed & Breakfast on Main Street in Fleischmanns. I am also a member of the village board of trustees. More...

Posted 4/5/2016 05:36 PM

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How blessed you are  To The Editor:  I would like to publically thank the person who found my wallet in the parking lot of the Dollar General store on March 9, and brought it in, to the staff.  More...

Posted 3/22/2016 09:16 PM

The forces of evil at work

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Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

NY taxes are too burdensome

To The Editor:  Reality is hitting hard in Delaware County.  The most recent job’s report from the state shows there has been zero growth in the county over the past year. This is unfortunately not a new story for the area. More...

Posted 4/11/2017 07:28 PM

Faso sold us out on healthcare

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Posted 3/28/2017 08:26 PM

Give a voice to the voiceless

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Posted 3/14/2017 07:30 PM

Who has the right to say?

Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Assemblyman Brian Miller. The author asked that it be printed here as a letter to the editor. The proposed legislation the author references is Assembly Bill #2383 and Senate Bill #3151. More...

Posted 2/28/2017 09:49 PM

Doesn't understand the logic

To The Editor: Once again this winter, Dry Brook Road in Arkville was “sanded” and plowed, which I applaud and thank the highway department for their diligence. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 09:46 PM

How serious are we?

To The Editor: So, the 2,000-mile long wall along the border of the U.S. and Mexico will be built at a price tag of $12 billion. The only drawback is, that it will not deter immigrants from crossing the border. More...

Posted 1/31/2017 08:39 PM

It's too early to criticize

To The Editor: This is in response to Lisa Tait’s letter of January 11 headlined, “Scared sick of GOP ‘plans’ for Obamacare.” First, let me state that Lisa is chairman of the Town of Middletown Democratic Committee. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 06:51 PM

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Preserve our way of life To The Editor: I’d like to thank all of the people who were named by Mr. Thomson of Delhi in his letter to the editor of December 21 for trying to preserve our way of life here in the Catskills. Hap Reoll,Highmount More...

Posted 12/28/2016 12:47 AM

A true community

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Posted 12/6/2016 08:55 PM

Your donations help area families

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Posted 11/29/2016 10:12 PM

Claims grossly misleading information

To The Editor: Local voters are being inundated with mail from my opponent Zephyr Teachout. Unfortunately, these mailers are filled with dishonest or grossly misleading information about my character and record. More...

Posted 11/1/2016 08:24 PM

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Posted 10/18/2016 08:47 PM

Let's remember

 To The Editor: Yes, Ronald Reagan was, in 1980, an outsider candidate, and, yes, President Reagan brought real change to Washington, D.C., to the nation, and to the world. More...

Posted 9/27/2016 08:53 PM

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What do you get? To The Editor: What do you get when you combine great vision and planning, exceptional food, a great crowd and wonderful weather? An absolutely terrific Fleischmanns event! More...

Posted 9/13/2016 09:53 PM

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How lucky we are for the hospital

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Posted 8/30/2016 07:45 PM

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Don't call DEC for help with bears

To The Editor:  My wife and I live in an area where bears are common, but on July 15 a bear broke into our home at about 8 a.m. by breaking the glass in a window and entered our sunroom. Then he came back at 5 p.m. and broke another window. More...

Posted 8/2/2016 09:42 PM

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It hurts to see garbage

To The Editor: I like to think that we all love the natural beauty of our Catskills community. I like to think that our environment will remain pristine for years to come. More...

Posted 7/12/2016 07:49 PM

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Multiple catastrophes  To The Editor:  I do not understand all of the hand wringing after each horrendous machine-gunning of innocents. More...

Posted 6/28/2016 09:57 PM

Time for graduation thoughts

To The Editor:  So, our daughter has just completed her master’s degree in chemical engineering. It has been a long road and we are very proud of her accomplishments and her subsequent outstanding and rewarding career.  More...

Posted 6/14/2016 09:19 PM

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Water, water is everywhere

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Posted 5/31/2016 08:03 PM

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Posted 5/17/2016 09:09 PM

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Thank you, thank you for support of Relay for Life efforts

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Posted 5/3/2016 08:56 PM

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Shame on us for lack of caring

To The Editor:  On Monday night, March 28 there was a very informative meeting at the Phoenicia Elementary School, put on by the Route 212 Coalition.  More...

Posted 4/19/2016 08:45 PM

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Gone but not forgotten

To The Editor:  Freemasonry has enjoyed a presence in this immediate area since 1796. The building on Main Street, Margaretville was purchased in 1908. Margaretville Lodge No. More...

Posted 3/29/2016 07:40 PM