Take back our election

To The Editor:  Does the Town of Middletown need a PAC? The purpose of a PAC is to funnel campaign money indirectly to candidates. This creates secrecy and can lead to distrust in the political process.  More...

Posted 9/22/2015 11:52 PM

Not done this way here

To The Editor:  In last week’s CMN, Middletown PAC (MPAC) purported to be promoting good government.  Two principle requirements for good government are integrity and transparency. These qualities seem notably lacking in MPAC.  More...

Posted 9/15/2015 09:40 PM

Pattern of distortion continues

To The Editor:  This is my first letter to the editor and I am writing this to address ongoing claims from Marge Miller about my mileage and accusations about doublecharging the town.  More...

Posted 9/15/2015 09:40 PM

Give credit where it's due

To The Editor:  I just have to say, we have to give credit where credit is due! John Biruk and crew, be proud of your work. You put the state and county to shame. Your work is impressive. P.S. More...

Posted 9/1/2015 10:06 PM

We should make the choice ourselves

To The Editor:  I registered in the Independence Party because it was supposed to be independent of the Republican and the Democrats. More...

Posted 8/25/2015 10:09 PM

An unusual year. Mark your calendar!

To The Editor:  Middletown voters will have an unusual election this year. Off year (local) elections don’t get the attention Presidential year elections get. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 02:22 PM

More common sense, less nonsense

To The Editor:  There is a Democratic Primary for the office of supervisor in the Town of Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 10.  More...

Posted 8/19/2015 02:22 PM

Do the right thing for farmstand

To The Editor:  Upon watching the proceedings of the last Sandakan Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, it seems the members are playing a very stupid game with the Hanover Farms application to reopen the farm stand in Mt. Tremper. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 02:22 PM

Support a sustainable resort

To The Editor:  The DEC decision has been made and many remain concerned by the scale of the project and the unaddressed environmental and community issues. More...

Posted 8/4/2015 11:57 PM

The staff is extraordinarily helpful

To The Editor:  This letter is in response to the letter about Freshtown in the July 15 issue of the Catskill Mountain News.  More...

Posted 7/28/2015 10:02 PM

Not many like them anymore

To The Editor:  These last few days have been very sad days for the people who live in and visit our area. We have lost two of our very deep-rooted people who gave tremendous time and energy to make our area a better place.  More...

Posted 7/28/2015 10:02 PM

Voting is a right and an honor

To The Editor:  It was a welcome surprise to see that our local elections are heating up. I say, a welcome surprise, in that I believe our citizens are finally waking up. More...

Posted 7/21/2015 08:48 PM

Freshtown grocery scanner

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Posted 7/15/2015 12:05 PM

Babe Ruth would be proud

To The Editor:  Last week’s letter in the Mailbag from Frank Adamiak of the Shephard Hill Golf Club was touching and made me want to respond to his feelings of being disheartened.  More...

Posted 6/24/2015 10:12 AM

The drinks are on me!

To The Editor:  On a trip to Kingston a few days ago I needed gas, pulled in to the gas station and to my chagrin did not have my credit card in my wallet where it usually is! More...

Posted 6/24/2015 10:12 AM

Misleading campaign statements

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Posted 6/17/2015 10:07 AM

The future lies in limbo

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Posted 6/17/2015 10:07 AM

New activities at Pine Hill Lake

To The Editor:  I just read with interest Mr. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 10:46 AM

At times like these

To The Editor:  Too often, I write letters to newspapers or to my elected officials out of anger.  But maybe it’s time to be grateful.  More...

Posted 6/10/2015 10:46 AM

Belleayre beach is open

To The Editor:  Belleayre Mountain scheduled the Belleayre beach opening for Memorial Day weekend to provide yet another recreational opportunity for area guests.  More...

Posted 6/3/2015 09:18 AM

Wake up and do their job

To The Editor: It is Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake has no lifeguard! It was hot and sunny and all the people who paid to go there were told they could not swim. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 11:22 AM

It's good to get involved

To The Editor:  Many dignitaries attended the annual Republican dinner Saturday night at the American Legion Hall in Margaretville. Congressman Chris Gibson gave a rousing patriotic speech on the founding of America. More...

Posted 5/21/2015 02:45 PM

Opting out a good lesson for students

To The Editor:  The opt out movement is a spontaneous mass response to abuse of students and teachers by the so called ed reformers, school privatizers and the testing industry.  More...

Posted 5/12/2015 08:00 PM

Bullying behavior is unacceptable

To The Editor,  I read the Catskill Mountain News article regarding the employee dispute at Middletown Town Hall.  More...

Posted 5/12/2015 08:00 PM

Bullying behavior is unacceptable

To The Editor, I read the Catskill Mountain News article regarding the employee dispute at Middletown Town Hall. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 08:00 PM

Few attorneys are as experienced

To The Editor:  In the 20 years as a clerk in the Delaware County Courthouse, I saw many, many attorneys at work. Some of these attorneys would make an excellent County or Surrogate County Judge. More...

Posted 9/22/2015 11:52 PM

Still a job to do for resort

To The Editor  Journalistic ethics required Joan Lawrence-Bauer to disclose her former paid association with Crossroads Ventures. Her bias in favor of the development shows in her statement. More...

Posted 9/15/2015 09:40 PM

The canary in the coal mine

To The Editor:  Some people don’t see it. They don’t have a clue. Others see it and turn their backs, don’t want to deal with it. The permit to reconstruct this dam should never have happened. More...

Posted 9/1/2015 10:06 PM

Wants fair and accurate reporting

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Posted 8/25/2015 10:09 PM

Recapping Supervisor Miller's history

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Posted 8/25/2015 10:09 PM

The public is on to you

To The Editor:  Wherever I go around town, one major topic of conversation is how the Catskill Mountain News has turned its front page into an editorial page, using socalled “news” articles to promote one of the candidates for Middle More...

Posted 8/19/2015 02:22 PM

Legal costs need controlling

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Posted 8/19/2015 02:22 PM

Don't editorialize the news

To The Editor: For several months I have continuously read in the Catskill Mountain News of what appears to be a dysfunctional town board with constant drama taking over every meeting. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 02:22 PM

Triple the number of visitors

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Posted 8/4/2015 11:57 PM

Chicken and ribs enjoyment

To The Editor:  On Saturday the Big Indian- Oliverea Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary held its 54th Annual Chicken and Ribs Barbecue.  More...

Posted 8/4/2015 11:57 PM

There are many alternatives

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Posted 7/28/2015 10:02 PM

Professional manager needed

To The Editor:  This is a wake-up call for Delaware County.  More...

Posted 7/28/2015 10:02 PM

We need more to offer visitors

To The Editor:  Re your editorial in last week’s paper, finally someone who has the nerve to speak the truth! More...

Posted 7/15/2015 12:05 PM

Citizens should be aware of actions in Margaretville

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Posted 7/8/2015 01:50 PM

Misrepresented or misunderstood

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Posted 6/24/2015 10:12 AM

Grateful for your kindness

To the Editor:  As a long time resident of Roxbury, I just wanted to go on record acknowledging the generosity of Frank Adamiak at Shephard Hills Golf Club.  More...

Posted 6/24/2015 10:12 AM

Shame on the Catskill Mountain News

To The Editor:  The DEP worker-shooting case went to trial on June 2nd. When the murder occurred last year, the Catskill Mountain News ran three articles related to the incident. Why has there been no reporting of the outcome?  More...

Posted 6/17/2015 10:07 AM

No easy or quick solution

To The Editor:  I attended the Town of Middletown Town Board meeting last week Tuesday. Aside from the usual matters, two guest speakers addressed board members and the public concerning local endeavors to foster tourism in the Catskill Mtn. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 10:07 AM

Stop negative campaigning

To The Editor:  A new judgeship has been created in Delaware County to deal with Family Court matters. Family Court matters currently represent well over 70 percent of total cases coming before an overworked County Judge Carl Becker in Delhi. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 10:46 AM

Can't beat Tremperskill Store

To The Editor:  For all of those who’ve been mourning the loss of the store and gas station in Andes, I have to recommend the Tremperskill Country Store. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 09:18 AM

Thought photo was very inappropriate

To The Editor:  On the evening of May 20 my husband and I attended the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce   More...

Posted 6/3/2015 09:18 AM

Incendiary images of Margie Miller

To The Editor:  I’d love to see your publication responsibly report Middletown government without highlighting incendiary images of Margie Miller, particularly within this campaign for supervisor. More...

Posted 5/21/2015 02:45 PM

Village government has the keys

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Posted 5/21/2015 02:45 PM

It's déjà vu in Roxbury

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Posted 5/12/2015 08:00 PM

It's deja vu in Roxbury

To The Editor: Yet again Roxbury Central School District voters are being asked to approve a multi-million dollar budget to refurbish the Roxbury school building, albeit at a modestly reduced amount from previous proposals.  The last time around, the More...

Posted 5/12/2015 08:00 PM