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 09:12 AM

Misleading campaign statements

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Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 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 09:07 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 09:46 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 08:18 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 10:22 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 01:45 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 07:00 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 07:00 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 07:00 PM

Let your voice be heard

To The Editor:  On Tuesday night, April 28 at the Town of Middletown Town Hall, the Tea Party kicked off its first meeting of the season. These are public meetings open to all.  More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

Let your voice be heard

To The Editor: On Tuesday night, April 28 at the Town of Middletown Town Hall, the Tea Party kicked off its first meeting of the season. These are public meetings open to all.  Our first meeting was a standing-room-only event. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

FUNdraiser was a great success

To The Editor: On behalf of the Morton Memorial Library Board, I’d like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to all who came out for our spring FUNdraiser, dinner at the Zephyr! More...

Posted 4/21/2015 07:00 PM

Put on their thinking caps

To The Editor: I was surprised to learn that donkey basketball would take place at Margaretville Central School. More...

Posted 3/31/2015 07:00 PM

He couldn't give up

To The Editor: Sandy Scudder suffered a major injury in a logging accident several years ago.  His survival was remarkable, and his recovery was both long and painful.   It speaks to me of the kind of people who live in the Cats­kills. More...

Posted 3/24/2015 07:00 PM

I never questioned his passion

To The Editor: I want to publicly thank Todd Pascarella for his service to Fleischmanns. More...

Posted 3/24/2015 07:00 PM

Stop donkey basketball at MCS

To The Editor:  This is a copy of the letter I wrote to John Riedl (MCS Interim Superintendent) at jriedl@margaretvillecs.org and Colin Clark (MCS Principal) at cclark@margaretvillecs.org. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

No place in today's world

To The Editor:  I felt I needed to write you about some disturbing news. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Donkey basketball is cruel

To The Editor:  Earlier this week we learned that the MCS Honor Society is planning to host a “donkey basketball” match this April as their big fundraiser.  More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

A flawed project

To The Editor:  The following is a quote from the application for the N.Y. Rising-Bull Run Project sent from the Margaretville village office to Albany. It is the section to justify the project.  More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

"Peace in Our Time"

To The Editor: Is there a strange, frightening, and compelling analogy between Neville Chamberlain negotiating with Hitler in 1939 and the arguably failed presidency of Barack Obama (and Mr. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Stop Donkey Basketball at MCS

To The Editor: This is a copy of the letter I wrote to John Riedl (MCS Interim Superintendent) at jriedl@margaretvillecs.org and Colin Clark (MCS Principal) at cclark@margaretvillecs.org. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

No Place in Today's World

To The Editor: I felt I needed to write you about some disturbing news. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

DEP flood programs explained

To The Editor: Over the past several weeks, there have been stories and letters in the Catskill Mountain News about two voluntary programs that will use New York City funding to reduce the impact of storm-related flooding throughout the region. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Water's running again — thank you!

To The Editor: My neighbor, Mary Ann Todd, and I both had the same experience recently, frozen water! I contacted Jerry Hamil, “The Water Guy”, and he and Ray Kohl came out about 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23. More...

Posted 3/3/2015 07:00 PM

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 09:07 AM

The future lies in limbo

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Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

New activities at Pine Hill Lake

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

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 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 09:46 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 08:18 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 08:18 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 01:45 PM

Village government has the keys

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Posted 5/21/2015 01:45 PM

It's déjà vu in Roxbury

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Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 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 07:00 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 07:00 PM

Not equity and not ethical

To The Editor:  The town-wide Roxbury assessments have raised concerns about the changing community dynamics, the equity of tax bills, and the sustainability of the area farms.  More...

Posted 4/28/2015 07:00 PM

Not equity and not ethical

To The Editor: The town-wide Roxbury assessments have raised concerns about the changing community dynamics, the equity of tax bills, and the sustainability of the area farms.  Many properties in Roxbury are owned by second homeowners, land has been More...

Posted 4/28/2015 07:00 PM

Week of the Young Child

To The Editor: The Week of the Young Child is April 12 to April 18.  Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children’s earliest years in shaping their learning and development.  Yet, never before have the needs of young chi More...

Posted 4/7/2015 07:00 PM

Support was overwhelming

To The Editor: Congratulations to the Hubbell Companies, their people, and also everyone else who helped and supported the fundraising event Saturday for Sandy Scudder. The support was overwhelming. More...

Posted 3/24/2015 07:00 PM

Sounds prudent to me

To The Editor: It was alarming to read that the only concern of the Shandaken Planning Board, under chair Don Brewer, as recounted by Jay Braman Jr., regarding the report prepared by its counterpart at the county level on the Belleayre resort’s More...

Posted 3/24/2015 07:00 PM

Donkey Basketball concerns addressed

To The Editor: There has been much controversy during the last few days over Margaretville National Honor Society’s choice to host a donkey basketball fundraising event. More...

Posted 3/17/2015 07:00 PM

Stop animal cruelty

To The Editor:  I have just heard that the Margaretville School is going to have a Donkey Basketball fund-raiser. I find it incredible in this day and age that this type of “entertainment” is still acceptable.  More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

“Peace in our time”

To The Editor:  Is there a strange, frightening, and compelling analogy between Neville Chamberlain negotiating with Hitler in 1939 and the arguably failed presidency of Barack Obama (and Mr. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Time to join the 21st century

To The Editor:  In regards to the up-coming fund-raiser for Margaretville Central School using Donkey Basketball.  More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

DEP flood programs explained

To The Editor:  Over the past several weeks, there have been stories and letters in the Catskill Mountain News about two voluntary programs that will use New York City funding to reduce the impact of storm-related flooding throughout the region. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

A flawed project

To The Editor: The following is a quote from the application for the N.Y. Rising-Bull Run Project sent from the Margaretville village office to Albany. It is the section to justify the project. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Stop Animal Cruelty

To The Editor: I have just heard that the Margaretville School is going to have a Donkey Basketball fund-raiser. I find it incredible in this day and age that this type of “entertainment” is still acceptable. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Donkey Basketball is Cruel

To The Editor: Earlier this week we learned that the MCS Honor Society is planning to host a “donkey basketball” match this April as their big fundraiser. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Time to make tough choices

To The Editor: The Roxbury Central School District (RSCD) is going to the voters again in May for approval on the repair project. In conjunction with last week’s “Mailbag” by Gregory, I have to say, it is time for reality. More...

Posted 3/3/2015 07:00 PM