Close Roxbury Central School to restore town's vitality

To The Editor: I see that the vote is on the docket again to spend millions to prop up the aging Roxbury Central School building. It’s clear that it’s a beloved and central institution in the small town of Roxbury. More...

Posted 2/24/2015 07:00 PM

Prepare for more flooding

To The Editor: In response to the recent article about the buyout program, I would like to point out here that if the city’s review process is too complex for the county to understand, then it is the county that can’t work with the city, More...

Posted 2/17/2015 07:00 PM

Their work is cut out for them

To The Editor: Last week’s article, “Village Rips DEP Buyout Plans”, deserves your attention. More...

Posted 2/10/2015 07:00 PM

Let me decide what I'm eating

To The Editor: As a health conscience mom, I tried to feed my kids right. Now, a grandma, a deeper concern has come into my life. It is Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods. I have learned that GMO foods are not the foods we ate as kids. More...

Posted 2/3/2015 07:00 PM

Looks like sneaky politics

To The Editor: Looks like sneaky politics are not confined to Washington and Albany.   The outcry against the capital project slated for Roxbury Central School has reached the ears of the powers that be. More...

Posted 12/30/2014 07:00 PM

Stop the increasing costs

To The Editor: Responding to Diana Manson’s letter to the editor in the December 10th issue of the News, I believe we all want the best education for our children. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 07:00 PM

Selfish folks fighting the resort

To The Editor: I live directly across the valley from the proposed Belleayre Resort, with a panoramic view of the ski area’s existing slopes. There are very few homes that share this view, or would see the proposed golf course upon completion. More...

Posted 12/16/2014 07:00 PM

The Roxbury elves are preparing

To The Editor: The holiday season is fast approaching and the elves are preparing for our holiday deliveries. More...

Posted 12/16/2014 07:00 PM

Kirkside support appreciated

To The Editor: On behalf of the Kirkside Board of Directors and the Kirkside community, I want to express our appreciation to those who responded so generously supporting Kirkside in our recent fundraising campaign. More...

Posted 12/9/2014 07:00 PM

Environmental education paramount

To The Editor: Please allow me to clarify information that was put forward by Thomas Clark in his letter last week. More...

Posted 12/9/2014 07:00 PM

Project will raise taxes

To The Editor: We recently purchased and renovated a vacation home in Roxbury. We love the area and have made some great friends in Roxbury. More...

Posted 12/2/2014 07:00 PM

Time to move on

To The Editor: Regarding the assertion in the November 26 issue of this paper that Marge Miller maintain time sheets in order to prove that her position is in fact a full time position, I question whether such a requirement would force us to pay her More...

Posted 12/2/2014 07:00 PM

Climate change is not going away

To The Editor: Global climate change has not been a big issue recently. I thought it would be constructive to present some facts about this issue now that things have calmed down a bit. Climate change is occurring all over the world. More...

Posted 12/2/2014 07:00 PM

"Hanging around" doesn't qualify

To The Editor: Reading the story in last week’s CMN regarding Supervisor Marge Miller’s vulgar outbursts, witnessed by many during an open town board meeting when objecting to the town board’s failure to approve the sizeable dollar More...

Posted 11/25/2014 07:00 PM

RCS show deserved coverage

To The Editor: On November 7 and 8, Roxbury Central School drama students put on a spectacular ren- ­dition of the musical, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” The students involved all worked tirelessly for several weeks leading up to the perform More...

Posted 11/18/2014 07:00 PM

Questions supervisor's raise

To The Editor: Well, Election Day has come and gone. I am sure it is safe to assume some voters are happy, others are disappointed with the election results. Hope you all took an active part in this process. More...

Posted 11/11/2014 07:00 PM

We all miss you, Berna

To The Editor: I was sad to read in the News that Berna Van Benschoten passed away on October 25 at Mountainside Care Center.   Berna was a frequent attendee at our monthly Tea Party meetings and we all enjoyed her conversations and good humor. More...

Posted 11/11/2014 07:00 PM

Remember our veterans

To The Editor: As we awake each day and give thanks, as we remember those that have gone before us, that they are not forgotten, what we look for in our daily lives is not a given. More...

Posted 11/4/2014 07:00 PM

Offer Pat a pat on the back

To The Editor: A pat on the back and public thank-you to local Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Davis for his tireless three-year effort to improve our community flood-mitigation rating, lowering the local cost of flood insurance. We got the rating! More...

Posted 11/4/2014 07:00 PM

Schools need to consolidate

To The Editor: In a recent letter to Roxbury School District voters published in the Catskill Mountain News, Tom O’Brien laid out the proposed “much-needed five-million dollar building project” for the Roxbury School. More...

Posted 10/28/2014 07:00 PM

Essay subject of 1979 — a swimming pool — has finally come to pass

To The Editor: Since July 8, 2014 at 6 a.m. More...

Posted 10/28/2014 07:00 PM

Fleischmanns plan is a Bio-Mess

To The Editor Regarding the recent CMN article on Fleischmanns Mayor Pascarella’s plan for biomass heating, he doesn’t seem to agree with the recent Pentagon declaration stating that “climate change is an immediate threat to our nat More...

Posted 10/21/2014 07:00 PM

Ballot questions for voters on Nov. 4

To The Editor: On Election Day (November 4th) this year, voters will have 3 ballot questions: 1. amending the New York constitution to create an independent redistricting commission to at least partially remove the process from the legislature, 2. More...

Posted 10/21/2014 07:00 PM

We have a choice in this election

To The Editor: With Election Day less than a month away, we voters are asking ourselves, are we winning or are we losing in NY? We New Yorkers are not doing very well, as a matter of fact we are at the bottom. More...

Posted 10/14/2014 07:00 PM

Columbus Day, not so much

To The Editor: By now most of us don’t believe that Christopher Columbus discovered America, know­ing there were already millions of people here, leading full and productive lives. More...

Posted 10/7/2014 07:00 PM

Electoral "report card"

To the Editor: There will be no challenges in the upcoming Margaretville election, only the incumbents names will appear on the ballot. More...

Posted 2/24/2015 07:00 PM

Why continue the Watershed Agreement?

To The Editor: The article in the February 4 issue about the Margaretville Village Board’s travails with DEP may present the need to confront a larger issue. More...

Posted 2/10/2015 07:00 PM

Leadership changed needed

To The Editor: On January 24 I attended the annual Schoharie Water Quality Summit. The focus this year was on community action for flood mitigation and economic recovery after the recent flood events. More...

Posted 2/3/2015 07:00 PM

Why all the flood damage?

To The Editor: Thank you for last week’s article about the NY Rising Margaretville Bull Run project. More...

Posted 1/13/2015 07:00 PM

Reflections on the resort public hearing

To The Editor: Last Monday night, January 6 (and I pray to God) the final public hearing for the Crossroads project was held at Shandaken Town Hall. More...

Posted 1/13/2015 07:00 PM

RCS capital improvements are needed

To the Editor: As a former full-time resident and now a second homeowner lucky enough to still be employed in our neck of the woods, I wanted to send a brief shout out to support the capital project coming up for a vote on January 6 for Roxbury Centr More...

Posted 12/30/2014 07:00 PM

What's wrong at Belleayre?

To The Editor: Belleayre is off to a slow start in its third season under the ORDA administration.  We’re three weeks into the season with a pretty fair start weather wise.  How is it that Belleayre Run is still not open?  Only three expert tr More...

Posted 12/16/2014 07:00 PM

Your help is truly needed

To The Editor: Each year, our Community Christmas Project reaches out to brighten Christmas for many area residents. Last year, food baskets were delivered to 143 families, affecting 423 of your friends, relatives, and neighbors. More...

Posted 12/16/2014 07:00 PM

Don't pass a stopped school bus!

To The Editor: Just in the past month, Margaretville Central School (MCS) bus drivers have had eight vehicles pass their busses while they were stopped with their flashing red lights on. More...

Posted 12/9/2014 07:00 PM

I'd prefer not to pay more taxes, but I will

To the Editor: I am writing in response to Kathryn and Geoffrey Pierini’s letter in the Catskill Mountain News the week of December 3rd, in which they expressed their concern about the proposed capital project for the Roxbury Central School Dis More...

Posted 12/9/2014 07:00 PM

Fiendish killer is suspected

To The Editor: On Monday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 a.m., my husband and I and our two dogs took our usual hike on our property. This was a hike we have taken hundreds of times. More...

Posted 12/2/2014 07:00 PM

Supervisor claims inaccuracies

To The Editor: It would be regrettable if language used by myself in a moment of sincere frustration during the November 13th town board meeting were to succeed in distracting from the important issues facing the Town of Middletown. More...

Posted 12/2/2014 07:00 PM

Looking for Christmas angels

To The Editor: Do you know someone who is going without this holiday season? More...

Posted 11/25/2014 07:00 PM

Pray for their safety

To The Editor: A huge thank you to the students, faculty, and staff at Margaretville Central School (MCS) for the outstanding Veterans Day ceremony this past week. More...

Posted 11/18/2014 07:00 PM

A closer look at the numbers

To The Editor: The recent letter to the editor from Mr. More...

Posted 11/18/2014 07:00 PM

Big shoes to fill

To The Editor: When Phil Lenihan first show­ed up in my restaurant, Nicky and I rolled our eyes. This guy is opening an Eight-Track Museum? Are you kidding me? More...

Posted 11/11/2014 07:00 PM

The rumor mill churns

To The Editor: Senselessness always divides a small town. Follow it up with classless chatter. Done. Everyone has an opinion. The rumor mill churns quickly. More...

Posted 11/11/2014 07:00 PM

Volunteers and donors needed for Thanksgiving Day meal

To the Editor: The fifth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is being organized and we are looking for people who are willing to help make it happen. More...

Posted 11/4/2014 07:00 PM

Be an informed voter

To The Editor: In response to Janelle’s comments concerning Rob Astorino. Yes, we all need to be informed voters; however, getting your information from “Cuomo’s Attack Ads” is not an informed voter.  Get the true facts. More...

Posted 10/28/2014 07:00 PM

Who is speaking for us?

To the Editor: Who is speaking for Christians and other minorities being massacred in the Middle East and Africa? There has been a continuous loss of entire Christian communities that have lived in peace for centuries. More...

Posted 10/28/2014 07:00 PM

Claims Gibson was misrepresented

To The Editor: Why Chris Gibson Deserves your Vote: We are now coming down to just a few weeks from Election Day Nov. 04. Chris Gibson’s opponent will go full force with accusation and twisted fact. More...

Posted 10/21/2014 07:00 PM

RCS Superintendent offers facts

The following letter was sent to residents of the Roxbury Central School District. The superintendent asked the it be reprinted here. More...

Posted 10/21/2014 07:00 PM

Think before voting for Rob Astorino

To the Editor:    Think before voting for Rob Astorino. If he becomes governor, Mr. More...

Posted 10/21/2014 07:00 PM

Easier winter thanks to MARK

To The Editor: We would like to take this time to thank some people who worked on our “home” this past summer, thanks to the good people at the MARK Project. It all started out with a meeting with MARK’s Katie Camillone. More...

Posted 10/14/2014 07:00 PM

Transgeneration tennis: retrospective and projections

To The Editor: At the dedication celebration that took place last Saturday at the new Fleischmanns courts, tennis pro Mark Birman, Mayor Todd Pascarella, and I commented on the importance of igniting a love for the sport in the youth population. More...

Posted 10/7/2014 07:00 PM