What a hypocrite

To the Editor: I was shocked when I read in the Watershed Post, dated October 4, regarding “WIOX employee fired for sending offen­sive station emails to candidate.” This article is about inappropriate emails sent by the office manager of More...

Posted 10/7/2014 07:00 PM

Chris knows his constituents

To The Editor: As proud Americans, we encourage everyone to vote. In our country, our voices count; many people are not as fortunate as Americans. We urge you to vote for Congressman Chris Gibson. More...

Posted 9/30/2014 07:00 PM

We have a choice with Eldridge

To The Editor: I applaud Richard Stinson’s letter of September 17. I too think that Chris Gibson is a good man on a personal level, but his voting record reflects a Representative out of touch with the needs of average folks in this district. More...

Posted 9/30/2014 07:00 PM

Good times and bad times

To The Editor: Every week I look forward to reading Brian Sweeney’s column, “Here’s the Scoop” and I usually end with a smile on my face. More...

Posted 9/23/2014 07:00 PM

Demand Justice for all of us

To the Editor: The latest report from the United Nations’ generally conservative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is terrifying. Flash floods. Hurricanes. Forest fires. Droughts. Failed crops. Violent international conflicts. More...

Posted 9/16/2014 07:00 PM

Let the people decide

To The Editor: I would like to address the article in last week’s pertaining to the bio-fuel heating plan in Fleischmanns. More...

Posted 9/16/2014 07:00 PM

Puppy Love at work for a good cause

To The Editor: You may have seen me walking around Margaretville with Hadley, a 14-month-old female yellow Lab. In November she will be going to seeing eye dog formal training at the Freedom Guide Dogs facility in Cassville. More...

Posted 9/2/2014 07:00 PM

Correcting the record

To The Editor: We want to thank Mr. Sanford for his editorial in the August 13 edition of the Catskill Mountain News regarding the need for school districts in our area and across the state to share services. More...

Posted 8/19/2014 07:00 PM

There are honest people

To The Editor: I would like to thank the person who found my wallet last Friday on Route 28 and turned it in to Sanford Auto Parts. More...

Posted 8/19/2014 07:00 PM

Explore the exciting possibilities

To The Editor, Over the weekend it was brought to our attention that the Margaretville Central School will lose both of its administrators. More...

Posted 8/12/2014 07:00 PM

Postal plan is the worst plan

To The Editor: “Survey says”… When the public is presented with bad choices, they tend not to choose or vote. The U.S. More...

Posted 8/12/2014 07:00 PM

Public has a right to know

To The Editor: Instead of resorting to innuendo, Crossroads could do more to further public discourse by responding directly to the substance of the Public and Environmental Finance Associates (PEFA) critique of the resort’s financial assumptio More...

Posted 8/12/2014 07:00 PM

Rail with Trail is the best alternative

To The Editor: Since moving to Minneapolis a little more than two years ago, I have mostly avoided commentary and involvement in Shandaken politics. More...

Posted 8/5/2014 07:00 PM

Correcting the record

To the Editor: A recent obituary for Robert Purcell of Roxbury has disturbed us deeply, primarily out of empathy and concern for persons who may have suffered as a result of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy. More...

Posted 7/29/2014 07:00 PM

Hard pressed to understand

To The Editor: As the time has come for the long-awaited decision on the DEC’s review of the Belleayre Resort Project, one cannot help but wonder if the bureaucratic bottleneck will continue. With the recent story in the NY Times about Gov. More...

Posted 7/29/2014 07:00 PM

Buyouts are a win-win

To The Editor: I would like to respond to the article written by Dick Sanford in the Catskill Mountain News. Before anyone writes an article in the newspaper they should do the proper research. More...

Posted 7/22/2014 07:00 PM

Comments on Andes pool issues

To The Editor: This letter is in response to Andes Town Supervisor Martin Donnelly’s letter in last week’s Catskill Mountain News regarding the ongoing problems with the opening of the Andes pool. More...

Posted 7/22/2014 07:00 PM

Burning forestland in Colonial times

To The Editor: A new book shows that it was colonial settlers who practiced burning forestland in colonial times.  “Muncie Indian Trade in Ulster County, New York, 1712 -1732”, published last year by Syracuse U. More...

Posted 7/22/2014 07:00 PM

Don't I have any rights?

To The Editor: You are listening to your television. More...

Posted 7/15/2014 07:00 PM

Reserve hunting for summer months

To The Editor: Referring to your article last week on homeowners grappling with the bear population; an early firearms season as a solution to increase the bear “harvest” beginning the Saturday after Labor Day sounds like a bad idea.  Th More...

Posted 7/15/2014 07:00 PM

Is Politics Involved?

To The Editor: Could any unbiased person understand Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board Pres­ident Triolo’s logic when he argues that the Town of Middle­town is represented on the CWC Board of Directors when the Middletown Supervisor was More...

Posted 7/8/2014 07:00 PM

Viewpoint is just plain nonsensical

To The Editor: With all due respect to Cats­kill Mountain News Editor Dick Sanford, I believe he lacks an understanding of the personal hardship of living in a flood plain. More...

Posted 7/1/2014 07:00 PM

Where are our elected reps?

To The Editor: Your piece last week about the irresponsible delay by the DEC in dealing with the resort application was one of your best-written and most-important editorials. I wonder, where are our elected officials in this matter? More...

Posted 7/1/2014 07:00 PM

CWC's position on buyouts

To The Editor:  On behalf of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), I am responding to Supervisor Miller’s letter to the editor of last week. More...

Posted 7/1/2014 07:00 PM

Middletown was on the record

To The Editor: I would like to thank News’ Editor Dick Sanford for expressing his view on the DEP’s attempt to circumvent several vital aspects of the MOA. More...

Posted 6/24/2014 07:00 PM

Not again — signs of the times

To the Editor: We are heading into election season and the campaign signs are popping up in yards and along roads. Unfortunately signs are also disappearing. More...

Posted 9/30/2014 07:00 PM

The Post Office is nuts!

To The Editor: The residents of the hamlet of New Kingston were asked by post office authorities for its feedback on potential service changes, so intelligent cost-saving decisions could be made concerning our post office. More...

Posted 9/30/2014 07:00 PM

Time to put a shovel in the ground

To The Editor: In reference to your article last week, “CHA vows to keep fighting resort,” it’s now quite clear that the Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA) will never stop trying to kill the proposed Belleayre Resort, just as they hav More...

Posted 9/30/2014 07:00 PM

SKCS Superintendent apologizes for perception of team's insensitivity

To The Editor: On September 25, the South Kortright girls’ soccer team played the Margaretville girls’ soccer team. The game was very competitive, and arguably the refs did not manage the game as well as they could have. More...

Posted 9/30/2014 07:00 PM

Pay attention to his votes

To The Editor: Chris Gibson is a very good man. Unfortunately, he has not fought for the needs of our community. Mr. Gibson is part of the Republican majority that has cut funding to the postal service. More...

Posted 9/23/2014 07:00 PM

Out of touch candidate

To The Editor: I admire and respect the fact that Chris Gibson has served his country well in the military but I find his statement that Sean Eldridge is an “Out of Touch candidate” to be ludicrous. More...

Posted 9/16/2014 07:00 PM

Herculean efforts applauded

To The Editor: Once again the Historical Society of Middletown has presented a fantastic musical program. Up at the Historical Society Hall on Cemetery Road, we had the pleasure of hearing the 77th Regimental Balladeers from Windham. More...

Posted 9/2/2014 07:00 PM

Fairview Library anniversary celebration

To The Editor: On Saturday, Aug. More...

Posted 9/2/2014 07:00 PM

Big fat tax deduction

To The Editor:    In response to Matthew Frisch’s letter to the editor last week, the “Public has the right to know.”  The one thing the public does indeed have the right to know is this: Where did Mr. More...

Posted 8/19/2014 07:00 PM

We still live in a capitalistic country

To The Editor: I read with great interest the letter written by Matthew Frisch of the Catskill Heritage Alliance pertaining to the public’s “right to know” certain aspects of Cross­roads proposed Highmount Spa Resort, in particular More...

Posted 8/19/2014 07:00 PM

Swart Street bridge progress

To the Editor: Your readers might be happy to know that I received another email from Alison Kohler, FEMA Region II Deputy Director, stating that there has been progress on the Swart Street bridge project.  She states, “You’ll see that t More...

Posted 8/12/2014 07:00 PM

There is no free ride

To The Editor: I have been following your articles over the past few weeks concerning the “flood buy-out” program. Both sides have raised issues and concerns for and against this program. More...

Posted 8/12/2014 07:00 PM

No tax dollars used on students' trip

To The Editor: I was happy to see the wonderful article in last week’s paper about the joint Margaretville/ Roxbury trip to Europe this past July. More...

Posted 8/5/2014 07:00 PM

No charitable contributions required

To The Editor: I read with interest the article appearing in last week’s edition reporting on the Comptroller’s evaluation of ORDA’s finances. Particularly the comments by Mel Litoff and Gary Gailes. More...

Posted 7/29/2014 07:00 PM

Thrilled to have facility

To The Editor: As new and avid swimmers we are happy to have an opportunity to begin exercising again at the Catskill Recreation Center. More...

Posted 7/29/2014 07:00 PM

Request shows lack of understanding

To The Editor: The Board of Directors of the Belleayre Conservatory has pas­sed a resolution taking strong issue with the Office of Comptroller DiNapoli’s findings and suggestions in regard to the relationship between ORDA and the Conservatory. More...

Posted 7/29/2014 07:00 PM

Who said print is dead?

To The Editor: Just a note to say thanks to you and writer John Bernhardt for the article that he wrote about the East Meredith Depot’s open house. People arrived with the Catskill Mountain News in their hands. More...

Posted 7/22/2014 07:00 PM

What neighbors do for each other

To The Editor: Friday, July 11, my husband took our dog Tonto to the state park land at the end of Lower Birch Creek Road (UBC). Some swimmers were there. Bam! A blast from their boom box made him bolt. Then he did what he does best. More...

Posted 7/22/2014 07:00 PM

It's simply democracy at work

To The Editor: Last week’s letter alleging that partisan politics was behind Supervisor Miller’s failure to be voted to the CWC board was unfortunate. More...

Posted 7/15/2014 07:00 PM

Andes pool problem explained

To The Editor: This open letter is for those of you who have expressed your concern, disappointment, and downright anger (and you know who you are) to the board, our town clerk, and myself regarding the delay in the opening of the Andes pool. More...

Posted 7/15/2014 07:00 PM

Now more than ever: push for resort

To The Editor: It is vitally important that all who support the Belleayre Resort contact Governor Cuomo urging him to communicate to DEC Commissioner Martens the importance of completion of all in-house staff work so that a Final Environmental Impact More...

Posted 7/15/2014 07:00 PM

Forbid Land Acquisitions in Villages

To The Editor: It seems an appropriate time to weigh in on the highly charg­ed topic of so-called DEP flood buyouts. More...

Posted 7/8/2014 07:00 PM

On the backs of you and me

To The Editor: Editor Sanford’s editorial, “Governor, make resort call,” held both inaccuracies and lapses of common sense. More...

Posted 7/1/2014 07:00 PM

Is history repeating itself

To The Editor: As we approach the 4th of July - Independence Day, and reflecting back on our past Memorial Day, a bit of sorrow has overcome me. More...

Posted 7/1/2014 07:00 PM

Reasoning is Shortsighted

To The Editor: I was startled to read Dick Sanford’s editorial opposing a buyout of flood prone properties in Margaretville or Fleischmanns. His reasoning is shortsighted and very selfish. More...

Posted 6/24/2014 07:00 PM