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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 PM

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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 PM

Fairview Library anniversary celebration

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

Posted 9/2/2014 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 PM

Looking for Christmas angels

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

Posted 11/25/2014 08:00 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 08:00 PM

A closer look at the numbers

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

Posted 11/18/2014 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 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 08:00 PM