Hospital's early intervention saves many lives

To The Editor: Thank you for your article about Sue Doig’s journey from sickness to health. More...

Posted 12/17/2013 07:00 PM

Community help needed for Community Christmas Project

To The Editor: Each year, our Community Christmas Project reaches out to brighten Christmas for many area residents. Last year, baskets were delivered to 159 families affecting 530 of your friends, relatives, and neighbors. More...

Posted 12/10/2013 07:00 PM

Put a shovel in the ground for Belleayre Resort

To the Editor: Though it has been over five months since the public hearing, we were pleased to read that the Belleayre Resort Project has submitted plans to the Middletown and Shandaken planning boards.  The full build-out of Belleayre Mountain Ski More...

Posted 12/3/2013 07:00 PM

Maggie the Dog, what a life!

To The Editor: Matt and I said goodbye to Maggie on October 22. Her energy level was declining (she was 14), and when she stopped eating we took her to Doctor Dan in Grand Gorge. He took a few blood tests and an X -Ray, which showed advanced cancer. More...

Posted 12/3/2013 07:00 PM

Where are we headed

To The Editor: During the last century, Europe witnessed the violent clash of two political ideologies diametrically opposed to each other – on the Left – Communism, on the Right – National Socialism. More...

Posted 11/19/2013 07:00 PM

Support Main Street businesses

To The Editor: Yet another Election Day has come and gone. Some citizens are happy, others are sad.  The politicians have stepped down from their soapboxes, the campaign speeches have stopped. The lawn signs are gone. More...

Posted 11/19/2013 07:00 PM

He will truly be missed

To The Editor: I’d like to thank Don Hogan for his service and love for the Town of Andes.  Don has always been the start of my day since I started teaching at Andes Central School back in 2004. More...

Posted 11/19/2013 07:00 PM

This is where it pays off

To The Editor: I’d like to congratulate the Margaretville boys’ varsity soccer team on their Section D Championship.  They worked long and hard for it. Great job boys! I’d also would like to thank the boys’ coaches. More...

Posted 11/12/2013 07:00 PM

This is a disgrace

To The Editor: The fact that the week before the town supervisor election an inaccurate and biased article was headlined on the front page of the Catskill Mountain News (CMN) is unprofessional and violates journalistic ethics. More...

Posted 11/5/2013 07:00 PM

Judges bound by the law

To The Editor: I read with deep concern the letter from Warren Slavin, candidate for Middletown Town Justice, regarding what he intends to do if he is elected. More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

Positive re-election campaign

To The Editor: I’d like to thank Marge Miller for her positive re-election campaign.  In the face of fire, she has focused her campaign on issues and her fine record of accomplishments. More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

Learned a lot in two years

To The Editor: It is not easy being a town supervisor, but Marge Miller has been an effective one. On the county level, she has strongly represented the Town of Middletown with both skill and independence. More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

County bed tax is unfair

To The Editor: On the proposed Delaware County bed tax, I have spoken to several local homeowners and business owners, and found a growing outrage at the proposed new tax.  I completely agree with the points they made, which include the following: In More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

She deserves our support

To The Editor: I was privileged to have served on the Middletown Town Board in the 1970s.   It’s apparent that managing the town is so much more complicated now than it used to be. More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

Advocates three-step program

To The Editor: My last letter briefly described my philosophy of the justice system. Here is a condensed framework of how I will effectively carry out the actual job of town justice. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Scrap the rails and make trails

To The Editor: There are better ideas than railroads for Highmount. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Unclaimed funds could be yours

To The Editor: During these poor economic times I believe that we as a community need to help each other whenever possible. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Catskill Recreation Center thanks

To The Editor: Now that the steel is going up for the roof of the Catskill Recreation Center on county Route 38, I write to publicly thank the Middletown Town Board, Supervisor Marjorie Miller, and the Middletown government administrators for having More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Serve with dignity, fairness, diligence

To The Editor: I write this letter to give the voting public in the Town of Middletown a better picture of why I am running for Town of Middletown Justice. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Andes taxpayers beware

To The Editor: Town of Andes Assessor Tina Moshier works five days a week and is paid $39,000 a year. She also receives a family health plan, fully paid for by the town. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Fighting a war that is already lost

To The Editor: There are now more Americans in our jails than there were prisoners in Stalin’s Gulag Archipelago. Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact in our nation today. More...

Posted 10/15/2013 07:00 PM

Sign stealing is wrong no matter what

To The Editor: Vandals are what I would call them.  The cowardly, disrespectful, and un-American acts that have occurred near the Millbrook Road. More...

Posted 10/15/2013 07:00 PM

Let's pull together for Fleischmanns

To The Editor: I was recently at the celebration of 100 years of the Village of Fleischmanns.  The event was not well advertised and I was surprised that there were no formal commemorations, speeches, announcements or proclamations. More...

Posted 9/10/2013 07:00 PM

Proud of Andes firefighters

To The Editor: It was the Sunday evening before Labor Day and I was just finishing the last strokes of paint on the shutters. We heard turkeys gobbling in the distance, as if they were warning us that something was about to happen. More...

Posted 9/10/2013 07:00 PM

Really only one choice

To The Editor: Over 40 years ago I registered as a Democrat. I have steadfastly remained a registered Democrat so that I could vote in all Democratic primaries. More...

Posted 9/3/2013 07:00 PM

Thanks to all who helped with Mville Thanksgiving Dinner

To the Editor:     Thank you to everyone who supported the Margaretville area Community Thanksgiving Dinner on November 28. More...

Posted 12/10/2013 07:00 PM

Happy Trails to faithful companion Schnozzie

To The Editor: On Friday, Nov. 29 our beloved dog, Schnoz, left this earthly plain to see if she could be of service on another. More...

Posted 12/10/2013 07:00 PM

Fear the renewal notice

To The Editor: I just receive my homeowner’s insurance renewal notice and it is infuriating. For 2013 my homeowner’s insurance premium was $316. For 2014 the premium will be $521, a 65 percent increase. More...

Posted 12/3/2013 07:00 PM

Please support the Roxbury Holiday Fund

To The Editor: Another year has rolled around and it is time again to think about our neighbors during the holiday season. We will be delivering food boxes and opening our “FREE” toy store in a few weeks. More...

Posted 12/3/2013 07:00 PM

Promises were made; lies were told

To The Editor: Yet another Election Day has come and gone. Some citizens are happy, others are sad.  The politicians have stepped down from their soapboxes, the campaign speeches have stopped. The lawn signs are gone. More...

Posted 11/19/2013 07:00 PM

Campaign of change

To The Editor: I want to recognize the more than 100 voters in the Town of Middletown who accepted my platform of positive change for the United State’s Justice System. More...

Posted 11/19/2013 07:00 PM

Vilification played a greater role

To The Editor: I don’t often write letters to the editor, but the recent supervisor’s race in the Town of Middletown forces me to write for the second time in a month. More...

Posted 11/19/2013 07:00 PM

Great soccer season

To The Editor: The MCS boys’ soccer team, that defeated Davenport on Saturday to win the Section IV, Class D soccer championship, was truly remarkable. They not only won the title but finished their season undefeated. More...

Posted 11/5/2013 07:00 PM

Learning is a work in progress

To The Editor: For the last 21 months I have been in the most intensive on the job training of my adult life: heavy with the after effects and paperwork of Irene, challenged with the immense effort of learning a job – particularly in light of t More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

Volunteers needed for holiday meal

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

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

Pro and Cons compared

To The Editor: Although I was born in New York City, I was raised in Halcottsville and am no doubt a local. Growing up in the Catskill Mountains provided me with an incredible childhood, which shaped me into the adventurer I am today. More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

Harvest Moon Ball a success

To The Editor: On behalf of the Harvest Moon Ball and its committee members, we would like to thank all those who love our Catskill Mountain community, both near and far, who have volunteered their time and talents, their energy and imagination. More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

What he doesn't know

To The Editor: I am writing to express what I know and what I don’t know about the two candidates for Middletown Supervisor, Nelson Delameter and Marge Miller. More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

He has the right attitude

To The Editor: Over the last two years I have been in contact with our elected officials informing them of the gross unfairness taxpayers in Halcottsville and Denver have been subject to. More...

Posted 10/29/2013 07:00 PM

Many issues concerning 'bed tax'

To The Editor: The Delaware County Supervisors’ debate and proposal for a county “bed tax” sounds like a way of raising funds to boast tourism for our county. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Looking for a special senior pal?

To The Editor: Are you 60 years of age or older? Have you been looking for that very special cat or dog for a loving companion, but are unable to afford the expense of vet bills, spaying/neutering, etc.? Well, your search may be over. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Supervisor thinks she is above the law

To The Editor: It is common knowledge that the Middletown Town Supervisor Marge Miller was involved in forging a change in an updated agreement between the town and the City of New York. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

A missed opportunity at the mountain

To The Editor: My wife and I attended the Belleayre Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 12. The weather was spectacular. However, I wish I could say the same about the event itself – it was pretty dismal. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

sign wars of the times

To The Editor: The October 16 edition of Catskill Mountain News had a posting by Mr. Gavette of Margaretville in the mailbag section decrying the acts of vandalism and theft of Nelson Delameter’s campaign signs. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

County cemetery in disrepair

To The Editor: During the middle to the 1800s, Delaware County decided it was time to build a home to take care of the old, those that could not take care of themselves and families couldn’t take care of them either or perhaps their mental co More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Hardenburgh board failed to act

To The Editor: We live at 3 Hinckley Road, Millbrook Road, Town of Hardenburgh. We were informed on Thursday, Oct.17 that the bridge that services our home and five other parcels of land had been officially closed. More...

Posted 10/22/2013 07:00 PM

Author seeking information

To The Editor: I’m hoping your readers may be able to help me. I’m currently researching a book about the Irish playwright Brendan Behan and I’ve come across reports of him spending a weekend in Margaretville. More...

Posted 10/15/2013 07:00 PM

How about pursuing rail with trail for Ulster County

To The Editor: Last fall I completed a short video called “Let’s Restore Reservoir Railroading!” Since then, events have progressed ominously for the railroad faction. More...

Posted 10/1/2013 07:00 PM

Summer reading program a success

To The Editor: The Summer Reading Program at the Fairview Public Library was a great success. Fairview had a 50 percent increase in the number of participants in the program and in the number of books children and teens read over the summer. More...

Posted 9/10/2013 07:00 PM

Unfair taxation in Halcottsville

To The Editor: The centerpiece of the history of the Catskill Region focuses on the Anti-Rent Wars. King George had given large swaths of Catskill land to his inner circle. More...

Posted 9/3/2013 07:00 PM