Road name change a can of worms!

To the Editor: The name change of John Tuttle Road has opened a can of worms. I am a property owner and attended the Feb. 13 Town of Middletown board meeting to voice my concerns and opposition. I was joined by my father and aunt and uncle. They are also property owners on John Tuttle Road. I am on the […]

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Do we accept this festering wound?

To the Editor: In response to Don Kalibat’s letter to the editor (4/10/19 CMN), I’d like to remind readers of the News that the Catskills weren’t part of the Confederacy. Read the plaque on the Soldier’s Monument at Courthouse Square, Delhi for a refresher. That the Delaware County Fair ever allowed the sale of the Confederate flag is a stain […]

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Deceptive labeling squelches discussion

To the Editor: In the 4/3 – 4/9 issue of CMN, a letter appeared recounting the efforts of a group of people to influence the running of the Delaware County Fair. Their demand, in general, was to prohibit the sale of “Confederate flag merchandise,” and later, “Confederate and other racist merchandise.” My issue here is the deceptive tactic of labeling; […]

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Confederate flag should go

To the Editor: In a meeting on March 25, almost 40 area residents opposed to the sale of Confederate flag merchandise at the Delaware County Fair confronted leaders of the local Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), demanding that Cornell should not support a fair that allows these racist materials to be sold. The Delaware County Cornell Cooperative Extension provides major support […]

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Anti-Semitism deserves more effort than a photo op

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made another of his surprise visits to the area last week, this time to deplore outrageous anti- Semitic incident by a 21-year old man to an 18-year-old female co-worker at the Mother Earth’s Storehouse health food store in the Town of Ulster. William Sullivan was arrested for second-degree aggravated harassment for allegedly shutting off the lights of […]

Addressing Anti-Semitic Incidents in Our Community

To the Editor: On Sunday morning, March 17, the Jewish Federation of Ulster County became aware of the anti-Semitic workplace harassment which had taken place at Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston during the week starting on Monday March 11th. Members of the Federation’s Community Relations Committee have reached out to the employee’s family to offer support, help and guidance. Committee […]

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