Opinion

Many types, definitions of socialism

To the Editor: PAST: Our Pilgrims lived over two centuries BEFORE Marx and Engels even wrote their Communist Manifesto in 1848. It’s well documented that half the Pilgrim’s labor force died from crop failure, malnutrition, exhaustion, exposure and communicable illnesses–not laziness– not socialism. And the first Thanksgiving in 1621 was celebrated due to the first successful corn harvest, thanks to […]

Budget must encourage people to stay in NYS


President Trump and Governor Cuomo are in a war of words again – certainly not breaking news. This time around the back and forth centers on the upstate economy with President Trump advising upstate residents to move out. The president’s actual words to people who feel things aren’t going their way, “If New York isn’t gonna treat them better, I […]

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Colonists were socialists

To the Editor: This is in response to Gloria Zola-Mulloy’s letter to the editor saying that the Pilgrims did not have a Socialist government. Ms. Zola-Mulloy, I take exception to your comment that my information was from the “uneducated ramblings was of Rush Limbaugh.” I could insinuate that you got your facts from CNN; however, I will not take the […]

Participation appreciated



To the Editor: We want to thank the more than 100 people who participated in the January 18th Community Action Summit on Addiction Prevention and Treatment and the Catskill Mountain News for reporting on it in last week’s newspaper. The day reinforced that we are part of a caring community of engaged, “can-do” people. We must end the stigma associated […]

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Re-read this history



To the Editor: Responding to Richard Rossi’s letter, he is obviously getting his information from the uneducated ramblings of Rush Limbaugh, rather than the history books. Rossi says that socialism didn’t work for the Pilgrims, and begs us to go back to the year 1620. He calls the Pilgrim’s early settlement an “essentially socialist commune.” Simply explained, the Pilgrims were […]

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Maloney fights back!

Commentary

“Bustin’ rocks in the hot sun. I fought the law and the law won.” Bobby Fuller Four, 1960. The Ulster County ethics board didn’t sentence maverick legislator Joe Maloney to hard labor, but they did fine him $7,000 – half his annual legislative salary – in a closed-door session, for violation of the county’s ethics code. To wit, the five-member […]


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