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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pilgrims tried socialism

To the Editor: I would like to share some insight into Socialism. Unfortunately, our Democratic Party of today is far from what our parent’s and grandparent’s Democratic party represented. Today’s Democratic party has morphed into a socialistic party. Furthermore, I would like to share some thoughts of what the Pilgrims taught us about Socialism. Yes, socialism is nothing new – […]


Check the facts To the Editor: Last week’s letter in the CMN calling for the building of the “wall” demands to be fact-checked. According to the Cato Institute: An estimate for our current 700 mile border wall was originally $1.2 billion. It actually cost $7 billion. The proposed wall is for 1,000 to 2,000 more miles. According to MIT engineers, […]

Why a wall

To the Editor: There never has been so much controversy about a project coasting about $5 billion. The project is a complete wall along the border between Mexico and the United States. One has to wonder what the big deal is about spending $5 billion or $25 billion when we consider, Iraq/Afghanistan wars $2.4 trillion (Government Accounting Office) and Syria […]

It’s not too late to donate

To the Editor: Often during the holiday season time gets away from us. The good news is it’s not too late to donate. The Community Aid Fund, serving the Roxbury Central School District, will be delivering food boxes this Thursday. Fifty area families will receive turkeys with all the trimmings along with other staples such as cereal, bread, peanut butter […]

The Price of on Election 2018

To the Editor: Congratulations to the loyal opposition on their election victory last month. The voters expressed their opinions. We lost, by 3 percent. That’s Democracy. However if one looks not at the end game but rather on how the game was played one can see an interesting pattern. The rules are the some for both sides; make the opponent […]

Happy memories of Lake Switzerland

To the Editor: Return with me now to those days of yesteryear. From out of the past come the happy sounds of laughter and giggles, splishing and splashing! It was one of the crown jewels within the Village of Fleischmanns. It was Lake Switzerland with its wondrous and sometimes powerful waterfall! Many times this past summer I happened to pass […]

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