Mailbag

We can do better

To the Editor: There are specific methods to resolve conflicts. Major corporations spend millions on conflict resolution methods. Unions give seminars. Partnerships have classes and counselors. Every time there is a breakdown in this system or a refusal to properly utilize it, our society suffers. Whether it’s a defective a part that isn’t replaced, a method of operation or practice […]

Dump Trump, Keep Davis

To the Editor: President Trump deserves impeachment and Patrick Davis deserves re-election. Our minds can hold both these ideas at the same time. As for the President, read the transcript of his Ukraine call. As for Patrick, please consider the following. Every time our let’s-makea deal County Board of Supervisors acted on another sweetheart connection with local elites, Patrick stood-up […]

Elect the CPA

To the Editor: The office of Ulster County Comptroller should be of interest to every taxpayer. The Comptroller is the steward of our taxpayer money, empowered by our County charter to find and expose waste, abuse, and fraud. People may not be aware that we have more than $350 million in public funds flowing through Ulster County each year! As […]

What are you ‘Conserving’?

To the Editor: Does anyone else find it ironic that so called ‘conservatives’ are trying to drill and extract all fossil fuels, regardless of the consequences for local and world environments while ‘liberals’ want to preserve and protect places such as the Arctic Wildlife Refuge and the earth’s climate as a whole? When did breakneck exploitation of the earth’s resources, […]

‘Trump vs the weather man”

To the Editor: Trump made a typically incorrect and irresponsible statement via Twitter that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian. The National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Alabama, which takes seriously the service’s mission to provide the public with the most accurate weather forecasts possible, quickly corrected Trump’s inaccurate statement. That should have been the end of yet […]

Roxbury board hears truck woe stories


Roxbury Town Board members made quick work of a light agenda when they met on Monday, Sept. 9. After approving their minutes and hearing no comment from the sparsely filled public body, the board moved to a discussion of the electric vehicle charging stations they hope to install in the community. Kristina Zill of Transition Catskills, who has worked with […]

Glen Pedersen fills many roles at WIOX and in community

Community Voices

One of the pillars of WIOX, Glen Pedersen has been involved with the community radio station from the start, helping to raise funds and host a variety of programming. Pedersen is the host of three shows: “Cabaret Corner” which airs alternative Fridays from 8:00 -10:00 p.m.; “Mind Your Business” which airs alternative Mondays from 9:00 -10:00 a.m.; and from the […]

Pascarella seeks Middletown post

To the Editor: I am running for Middletown Supervisor because I believe I can lend my experience to help our Town grow. Our local economy once built upon a sturdy foundation of agriculture is now quite fragile. We are losing population, losing available land, building permits are down, and we are lacking a Town and County-wide vision to reverse these […]

Ely was one of a kind

To the Editor: Although I played sports at Roxbury Central School nearly 40 years ago, I still referred to him as “Coach Ely” when I ran into him. In later years, Duane Ely became my friend and somebody you could always count on if a job needed to get done. Coach Ely passed away this week but his contribution to […]

Get the info before you sign!

To the Editor: I am sending this as an open letter to all Village of Flesichmanns residents. I believe that the best way to make a decision is with as much information as possible. By signing a dissolution petition, you are forcing a vote with no information on the true future of the village. The board is committed to hiring […]


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