Think carefully about dissolution

To the Editor: The upcoming vote on disincorporation presents Fleischmanns voters with an important and difficult choice. They are being asked to weigh a certain gain against an unknown number of uncertain losses—losses they cannot now foresee or calculate. The gain of course is the tax reduction that disincorporation will bring to every property owner. The size and therefore the […]

Climate collapse is impeachable offense

To the Editor: Both Matt Frisch and John Cerullo made points here recently on why Donald Trump should be impeached. Each mentioned climate change. I disagree with Mr. Cerullo, when he implies that doing nothing to stop climate collapse, is not an impeachable offense. The Constitution lists impeachable offenses as “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” It is […]


Amanda Kovacs-Benjamin

POSTMASTER — Amanda Kovacs-Benjamin was recently named the new Postmaster at the Arkville Post Office, where she has worked for the better part of the last year. Kovacs- Benjamin was sworn in at the post office on Route 28 in Arkville on Tuesday, November 19, where a small reception was held after. CNews photo by Eddie Donoghue.

Don’t lose your voice

To the Editor: So here we are, at a crossroad. Do we disincorporate the Village of Fleischmanns and lose our voice or do we remain independent? I suppose to some, perhaps saving “$200 a year” seems more important than keeping their identity. Through the years, volunteers have worked tirelessly to maintain and operate the village. At village meetings the floor […]

Legal immigrants help

To the Editor: I was sorry to hear of Sue Ihlo’s upcoming closure of The Cheese Barrel, due to lack of available help. This does not seem to be a unique case. I have heard that several local businesses have called it quits after not being able to find appropriate and reliable help. Others are overworked and understaffed due to […]

Save the Park, Vote no

To the Editor: I am a retired attorney and have been coming to this area for over 64 years. During this time, I have enjoyed many events in the Fleischmanns Village Park and I am sorry to see that its existence is in jeopardy. By Deed made May 11, 1914, Julius and Lilly Fleischmann deeded the park to the Trustees […]

CMRR asset to Ulster County

To the Editor: The Catskill Mountain Railroad has been working hard to expand its operation and its positive impact on Ulster County. In a recent report from Tourism Economics, commissioned for the New York State Tourism Promotion Agencies, it was reported that Ulster County tourism spending grew by 11 percent in 2018 over 2017, with similar growth in 2016 and […]

Nolan works hard

To the Editor: Few people have worked for the greater good on more issues facing the rural communities of far west Ulster County than Kathy Nolan. She’s an intelligent, hard-working representative for us at the County level in Kingston. She listens and spearheads our priorities as a diligent, effective legislator. She has delivered on job opportunities and worked to make […]

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 […]

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