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Think before voting for Rob Astorino

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To the Editor:
   Think before voting for Rob Astorino. If he becomes governor, Mr. Astorino will, “reduce spending on unemployment.” Why would I vote for someone who would reduce spending on unemployment insurance and punish me, my family or my friend for losing a job? Don’t we pay into unemployment insurance when we work?  Why should I vote for someone who would take my own money away from me in my time of need? Suppose his new limited unemployment benefit runs out before I finish my retraining classes at SUNY?  No money - no more classes. And then what do I do to get a decent job?


Ballot questions for voters on Nov. 4

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To The Editor:
On Election Day (November 4th) this year, voters will have 3 ballot questions: 1. amending the New York constitution to create an independent redistricting commission to at least partially remove the process from the legislature, 2. allowing for electronic transmission of bills to legislators and 3. issuing new school bonds.
 I hope that the Catskill Mountain News can elaborate more on these questions as it is often the case that voters arrive at the polls totally unaware of the what’s on the ballot, other than certain candidates.  


RCS Superintendent offers facts

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The following letter was sent to residents of the Roxbury Central School District. The superintendent asked the it be reprinted here.

Dear Resident:
Last March at the regular monthly Board of Education meeting, I formally recommended the initiation of a separate referendum for your consideration at the May 20, 2014 annual budget vote. With the Board of Education’s approval, this proposed referendum requested that we initiate a much-needed five-million dollar building project, bonding four-million dollars and utilizing one-million dollars in reserves. The source of the reserve funding included $125,000 from the Unemployment Insurance Reserve and $875,000 from the Retirement Reserve, per a recommendation for such release of these reserves from a recent audit conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s office. In May, the qualified voters of the district approved the proposed building project.


Fleischmanns plan is a Bio-Mess

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To The Editor
Regarding the recent CMN article on Fleischmanns Mayor Pascarella’s plan for biomass heating, he doesn’t seem to agree with the recent Pentagon declaration stating that “climate change is an immediate threat to our national security.” 
For less than the $14 million he would spend for burning wood which is labor intensive and emits carbon dioxide directly into our skies, he could initiate a plan for geothermal heat and/or provide solar panels for every home in the village! 


Claims Gibson was misrepresented

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To The Editor:
Why Chris Gibson Deserves your Vote:
We are now coming down to just a few weeks from Election Day Nov. 04. Chris Gibson’s opponent will go full force with accusation and twisted fact.
So let’s look at the facts:
“Votes against women’s health”
Chris has supported founding for community health centers and rural clinics. Chris Gibson is the sponsor of the International Violence against Women Act. He does not believe in taxpayers funding of abortion or late term abortion.
“The Congressman Gibson Pledged to the Koch brothers”


Easier winter thanks to MARK

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To The Editor:
We would like to take this time to thank some people who worked on our “home” this past summer, thanks to the good people at the MARK Project.
It all started out with a meeting with MARK’s Katie Camillone. We spoke with her about how we needed to put in a ramp to our back door and about our need to winterize the house against the weather.
The handicap-access ramp would make things easier for my husband so we made a plan and submitted it to the MARK Project and it was approved.


We have a choice in this election

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To The Editor:
With Election Day less than a month away, we voters are asking ourselves, are we winning or are we losing in NY? We New Yorkers are not doing very well, as a matter of fact we are at the bottom.


What a hypocrite

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To the Editor:
I was shocked when I read in the Watershed Post, dated October 4, regarding “WIOX employee fired for sending offen­sive station emails to candidate.” This article is about inappropriate emails sent by the office manager of WIOX to Congressman Chris Gibson and that employee’s subsequent firing over his actions.


Transgeneration tennis: retrospective and projections

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To The Editor:
At the dedication celebration that took place last Saturday at the new Fleischmanns courts, tennis pro Mark Birman, Mayor Todd Pascarella, and I commented on the importance of igniting a love for the sport in the youth population. This sentiment has served as premise and practice throughout the history of the Fleischmanns Open.


Columbus Day, not so much

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To The Editor:
By now most of us don’t believe that Christopher Columbus discovered America, know­ing there were already millions of people here, leading full and productive lives.  
Columbus was just the beginning of the European invasion that eventually resulted in the near genocide of the people who were here first.  We would do better to remember them in October.
Marcia Guthrie, Margaretville


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