Mailbag

May 26, 2010: What's wrong with this picture?

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To The Editor:
What is wrong with the following headline “Life imprisonment for the kids, freedom for the priest?” Doesn’t sexual abuse of innocent children, and misdemeanor punishment define the word oxymoron?


May 26, 2010: Good work through efforts of many

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To The Editor:
On Saturday, May 22, we had our first “Volunteer Work Day” at the Arkville cemetery. The day was devoted to filling the numerous large depressions to provide reasonable access to all the stones and monuments requiring repair and resetting.


May 19, 2010: Toxic town is not needed around here

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To The Editor:
CNN is doing a series now with Dr. Sanjay Gupta called “Toxic Towns,” which explores the declining health of Americans who reside in and around industrial centers.
The Catskill Mountain News recently reported that the Delaware County Board of Supervisors voted to support gas drilling in Delaware County.


May 12, 2010: Close the gates to stop immigration

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To The Editor:
Kudos to the Arizona Governor and legislature for passing “the toughest law against illegal immigration in the country.” Would that other politicians, including ours in New York, show the same political courage and integrity.


May 12, 2010: Partisan rhetoric preaching to choir

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To The Editor:
Ed Kirstein’s letter in last week’s Mailbag made some serious charges. I have never met him but I believe him to be a decent fellow despite his proclivity to make wild charges. He is fond of cautioning us to “Get away from the radio and TV and try thinking for ourself.”


May 12, 2010: Do it right for the sake of the children

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To The Editor:
This is in response to the two letters in last week’s Catskill Mountain News; which questioned why the Margaretville Central School (MCS) Board of Education voted against the proposal to allow Andes Central School (ACS) boys to compete on the MCS soccer teams next autumn.


May 12, 2010: "Mad as hell" about state of country

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To The Editor:
Since the end of World War II our presidents have been telling the American people, from their election platforms that, if elected, they would give top priority to balancing the federal budget. One of the great tragedies of life is the rape of a beautiful idea by a brutal gang of facts.


May 5, 2010: You're being used by right-wingers

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To The Editor:
The Mailbag lately has become a sounding board for the unhappy conservative, right wingers.  Unhappy, because that’s exactly what the RNC, talk radio and Fox cable news wants you to be.  If you’re unhappy, then you’ll vote for the minority party.


May 5, 2010: Care about others

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To The Editor:
On Friday I was traveling east on Route 28 down the hill from Belleayre toward Pine Hill when my auto struck a pothole that cut my tire. I pulled into a gas station with no repair shop  and was about to attempt to change my tire to the spare.


May 5, 2010: "Tomorrow" should have been key

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To The Editor:
“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.” Over the years, Fleetwood Mac’s lyrics from their classic hit tune have come to symbolize ‘the vision thing,’ the ability to look beyond the present and use the opportunities of today to shape a better tomorrow.  The Margaretville Central School Board of Education was singing a different tune last week when they voted down a proposed merger in boys’ team sports between MCS and Andes.


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