Mailbag

Very proud of work for Andes

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To The Editor:
Upon requesting to see the 2012 Andes Tentative Budget I received a call from Supervisor Donnelly to enlighten me that all my positions with the Town of Andes had been eliminated. Donnelly stated “That was the only place that the town board could make a big cut.” My salary dropped from $13,338 to $500 plus health insurance.


Miller, Biruk deserve support

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To The Editor:
We would like to take this opportunity to voice our support of Marge Miller for Town Supervisor and John Biruk for Highway Superintendent in the Town of Middletown. Marge and John are in contested races and deserve the community’s support in their efforts to serve. They both are qualified, concerned and hardworking.


Clarifying the debate record

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To The Editor:
The Middletown Supervisorial debate was an unqualified success. The public will demand it to be repeated each time there is a contested race. Regardless of which candidate gets the most votes, the community is the winner. Congratulations and thanks.


Disappointed in debate coverage

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To The Editor:
I attended last week’s debate for Town of Middletown supervisor sponsored by the Catskill Mt. News. Frankly, I was quite taken aback by the news report that followed in the CMN. I feel the reporter provided inaccurate and incomplete information in her covering of the debate.

I was equally disappointed with the CMN for resorting to sensationalist journalism by including an out-of-context snippet of a quote, with even the snippet being inaccurate, which is nothing but a gross disservice to all parties involved.


Vote for Marge in Middletown

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To The Editor:
Bright, informed, energetic, passionate, and resilient, Marge Miller has the skill set needed to serve the Town of Middletown as supervisor.


Prosperous future with Gladstone

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To The Editor:
The hardship of these economic times is something which towns in Delaware County share with many other small towns across the United States.  The recent flooding, brought on by nature’s wrath, has made this situation even more difficult.  My town of Andes may have escaped the destruction but, along with our neighbors, we feel the absence of tourism as part of the aftermath of Irene and Lee.

In light of this, I feel that we need innovative thinkers to lead us forward, which is why I’m impressed with Wayland (Bud) Gladstone’s attitude about the future.


Should take your own advice

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To The Editor:
I read Kurt Holcherr’s letter in last week’s mailbag, and I have to admit, Mr. Holcherr displays the hypocrisy of the radical right with a panache that is truly breathtaking.  First, he supports a fanatical, extremist group that is doing everything it can, every day, to destroy the public sector in America and then he claims that people shouldn’t be “political” when they need federal assistance that wouldn’t exist if this same group had had their way already.


Civic duty to observe budget

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To The Editor:
Are you really concerned about your property taxes? The Middletown Town Board is holding a public hearing on the town budget on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the day after Election Day, at 7 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28, Margaretville.

Attend this important event and make your views about the amount you are paying for property taxes known and insist on the board reducing the cost of local government and your taxes. Also insist on clarity and transparency in the budget so that true proposed expenses are explained clearly.


Voters should be aware of salaries

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To The Editor:
As I posted information in the last week’s paper, regarding salaries of elected officials. Some of the information was unavailable to me, however, I do believe we as taxpayers should be aware of the most recent news.

Regarding the Town of Andes Assessor, not only does Tina Moshier, the Andes Assessor, receive that whopper salary of $$41,906 but Mrs. Moshier also gets health plan paid for in full by the Andes taxpayers in the amount of $16,000 put that together and we taxpayers are paying $57,906.


Bud Gladstone is well qualified

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To the Editor:
I am writing in support of the candidacy for Town Board of Andes of my neighbor, Wayland “Bud” Gladstone. I cannot think of a better addition to the board nor can I recommend him highly enough for this position.


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