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April 14, 2010: The school system not working

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To The Editor:
I was recently given a copy of the proposed MCS budget for 2010-2011 and having reviewed it, especially in comparison to prior years, I have concerns.


April 14, 2010: We're proud of our work at CFA

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To The Editor:
This letter is in response to last week’s mailbox letter by Brian Wheaton, “Why Charge for Safety Class?” We work for the Catskill Forest Association (CFA) located in Arkville. CFA is a private, nonprofit forestry education organization that works mostly with private forest landowners since they include the largest ownership of our state and region’s forested lands.


April 14, 2010: Offering a distorted view of history

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To The Editor:
In his letter (April 7) taking me to task, Adam Varsano promises a history lesson. But the history he offers is distorted, and that serves neither his point of view nor the cause of peace.
By no definition were the Jews of Jerusalem “ethnically cleansed” by Arabs in 1948.


April 14, 2010: Rampant development is destructive

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To The Editor:
I would like to applaud both Jack McShane, for his excellent letter in last week’s Catskill Mountain News, and New York City for its land acquisitions. Mr. McShane is 100 percent correct when he asserts that wild over-development not only destroys the life of an area but always, (repeat: ALWAYS!) causes taxes to increase as the needs for ever more infrastructure — needs caused by the development itself — burden the communities involved.


April 7, 2010: Why charge for safety class?

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To The Editor:
Why does it always come down to money?
I recently read the ad for the “Chainsaw Safety Class” by the CFA in the Catskill Mountain News and I thought to myself, “What a great idea” until I got to the part about the fee.


April 7, 2010: Go full throttle with land acquisition

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Editor’s note: The following letter was written to DEP Director Mark Page. The author asked that it be printed here as a letter to the editor.

To The Editor:
I was unaware of the meeting you had with watershed folks about the renewal of the land acquisition permit required for the continuation of the program to meet the EPA requirement for the new FAD. Had I been there I would have made a strong counter argument to Dean Frazier, Glenn Nealis and Wayne Marshfield et. al.


April 7, 2010: Real leadership is what's needed

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To The Editor:
It seems that Ms. Margolis of Fleischmanns (letter March 24), much like our current president, needs a history lesson in the Middle East. Prior to being ethnically cleansed in 1948 Jews made up a majority in historic Jerusalem.


April 7, 2010: Hospital staff deserving of praise

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To the Editor:
I’ve been fortunate enough to be in this area for a long time. I remember when Margaretville Hospital had an ICU and maternity unit. Because of cuts for decades they are just history. But one thing hasn’t changed, the quality of care and dedication.


March 31, 2010: DEP quiz is coming any day now

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To The Editor:
In last week’s issue of the Catskill Mountain News there was that detailed listing of the “Rules and Regulations for the Protection from Contamination, Degradation and Pollution of the New York City Water Supply and Its Sources.”


March 31, 2010: Educational system is destroyed

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To The Editor:
America’s public schools, before they were hijacked and destroyed by liberals and progressives, along with their allied comrades, the atheistic Marxists, existed for the purpose of helping our children to explore their heritage, culture and the glorious history of our nation and to become better citizens for it.


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