Mailbag

Act thoughtfully on drilling issue

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To The Editor:
A majority of Delaware County Supervisors have stated that they are in favor of fracking for natural gas. In the Catskill Mountain News’ local area, these include the supervisors of Middletown, Andes, Bovina and Roxbury.

The supervisors might change their position if they became more informed. They would then be able to see the consequences, perhaps unintended, of fracking on local land, property and home prices.


Unconvinced on ORDA plan

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To The Editor:
I don’t want to dignify Joan and Larry Bauer’s crazy attack on me with a response but I also can’t let their accusations go unanswered. 


Government is not a game

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To The Editor:
I am replying to Miss Sheehan’s letter, “Gibson plays the debt game.” I’m not sure if she is aware of the economic trouble this country is in. There is not a game being played by Congressman Chris Gibson, the Republicans, or the Conservative Democrats. They are dead serious about not raising the debt ceiling without serious spending cuts. Something unheard of with the tax and spend liberal, progressive Democrats.


Public concern over hydrofracking

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To The Editor:
I believe that your readers would like to know about the following letter; which was sent to Dr. Hasbrouck, director of the Ulster County Health Department.
 
“We are writing you as members of Walk about Water, a women’s grassroots action campaign seeking to raise awareness of the threats posed to our county by fossil fuel extraction. As mothers and grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters concerned about the health and well being of our families, we have much in common with the mission of the Ulster County Health Department.


Management change long overdue

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To the Editor:
 Once again the Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA) wants to put Belleayre’s future on the slow.  And Matt Frisch, an “interested observer” of our area is “baffled” and “confuses” moving operation of Belleayre to the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) with “handing our public ski area over to private interests.”   Mr. Frisch knows ORDA is not a private interest, it is a public authority.


Worthy cause funded by baseball marathon

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To the Editor:
A wonderful time was had by all in Fleischmanns on Memorial Day weekend. The Mountain Athletic Club’s (MAC) vintage baseball marathon went from Friday at 5 p.m. through Saturday evening at 5 p.m. and raised close to $10,000 for the future handicapped accessible and inclusive playground in the Fleischmanns Park.  The MAC would like to thank all the wonderful members of not only Fleischmanns, but also the surrounding communities for all the time, pledges, food, and most of all, baseball playing!


Gibson plays debt game

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To The Editor:


Support marriage equality for all

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To The Editor:
The State Senate holds the key to the passage of marriage equality in New York. This letter asks all members of our community to contact Senator Bonacic. Please let him know that we support equality for all New Yorkers and to urge him to support the bill that will be passed by the Assembly.


Special praise for local group

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To The Editor:
While I was watching Shandaken’s public access tv channel I noticed that SHARP (Shandaken area revitalization plan) had acquired funding from the New York State RESTORE program. SHARP is located on Main Street in Phoenicia. It was a brutal winter and my roof was leaking, so I went to SHARP to inquire. They repaired my roof using the RESTORE grant money. Needless to say I was appreciative of what SHARP had done for me.


Won't miss MCS board member

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To The Editor:
Congratulations to Olivia Todd, Caitlin Kohn and Erin Filupeit for their achievements as posted in last week’s Catskill Mountain News.


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