Mailbag

Bed tax hinders those trying to help

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To The Editor:
As a former full-time resident who has spent thousands of dollars fixing up my home to make it a quality lodging alternative to rent to visitors, I am disappointed in my county supervisors adding a two percent bed tax to the modest rental returns on my home.


Dissolve the Village Board

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To The Editor:
I was recently informed, I hope erroneously, that several Fleischmanns Village Board members do not want to open the village pool this year “because of financial considerations.”
The pool is one of two major recreational resources in the area that help to define Fleischmanns. If these people can’t find constructive ways to keep a small pool open, can’t rebuild a small but locally important bridge, and can’t repave small village streets, then what exactly are they being paid for?


Leaders are making more problems

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To The Editor:
You reported that the Dela­ware County Supervisors voted to pass a two percent bed tax on hotels, B&Bs and motels in order to help the county promote tourism. I believe the tax will have the opposite effect.


Overwhelming Kindness

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To The Editor:
Our family suffered the tragic loss of our home to a fire last September. The number of people who extended kindnesses to us was, and still is, overwhelming.


Small town, big hearts

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To The Editor:
I’d like to thank everyone, especially Chuck and Roger McIntosh, Jim Gohlke, and everyone at the Fairview Library for making possible the wonderful auction on April 26 of Cheryl’s collection of fishing, hunting, camping, and sports gear as a benefit to the library. Cheryl would have been very pleased at your kindness and thoughtfulness.


Honey-hungry bear damages Woodchuck Lodge

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To The Editor:
Help! John Burroughs’ Wood­chuck Lodge was attacked. Actually, the decades-old beehive under the eave was attacked, the Saturday before Easter, by a honey-hungry bear. The bear won the battle, ate the honey, destroyed the hive, and ripped a three-foot-wide hole in John Burroughs’ roof.


Baseball is back in Shandaken

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To The Editor:
This past Saturday, Glenbrook Park in the Town of Shandaken was the site for something that had not happened in the town for more than a decade – an Opening Day celebration for the onset of Little League baseball.


When can we expect a decision?

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Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Joseph Martens, commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The author asked that it be printed here as a letter to the editor.

Dear Commissioner:
It has been 10 months since the public hearings regarding the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park and eight months since the deadline for written comments. We are dismayed that your department has yet to render a decision.


Enjoyed Fire Tower Puzzle

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To The Editor:
As the volunteer coordinator at the Balsam Lake fire tower, I just wanted to send along a big “thank you” to Trish Adams and the Catskill Mountain News for the recent fire tower logic puzzle!
It was great to do and a great way to promote our fire towers! Thanks so much and hope to see you visit us this year. We will have volunteers at all of the five Catskill fire towers every weekend from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Thanks again.
Laurie Rankin

Editor’s note: News subscrib­ers can access all our puzzles at our on-line site: www.catskillmountainnews.com. Just look for “Puzzles” under our Columns section. Solutions are posted there as well.


Every little bit helps MCS scholars

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To The Editor:
Budget cuts affect everyone, but the worst thing is to deprive our children of getting an education simply because they are unable to meet rising college costs.
Through several fund-raising efforts, Margaretville Central School Dollars for Scholars hopes to raise enough money to help all of the school’s graduates with their financial needs who plan to further their education.


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