Mailbag

Feb. 4, 2009: Offering a farewell to "Mr. C"

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To The Editor;
If you knew him, you lost a friend last week. Nat Ciccone, longtime jr. high math teacher at MCS, passed away, Monday, Jan. 26, after a courageous battle with cancer. Nat was a loving, caring husband and father to his wife Amy and daughters Cara and Lisa. Watching his daughters grow up, while supporting them and coaching them in their sports endeavors was the light of his life.


Jan. 28, 2009: Lost opportunity for Phoenicia residents

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To The Editor:
I was dismayed to discover that at its January meeting, the Shandaken Town Board has apparently failed to make any progress whatsoever toward obtaining a workable wastewater treatment system for the hamlet of Phoenicia. This worries me in part due to anxiety that my own aging septic system may fail. But I’m also concerned about the consequences for the community as a whole.


Jan. 21, 2009: Read Margaretville info for yourself

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To The Editor:
As a trustee for the Village of Margaretville, I have sensed that many people have had a clouded perception of our actions surrounding the Eminent Domain Proceedings against Davis Holding Company, LLC. Please note that our actions were initiated after several failed attempts to negotiate long-term access for the village with Davis Holding Company, LLC, to the bulkhead structure and the Binnekill stream, two structures in which the village has records of ownership and maintenance for over 100 years.


Jan. 7, 2009: Why are flowers for Phoenicia only?

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To The Editor:
Just wondering…
I recently read an article in the paper pertaining to the flowers in Phoenicia for the summer and how SHARP was requesting $5,000 from the town for the flowers but was disappointed when they only got $2,000.


Jan. 7, 2009: No gas drilling in the Catskills

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To The Editor:
Did you know that the 2005 Energy Act provided the oil and gas industry with a loophole in federal law? Energy companies were exempted from clean water laws for the purposes of gas drilling! They are presently allowed to use dangerous chemicals in “fracking,” a process that uses powerful fluids to fracture rock underground.


Jan. 7, 2009: Thank God for Bush administration

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Jan. 7, 2009: It was her time

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To The Editor:
Kathy Wilber, our mayor for the last five years, officially resigned for personal reasons as of the November village board meeting. Malcolm Becker, current deputy mayor, has agreed to fill the position of mayor until a new mayor is elected in the spring.


Dec. 30, 2008: Seeking balance in resort information

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To The Editor:
I must refute the genuine misunderstandings and/or malicious misinformation about the Belleayre Resort proposal in last week’s paper.


Dec. 30, 2008: We have all been Bushwhacked

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To The Editor:


Dec. 30, 2008: Christmas spirit was truly on display

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To The Editor:


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