Mailbag

July 30, 2008: Wind corporation sponsoring trip

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To The Editor:
As a lifelong local resident, I have followed closely the public dialogue regarding the proposed wind farm for the towns of Stamford and Roxbury. I think it’s important that all residents and our elected leaders be well-informed and knowledgeable about wind energy before taking a position on such a significant development project for our community.


July 30, 2008: Common good

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To The Editor:
Once again the bamboozlers of “blow up the mountain,” aka “Partners for Profit,” “Partners for Progress,” “Crossroads Ventures” and a host of other aliases have mailed local residents a piece of purely self-serving propaganda that seems to ignore or belie the fact that many people here live lives of peaceful contentment and comfort rather than the abject poverty that the developers would lead readers to believe.


July 23, 2008: Safety issues over Family Dollar plan

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To The Editor:
As a longtime resident of Margaretville, I am deeply concerned about the proposed Family Dollar Store that the village planning board is currently considering. At the board’s meeting on Tuesday, July 15, a considerable number of residents raised their concerns and questions regarding issues including traffic, water drainage, potential flooding and the socio-economic impact it will have on our village.


July 23, 2008: Drive carefully on back roadways

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To The Editor:
Some time ago I wrote a letter to the Catskill Mountain News. I was hoping that this letter would make people more aware of their driving habits, but I was wrong. The people who speed on Dry Brook don’t seem to care or are oblivious to the fact that they are speeding. The posted speed limit of Dry Brook is 35 not 65.  If you are driving up Dry Brook, the speed zone ends after Benjamin Brothers, after the big turn and half way up that hill.


July 23, 2008: Shameful and misleading ad

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To The Editor:
I could not believe what I received from Partners for Progress (PFP) addressed to Postal Patron. What a shameful, false and misleading advertisement. The return address read PFP but was covered by a blank mailing label. The postage was paid by nonprofit permit #773. The same permit number used by Fleischmanns First’s mailings which is sponsored by the MARK Group.


July 23, 2008: Totally amazed by writer's account

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To the Editor:
I am totally amazed at the letter written by Emilie Davenport, which appeared in the July 16-22nd issue of your paper. Emilie was not a witness to the alleged “altercation” and she has absolutely distorted the facts.
Before stating the facts as the situation unfolded, I must give some background. The building where the auctions are held has no property to speak of and is sandwiched between my property and that of another neighbor. When we are away, we watch one another’s property. We have seen people barbecuing on our neighbor’s property, hitching horses and other forms of trespass, including urinating.


July 23, 2008: Who pays for property destruction?

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To The Editor:
This nation and this state have a long history of free political expression. Signs espousing one view or candidate or another appear at various places and times. These signs are tolerated or celebrated in various jurisdictions in varying manners. In most instances the signs are by the road or attached to utility poles in some fashion. Often they are stapled to a pole. Some particularly favored poles are well filled with staples. In some areas the signs are removed almost as fast as they go up.
What is not tolerated is the permanent defacement of public or private property by signs expressing whatever they do.


July 23, 2008: Eminent domain on bridge is unfair

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To The Editor:
I write concerning the Halcottsville bridge issue. My husband and I have been weekend homeowners in Margaretville for five years and enjoy many of the unique opportunities the Catskills provide.


July 23, 2008: Simply apologize for misinformation

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To The Editor:
The letter signed only Partners for Progress, entitled “No Disrespect Implied with Mailing” continues to elaborate on the “deterioration” of our area. The nameless writer does not seem to possess the grace to simply apologize.


July 16, 2008: Upset by flier regarding Fleischmanns

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To The Editor:
I’d like to thank the Mayor of Fleischmanns for having the good taste to stand up for her town. I don’t live in Fleischmanns, but even I found their flyer insulting. To group a whole town in such a bad light with a few pictures is an insult to all of us. It just goes to show what these people will do to push their own agenda, including using the very towns they say they want to help. I guess their “more jobs less taxes” theme didn’t work so they’re trying something new. The new green sign they are putting up is a scare tactic. I’ve seen this used before.


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