Mailbag

Dec. 9, 2009: Many reasons why we still hunt

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To The Editor:
I heard about a conversation that took place between a Mohonk Preserve employee and a visitor the other day. The Mohonk Preserve is the largest privately owned preserve in New York State located in the Shawangunk Ridge area of Ulster County. The visitor had commented that he did not know that hunting was allowed on the property and asked, “How long has hunting been allowed on the preserve property?” The employee calmly answered, “Oh about 10,000 years ago or so.”


Dec. 9, 2009: Candidate wanted to take a stand

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To The Editor:
Last week, the New York State Senate finally debated and voted on the marriage equality bill. Senator Bonacic ignored this community and voted to defeat this bill. Many of us have spoken to his staff throughout the spring and summer asking him to stand up for the values of our country—freedom and equality for all—and support this bill. He tried to avoid taking a stand, and when finally forced to vote, he took the politically safe path.


Dec. 9, 2009: Heart of the Catskills needs support

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To the Editor:
The holidays are a time for joy and giving; unless you are one of those people who are finding that they can no longer afford to feed or care for their pets; pets who have been members of their families, often for years.


Dec. 2, 2009: Cause for concern in Bovina politics

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To The Editor:
Is it cause for celebration, or concern, when a town board disregards its own adopted Comprehensive Plan by siting a 6,000-square-foot highway garage on a half-acre site, in a residential Main Street neighborhood, in a flood plain?


Nov. 25, 2009: Health care reform is beneficial

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To The Editor:
Health benefits are “welfare benefit plans” under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. Unlike pension benefits, welfare benefit plans can be reduced or terminated prospectively by an employer. There is no vesting.


Nov. 25, 2009: Political correctness is fashionable

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To The Editor:
We, as a society, are wallowing in an ocean of Political Correctness. It has become fashionable with a few self rightist individuals but as it grows in status it becomes unwritten law within our society, with those who are declared as being not politically correct treated as ignorant and undesirable. PC is a declaration that particular ideas, expressions and behavior, which once was legal, are now frowned upon and those that do not embrace it are to be treated as vulgar bigots.


Nov. 25, 2009: Forests' value can't be overestimated

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To The Editor:
Many of my friends feel that open land and forests that are ‘undeveloped’ are in effect going to waste. This premise is very misguided and is in reality totally untrue. The reality is that forests and open space are crucial to the survival of man and all other species on the face of the earth.


Nov. 25, 2009: Companies great at public relations

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To The Editor:
Anyone who read “Chesapeake Energy won’t drill for gas in NYC watershed” (11/4 to 11/10), ought to be concerned about what was not said in this informative article. According to Chesapeake’s spokesperson, the company’s response to environmental pressures against drilling was a “business decision.” Chesapeake’s comment was transparent and admirable. Did you think this was the end of it?


Nov. 18, 2009: Test your water for chemicals

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To The Editor:
I have always been concerned about the number of cancer diagnosis in the area.  I know that cancer is high everywhere, but here it seems much higher per capita.


Nov. 11, 2009: Stop gas drilling before it's too late

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 To The Editor:
We all know “surgeons like to cut.” Well, geologists like to drill.
And in this case, shame on them. Shame on the DEC scientists, who know better, and shame on the selfish Cornell geologists who only see dollar signs. Greed is destroying our country and this issue is a perfect example of it.


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