Mailbag

June 18, 2008: Poor planning continues in Bovina

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To The Editor:
The Bovina Town Board recently approved spending $800,000 for a highway garage complex on a one-half acre parcel on Main Street in the historically designated hamlet of Bovina. In light of intense community opposition and a petition that would have forced a successful vote against the plan, the board has now rescinded proposal 2008-85.


June 11, 2008: No charges yet in county theft case

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To The Editor:
Irony, sweet irony! The Delaware County Board of Supervisors gave approval for an auditing firm to oversee the financial activities of the Child Support Collection Unit and this firm failed to notice a discrepancy to the tune of more than $52,000. The majority of the board of supervisors clutch at their hearts and rush to a “smoke-filled” back room if the treasurer’s office misplaces a paper clip. Bev Shields and her treasurer’s office have never once been touched by a scandal or failed to pass state audits with flying colors, but the treasurer is treated with the same amount of respect by Msrs. Eisel, Donnelly and others as an axe murderer or a member of the Jersey mob!


June 11, 2008: Don't blame MCS for violence incident

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To The Editor:
I have been saddened by the negative letters pertaining to Margaretville Central School that have appeared in the Catskill Mountain News in the last couple of weeks. The event that took place at school was serious and unfortunate; however, it is very unfair to put blame on the teachers and staff for being negligent and uncaring.


June 11, 2008: Negative energy is hurting progress

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To The Editor:
Here we are between the calendar’s benchmarks of patriotism and still in the center of a continuing civil war. There is so much negative energy and personal vendetta swirling around these Catskills, we can’t separate our own bullying selfishness from the real needs of the community as a whole.


June 4, 2008: Turn it over to the developers

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To The Editor:
In rebuttal to the recent speculation of Ms. Rubin and her associates in the Catskill Mountain News' Letters to the Editor, questioning our intentions concerning our property, on which the proposed Fleischmanns water tower is to be built, I would like to state for the record once and for all, that we are not city people wanting to ruin the landscape of the area.


June 4, 2008: It will not do -- school is responsible

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To The Editor:
Brian Sweeney’s editorial about the recent incident with second-graders at MCS contained some inaccurate statements. I do not wish to dwell on it or to interfere in anyone’s political domain, however such inaccuracies could lead to bad results and should be addressed.


June 4, 2008: Compromise needed for bridge repair

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To The Editor:
I am writing on behalf of the proposed eminent domain issues being faced by one of our area’s businesses. Susan and Jim Kelly, of Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm, have created a wonderful bed and breakfast business in the Town of Halcottsville. It’s all the things that people think of when they envision the quintessential country home. The pristine lake surrounded by rolling mountains, the waterfall, the tiny church on a hill and the small art galleries that dot the landscape of this quaint village.


May 21, 2008: Editorial: Lessons learned from the incident

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By Brian Sweeney
The news last week that seven second-graders at Margaretville Central School were plotting to attack one of their classmates was difficult to digest. Unfortunately, in this day and age, the reports did not come as a total shock. There are way too many similar episodes occurring for most of us to be completely surprised by this type of story.


May 21, 2008: More care needed for bridge issue

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To The Editor:
I am responding to Julia Green’s article “Halcottsville bridge plans stir troubled waters” in the April 16 to April 22 edition. My husband and I purchased a home in Margaretville two years ago. While we were looking to settle in this area, as well as some other locations, we came here to look and stayed at Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Inn.


May 21, 2008: Bike danger, great hospital treatment

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To The Editor:
On Saturday we had a bike accident at the railway crossing on Route 30, and while we’re both in pain, we’re grateful to so many people in our community. The nurse practitioner who stopped to make sure David was okay, the man who ran in to call for an ambulance, the trooper who sped to the scene. And then the moment of comedy as he asked where was the car. (There was no car—the accident was caused by the rail tracks.)


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