Mailbag

July 9, 2008: Think again about Fleischmanns

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To The Editor:
This is a letter to Partners for Progress regarding your recent “Nonprofit” mailing to Delaware and Ulster counties displaying four photographs in Fleischmanns.
How dare you depict our village as a village of blight. Your mailing was offensive, disrespectful and showed an appalling disregard for the residents and business owners of this village. But most of all, your depiction is untrue.


July 2, 2008: Positive ending can be reached

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To The Editor:
During the 21 years we have had our much-too-small Halcottsville cabin, our guests have often enjoyed the warm hospitality of Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm.
This fragile structure is a wonderful centerpiece in our hamlet. It would be a shame if its existence is unnecessarily endangered by the new bridge construction.


July 2, 2008: More sensible bridge solution needed

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To The Editor:
I am concerned about the planned construction of the bridge on Bragg Hollow in Halcottsville. My wife and I own a home on Quarry Road, off Bragg Hollow, and I am concerned for our safety during the period that the bridge will be under construction and we will be relatively isolated from the Halcottsville Fire Department.


July 2, 2008: We're proud of Emerson's record

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To The Editor:
In last week’s paper, Matthew Frisch attempted to find fault with the employment record of the Emerson Resort and Spa. I feel compelled to set that record straight.


July 2, 2008: Reason, respect sought by CLA

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To The Editor:
The Catskill Landowners’ Association (CLA) supports Jim and Susan Kelly of Halcottsville and their efforts to retain the operation and integrity of their Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm Bed & Breakfast, its land and the associated structure. The Kellys are members of CLA and the excellent stewardship of their land is what the organization expects of its members.


July 2, 2008: Heat or eat will be choice for many

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To The Editor:
Gassing up our car or buying food is a very painful and stressful experience these days.  Heating our home this winter with fuel oil getting close to $5 will be even more painful. Unfortunately, many of our Senior Citizens, on fixed incomes, will be financially and emotionally devastated by fuel oil at $5 a gallon - many will become physically ill as a result of reduced heat and food.


July 2, 2008: Give up fight against showing movies

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To The Editor:
Today I was feverishly painting to have my art work ready for all the shows that are coming up this summer. I finally had a day where there would be no interruptions. But, I could not continue to paint because my mind was reeling and I found myself thinking about only one thing. I had just read the letter in the “Mailbag” by Andrew Weiss and it made me sick.


July 2, 2008: So fear not the effects of the resort

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To The Editor:
A recent letter to the editor from Matt Frisch was so full of irony I had to respond. He says that Partners for Progress is using fear tactics in its effort to support the expansion of Belleayre Mountain Ski Center and the construction of the Belleayre Resort.


June 25, 2008: Horror show

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To The Editor:
The Movies on Main Street that delighted so many area-residents last summer and was scheduled again this summer, but in the new Pavilion, has been cancelled. Jonathan Starch, co-owner of the Galli-Curci Theater, decided not to proceed because the Margaretville Village Board, in a letter to him, placed conditions on the project that make it impossible. The grounds for these conditions turn out to be totally unfounded and the process by which the village board arrived at them was completely unethical and dominated by a blatant conflict of interest.


June 25, 2008: Suitable solution to bridge dilemma

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To The Editor:
It is our belief that a more suitable engineering solution can be found in order to preserve the history and natural beauty of the existing structure at Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm. We love to drive over there, day or night, and feel the special ambience of the establishment. The costly options presented to the Kellys by the town are almost not attainable.


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