March 26, 2008: Makes her sick

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To The Editor:

Let me get this straight. Deborah Meyer DeWan of The Catskill Center for Conservation is happy because the additional ski development for the east side of Belleayre is being withdrawn. She apparently feels that these new ski trails would be a problem to the “environmentally sensitive region” and would run the risk of damaging the watershed and the “Forever Wild” lands adjacent to it.
Is the lady delusional? What does she think Gitter’s “city” on the west side of the mountain is going to do? Does she really believe a few ski trails are more damaging than this huge development? Apparently the state has the money, from the public, to put trails into a private development but has no money for trails that the public can use. This whole situation really makes me sick.

Joyce McLaughlin,
Northport