Letters to the Editor

By WP Newsroom on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 - 1:18 pm
Dear Editor, On Sunday, July 15 John Stobaeus e-mailed me, "Do you know about the mini-folk fest in Phoenicia today at the Parish House? They'll be celebrating the Roots of Folk," so I walked over to see. It was a reunion of Camp Woodland, a summer camp... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 - 12:44 pm
Editor's note: Recently, I wrote about a press release sent by Delaware County Sheriff Tom Mills's office, concerning a voluntary inmate work program at the county jail. Our story -- entitled "Delaware County sheriff nostalgic for chain gangs" -- pointed... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2012 - 12:48 pm
The conversation over the Catskill Scenic Byway Project continues. For background, click here and here. -- Julia Reischel To the Editor, The Scenic By-way Plan for Route 28 has been misunderstood, misrepresented, misinterpreted and mistakenly attacked for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 5, 2012 - 2:57 pm
Background: Last week, after the Town of Hurley voted to withdraw from the Catskill Scenic Byway project, the Watershed Post ran a letter to the editor from Melinda McKnight blasting the town board for their decision. McKnight is Hurley's representative... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 28, 2012 - 5:48 pm
Background: On Monday, June 25, the Hurley town board voted to withdraw from the Catskill Scenic Byway project. The project, a collaborative effort between the towns of Hurley, Olive, Shandaken, Middletown and Andes, as well as the villages of... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2012 - 3:29 pm
Dear Editor:I saw "The Pronouns (Experiment #2)" by Clarinda Mac Low at MountTremper Arts on June 9. The show began outside the hall, with twochildren hopping on a trampoline. A man shouted out instructions fromThe Pronouns: 40 Dances for the Dancers by... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2012 - 3:35 pm
Dear Editor: Last year when Halcottsville residents received their Roxbury School tax bill, jaws dropped. In some cases, it nearly doubled. Several families remarked that they were considering leaving the area because school taxes were killing them.... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2012 - 2:22 pm
We've received a bunch of letters this month. Read them all in our letters section. To support the Margaretville American Legion Post's rebuilding efforts, send a check to  American Legion Post 216, PO Box 41, Margaretville, NY 12455. -- Julia Reischel... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2012 - 2:12 pm
Dear Editor, On behalf of the residents of Prattsville and the Prattsville Housing Committee, I would like to thank the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Greene and Columbia Counties, Project Hope, all who donated and the many volunteers... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2012 - 2:08 pm
Dear Editor, Everyone stood in a knot at the center of the bridge (which surprised me; for some reason, I was sure they'd be on the north side). The officials were covered by a white tent, as if this were a Jewish wedding. Walking closer, I heard applause... Read more


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