Letters to the Editor

By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 - 3:43 pm
Above: A satellite image of the turbid lower Esopus spilling into the Hudson River. From Google Maps. The following letter, from New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) deputy commissioner Paul Rush, lays out the agency's reasoning... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 - 11:01 am
Dear Editor, I am writing to express my support for the strong executive form of government created by the Ulster County Charter. Specifically, I have witnessed a focus on Catskills advertising and a coordinated flood response. As a business owner in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 - 11:21 am
Dear Editor: I am extremely grateful to everyone who voted in last Tuesday's election and especially grateful to everyone who worked with me on my campaign in Shandaken. Our goal was to create a solid and community-building campaign, one that can form... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 - 8:28 am
Dear Editor, I am supporting Holley Carnright for District Attorney of Ulster County. As our current DA, Holley Carnright has prosecuted over 18,000 cases and more than 100 individual members of street gangs in Ulster County. He has a 95% felony... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 - 11:46 am
To the editor: In the wake of Hurricane Irene and the resultant flooding, we have organized New Paltz Flood Aid: Farmers, Families, and First Responders. Contributions and all ticket sales to Flood Aid events will be distributed to the New Paltz farmers... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 - 11:42 am
To the editor: Here in Delaware County many are trying to understand what happened to us during flood. Tangled attachments to the past are gone, there is much loss and we in the community try to console one another. We spend years building our home... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:51 am
To the Editor: We’re now hearing there will soon be a second indictment of a Kingston Police Department (KPD) officer, this time a retired one. It looks like getting to the bottom of KPD corruption will require a full investigation, and it ought to be... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:47 am
To the Editor: It’s almost been a year since we learned that Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency’s chief executive was fired after employees complained about bullying, sexual harassment, documents being falsified, improper storage of waste materials... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:44 am
To the editor: I was elated to hear that Jon Sennett is running for Ulster County District Attorney. I am a partner in a large Mid-Hudson law firm, but years ago as Assistant DA in the Bronx, it was Sennett who trained me, on-the-job in one of the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:18 am
Dear Editor: Phoenicia is open for business, and wants to welcome everyone back to our lovely town. But, to many who live far afield and read the New York Times, a recent article questioning Phoenicia’s location in a flood plain, may have served to... Read more


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