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Jan. 10, 2017
Judith Ellen Turner passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 2, 2017. She was born in Rockville Centre, NY on April 4, 1947 to Kathryn Tienken and Francis M. Turner. She was predeceased by her parents and stepfather Russell Varnum, sisters Kathleen... Read more
Jan. 3, 2017
Vito D’Erasmo, 85, of Delhi passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Nyack, NY from an automobile accident.   Born on November 3, 1931 in the Bronx, Vito was the son of the late Dominick and Mary (Allocco) D’Erasmo. Vito proudly served with... Read more
Sep. 13, 2016
Ann Marie McCanless Harris, 90, was born in New York City to Anna Marie Driscoll and Frederick J. McCanless on January 31, 1926. Ann, a prolific songwriter, actress, dancer, playwright and mother of six, passed peacefully in Kingston, NY on September 10... Read more
Aug. 1, 2016
To the Editor: Is there ever going to be a cell phone service tower to serve Andes, NY? It sure would make great sense in todays standards and also for life saving safety reasons, how about it? Nick PotenzianiAndes. NY
Jun. 17, 2016
To the editor: The congressional primary on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, is where all NY-19 Democrats will make the critical decision as to the candidate they want to see on the ballot in the General Election in November, 2016, and from there elected to work... Read more
Jun. 16, 2016
Dear Editor, All of us mourn the loss of life and the act of violence that occurred in Orlando last weekend. This was an attack on freedom-loving people and freedom-loving societies everywhere. Acts of terrorism, foreign or domestic, aimed at gender,... Read more
Jun. 16, 2016
To the editor: After 30 years of exclusive monopoly on the use of the U&D rail corridor by the Catskill Mountain Railroad, its long term lease has now expired. The citizens of the County, as represented by both Legislative and Executive branches,,... Read more
Jun. 16, 2016
To the editor: As Ulster County reviews proposals and considers contracts of tourist rail vendors for expanded rail operations in Kingston and Phoenicia (Shandakden), County officials have a legal and fiscal responsibility to scrutinize all proposals and... Read more
Jun. 16, 2016
Letter to the editor: Livingin themountains I missfireescapes. Sparrow
Jun. 16, 2016
To the editor: As many people know, the congressional primary will be Tuesday, June 28, 2016, from noon to 9:00 pm. All NY-19 Democrats will get to choose whether Will Yandik or Zephyr Teachout will represent us on the ballot as our candidate for... Read more
May. 31, 2016
To the editor: As Ulster County officials review bids for future extended rail operations and begin to plan for trail construction in two sections of the Ulster & Delaware Corridor, we enter a new phase of shared access to this valuable public asset... Read more
May. 24, 2016
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in New York State. However, early detection of cancer can save lives by finding cancer early, when treatment is most likely to be successful and before some cancers even start. For this reason, The Cancer... Read more
May. 24, 2016
To the Editor:   Catskills Greeting   It’s spring – welcome back, snakes & bears!   Sparrow Phoenicia
May. 24, 2016
To the Editor: Thirty Nine Thousand Four hundred ninety three dollars. ($39,493)!!!!! That’s how much Onteora School District spends to educate each student. It is fully 50% higher than the top 10 rated school districts in NYS spend to educate their... Read more
May. 24, 2016
Joseph J. Colando Jr (89) of Fort Pierce, FL and Delancey, NY died peacefully at home on April 15th, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Audrey, and their two sons, Robert (Kathleen) and Joseph III (Holly). He is also survived by his four... Read more