WP Newsroom


May. 3, 2013
Dear Editor: I'm a 71 year old survivor of thyroid cancer. Two years ago I joined 500 people bicycle from Buffalo to Albany in eight days. Along the way we patronized restaurants, discovered villages and historic sites and found places we would return to... Read more
Mar. 22, 2013
To the Editor, I own land in Delaware County on the proposed route for Constitution Pipeline Company LLC’s high-pressure interstate gas pipeline. The projected route would run directly under the only area of my property that is buildable. Without being... Read more
Mar. 22, 2013
Dear Editor, It is time to come together. It is time for people with opposing views to sit at the same table, get to know each other, state their views on issues of contention and enter in to civil debate knowing that they will neither win nor lose as... Read more
Feb. 6, 2013
The following is an open letter to Ulster County Executive Mike Hein from Harry G. Jameson III, the Chairman of the Catskill Mountain Railroad Company. Jameson submitted this letter as a letter to the editor. For other letters about the future of the... Read more
Feb. 6, 2013
This letter was sent by Michelle Sidrane, the president of Fleischmanns First and the owner of the Breezy Hill Inn, to Olympic Regional Development Authority CEO Ted Blazer following his appearance at the Boiceville Inn in Olive on January 24, 2013. (See... Read more
Feb. 5, 2013
Dear Editor: My wife and I are proud Shandaken residents going on eleven years. We chose to raise our son here. It is for him that I speak against the Shandaken Town Board’s resolution to protest and ultimately repeal Cuomo’s SAFE Act. The Board is... Read more
Jan. 23, 2013
To the Editor: As with other small theaters in our area, our beloved Deposit State Theatre is facing the prospect of closure unless sufficient funds can be raised to convert to a digital projection system by the end of 2013. Our beautiful Deposit Theatre... Read more
Dec. 21, 2012
This letter is part of an ongoing conversation in our letters section about the future of the Catskill Mountain Railroad in Ulster County. -- Julia Reischel Dear Editor: The statements that the scrapping of the rails West of Phoenicia will not impact the... Read more
Dec. 12, 2012
This article is written in response to a letter to the editor published on November 26, 2012. -- Julia Reischel Dear Editor, I am writing in response to a letter posted here & comments at last week's Special Session of the UC Legislature by Kathy... Read more
Nov. 28, 2012
Dear Editor, A few days ago, I saw an Internet statement that said, “I’m thankful for those who choose to shop local.” As a board member of our local chamber of commerce, I can say that I agree with that sentiment. But I am also am thankful for the... Read more
Nov. 26, 2012
Dear Editor, I would just like to make a comment about a wonderful catering group we have right here in our local environs. They are known as AteOAte and can be located at info@AteOAtecatering.com. I was very lucky to have been invited to two affairs in... Read more
Nov. 26, 2012
A response to this letter was published in our letters section on December 12, 2012. -- Julia Reischel Dear Editor: Completing a world-class trail network linking the Walkway Over the Hudson to Kingston and then out to the Ashokan Reservoir and beyond... Read more
Nov. 19, 2012
Dear Editor, As our neighbors in the Greater New York region to continue to struggle with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, we know that many also suffered upstate, particularly along the Hudson River. The flooding damaged homes, businesses and public... Read more
Oct. 28, 2012
To the Editor: As we all know, Judge Carl Becker is running for re-election as county judge. This is a TEN year term. By law, Judge Becker will be required to retire halfway through his term, serving at the most only six years of a ten year term. If... Read more
Oct. 28, 2012
Dear Editor: Over the course of the summer I had the opportunity to intern at the Delaware County Courthouse, where I audited trials and hearings in Judge Carl Becker’s courtroom. Most people would not 'enjoy' auditing court proceedings, but for a law... Read more
Oct. 24, 2012
To the Editor: As our local weather gets stranger and stranger, I think that more people are becoming aware how dependent we are on the natural world. We need politicians who understand the necessity to protect our farmland and other open space, who... Read more
Oct. 24, 2012
To the Editor: On November 6, Delaware County voters will choose who will serve as our next County Court Judge. Our civil justice system is one based on the rule of law, and the aim of that system should always be to “do good, seek justice, correct... Read more
Oct. 24, 2012
Dear Editor, Keep your eye on the Esopus Chamber Orchestra! They're young, curious, talented and brave. I saw last Saturday's performance at SUNY Ulster: the first half was Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, the second half a collaboration with Natalie... Read more
Aug. 27, 2012
Dear Editor; My name is James Blake and I am on the ballot for the Thursday, September 13 Republican Primary. I am a strict Constitutional Conservative, what I am not is a champion politician. I am a champion for the children. It is simple; if our... Read more
Aug. 20, 2012
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