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Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 - 8:15 am
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
Friday, Jun. 17, 2016 - 10:26 am
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
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 9:57 am
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
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 9:30 am
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
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 9:28 am
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
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 9:23 am
Letter to the editor: Livingin themountains I missfireescapes. Sparrow
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 9:21 am
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 congress... Read more
Tuesday, May. 31, 2016 - 10:14 am
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
Tuesday, May. 24, 2016 - 12:11 pm
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
Tuesday, May. 24, 2016 - 12:09 pm
To the Editor:   Catskills Greeting   It’s spring – welcome back, snakes & bears!   Sparrow Phoenicia
Tuesday, May. 24, 2016 - 11:03 am
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
Monday, Mar. 21, 2016 - 11:02 am
To the Editor: Let’s Build a Modern Park – Please Support an Ongoing $4M Catskills Line in the EPF The Catskill region deserves a modern Catskill Park that can meet the needs of our current visitors, our communities and growth in the future. For years the... Read more
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 - 3:22 pm
To the Editor: The Woodstock Playhouse and Catskill Region have reason to celebrate. The Playhouse has emerged as a new member of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HudsonRiverValley.com). Now recognized for its overwhelming contribution as a... Read more
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 - 3:18 pm
Dear Editor: Kathy Nolan has been the target of some unfair and ill-informed comments since news of the CHA lawsuit was published. Kathy is one of the most accomplished, intelligent and caring people I know. Her hard work and friendship have had a... Read more
Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 - 9:07 pm
Dear Editor, It has been reported that Delaware County Attorney Porter Kirkwood, currently running for Family Court Judge, stated “that Delaware County uses outside counsel, but denied that it happens whenever the county is sued. Instead, he said, outside... Read more
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:32 pm
To Emily Lloyd, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection: We are writing to thank you for working in cooperation with the Ulster County Legislature and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein to bring a multipurpose trail, with parking... Read more
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:30 pm
Congratulations to the Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) for its successful hosting of the steam locomotive Viscose No. 6 this last weekend in Mount Tremper. Excited observers at the 3:00 train Sunday afternoon were cheering and taking pictures all along... Read more
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 - 1:27 pm
Dear Editor, While our media kept us distracted by news of drone wars and other nonsensical pop culture trivia, the House of Representatives passed the HR1599 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 on Wednesday, July 23rd. It was passed primarily by... Read more
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 - 1:14 pm
The DEC decision has been made and many remain concerned by the scale of the project and the unaddressed environmental and community issues. The modifications made after years of review and the land sold to New York by the developers still will not yield... Read more
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm
To the editor: The Friends of the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail congratulate New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on moving forward with plans to support the construction of a publicly accessible multiuse trail along the northern... Read more


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