Letters to the Editor

By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 16, 2014 - 1:17 pm
Dear Onteora Community Members, The Onteora Board of Education is pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, our proposed annual budget will see no increase in the tax levy. There are no cuts in programs, but rather an increase in the number ... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 16, 2014 - 1:13 pm
Dear Editor,Peak Oil has arrived. If you are not familiar with the term, it means that worldwide, oil production is at its peak and will begin to decline. This will translate into rising oil and food prices. In the very near future, we may be very sorry... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 4:05 pm
To the editor: The Pine Hill Bookstore which has been located at 300 Main Street in Pine Hill since December 2010 is closing at the end of February. Business has been declining since the floods of 2011, and it has become impossible to continue to... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 - 5:38 pm
To the editor: The 126-mile Constitution pipeline is slated to run behind my farm and under Crane Hill Rd. as well as County Route 23.  For those of you along the proposed route, you are being asked to sign an easement agreement. Please consider the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Dear Editor:   The New York Observer editorializes that the rebuilt Tappan Zee Bridge should be named for Mario Cuomo. I must disagree. Though I respect the ex-governor, I have even more love for the few Dutch names that still exist in our area. ("Tappan... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 - 3:05 pm
Editor's note: We received the letter below from Keitha Capouya, former supervisor of the town of Meredith who was narrowly defeated in last November's election, in response to our story of Dec. 20, 2013, "Meredith bans gas drilling." In it, we reported... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 - 11:48 am
Above: David Lionel's video, "Let's Restore Reservoir Railroading!" It can also be found at www.transformationaledu.org. Dear Editor:  HOW ABOUT RAIL WITH TRAIL? Last fall I completed a short video called “Let’s Restore Reservoir Railroading!” Since then... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 - 10:10 am
This letter is written in response to an August 11 armed standoff in Bovina. Read our coverage of the standoff here. -- Ed Dear Editor, I want to take issue with the reporting in last week’s press stating that the Bovina hostage taking ends in ‘tragedy’.... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 - 10:03 am
To the Editor, I have lived in Ulster County for 34 of my 37 years and I’ve seen the majority of my classmates from Onteora High School move away to places where conditions are more inviting to those seeking employment and financial security. Census data... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 - 10:02 am
To the Editor: During my nearly four decades as a State and Federal representative, I was a staunch proponent of freight and passenger railroads. I viewed the collapse of so many of our nation's smaller railroads in the 1970's and 1980's with great... Read more


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