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Mar. 21, 2016
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... Read more
Jan. 21, 2016
There was a disturbance in the Force early on January 18, 2016 when artist and iconoclast Susan Joyce Harris Weimer (“Biba”) died in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the age of 93. Born in Bronxville, NY in 1922, Biba was the daughter of George Edgerly Harris... Read more
Nov. 30, 2015
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... Read more
Nov. 30, 2015
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
Nov. 2, 2015
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,... Read more
Aug. 24, 2015
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... Read more
Aug. 24, 2015
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
Aug. 4, 2015
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... Read more
Aug. 4, 2015
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
Mar. 31, 2015
Dear Editor: Everyone has the human right to live free from violence. Yet violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights violations, with one in three women worldwide experiencing it in her lifetime. That is millions... Read more
Mar. 27, 2015
To The Editor: Is there a good "honest" explanation for the fact that there is No cell phone tower in Andes, NY, yet? After all it is now the year 2015. Cell use has proven over and over again that is very useful and important in emergency situations, as... Read more
Mar. 11, 2015
To the Editor: There is still time for Margaretville Central School to schedule a more humane and innovative fundraiser than a donkey basketball game. It’s 2015 and good sports don’t abuse animals. There’s no denying the donkeys used in these events are... Read more
Mar. 7, 2015
Dear Editor, Some things just don’t make sense ……. A veto was done a couple weeks back right here in Ulster County. Since I’ve been in the energy business for 20 + years, I find it sad as to the incoherent facts that this was done by … I’ll explain. 1)... Read more
Mar. 2, 2015
Dear Editor, On September 10, 1953, the last NYO&W Railway passenger service to Sullivan County ended. Shortly later, on March 31, 1954, on the Ulster and Delaware railway corridor last passenger train of the New York Central Railroad rolled past... Read more
Mar. 1, 2015
Dear Editor: Congratulations can be offered to the Catskill Mountain Railroad on its successful fall/winter theme train events. However, as has been the case previously with unrealistic scenarios, CMRR officials have now used the events to release yet... Read more
Feb. 21, 2015
To the Editor: As a young child growing up along the old Ulster and Delaware rail line, I remember fondly seeing and hearing the trains rumble along the tracks. As a result, I have followed this Trail/Rail debate with great interest. Through the years (... Read more
Feb. 18, 2015
To the Editor:   Thanks to visionary Supervisor, Mike Hein, Ulster County has become a leader in the State of New York.  We’ve seen notable achievements in four areas that affect the quality of our lives: environment, infrastructure, social... Read more
Feb. 18, 2015
Dear Editor:  The following letter was sent to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) who is taking comments until February 27, 2015 about giving the Constitution Pipeline Co. a Water Quality Permit. Please see why it should be denied below... Read more
Feb. 18, 2015
Dear Editor, Growing up in Olivebridge we often wondered when the train might come through along those abandoned tracks in Shokan. As a kid, the idea of a train ride seemed like it might be fun.  But that train never came. It still hasn't, 25 years later... Read more
Feb. 18, 2015
  Dear Onteora Residents,   Have you signed yet?  The Ulster County School Boards Association is seeking to end the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), which has cut over $7,300,000 in State Aid to our Onteora School District since being introduced in 2010... Read more