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Aug. 8, 2014
The following is a letter that was sent to the NYS Department of Transporation, and forwarded to the Watershed Post. -- Ed. August 5, 2014 Joan McDonald, CommissionerNYS Department of Transportation50 Wolf RoadAlbany, NY 12232 Re: NYS Routes #10 and #28... Read more
Aug. 1, 2014
  From cleanup organizer John Hoeko: The project was a success.  About a dozen volunteers turned out.  The Project was co-sponsored by Fleischmanns 1st and the Ahokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a national org. dedicated to the preservation and... Read more
Jul. 25, 2014
This letter is a response to a news story, "Olive firewood dealer busted for selling logs infested with emerald ash borer," published on July 23, 2014. - Ed. To the editor: Previous to this I only knew of the two laws on the DEC’s website: 1.       New... Read more
Jul. 24, 2014
To the Editor: A recent obituary for Robert Purcell of Roxbury has disturbed us deeply, primarily out of empathy and concern for persons who may have suffered as a result of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany... Read more
Jul. 24, 2014
Dear Editor, This is my response to Andes Town Supervisor Martin Donnelly's letter in last weeks Catskill Mountain News ("Andes pool problem explained," July 17, 2014), regarding the ongoing problems with the opening of the Andes Town Pool. I would like... Read more
Jul. 15, 2014
Dear Editor:  The quality of life of so many people within earshot of the New York Safety Track in Davenport has been compromised.  The New York Safety Track is a noise nuisance.  Some residents, the lucky ones, have abandoned their homes for the... Read more
Jul. 15, 2014
To the editor: I am writing to urge you to print the press release printed below, reflecting the citizen response to the Supreme Court Ruling of July 8, 2014, in the matter of Ballard et al vs New York Safety Track, LLC. As an American citizen and... Read more
Jun. 19, 2014
Beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse on almost eight acres of woods and meadow in Olivebrige, NY, within Catskills Park, two hours from Manhattan. Sited at the end of a long driveway on a quiet dead-end road (unusual for an old farmhouse). High... Read more
Jun. 13, 2014
The following is a press release from Catskill Mountainkeeper and AmeriCorps. Above: Americorps team members work on the storefront of Catskill Mountainkeeper in Livingston Manor in June. Left to right: Sarah Goakey, DaQuan Crockett, Pablo Gonzalez,... Read more
Jun. 10, 2014
We are currently seeking a highly-motivated, well-organized individual to provide administrative support to the President of a Family Foundation. Assignments are varied and complex and require an individual who can manage projects and work independently... Read more
May. 20, 2014
Radio Catskill (WJFF), a small, rural, hydro-powered public radio station in the Catskill Mountains of NY – site of the Historic 1969 Woodstock Festival – is seeking a full-time Program Director. The Program Director will join a paid staff of two and... Read more
May. 16, 2014
Open Letter to the Voters of the Onteora School District: My name is Tanya Davis. I am a mother of three, attorney, business owner, and candidate for Onteora Board of Education Trustee. My husband is an Onteora graduate, and I have been a resident of the... Read more
May. 16, 2014
Dear Editor: Working in the Catskillschapter oneLife in the 19th century in the Catskill mountainswas mostly poor and primitive.Beside farming and a small amount of trade,there was very little industrial activity,mostly Quarrying and Logging,followed... Read more
May. 16, 2014
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
May. 16, 2014
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
Feb. 3, 2014
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
Feb. 3, 2014
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
Jan. 16, 2014
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
Oct. 11, 2013
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
Aug. 29, 2013
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