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Jul. 19, 2012
Editor's note: Recently, I wrote about a press release sent by Delaware County Sheriff Tom Mills's office, concerning a voluntary inmate work program at the county jail. Our story -- entitled "Delaware County sheriff nostalgic for chain gangs" -- pointed... Read more
Jun. 26, 2012
Dear Editor: I saw "The Pronouns (Experiment #2)" by Clarinda Mac Low at MountTremper Arts on June 9. The show began outside the hall, with twochildren hopping on a trampoline. A man shouted out instructions fromThe Pronouns: 40 Dances for the Dancers by... Read more
Jun. 19, 2012
Dear Editor: Last year when Halcottsville residents received their Roxbury School tax bill, jaws dropped. In some cases, it nearly doubled. Several families remarked that they were considering leaving the area because school taxes were killing them.... Read more
Jun. 12, 2012
We've received a bunch of letters this month. Read them all in our letters section. To support the Margaretville American Legion Post's rebuilding efforts, send a check to  American Legion Post 216, PO Box 41, Margaretville, NY 12455. -- Julia Reischel... Read more
Jun. 12, 2012
Dear Editor, On behalf of the residents of Prattsville and the Prattsville Housing Committee, I would like to thank the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Greene and Columbia Counties, Project Hope, all who donated and the many volunteers... Read more
Jun. 12, 2012
Dear Editor, Everyone stood in a knot at the center of the bridge (which surprised me; for some reason, I was sure they'd be on the north side). The officials were covered by a white tent, as if this were a Jewish wedding. Walking closer, I heard... Read more
May. 30, 2012
Dear Editor, WOW!! Get to fabulous Phoenicia to experience the STS Playhouse's absolutely wonderful production of "Spitfire Grill" this weekend May 26-27 and June 1-3 and 8-10. www.stsplayhouse.com This entertaining show is directed by Glenn Laslo Weiss... Read more
May. 23, 2012
Editor's note: Twenty-two-year-old Josh Turan was killed in motorcycle accident in Delhi on Saturday, May 12. This letter is from his uncle, Dave Turan. -- Julia Reischel Dear Editor, Friends and Neighbors, On Saturday evening, May 12, 2012, around 10 pm... Read more
May. 23, 2012
Dear Editor, We, Tony Fletcher and Laurie Osmond, would like to thank the voters of the Onteora Central School District for re-electing us to the School Board on Tuesday, May 15. We appreciate the vote of confidence. The election was ultimately quite... Read more
May. 11, 2012
Dear Editor,  It’s springtime and once again the season to select school board candidates who will best represent the children and taxpayers of the Onteora School District.  The current school board has made some big changes with the reconfiguration of... Read more
May. 10, 2012
We are writing in response to the information we have received from our town board and from other neighboring towns. We are very happy to hear that the towns of Rochester, New Paltz, Marbletown and others are working to pass zoning bans to prohibit... Read more
May. 9, 2012
Dear Editor, Last week I attended the showing of “Priceless” in Rosendale, a documentary film about campaign finances, fair elections and how candidates get bought off by taking large donations from sources outside of their voting district. After the... Read more
Apr. 24, 2012
To the editor: As I run for re-election, along with Tony Fletcher, to the Onteora school board, I would like to remind voters of the many things this board has accomplished, with the help of our administration, during the four years I have been on it. ... Read more
Apr. 20, 2012
To the editor: I am Rebecca Balzac and I am running for the Onteora Board of Education. After speaking with residents of the district, some with children in the Onteora schools and some whose children have graduated, I have become very aware of a... Read more
Apr. 20, 2012
To the editor: Having served my three-year term since being elected by the community in 2009, the last year-plus as Vice President, I would like to announce that I am running for re-election to the Onteora School Board. I am doing so because I believe in... Read more
Apr. 16, 2012
To the editor: This is a picture of the Binnekill Bulkhead where the culvert lets water into the Binnekill. It lies on the outside of a bend in the river upstream of the village of Margaretville. From this point downstream for a hundred yards or so the... Read more
Feb. 24, 2012
Read our previous coverage of the Belleayre-to-ORDA handover here, here and here. -- Julia Reischel To The Editor: The takeover of the Belleayre ski area by the ORDA now seems to be gaining momentum but before it’s too late we need to become involved as... Read more
Feb. 24, 2012
On Tuesday, February 28, the Onteora Board of Education is scheduled to vote on one of three possible reconfiguration plans for the district. Two of the proposed plans call for the closing of the Phoenicia Elementary School, either with clustering of... Read more
Feb. 16, 2012
Editor's note: The Freshtown supermarket in Margaretville, owned by the Katz family, was flooded during last August's Tropical Storm Irene. Six months later, it is still closed. -- Julia Reischel Dear Editor, I took a ride today, to Prattsville. I haven... Read more
Jan. 11, 2012
Editor's note: The Onteora Central School District held a meeting last night in Boiceville at which Superintendent Phyllis Spiegel McGill said that she prefers the "bookend" plan, according to an article in the Daily Freeman. -- Julia Reischel Dear... Read more