Letters to the Editor

Unsung gem

I am writing as a concerned community member, taxpayer and parent in Orange and Ulster Counties.  With all the noise in the media these days it’s nice to know we have a gem right here in …

Elect Gail Fletcher

What a laugh:  Susan Scheible, the current Receiver of Taxes for New Windsor says, “I will be sure to continue to address any needs and concerns and to continue making the tax office run …

Think!

OK.  Let’s take a deep breath, relax – and THINK.  Thinking is such a rare commodity today.  People seem to blindly follow a leader of right, left, middle, up, down, etc. …

An Open Letter to the DMV

I received in the mail today your letter addressed to one Sidney Albert Ferguson III. This was the fancy birth-certificate name of my friend Boomer, who stayed at my house for a few months once in …

Flooding and climate change are linked

The recent flooding in our area is yet another immediate wake-up call urgently telling us that we must address the warming climate that is causing such destruction and devastation.  As mayor …
Letters to the Editor

Climate crisis

I call on DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos to deny the air quality permit for the new Danskammer plant, upholding the intent of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). I also …

Urge Governor Hochul to support aggressive climate policies

The article about a new solar project moving ahead in Town of Shawangunk is good news for a change. The latest findings of climate scientists emphasize how quickly climate change is impacting our …

‘Say their names’

During the summer of 2020, the refrain “say their names” was echoed over and over again. This is referring to the Black men killed by police, some of whom were criminals. During a …

Pollinator gardening

Pollinator gardening is becoming very popular.  More people are turning some part of their lawns into fields where bugs, bees and birds are fed and their life cycles sustained. There is …

Don’t experiment on my son

Dear Board of Education, Remember my son? I asked you to remember his exact words, “Mom, we’re all expecting someone to die”.  Let me tell you what his first 1.5 hours back in …