Letters
Letters: Sinkhole, the Greenline, Arctic drilling

Letters: Sinkhole, the Greenline, Arctic drilling

A letter to the mayor Mr. Gallo: the sinkhole progress is blocked, so it seems, by a single unknown person for unknown reasons. I guess I might include the editor at this paper, too: what is going on? Mr. Zweben? Noble? DPW? Anyone at all? There is no right of privacy for anyone in such...
Letters: New KHS vote; the rail corridor; Gallo's impact on Kingston

Letters: New KHS vote; the rail corridor; Gallo’s impact on Kingston

No one knows the answer? I’ve written to the minority leader of the Ulster County Legislature, with copies to all of the Legislators, asking for information regarding how much land in the Ulster & Delaware corridor is actually owned by Ulster County and how much is private property with railroad easements. I have not received...
Letters: Revote required; corridor is public property

Letters: Revote required; corridor is public property

Time for another vote Over the past two weeks we’ve read articles on how screwed up the plan is to build a new high school. It’s time for the district and school board to declare the existing vote to build a new high school null and void and schedule a new vote on whatever you have...
Letters: Civics defined, Niagara Bottling, economic development

Letters: Civics defined, Niagara Bottling, economic development

The definition of civics Kingston Citizens has prevailed in the Niagara Bottling proposal: a very fine job. I found this definition of Civics and I think it fits very well: “The art of being a prosocial problem-solving contributor in a self governing community.” Yes, that fits Kingston Citizens quite well. I expect there will be...
Letters: 'Transcending civility'; the rail trail; ISIS' PR problem

Letters: ‘Transcending civility'; the rail trail; ISIS’ PR problem

Transcending civility ​Melanie Strell​ ​kindly wonders why Hugh Reynolds used “Hi Ho Silver, Oy Vey” as his headline directed towards Sheldon Silver’s recent woes. I don’t wonder at all. He wanted to call attention to Mr. Silver being Jewish. I’ve found Reynolds to be offensive on more than one occasion; his remarks about Maurice Hinchey...
Letters: Niagara Bottling, Hugh Reynolds' allegedly bad attitude, rail/trail cooperation

Letters: Niagara Bottling, Hugh Reynolds’ allegedly bad attitude, rail/trail cooperation

Impoverished and soiled The Niagara Bottling proposal is complex and has problems at multiple levels. The problem is larger than plastic water bottle waste. Water is a survival need which humans must meet to exercise their inherent right to life. It’s a public and municipal resource. That comes before its being a revenue source. At...
Letters: Our lovely city; Please reconsider PLA; Growing the pie

Letters: Our lovely city; Please reconsider PLA; Growing the pie

Your lovely city and your Greenline project Last summer on my way to a conference in upstate New York, I stopped in to visit an old friend who now lives in Kingston and she suggested we spend the day driving the beautiful countryside and visiting the city by introducing me to a project that she...
Letters: DA's holiday message; Donaldson rebuts; mayor's overpaid

Letters: DA’s holiday message; Donaldson rebuts; mayor’s overpaid

A holiday message from the DA Events have occurred in recent months that have brought a heightened focus on law enforcement in our county. I would like to offer some observations. I suggest that an intelligent, vigorous, interest in how we, as a society, police ourselves is an important and welcome exercise. When done properly...
Letters: Kingston Greenline, DSS warrant checks, Ferguson, Mo.

Letters: Kingston Greenline, DSS warrant checks, Ferguson, Mo.

A generational opportunity As a lifelong resident of Kingston, I feel it is my responsibility to voice my support for the removal of the rail ties and creation of the interconnected system of rail trails also known as the Kingston Greenline. This is my community and that is why I will not stand by and...
Letters: Tracks and trails; Niagara Bottling

Letters: Tracks and trails; Niagara Bottling

We want the tracks This morning, I talked with Mike Hein on Kingston Community Radio about how I disagreed with his plan to rip up the Kingston Plaza railroad tracks. I mentioned two points. 1). The City of Kingston’s residents and businesses will definitely be hurt by Hein’s plan to rip up the plaza tracks...
Letters: WiFi's hazards, Niagara Bottling, CMRR

Letters: WiFi’s hazards, Niagara Bottling, CMRR

Drop the CMRR suit Ulster County Legislature Resolution 273 to drop the litigation with the Catskill Mountain Railroad did not come up for a vote before the 23 legislators, because the resolution was stopped in the Laws & Rules Committee by three legislators: Ken Ronk (728-3276), Kevin Roberts (566-7663), & Lynn Archer (626-7358). Call them...
Letters: CMRR, Gibson-Eldridge, Niagara Bottling

Letters: CMRR, Gibson-Eldridge, Niagara Bottling

Goodbye, CMRR It is easy to see what side of the train debate Mr. Reynolds supports. Good journalism would hope that fair and unbiased reporting would show not only the benefits for a for-profit railroad company but also the negative impact that this railroad company has had on the many residents who have had to...