August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Letters to the Editor

Better Behavior, Better News

To the Editor: This week the people of Garrison could celebrate very good news. In contrast to last summer, when no full negotations occurred, reps for the GUFS Board and the teachers have agreed to meet on August 18th and 26th. More...

Misdiagnosis

To the Editor: In a recent letter to the PCN&R, Dawn Powell, Democratic candidate for Putnam Valley Supervisor, referred to me as "shortsighted." Technically, or medically, I am, in reality, "nearsighted." Just wanted to set the record straigh More...

Action Now Report

To the Editor: Congressman John Hall was speaking at the Westage Center in Fishkill on Monday, Aug. 10. As expected, he extolled the great advantages of government run universal health care. More...

How Old is a 'Grownup?'

To the Editor: Recently, I suffered an increase in my car insurance which now covers my teenage son. The cost has doubled and represents during these times an enormous hardship. More...

Congress Has Failed to Address Illegal Immigration

It was truly disappointing to read a recent opinion piece written by Congressman John Hall whereby he provided readers with inaccurate and misleading statistical information concerning the reports made by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office to ICE. More...

Governor Should Eliminate DMV Fee Hikes

I, as your Putnam County Clerk, am calling on Governor David Paterson and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles officials to eliminate a number of DMV fee increases passed as part of the 2009-2010 budget, including the controversial new "plate excha More...

Responding to Healthcare Concerns

To the Editor: The misinformation about health care reform being fed to us by the "just say no" gang is shameful. Those who told Ms Brady the lies that have caused her so much concern (see her letter of last week) should apologize. More...

Clean up the Streets

Letter sent to Mayor Seth Gallagher, reprinted at the request of the author Dear Mayor Gallagher: I'm writing to call your attention to the serious problems of litter and people not picking up after their dogs in the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Leave Bear Mountain Alone

Letter sent to Regional Director, New York State Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation; reprinted at the request of the author As a Hudson Valley resident and sometime hiker in the Hudson Highlands area, I was stunned to read More...

Local Heroes

To the Editor: On July 5th, I fell while walking on the Appalachian Trail and was unable to move my left leg. I later learned that I had ruptured the quadricep tendon. I was totally incapacitated and unable to move. More...

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