October 14, 2009 RSS feed / Letters to the Editor

Support Cunane and Polhemus

Dear Editor: Too many politicians just don't get it. Government spending at the local, county, state, and federal levels is spiraling out of control. More...

Blood Donations Critical This Year

To the Editor: As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas the blood supply is always at risk. This year, with two types of flu to deal with, it is even more urgent that all eligible people between the ages of 16 and 75 consider donating. More...

Shea Ticket will Preserve Town Character

To the Editor: Years have passed since the Comprehensive Plan was started. People of all opinions have already put thousands of hours into it. More...

Vote for Budney

To the Editor: My family has been in the Hudson Valley for a long time and 16 years ago my husband and I moved back to Cold Spring. More...

Haldane Foundation Fundraiser is a Community Success

To the Editor: The Haldane School Foundation's fall fundraiser was a big success, raising about $10,000 for Haldane. More...

Let's Retain Small Town Character

To the Editor: We love Philipstown for its people, its beauty, and its good heart. The vigorous process of democracy that goes on here is one of Philipstown's strengths because we're small enough to engage first-hand in our local government. More...

PV Can't Afford a New School Library

To the Editor: After reading 'PV school board questions new library' and my blood pressure started to return to normal I could not help but wonder what makes anyone think - educator, parent, or citizen—that a multimillion dollar HS/MS conn More...

Voting Location for Election Districts #7 and #8

To the Editor: The North Highlands fire house once again is our polling place. More...

MTA Tax is Unfair Burden

To the Editor: I am working in my office filling out the forms for the one of the many new taxes imposed on us, the lucky ones who live in the metro area of New York City. More...

Zoning Needs an Enlightened Approach

To the Editor: Lisa Brown ("If You Like Freedom, Pay Attention to Zoning Changes, PCN&R 10/7/09") appears to be alarmed by discussions about the new zoning laws, a draft of which is now under review by the Town Board. More...

Not Afraid of PV's Many Challenges

To the Editor: The November 3 election is one of the most important in the history of Putnam Valley. At stake is the ability of the taxpayers to regain control over a town government that is rapidly outpacing our ability to pay for it. More...

Kudos to the Board

Letter Sent to Philipstown Board Members reprinted at the request of the author: I write in admiration and praise for the thorough and thoughtful work you have undertaken on the draft zoning plan over the past several years. More...

Brian Kenny is Not Forgotten

To the Editor: As the large signs went up this weekend I realized that Brian Kenny was not listed on the signs as a candidate. Brian is one of Philipstown's assessors and is running this year unopposed. More...

Zoning Code Logical Extension of Comprehensive Plan

To the Editor: I support the Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the Town Board in March 2006, and the proposed new zoning code which stems from it. More...

Polhemus, Cunane are Needed

To the Editor: I became a neighbor to the Polhemus family business north almost 25 years ago when I bought my farmland. They have been good neighbors, patient when the goats escaped, generous when Charles Sr. More...

New Zoning Will Keep Taxes Low

To the Editor: Richard Sporbert raised an important concern about the new zoning in last week's PCN&R, when he worried that "as working class residents we will not be able to own a home on several acres with taxes that only the wealthiest can More...

Candidate Cunane Needs Platform, Record

To the Editor: It is always dispiriting when candidates for public office choose to put attacks on their opponents ahead of solutions that can move a community forward together. Sadly, this seems to be the direction Joselle Cunane wants to go. More...

It's Time For a Moratorium

To the Editor: After completely reading the Comprehensive plan, the EAF, and the Philipstown Zoning Law draft a few times, consulting with many experts, speaking to many of our elected officials, and speaking to over 200 property owners, many thi More...

Don't Forget Continental Village

To the Editor: Where's the love? As a resident of Continental Village for 13 years I and many of the other residents of Continental Village have been treated like unwanted step-children. More...

Philipstown Dems are Obvious Choice

To the Editor: I'm writing in support of the Philipstown Democratic ticket for the upcoming election. I do not vote strictly party line. More...

McConville Ads Are Deceitful

To the Editor: It seems to me that we have a crime wave in Putnam County. At least that's what Kevin McConville wants you to think. And worse yet, you WILL be the next victim! Or that what they want you to believe. More...

Mastrantone Cares About the Community

To the Editor: I have lived here in Garrison for the majority of my life. Fifteen years ago I met a new neighbor who I've watched build a family, a business and a home here. More...

Defining Philipstown's Character

To the Editor: Yes, the business community has legitimate concerns about the proposed zoning changes. The Town Board has said they will address these issues, as well they should. More...

A REMINDER:

No Letters to the Editor relating to the candidates or the election will be printed from this point forward through the Nov. 3 election. More...

Better Zoning is Essential for Philipstown's Future

It is with great interest that I have listened to the concerns raised by members of the business community at the zoning workshop several weeks ago, and read the letters and Perspective piece in recent editions of the PCN&R. More...

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