Plenty of opinions about the coming election can be found in this week’s letters section.
In this week’s letters to the editor, the town supervisor candidates trade barbs, Town Board candidate Michael Ivino promises to serve everyone, a few more candidate endorsements, crime forum scheduled, bail reform, and Trump’s policies.
Topics include: No need for climate change walkout in Saugerties; Andreassen for supervisor; vanishing birds; public transportation for public servants; tax by tariff; no primary blues; and more.
“I don’t know anyone who is against developing the city property at the end of Wall Street,” writes a reader. “Nor do I know anyone who is against a true increase in parking spaces available to the community. What I hear and see are that people want a project that aesthetically fits the area; that benefits the community, and that addresses historical, societal, and environmental needs. The Kingstonian project, as it is currently designed, fails in most of these areas.”
“Should this project happen — with the resulting non-stop noise of construction and manufacture, as well as the permanent increase in truck traffic on Route 28 — it will end our peaceful time around Onteora Lake,” writes a reader. “And in our busy lives such natural outlet is a necessity.”
In his Kingston Times/Hudson Valley One article, the chief assistant district attorney of Ulster County, Michael Kavanagh — also the
“I call on all mandated reporters and all people with a conscience!” writes a reader. “Make the call now! Do something … we must stop this cruelty, reunite the children with their families and act like the caring, humane, intelligent people we know we are!”
Topics include: Keep the bluestone sidewalks; sharing nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia; new trees on Main St. didn’t cost village; thanks to a good doc; See movie on government’s mistreatment of Minnesota’s Somali community; Allen wants to debate; Saugerties public access channel needs help; message to Trump: leave.
It’s unfortunate to me that this group of people, many of whom I’m sure have the best interests at heart, have resorted to such outdated scare tactics and disproven language about marijuana legalization.
Topics include: Implement the plastic bag ban; support for legislative hopeful John Schoonmaker; dump is damaging environment; breaking the opioid cycle.