Voices

Letter: Show black lives matter

Letter: Show black lives matter

“Saugerties citizens have gathered each evening for 100 days to declare that Black Lives Matter. I attend most days so that I don’t forget these outrageous incidents. I stand with my sign to remind my fellow citizens that this is an urgent problem which must be corrected. Certainly I believe that if all well-meaning Americans, including all well-meaning police, put our hearts and minds toward solving this problem, real progress can be made. Further discrimination must also be addressed,” writes a reader.

Letter: He is what he is

Letter: He is what he is

“Despite its happening on their watch, and not Biden-Harris’s, the powers-that-be behind the 2020 Republican National Convention decided to focus on the lawless aspects of the Black Lives Matter protests — a lawlessness many say the Trump campaign not only focuses on, but foments and funds — and to cast the Democrats as the villains,” writes a reader.

Letter: Wearing a mask is the right thing

Letter: Wearing a mask is the right thing

“In response to a letter last week (August 26) titled “Face masks ineffective,” this is not true, and this attitude is one of the reasons why the United States has the highest rate of Covid 19 cases in the world,” writes a reader.

Point of view: Cyclists speak for the trees

Point of view: Cyclists speak for the trees

“Several letters in the August 12 edition of Hudson Valley One and several people cited in an accompanying article make unfounded accusations. While I feel an absolute sympathy for people who see the project as an intrusion on their lives and property and feel their voices need to be heard, I believe their wilder assertions cannot go unchallenged,” writes William Weinstein of New Paltz.

Letter: Against a new apartment complex in historic Rondout

Letter: Against a new apartment complex in historic Rondout

“A possible rezoning of 2-16 Montrepose proposed by developer Andrew Wright for the purpose of erecting a high-density 15-unit apartment complex would be a fundamental change in the character of the area. It would also be another first — new construction on a historic parcel of residentially zoned land for the purpose of excessive profit in Kingston,” writes a reader.