Local elections are near, and most of this week’s letters concern the candidates for supervisor and town board.
Saugerties Times | Opinion
Plenty of opinions about the coming election can be found in this week’s letters section.
The all-day conference on migration and mental health at SUNY New Paltz this Friday, October 11, is coming at an opportune time. Though American history records several eras when conflict raged over immigrants and immigration, there have been few more virulent than what’s going on now.
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.
A lot has changed in the Hudson Valley since 2009. We’re wondering how readers feel the sense of community where they live and work has changed since that time.
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.
Topics include: Implement the plastic bag ban; support for legislative hopeful John Schoonmaker; dump is damaging environment; breaking the opioid cycle.
Kingston’s burning, but this time don’t blame the British, embroiled as they are with Brexit issues. With median property prices increasing more than 20 percent in the first half of this year over last year’s first half, the market for Kingston real estate is hot.
Maybe badly buffeted Norwegian Air will experience a resurgence. Maybe it’ll thrive again. Maybe it’ll survive only in another form under another ownership. Maybe it’ll go bankrupt.