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Regarding the December 11, 2018, school vote…

As the author of the Letter to the Editor published in December 2018, I was pleased to read that “Resident formally challenges RVSD Dec. 11 bond vote” (in the Feb. 1, 2019 issue of BSP). I totally agree with Troy … Continue reading

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2018 in pictures…

The Blue Stone Press pictorial A year in pictures, looking back on 2018 included three of my photos featuring moments from our town’s events and activities… Summer program field trip to the Museum Village in Monroe, NY… Memorial Day Parade… … Continue reading

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Outrageous voting for School District capital budget proposal

As published in the Shawangunk Journal, January 3, 2019, page 2 To the Editor: The School District seemed determined to pass this approximately 62 million budget no matter what (no plan B was presented except “we’ll put the project back … Continue reading

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Disquieting vote for the school district’s capital budget proposal

As published in Blue Stone Press, December 21, 2018 issue, page 15 To the Editor: Thanks to the coverage in Blue Stone Press – November 16, 2018 issue, page 12, “RV school district hosts public Q&A for capital budget proposal” … Continue reading

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Rochester’s Great Summer Program

Letter to Editor published in Blue Stone Press, September 1, 2017. Thanks to Blue Stone Press, which – in the August 4 and 18 issues – published photos capturing moments from our program, the readers had a glimpse at the … Continue reading

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UCAT Ulster-Poughkeepsie Link needs improvement…

During the years I avoided writing letters to editor when experiencing problems as a user of this helpful bus connection (Rosendale to Metro-North in Poughkeepsie), hoping that they would be solved. Once I missed about four Metro-North trains because of … Continue reading

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Halloween in Rochester: A magical evening

Reading the beautiful article “Rochester ‘Queen of Halloween’ to step down” in the October 7, 2016 issue of Blue Stone Press brought tears to my eyes and regrets that we haven’t participated to all Halloween events in our years of … Continue reading

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Rochester’s outstanding Summer Program deserves recognition!

Letter to Editor published in Shawangunk Journal, September 10, 2015 under the title Summer Program deserves recognition! I find it outrageous that those attending Rochester’s Town Board meeting on September 3rd – including two reporters – did not hear a … Continue reading

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Thank you, MaryAnne!

The last day of Rochester’s summer program on August 21 marked a uniquely emotional moment – the conclusion of 15 wonderful years of having MaryAnne Gates as its program director. That day some kids had tears in their eyes because … Continue reading

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In loving memory of Cynthia LuAnn Stokes

Less than seven years ago, the Rochester Town Board was faced with a serious problem – as our town’s assessors kept resigning after only a few months on the job. Then a sweet, wonderful lady – Cynthia Stokes – applied … Continue reading

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