Letters To The Editor 10.14.21

The Advertiser Back in the Spring of 1983, The Advertiser ran an article on how my father, Ron, and I … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 10.07.21

Poestenkill PFOA briefing raised questions What did Poestenkill post on town website about PFOA? Algonquin school’s water “does not pose … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.30.21

PFOA in Poestenkill, Part VI With respect to the PFOA groundwater contamination issue in Poestenkill affecting the Algonquin Middle School … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.23.21

PFOA in Poestenkill, Part V As to Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, who has no public health credentials,  intruding into … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.16.21

A Strategic Retreat by Troy Sand & Gravel? Troy Sand & Gravel Co. Inc. (TS&G) has discontinued its lawsuit against … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.09.21

Thank You, Dee Erickson  I am taking a few minutes to thank Town Board member, Dee Erickson, as well as … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.02.21

PFOA in Poestenkill, Part II As we Poestenkill residents affected by PFOA in the groundwater of what has been known … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 08.26.21

Barnes Road Party Barn As many residents of the Town of Sand Lake may already know the Supreme Court ruled … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 08.19.21

Letter to the Editor The political lynching that destroyed the reputation and career of Governor Cuomo without any solid evidence … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 08.12.21

We Deserve a Cleaner Environment The next few years are critical to the health and safety of Cohoes, Troy, Rensselaer, … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 08.05.21

Flash flooding devastated Rensselaer County last month. Are we ready for the next one? On Wednesday, July 14th, more than … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.29.21

Still Say No to Party Barn on Barnes I am writing to express my dismay, and anger, that our town … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.22.21

Highway Heroes We live on Oak Hill Road in East Poestenkill. On Wednesday afternoon it rained four inches in two … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.15.21

The Beast Among Us There is a monster that lives among us that has been there for years. He was … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.08.21

Who pays the price of “developer friendly?” So if  “developer friendly” benefits the developers by not enforcing the law pertaining … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.01.21

On being a “developer friendly” town And staying with the “developer friendly” practices of the various planning boards in Rensselaer … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 06.24.21

On Being “Business Friendly” First of all, let us be clear that issuing a permit without complying with the law … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 06.17.21

Never Let a Plague go to Waste Victor Davis Hanson I thoroughly enjoyed your article. Mostly because unlike the article … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 06.10.21

Barnes Rd Why is a party barn still an issue on Barnes Rd? The Supreme Court of the State of … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 06.03.21

Sand Lake Taxpayers Paying for Barnes Road party Barn’s Appeal The court has responded and determined that the town’s planning … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 05.27.21

Local Pharmacists Need Help Fighting Back Against Billion Dollar Pharmacy Benefit Managers Dear Editor: During the COVID-19 pandemic, local pharmacists … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 05.20.21

North Greenbush needs more electric vehicle chargers The Colonial Pipeline was hacked and shutdown in early May. The shutdown of … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 05.13.21

Investment Needed in North Greenbush Green Spaces In the past week the Times Union published two articles about capital district … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.29.21

Clean Energy Communities Program I am learning more and more about the Clean Energy Communities program that is available through … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.22.21

Lack of Trust Derails Poestenkill Money Grab Every story paints a picture, and so it is with the defeat of … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.15.21

Viewpoint – Positivity /Life’s Refreshing Ingredient What is it – Where is it – Why is it significant? There is … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.08.21

Why can’t Keith Hammond be honest? In the March 25, 2021 Advertiser, Poestenkill Supervisor Keith Hammond stated that by writing … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.01.21

To the Editor: Over 13,000 nursing home residents have died in New York in the past year. AARP has long … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 03.25.21

Why Poestenkill Needs a Contracted Ambulance Service Consistency of response time, mutual aid, and advanced life support are the elements … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 03.18.21

Vote NO on the Blank Check The Poestenkill Town Board held a meeting on March 4, 2021. As with all … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 03.11.21

Poestenkill – Vote NO on the Blank Check Taxing District, Part 6 $2000+ per call instead of $0. That’s what … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 03.04.21

Vote Yes on the Poestenkill Ambulance District When I read Councilman Hass’ letter in the Advertiser last week (February 11) … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 02.25.21

The Arts Are Still Happening in Sand Lake! While COVID-19 precautions still limit many community activities, the Sand Lake Center … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 02.18.21

Rensselaer County Leadership Exposes Seniors to Additional Risks Rensselaer County recently provided those over age sixty-five the ability to register … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 02.11.21

The Un-Silenced Majority Many of us watched in disbelief 4 + years ago when former President Trump won the election. … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 02.04.21

Poestenkill – Vote NO on the Blank Check Taxing District, Part 2 In the Jan. 21 edition of The Advertiser … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 01.28.21

Poestenkill – Vote NO on the Blank Check Taxing District In the Jan. 21 edition of The Advertiser Harold Van … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 01.07.21

Cuomo’s Summary of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data Raises More Questions Than It Answers In the above titled report from New … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 12.31.20

Disappointed in My Burden Lake Neighbors I have lived on Burden Lake for the last 35 years & have always … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 12.24.20

Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Response I stand corrected on my date regarding the boat access on Glass Lake. … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 12.17.20

A Heinous Crime Was Committed A heinous crime has been committed and every time the detectives point to the most … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 12.10.20

Memoirs of an Amnesiac: Reindeer Games My wife, Carol, and I have been married 27 years. On one of our … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 12.03.20

Averill Park Capital Projects Proposal Ill-timed and Unnecessary We have lived in Averill Park for 34 years and been supporters … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 11.26.20

Democracy is the Vilest Form of Government If truth has any value over perception in today’s world, President Trump will … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 11.19.20

Stolen Biden Sign on Veterans Day We knew there was a chance that the Biden/ Harris sign we put at … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 11.12.20

Historic Preservation – Continued Sand Lake Town Historian Bob Moore’s recent article in The Advertiser reminds us that we live … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 10.29.20

Peaceful Transition, Really? In response to Michael Roland’s letter 10/15/2020. Your article made me laugh! Peaceful Transition, Really! I know … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 10.22.20

Things you learn The sun is slowly sliding down towards the horizon in the west, Why the sun puts on … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 10.15.20

Peaceful Transition One of the hallmarks of democratic countries is that after elections there is a peaceful transition of power. … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 10.08.20

I don’t have the answers to yet I’m not afraid of dying I’m just not ready yet I still have … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 10.01.20

Vandals Lash Out After Vocal Hearing The Town of Sand Lake Planning Board held another hearing regarding the proposed party … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.24.20

Yearn To Learn Education is something we take for granted It’s how the seeds of wisdom are planted Everyone has … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.17.20

Just another tax! Dear Poestenkill Resident: It is time to pay attention to what Town Hall is doing. My school … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.10.20

Please Stop Your Nonsense! This letter is one that I have been avoiding writing. While I don’t think Poestenkill residents … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 09.03.20

CORRECTION: Poestenkill residents, your EMS system is not broken The letter to the editor titled “Poestenkill residents, your EMS system … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 08.27.20

Poestenkill Residents, Your EMS System is Not Broken There was a public hearing held by the town of Poestenkill on … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 08.20.20

My flower, my wife A rose may bloom red while a violet may bloom blue Yet no flower has ever … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 08.13.20

Memoirs of an Amnesiac: Butterflies from Heaven? When my Dad passed away in 1987, he and Mom had just retired … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 08.06.20

Why We Support an Open Dialogue With Ken Bailey… I am writing in response to the many opinions I have … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.30.20

What It’s All About When you’re young you’re more alert, You feel more than you know. We disregard our instincts, … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.23.20

COVID-19=FEAR Like Venetians at Mardi Gras Or robbers of banks,  We cover our faces with masks And join in their … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.16.20

Me They’ll dig a hole extra deep, Find the stoutest box, Pack in four yards of dirt, Plus some heavy … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.09.20

No Party Barn in our Neighborhood I have lived on this street since 1965. I am shocked and opposed to … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 07.02.20

No Party Barn in Our Backyard We are strongly opposed to the large-scale commercial project proposed be Ken Bailey. The … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 06.25.20

Barnes Road Area Neighborhood Association Dear Planning Board, Our family is strongly opposed to the large-scale commercial project proposed by … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 06.18.20

The Scope Of Hope You may not be able to grasp it And hold it in your hand But if … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 06.11.20

Takin’ Care Of Small Business You open up a business because it is your passion The American dream never goes … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 06.04.20

A Beast in the Wild   When I was a child  in the woods one day A frightful beast suddenly … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 05.28.20

Mere Shadows Maybe you noticed them… Three old friends of mine Sitting in lawn chairs Right alongside the parade route. … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 05.21.20

Memoirs of an Amnesiac: Baby Steps According to a fortune cookie, “Footprints on the sands of time are not made … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 05.14.20

Sabo Democratic Committee Slate Misleads A recent announcement of a slate of North Greenbush Democratic Committee candidates misleads voters as … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 05.07.20

Wearing Face Masks is Hard As we head into summer, wearing face masks is becoming increasingly more uncomfortable; they get … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.30.20

Memoirs of an Amnesiac: Small Miracles My first car was a 1972 MG Midget, which I bought when it was … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.23.20

No “Party Barn” for Barnes Road! To: The Planning Board: My wife and I have resided for over 30 years … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.16.20

I Can’t Tell You My Secret If you have a secret sin Take it with you to the grave. Fight … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.09.20

Corona Poem There’s No Place Like Home Don’t sit there on the couch and watch the bad news That will … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 04.02.20

Thank You Parents Dear Parents, First, I want to share my well-wishes for your health and well-being during these difficult … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 03.26.20

Memoirs of an Amnesiac: Llama Mama From my early childhood in the 1950s I recall a petting zoo, probably the … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 03.19.20

Maple Math Real life learning In Grandpa’s backyard: 4 trees + 8 taps Yields quite a bit of sap. A … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 03.12.20

Choice is the Key to Success I read an article in a national weekly newspaper a while back that sought … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 03.05.20

Memoirs of an Amnesiac: Early HVAC I was in my early teens when our house was back-fitted with central heat. … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 02.27.20

Podcasts – The Digital Gutenberg Revolution I’ve spent a lot of time listening to Jordan Peterson podcasts lately where I’ve … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 02.20.20

Another Bridge to Nowhere? Now how about that, would you, people? According to the latest word around town, the federal … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 02.13.20

Our Woods Are at Risk All over our towns and villages, our woodlands are at risk to development pressures. The … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 02.06.20

Cleaning Up Dog Poop After A Snowmelt “Woof! Woof! Black Dog, have you any poop?” “Yes, Mommy dear, there’s a … Continued

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Letters To The Editor 01.30.20

Australia Is Burning Australia is burning. The Amazon rain forest is burning. California fires grow larger. Aquifers dry up around … Continued

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