Letters to the Editor

April 2, 2021

I read "Town Awarded Grants for Electric Car Charging Stations", March 29, with surprise and delight. To date, the Town of Carmel has had almost no EV (electric vehicle) chargers available. EV charging infrastructure is the future, drawing shoppers, travelers, and even locals without home chargers ...

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Though it may seem otherwise, I actually have no desire to turn the "Letters" section of Mahopac News into my own personal weekly column.  But I felt compelled to respond to the letter in defense of Kevin McConville, candidate for Putnam County Sheriff, submitted by Cindy M. Trimble, whom I gather ...

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Whenever some semblance of normalcy is restored to our lives, it is inevitable that Zoom, and other platforms like it, will remain as part of the "New Normal".  In watching the Town Board meetings over the past several weeks, it's becoming increasingly common for participants representing the town, ...

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In a recent email, I challenged local leaders who attended Putnam County Sheriff candidate Kevin McConville's campaign launch event, on the steps of the County Courthouse, to condemn the inexcusable behavior on display during his recent appearance on a police-themed podcast called "Police Off The ...

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The downside of not wanting to get the stench of either party on me, and being a truly independent voter, is that I have no choice but to do my homework on all the candidates in any given election.  Inspired by a discussion I had with a friend about the upcoming election for Putnam County Sheriff, ...

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In my last letter to the editor, entitled "So Bored With This Board", I singled out Councilwoman Suzi McDonough for some rather poorly chosen words.  That was unfair of me, because verbal gaffes are the least of what's wrong with this board.  And there's no one person who deserves the brunt of the ...

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