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Letters to the Editor May 26

May 25, 2016

A commonsense conclusion

As a taxpayer and builder who has generated hundreds of thousands of new tax dollars for the Town of Tusten, I was happy to see the $300,000 taxpayer-financed Main Street deck-to-nowhere firmly rejected by the contracting community who refused to bid on it. The invisible hand of the free market works in wonderful and mysterious ways.

The Tusten Board took the serious long way around to come to a basic commonsense conclusion that no deck should cost $300,000. If you have that kind of money to spend, spend it on a marketing initiative for the town, or college scholarships, or community members in need.

Charles Petersheim
Eldred, NY

Zephyr Teachout for Congress

When I think of Zephyr Teachout representing our 19th district in Congress I am reminded of Elizabeth Warren in the U.S. Senate, who stands for Massachusetts and uses her expertise and charisma to be a voice for the average citizen against the entrenched corporate control of our democracy. I am reminded also of how well Maurice Hinchey represented us locally and at the same time stood for progressive views on the national stage.

Zephyr Teachout, a professor like Elizabeth Warren, is an expert on the dangers of money in politics; she authored the well documented book, “Corruption in America.” Zephyr has received the support of senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders. She knows and loves our area, and in the atmosphere of today’s lobby-run Congress, she will represent us and be a voice that will be heard over the din of money.

Roy Tedoff, Chairman
Town of Delaware Democratic Committee
Callicoon, NY