Letters to the Editor in September 2014

Read our letters to the editor for September 2014, including our Where in the Hudson Valley “Purr-fect Place” contest answer

Send your letters, questions, and comments to edit@hvmag.com

Where in the Hudson Valley…?

In August, we asked readers to identify the whereabouts of a rather large feline. The 15-foot-high cat is actually the Catamount People’s Museum in Catskill. Inside the lynx — which was created by Brooklyn-born artist Matt Bua from scrap wood and fallen tree branches — is a collection of items (maps, paintings, and sheets of historical information) that celebrate the people and history of the local area. Congrats to Peter Fanelli of Hyde Park, who nabbed our prize. This month, click here to see if you know the location of a quirky roadside bookstore.

[The cat] is located in the village of Catskill. I always thought it was an owl until I received this issue.
Kelly Zabel

OMG, love this cat! The first time I drove by it heading from Hudson to Catskill, I did a U-turn, parked the car, and had to get a closer look. What a great piece of local art. There is always controversy about it. Recently, its position was altered.
Siouxzanne Harris

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This beautiful sculpture/museum has been stirring up controversy among certain folks in the village since she arrived three years ago; many love it, though some just don’t seem to get it and want it gone. A group of us got together to help “Save the Cat,” and the village board stood with us. We spruced her up a bit by planting a beautiful perennial garden around her. So, for now, the Catamount People’s Museum lives and thrives — and can be visited from dawn to dusk all year long.
Harry Matthews
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Love the magazine, keep the trivia coming!
Kimberly Sauer

george clinton history

Starting a Revolution

Loved the article “Best Clinton Ever” (History, July). Just a point of clarification: You say Clinton was born in Little Britain, Orange County, when in fact, at the time, that town was part of Ulster County. Newburgh and New Windsor where originally in Ulster until they were redistributed into Orange at the inception of Rockland County in 1798. Dr. Thomas Young was also from Little Britain, and also epitomizes the character of the Revolution: He led the Boston Tea Party. While Samuel Adams was content in talking the talk like so many politicians, Dr. Young walked the walk. Ulster County boys don’t talk about history — we make it!
James Alfano
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