• Maine’s hunting heritage

    Whether Maine should ban baiting, hounding and leg-hold traps in the hunting of bear will come before voters, for the second time in a decade, in Question 1 of the Nov. 4 general election ballot.  In 2004, the same proposal was defeated — after emotional campaigns conducted by both proponents and opponents — in a

  • Bond issues

    Two bond issues among the six proposals totaling $50 million on November’s ballot will provide major economic boosts to Hancock County if they pass. But they also will do much more. While neither Question 4 or Question 5 spells out the beneficiary of the proposals, the money — a total of $13 million — is

  • BAR HARBOR — A special one-hour indoor cycling class with hauntingly good music is set for Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. at the Mount Desert Island YMCA. Space is limited. For fee information and to reserve a bike, contact Angela at 288-3511 or [email protected]

  • Back the biologists on Question 1

    Dear Editor: The bear referendum was not brought about by a groundswell of Mainers concerned about our traditional methods of bear hunting. It was brought to us and funded almost entirely by the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

  • Do the right thing, Eliot

    Dear Editor: Memo to Eliot Cutler: Dear Sir, when will you live up to your promise you made long ago that you would retire from the gubernatorial campaign if your polling did not improve? Your polls have declined steadily and have remained flat at 12-13 percent for two months.

  • Foster will bring leadership as DA

    Dear Editor: The office of district attorney in Hancock and Washington counties has had its troubles over the past few years and is in need of an overhaul. In my opinion, Matt Foster is the man to do it! There seems to be a lack of leadership, especially in Washington County, where they have lost over 90 percent of their jury trials in the last two and a half years. The assistant DAs go their own way with no one really steering the boat.