• Embrace change

    Dear editor: A 10-year, proud but unremarkable apprenticeship in a stagnant, leaderless, mentorless, mostly ineffective, and at times unethical prosecution regime is not a strong foundation to be elected District Attorney.

  • Chiasson for probate judge

    Dear Editor: I am proud to endorse Valerie Chiasson to be our next Hancock County Probate Judge. When choosing judges or district attorneys, we should look beyond partisan labels and take a close look at the qualifications of each candidate.

  • Creating a better job climate

    To the editor: There is a difference between the types of negative political ads we are seeing on the TV. Some ads cite voting record or pledges, while others shamefully attack a candidate’s personal accomplishments in an attempt to plant seeds of doubt. Often this includes the spreading misinformation, and stretching ethics.

  • Allen advocates for elderly

    Dear Editor: Beth Allen, candidate for House District 136, has a good understanding of the needs of Maine’s growing number of older people based on her house-to-house canvassing. She supports the KeepMEHome initiative. This plan aims to help keep Maine seniors at home as they grow older. It will create affordable housing for seniors, boost support for in-home care workers and expand property tax credits for seniors.

  • Vote for Veronica

    Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to endorse House candidate Veronica Magnan for the House Seat 131 representing Dedham, Otis, Orland, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island.

  • Question 5 will help economy

    Dear Editor: Last month, Great Northern Paper filed for bankruptcy, taking with it dozens of Old Economy jobs and a $20 million unsecured loan provided by taxpayers. A month later, up the road in Bucksport, Verso Paper announced it was shutting down, removing another 570 jobs from Maine’s payroll.

  • Beef, butter, egg prices up sharply from July

    Beef, butter, egg prices up sharply from July

    ELLSWORTH — Remember that Wendy’s commercial from 1984 where the older woman asked “where’s the beef?” while searching a hamburger bun? Today’s question is why so much for the beef? Beef prices have shot up over 22 percent since July, the last time The American conducted a price check of grocery staples. Prices of beef,

  • Senator Langley is one of us

    Dear Editor: I intend to vote for Senator Brian Langley on Nov. 4, and let me offer why I feel so strongly about Senator Langley. He lives and works in our community and enjoys a fine reputation far and wide. I have, on occasion, dined at his restaurant in Ellsworth, where he and his wife, Jane, have often made time for a few words with me.