Letters to the editor

  • Support ranked choice voting

    Dear Editor: In November 2016, nearly 400,000 Maine voters supported the adoption of Ranked Choice voting (RCV). The new law would affect 10 Maine elections, not including the Presidential election. In March 2017, Maine’s Supreme Court was asked for a non-binding opinion on the constitutionality related to the general elections for state offices. The Court

  • Democratic left “counting on armed intrusion”

    Dear Editor: For perhaps the first time within this country’s chronology, a post-electoral process has actively committed to overturning a duly elected president. From a comedienne holding a bloodied head, a Central Park production substituting a presidential assassination in place of an original writing, a plethora of fake news designed to inflame and destroy (before

  • Don’t let legislators kill ranked choice voting

    Dear Editor: With an overwhelming majority of the state’s voters supporting the concept of ranked choice voting, making it the law, the idea that our elected leaders (elected using the two-party system that serves itself) might reject that vote of the people is horrifying. Without ranked choice voting, we are forced into choosing between only

  • How long can you wait in an emergency?

    To the Editor, Do you know where Placid Place is in Brooklin? Can you find it on Google Maps? I did not know where it was, either, and I am a firefighter in Brooklin. Thankfully, the outstanding professional dispatchers at the Hancock County Regional Communications Center (the folks who answer when you dial 911) have

  • Please support Maine’s national monument

    Dear Editor: To Sens. Collins and King: I hope you or your staffs are with the secretary of the interior today as he tours the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument lands. Thank you for agreeing that the gift of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a great asset to the state

  • More than a historical footnote

    Dear Editor: I realize the staffer who does the research for your paper’s “100 Years Ago” segment each week is simply focusing on looking for quaint or otherwise interesting details from your files to fill in that space. However, an entry from the recent June 1 edition really caught my attention, being as I’m an

  • Legalization of pot: Dumb and dumber

    Dear Editor: Any “legalization” of “pot” in Maine. How stupid is that? To provide youth more opportunity to acquire and try drugs — how stupid is that? To make a new easy access and availability for entering into the use of drugs, at any age — how stupid is that? To make it easier to

  • Fake history is fake news

    Dear Editor: Marvin Ott’s “Offshore” piece called “Making America second-rate” makes sense when it concludes that Trump’s government is awful for America and the world, but on the way to that conclusion it slides in myths that have been repeated so often that they become truth. That, in fact, is why they are so constantly

  • Greed has gotten out of control

    Dear Editor: Money! When did it get to be the most wildly important thing in the world? Why do so many people yearn for it above all else, above honesty, kindness, decency and just plain love for all the really meaningful other things? Lust for it has always been with us since recorded time, but