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  • Daily Horoscope

    Daily Horoscope

    To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — You’re especially productive today and tomorrow. Slow to avoid hidden danger or risk. If it goes against your grain, turn it down. Secrets get revealed. Taurus (April 20-May

  • MRC’s mission has not changed

    By Chip Reeves When the Municipal Review Committee was formed in 1991, its mission was clear: to seek out affordable and environmentally sound ways for Maine communities to dispose of their solid waste for the long term. That same mission remains clear today. Our goal as a nonprofit representing 115 cities and towns in Maine

  • ARISE: Saving some, inspiring all

    By Fred Hastings ARISE held its monthly potluck supper on April 16 at Machias Christian Fellowship, the sponsoring church of the treatment program that has achieved noteworthy success in helping young people from Maine and the Northeast afflicted with drug addiction. While many drug and alcohol treatment programs are clinical-based, this one is strictly grassroots

  • Don’t ignore that little cough

    Dear Editor: November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. I intended to write then. January is Radon Awareness Month. I planned to write then. Radon, second leading cause of lung cancer. In March, I did write. Now I write again because over 86,000 Americans have died of lung cancer since November. Lung cancer, the deadliest cancer,

  • Golden shines amid cloud of dark money

    Dear Editor: I was disappointed to read about the withdrawal of Jonathan Fulford from the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary. I would have liked to see his reaction to the dark money ad presently being shown in the district on the local TV stations. It shows Lucas St. Clair and a young family. The message

  • Thank you for supporting junior firefighters

    Dear Editor: The members and advisers of the Southwest Harbor Fire Department Junior Firefighters would like to thank everyone who supported their recent pancake dinner. Thank you to all those who attended and gave so generously. We also want to thank the following people and businesses who donated food, raffle prizes or time: Acadia Fuel;

  • Poliquin and GOP must fight SNAP cuts

    Dear Editor: Why does it seem like there is a growing sentiment for low-income individuals and families to justify their right to live without fear of going hungry? Access to healthy food is a human rights issue for everyone, across socioeconomic statuses. However, Bruce Poliquin and the House Republicans seem to disagree with me, considering

  • Postal Service problems run deeper than Amazon

    Dear Editor: When Donald Trump lambasted Amazon for supposedly abusing the U.S. Postal Service by using it as a cut-rate delivery service and thereby depriving it of much-needed revenue, he added to the Washington Post’s ever-growing list of his “pants on fire” utterances. Amazon, it turns out, is one of the USPS’s biggest customers and

  • Running on empty

    Dear Editor: The American is entitled to its own opinion, but not its own facts [“Ethanol blends cause ‘tremendous’ damage to small engines,” May 10]. For starters, President Trump’s recent comments supported year-round consumer access — not mandated usage — of 15 percent ethanol and higher ethanol blends. This would simply enable E15 to be

  • Where’s Bruce?

    Dear Editor: Readers of the town of Mount Desert annual report prepared for the forthcoming Town Meeting will discover informative letters from Sens. Collins and King, Governor LePage, State Sen. Langley and State Rep. Hubbell, but not from Congressman Poliquin. When I asked at the town office about this gap, I was told that all