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  • Kudos to King

    Dear Editor: I believe that [letter writer] Richard Malaby, owner of the Crocker House Country Inn on Hancock Point, should thank Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) for the PPP funding of small businesses. Working with the bill from the House, King helped the Senate to extend the loan period to six months, as opposed to the

  • John Kerry is vindicated

    Dear Editor: Anyone who has been following politics since before the millennium should recall the outrage of the Republican Party in March 2004 when John Kerry, after a meeting with the AFL-CIO, was overheard describing Republican politicians as “crooks.” Much pearl clutching ensued. To now watch the GOP’s passivity amidst a President and Republican Party

  • Gideon will be a uniter

    Dear Editor: I have been a full-time resident of Maine for almost four years. I am so glad to have the chance to elect Sara Gideon to the U.S. Senate. I moved here full time from Kentucky, and it is time to turn the Senate blue! Sara is the woman who in our state Legislature

  • Cultural community ready to lend a hand

    Dear Editor: Dear Governor Mills: From our unique vantage points within Maine’s cultural sector, we wish to extend our deepest gratitude for your thoughtful leadership and careful guidance during this unprecedented crisis, the magnitude and end of which we know is not yet in sight. Few know better than you that these challenging times require

  • COVID questions for Collins

    Dear Editor: I have some questions for Sen. Collins. Why is the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world unable to control its COVID-19 infection rate? The staggering numbers are not just the result of increased testing; positivity rates among those tested are skyrocketing in many new “hot spots,” along with hospitalizations. To date, Maine

  • Let’s turn the tide this November

    By Roger Bowen “…the White House will be adorned by a downright moron” —H.L. Mencken My partner of 50-plus years and I live at one of the most remote spots on America’s East Coast, also one of the most beautiful. Our small fishing village gives genuine meaning to the heavenly words “peace and quiet.” We

  • Collins has lost credibility

    Dear Editor: The mental and linguistic gymnastics in Susan Collins’ denial that Brett Kavanaugh’s dissenting opinion in the recent Louisiana abortion case is not a direct assault on Roe v. Wade is worthy of a gold medal, if medals were given for disingenuous arguments. No, Sen. Collins, Brett Kavanaugh does not think that Roe is

  • Why?

    Dear Editor: Several weeks ago, there was a letter asking why individuals don’t wear masks/face covering as mandated in Executive Order No. 55 FY 19/20 issued by Governor Mills. The executive order states that wearing masks/face coverings is mandatory. There are a myriad of reason why they are not. Retail establishments have signs posted stating

  • The real story

    Dear Editor: In today’s partisan environment, a suggestion to improve television news would be to limit commentary and selective influencing of our thoughts, which would provide for more independent thought-provoking news delivery. While I appreciate occasional commentary and opinion about certain issues, television news, particularly cable news, appears consumed and borderline obsessed with presenting a

  • Thank you to the rule-followers

    Dear Editor: Thanks to all of you wonderful and responsible people who are coming to Maine to enjoy our beautiful state and who are following the rules to keep us all safe. Thanks for keeping yourselves in quarantine while you make sure that you are not bringing the COVID virus to us. There are so

  • Teachers went above and beyond

    Dear Editor: Please allow me to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the kind and caring teachers of Searsport Elementary School, who have gone out of their way to reach into the remote world of my nonverbal, autistic grandson. Their daily smiles and personal hugs brought the joy of learning to a sweet 6-year-old who blossomed

  • Riot gear ruckus an overreaction

    Dear Editor: As I understand it, Sheriff Kane put in a budget request for riot gear, and one of the commissioners in turn emailed a bunch of people about it, and they in turn got worried and emailed still others. “Riot gear” makes images of police teargassing protesters and pushing an elderly man to the