Articles by: Guest


  • Sherm for Maine House

    “Hello, my name is Sherm Hutchins and I am running for the Maine Legislature.” This is how I have introduced myself since mid-July, traveling throughout District 131 (Dedham, Orland, Otis, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs, and Verona Island) to meet the people and to hear their concerns. It is a wonderful experience to connect with those

  • Make your voice heard on Nov. 6

    Dear Editor: I know there must be people here in Maine who just don’t think they’ll bother to vote this Nov. 6, but I would like to urge everyone to think about the issues and choices presented to the voters at this time, and to make the decision to get to a polling place or

  • Pebworth the right choice for 133rd District

    Dear Editor: Those of us who live in Maine’s 133rd Legislative District (Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Sedgwick and Surry) are extremely fortunate to have Sarah Pebworth as a candidate for the state Legislature. Sarah is a principled, articulate, hard-working woman who has already made a mark in her community as a businesswoman and civic

  • The honorable choice for U.S. House

    Dear Editor: Jared Golden, assistant majority leader of the Maine House of Representatives, is a Marine veteran. His Bangor Daily News Oct. 18, 2017, op-ed announcing his run for Congress was headed “I won’t leave any Mainer behind,” based on the Marine Corps Rule No. 1, “leave no one behind.” Leader Golden is being supported

  • Time to make history with ranked choice voting

    Dear Editor: Maine will soon make history by using ranked choice voting (RCV) in a general statewide election. RCV will be used for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives races. RCV is simply a runoff voting system for races with more than two candidates done through one efficient ballot. It is one person,

  • District 137 will do better with Bunker

    Dear Editor: If you live in Amherst, Aurora, Beddington, Bradford, Bradley, Deblois, Eastbrook, Edinburg, Franklin, Great Pond, Greenbush, LaGrange, Northfield, Passadumkeag, Wesley or some of the unorganized territories in parts of Hancock, Washington and Penobscot counties, you are in District 137! This fall you will have the opportunity to effect very positive change for our 21

  • Colwell will not disappoint

    Dear Editor: If you want a Maine state representative for everyone, Nancy Colwell is the person for this job. Nancy is a “real” Mainer and not a transplant. She grew up in Deer Isle and lives with her family in Surry. Nancy is for the people of Maine and not the government of Maine. Nancy

  • A vote for Moody

    Dear Editor: When it comes to who I am going to vote for this November for my state senator I will not be voting for Louis Luchini, who will join with Janet Mills in raising out income taxes and raise the sales tax. That is what Mills has promised, and Luchini will no doubt stand

  • Don’t jump to conclusions about character

    Dear Editor: I’m writing to discuss an issue that seems to be on the rise, especially of late: character assassination. A wolf can indeed be in sheep’s clothing. It involves people who represent themselves in a certain light and then switch for their own interest or agenda. There is a lot of this going on

  • And now a word from the Delphic Oracle

    It’s hard out there for an oracle, I’m tellin’ ya. There used to be a line of people out the temple door waiting to get the lowdown: wisdom, truth, insights, even the football spreads, however ambiguously they might be stated.