Articles by: Guest


  • Solar would save Trenton tax dollars

    Dear Editor:   Trenton Town Meeting has come and gone. At that meeting, the taxpayers gave the Trenton School Board more money than it requested in order to keep taxes down in the future.   For the last two school years, I have been working to reduce taxpayer dollars. My approach was through solar energy. The

  • Thank you, Sen. Rosen

    Dear Editor: I would like thank our State Senator Kim Rosen for supporting two clean power bills, LD 1711 and LD 1494, which I believe will have significant positive impacts on our power supplies and costs here in Maine.  LD 1711 will help businesses, municipalities and households access solar with little to no upfront costs

  • Sick and tired

    Dear Editor: For years, I have read articles, watched documentaries, shared discussions with friends, etc. (pro and con) regarding the death with dignity issue. I was taken aback by the fact that your featured editorial (“Death with dignity,” June 20) seemed to completely disregard what is, and always has been, the major reason for a

  • Mainers need more than “feel-good” measures

    Dear Editor:   Open letter to Sen. Angus King: On June 20, you signed as co-sponsor to a bill restoring funding to ACA Navigators. Based on my experience as an ACA (Obamacare) Navigator, I think this is simply a feel-good measure and will do little to actually help Mainers. The ACA was intended to provide

  • A different approach to immigration

    Dear Editor: Aside from the natives that were here before Columbus, the greatness that we claim today is from the efforts of immigrants that came before us. Rather than fault them now for leaving the horrible circumstances they left, would it not be wiser/better to use funds being used to maintain the horrors at the

  • Eighty percent of success is showing up

    By Linda Napier One morning, when my daughter was 12, she was having some getting-ready-for-school issues; what to wear and other middle school dilemmas. I reminded her that she would miss the school bus if she didn’t get moving and I wouldn’t drive her if she did. She sighed and rolled her eyes. Of course,

  • How can we regain customers’ trust?

    By Ed Townley Millennials are more likely to support socialism than capitalism, according to a shocking Gallup poll. Do today’s youth actually want to take up collective farming and outlaw private property? Not really. They’re just expressing their dissatisfaction with big corporations, which so often put profits before people. Fewer than half of millennials think

  • Powering the future of Maine

    Dear Editor: Should Maine control its own future? Seth Berry’s proposal for a Maine consumer-owned utility run by Mainers and benefiting Maine, not Spain, has CMP breaking out in a sweat. The mantra they are using is “there is no guarantee that it will work.” We hear this over and over as if it has

  • A free society

    Dear Editor:   I reread an Ellsworth American editorial commentary of June 6, 2019. Although there are some facts I disagree with, one needs to be addressed. It is tariffs imposed on U.S. agri-farmers. This affects crops of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice. Most agri-farmers want to plant, grow and sell their crops in

  • More appropriate for North Korea

    Dear Editor: I would like to believe that Phil Grant’s commentary titled “Why do we like Trump?” was intended as satire, but I couldn’t find the punch line, so I reluctantly conclude that he was serious in his comments. I question The American’s decision to publish such a Soviet-style propaganda piece. Americans deserve to have

  • “Incarceration Proclamation” pending?

    Dear Editor: I have heard rumors (Washington Post, May 16) that President Trump is planning to deliver a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on July Fourth this year. I wonder if, in the place that honors Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Trump plans to issue an “Incarceration Proclamation” regarding immigrants. Doug Kimmel Hancock

  • Beware of misinformation in Gouldsboro

    Dear Editor: Gouldsboro has been in the news most recently for many issues — from the rescheduling of voting and Town Meeting due to the town warrant not being prepared to the resignation of Police Chief Tyler Dunbar and, more recently, the resignation of the Town Manager Sherri Cox. Perhaps the most newsworthy of all