Articles by: Guest


  • Border wall funding

    Dear Editor: This is not about immigration. Trump wants taxpayer money for border wall construction in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, home to five fragile and essential wildlife sanctuaries. He threatened to shut down the government if he doesn’t get his money. This is not about immigration. Walls do not prevent the migration of

  • Insensitive Timing

    Dear Editor: I was appalled that you chose as your lead editorial the week of  Dec. 13 “American Energy Independence.” Did you not know that 200 countries of the world were gathered in Poland working to drastically cut our carbon emissions by 2030 to prevent catastrophic climate change by 2040? At a time when our country

  • Finish the Task

    Dear Editor: Bruce Poliquin will, and must, continue his challenge to the ranked choice voting system and the constitutionality of the results. He will because it is his choice as a citizen of this republic and he has the freedom to do so. He must, because he is a representative of the voters in the

  • “Christmas Island”

    “Christmas Island”

    Editor’s note: Penobscot writer Bundy Boit wrote “Christmas Island” as part of a collection of short stories, titled “Light from Sheep Hill” for family and friends.   By Bundy H. Boit “There’s a moose in the field,” he called to me from a window. Although the light was fading, through binoculars, I could see the

  • Lamoine’s hydrologic disaster

    By Willem Brutsaert, Ph.D. The plan of an out-of-town sand-and-gravel operator, Harold MacQuinn Inc., is to remove the last remaining hill in Lamoine, located adjacent to the largest concentration of homes in Lamoine, near “Lamoine Corner,” an area generally referred to as the center of town. The incipient disaster is remarkably visible by anyone traveling

  • Lockman misses an educational opportunity

    Dear Editor: Rep. Lockman writes in his Dec. 12 letter that while he is not a credentialed educational professional, he knows the solution to lagging test results: more competition in education. I’m sorry but forced consolidation? Withdrawal? Implementing proficiency-based education? Lifting that mandate? Those are initiatives that Augusta has forced on districts in the last

  • Help is out there

    Dear Editor: I want to address a difficult subject. It is the sexual abuse of girls. Some face a barrage of intimidation and sexual assaults, leaving them with an extremely low self-image of themselves. Often the victims are told not to tell anyone. If they report what happened to a family member, they are often

  • “Tone deaf” editorial

    Dear Editor: In a world that is changing so very quickly, your editorial “American Energy Independence” seems like a nostalgic look back at those innocent days when we didn’t realize that carbon mining could destroy our civilization. Every day brings new evidence that climate change is happening much more quickly than predicted, and that the

  • Wise words from Honest Abe

    Dear Editor: I’d like to phrase an old adage credited to a more honest Republican president, Abraham Lincoln. “You can fool some of the voters all of he time, and all of the voters some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the voters all of the time.” In light of the recent