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On July 23, 1981, the town of Bar Harbor welcomed with open arms the arrival of the majestic ship the QE2 on its first trip to Maine. Thousands of townsfolk and people from the region filled the town for the day to celebrate the arrival and a…

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One of the most remarkable developments in the decades since World War II has been the transformation of Germany and Japan, both in terms of their domestic political system and their international role. That transformation has been hugely, an…

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Most people, including Maine lobster fishermen, their unions and the politicians, have no idea that there is an elephant in the room when they are discussing right whales. If we consider the science of entanglement of all large whales on the …

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PACT is an acronym for a law dedicated to “Preserving American Culture and Traditions”. People who protest against the law are called “seditious subversives,” or “traitorous Chinese sympathizers,” or “tumors on American society.” The “three p…

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By the time my parents migrated to Down East Maine, in the late 1960s, they'd left behind a few traditions — and consequently needed to invent a few of their own. So when my brother and I grew to slightly taller than the surrounding snowbanks…

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Offshore wind is a desirable green source of power that we surely need to replace fossil fuel. Offshore wind could be on its way to the Gulf of Maine.

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I am writing in response to Robin Long’s letter, “Guilt by association unfair.” She absolutely nails her summation of my earlier letter. It requested that churches remove their rainbow flags.

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I hope it isn’t too late to recognize an important woman, Doris Grumbach, the writer. She lived for many years in Sargentville with her partner Sybil Pike. Doris died in November, age 104, in the Kendal retirement community of Chester, Pa.

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I am the wife of a fourth-generation fisherman whose livelihood is threatened by a recent decision to permit a large open-RAS industrial-scale aquaculture company to operate in Chandler Bay.

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I read with great interest the news of Northern Light Health’s partnership with Optum. It raises two questions to me: When did partnering with a huge entity like Optum ever result in superior anything? And, if Northern Light is trying to econ…

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As a member of the LGBTQ community and a churchgoer, I am responding to a letter published last month from Karl Holmes of Surry. In his letter, Mr. Holmes asserted that rainbow flags should not be displayed outside churches because religion i…

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As the newly appointed Ellsworth superintendent of school and the long-time director of Hancock County Technical Center, it is always energizing to see the creation of new partnerships that give our students exciting and meaningful learning o…

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Jan. 6 has come and gone again, and the country has continued to be fractured by power-hungry individuals who have only the desire to remain bitter. Our 2020 presidential election has been illegally contested by some Republicans who lack the …

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Some of our towns are working on comprehensive plans so they can qualify for funds for infrastructure improvements that will make our great towns even better. It takes years of work to gather information about a town, and even then, writing u…

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There was a delayed sense of irony as I picked up the Jan. 12 edition of The Ellsworth American, seeing a photo of myself with my son at the opening of the new Dixon Birthing Center at Northern Light, and to read in the opposite column a repo…

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