Letters to the editor

  • A great American

    To the Editor: With accolades pouring in from around the world, I cannot help but add a brief story about the time I spent with then-Vice President George H.W. Bush during his run for president. I had been complaining (a little too loudly it seems) that his campaign was losing traction because of his unwillingness

  • Do the math, kids

    Dear Editor: I recently received my monthly AARP magazine that included a lengthy article about the health of Social Security. As is always the case with AARP, and our politicians, they make reference to the “trust fund” being able to carry the extra load of baby boomer retirements until 2034 without any changes. Of course

  • Thought we were better than this

    Dear Editor: In the news: young men showed the Nazi salute at their prom. Our nation has a history of some discrimination, but I thought we were better than this today. My mother taught us not to be prejudiced. Also, all people are created equal, regardless of their color. I know this viewpoint is controversial.

  • The rest of the story

    Dear Editor: The Ellsworth American reported in an article on Nov. 28 titled “Oyster farm decision still draws opposition” that Caren Plank and I supported the DMR final decision for a lease in Northern Bay, Penobscot. That statement is only half true at best. Ms Plank and I do support the restrictions and denials in

  • Dereliction of duty to blame for border insecurity

    Dear Editor: What do we taxpaying American citizens get for the lavish salaries and perks we bestow on our elected representatives? Nothing, if they cannot even bestir themselves to secure our borders, the physical elements that define our country in its most basic sense. The longer an individual has been in Washington, the more serious

  • Down the memory hole

    Dear Editor: Thanks to our local Meetinghouse Theatre Lab for its Nov. 17 reading in Winter Harbor of Matthew Dunster’s adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984.” Orwell’s book was a warning, a warning about losing our history “down the memory hole.” Democracy cannot function without informed citizens. A perfect example of this is the recent 10-part

  • In praise of the media

    Dear Editor: There are a myriad of problems emanating from the White House. They have been covered by the true media, but many wish to ignore the news coverage and to believe fake news. I want to praise the news media. Without the coverage, we would not know about issues such as the closeness of

  • Long live RCV

    Dear Editor: Poliquin did win the plurality of votes on the first count (less than 50 percent of total votes), however he did win a majority (over 50 percent) of all votes cast against him. Everyone’s vote matters. Long live ranked choice voting. Tyler H. Thompson Hancock

  • Mainers get the short end once again

    Dear Editor: We (Maine people) have been on our backs and received the short end of the stick since King George III ordered our majestic trees marked with his “broad arrow.” The smart Canadians have been taking our spruce, birches, maple, ash and even cedar since the 1990s, adding all the value inside Quebec and

  • Poliquin’s crusade

    Dear Editor: Poor Bruce Poliquin. It must have been terribly disappointing to discover that the voters who wanted anyone but him as their representative in Congress outnumbered those who did. Bruce feels cheated of his rightful place in Congress because he thinks ranked choice voting (or rank choice, as he so poetically says) was confusing