Letter to the editor

  • Time to wake up

    Dear Editor: A criminal Mother Goose in the White House? Brilliant at spinning poisonous fairy tales that people believe as real. Is untruth not the root cause of our divisiveness? No need to ridicule the sick President. He has received that all his life. Let us aim is to understand then vanquish the conditions in

  • PGA sets the course

    Dear Editor: New Jersey was scheduled to host the 2022 PGA Championship, one of golf’s four sacred annual majors, at Trump Bedminster. The golf course is just west of the United States Golf Association headquarters and museum, in Far Hills. In light of the disgraceful riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the PGA

  • Grateful for community support

    Dear Editor: As we reflect on the past year since Bobby’s cancer diagnosis, we are flooded with gratitude for all of the individuals and businesses who have supported us. Coming out of the gate last January, Bobby’s mission was to keep his brothers and sisters in the fire service safe from occupational cancer. He immediately

  • Vaccine games

    Dear Editor: Adenovirus-based vaccine technology has been around for many decades. It is well understood, and has an excellent record of safety and efficacy. Right now, the FDA is dragging its heels, refusing to approve adenovirus-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines for use in the United States. Those vaccines have been approved by many governments around the world

  • The right choice

    Dear Editor: In my opinion, the City Council has made a great choice in naming Glenn Moshier the new city manager. Though he lives out of the city, he knows the city very well. For years, he was a patrol officer in our police department before becoming our chief of police, a position in which

  • Prophecy and the big lie

    Dear Editor: As we pile on the causes of Jan. 6, do not neglect the culpable local church. Has your pulpit been open to specific political prophecy or closed? In a nation addicted to following social media, has your pulpit warned of “storm the Capitol” rhetoric? Did your pulpit defend or condemn “the big lie”?

  • Time for Collins to act

    Dear Editor: This is a letter for Sen. Susan Collins. Sen. Collins: I am a citizen of Maine and I did not vote for you in the last election. I find your tacit approval of Mr. Trump over the last four years to be entirely unacceptable. You have repeatedly put party above the people of

  • Lessons from the Wizard of Oz

    Dear Editor: Trump is the Strawman. The Strawman in the Wizard of Oz had no mind. Trump has demonstrated he wanted to make America great again, but he had no idea how to do it. It was due to his lack of mind, or in current psychological jargon, lack of executive functioning ability. The assault

  • Caught in the crossfire

    Dear Editor: These have been trying times since the November election. Our country’s divide has deepened. The storming of our nation’s Capitol Building last week has exhausted and disheartened us all. There is no denying that public trust in our democratic governance is in question. One tenet of our democracy is free and fair elections.

  • Un-American and out of line

    Dear Editor: In plain language, G. Wilson Thomas II’s letter to the editor in the Jan. 14 American was simply out of line, un-American (in the sense of America the home of the free), inflammatory and plain wrong-headed, to put it bluntly, for several reasons. For all of his character assassination of Mr. Phil Grant

  • A sad statement

    Dear Editor: Regarding your story on Governor Mills’ mask ordinance: The bottom line is that people who won’t wear masks evidently believe their neighbor’s literal life is less important than their issue with masks. A sad statement indeed. Kay Levine Sullivan

  • Confederate flag has no place in Maine

    Dear Editor: Dear Neighbors: I am writing to you today to respectfully request that you remove the Confederate flag from your lawns, your flag poles, your trees, your cars, your trucks, your construction/work sites and your homes. I understand that this plea may fall on deaf ears and I understand it is your protected right

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