Letter to the editor

  • The voters’ choice

    Dear Editor: Maine voters, when voting in the upcoming November election for their United States senator, will be able to choose between: A lifelong citizen of Maine, born and raised in Caribou, Susan Collins, who has represented our state for the past 24 years in the United States Senate and is the 12th most senior

  • The Uncivil War

    Dear Editor: For 20 years, I have listened to conservative talk radio. My liberal friends say they sometimes try but can’t tolerate it long. Ever since William F. Buckley (who was at least erudite), I’ve considered it a citizen’s obligation to tune in. Partly that’s because I’m a veteran, and like many veterans I take

  • The numbers don’t add up

    Dear Editor: I’m writing in response to Tim Plouff’s letter in this week’s paper claiming, several times in bold print, that Susan Collins represents “all Mainers.” Frankly, I don’t see how it’s possible to make such a claim. Collins currently has a 42 percent approval rating with all voters and a 25 percent approval rating

  • Nation over party

    Dear Editor: Maine Republican former Sens. Raye and Katz’s op-ed in the Bangor Daily News Sept. 12-13 announced their support for Joe Biden. Quoting from their op-ed: “He understands we must be Americans before we are partisans…he offers the prospect of steady and reassuring leadership. He has character, decency, kindness and a positive message of

  • Legislators stepped up

    Dear Editor: Though Graham Lake and the Union River are special places that are important to many of our friends in Ellsworth and Hancock County, it’s not always easy to tell that there are people looking out for them. It’s been over seven years since the federal licensing process for the Union River’s hydroelectric dams

  • Gideon will protect rural health care

    Dear Editor: My husband and I moved to Eastport in 2014 with stars in our eyes. We were heading to a beautiful, isolated part of Maine. Even though the closest hospital, in Calais, is 30 minutes away, we were not concerned. I didn’t realize how lucky we were to have reliable health care until we

  • Flimsy rebuttals

    Dear Editor: Two of your readers recently took exception to a letter written by Hugh Bowden. Curiously, of all the statements made by Mr. Bowden, neither of them took the time to actually try to prove him wrong. Rather, they launched into conspiracy theories and repeated provable lies they probably heard from the same small

  • Bipartisan Bev

    Dear Editor: I’m writing today to encourage my family and friends living in Maine Senate District 8 to support Bev Uhlenhake in her campaign to serve in the Maine Legislature. Bev is one of the most energetic and hard-working people I’ve ever met. Her service in the Brewer City Council, the Brewer High School Board

  • A matter of life and death

    Dear Editor: COVID-19 has been a disaster for our country, made worse by our President’s refusal to tell us the truth and to acknowledge the virus as a real threat. Causing illness or death for someone we love, or someone we don’t even know, is excruciatingly painful. We want to believe that our President ran

  • A dream come true?

    Dear Editor: Is it a dream come true, or could it be a nightmare? Mitch McConnell is already in lockstep with President Trump following the death of Justice Ginsburg. That jolly duo is moving forward to give us another conservative justice, reversing McConnell’s apparently not-so-firm belief that the Senate should not confirm a Supreme Court

  • A request of Sen. Collins

    Dear Editor: The comments section of Susan Collins’ website has crashed, apparently immediately upon Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. The message received when trying to submit a comment is “Website temporarily unavailable due to maintenance. Normal service will return soon,” although the rest of the site seems to work as designed. Therefore, I am addressing the

  • Fund cultured-meat research

    Dear Editor: The Green New Deal, climate and economic justice legislation popularized by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), should include funding for cultured-meat research. This new form of protein is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. It has the potential to end our reliance on one of the most significant contributors to global warming. I’m talking