Letters to the editor

  • Take time to check the facts

    Dear Editor: Michael Hall, as a former National Guardsman no longer subject to military discipline, may speak out with impunity against the commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in which he proudly served (“A Tragic Silence”) if he disagrees with that President’s decisions to date regarding “boots on the ground” in the suppression

  • Generally speaking

    Dear Editor: On Nov. 7, 2014, I had the distinct honor and privilege to have been presented a letter of appreciation, a gold medal and a walking stick from Brig. Gen. Gerry Bolduc, assistant adjutant general, Maine Air National Guard, as well as a welcome home from Governor and Mrs. LePage. The ceremony was held

  • The sad cycle of statism

    Dear Editor: Statism seems to be the controlling glue for most of the American people today. They can’t seem to get enough of voting people into a bogus office so they can tell the masses what they can and cannot do, and how much these bogus office-holders are going to steal from them for their

  • Another example of hypocrisy

    Dear Editor: Before China modernized, the Communist leader Mao Tse-tung was asked if he feared America’s atomic bombs. He replied, “We have rifles and millet.” Not so long ago, our generals recommended bombing Vietnam “back to the Stone Age.” However, not even Agent Orange could do the trick. Interesting to note that both aforementioned countries

  • Stonington gets it on climate change

    Dear Editor: While the argument is made in a recent letter that man-made global warming is political science, the writer is one of the lone wolves outside the scientific community mainstream. They rarely cite the consensus world literature. The first and second laws of thermodynamics (conservation of energy/thermodynamic equilibrium) pertain to closed systems, which the

  • Pure scientific gibberish

    Dear Editor: Mr [Bob] Hobbs’ letter in the Oct. 30 Ellsworth American should have been rejected by the editor on the grounds that it is complete scientific gibberish. I counted five scientifically incorrect statements in his thankfully short letter. Not a single fact was correct — he flunked. He used numerous scientific words, but he

  • Honored and grateful

    Dear Editor: To my friends and neighbors in Lamoine, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert, I am deeply honored and grateful to be elected to represent you for another two years in the Maine State Legislature. Built from conversations at many hundreds of doors over the past half year, your support reinvigorates my courage to represent

  • Election yields some lessons

    Dear Editor: The election this year in Maine has given me hope. But this is not a “strike up the band, the GOP won” letter. On the contrary, it is a teacher letter. Like many teachers, I have students who look for excuses for not being able to reach their goals all the time. As

  • Dock-tored facts

    Dear Editor: Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.” With that thought, I respond to Susan Scherbel’s Sept. 4 commentary “The Hancock Dock Saga: What Is the Big Deal?” Ms. Scherbel has mischaracterized many facts.