Letters to the editor

  • Great support for Grange project

    Dear Editor: Many thanks to the friends, neighbors and area businesses for generously contributing to the building renovation project at Lamoine-Bayside Grange. What a fabulous start this has been to our endeavors to upgrade the electrical system and insulate this venerable building. Our goal is to have this Grange open year round for the community.

  • Governor needs some more feedback

    Dear Editor: In June, Governor LePage’s treatment of Mark Eves made the national media. Last month, when the Legislature was in session, he stymied governing from happening in Maine by vetoing every bill that came before him to pressure the legislators to do as he wished. Recently he stated that southern Maine ignores and welcomes

  • Conservation champion

    To the Editor of The Ellsworth American, I write to express gratitude to my state senator, Brian Langley (R-Ellsworth) for being a champion for the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program in the legislature this past year. The Land for Maine’s Future program is Maine’s a most successful land conservation program. It is popular because

  • Well done, Chief Walsh

    Dear Editor: Winter Harbor’s police chief has been nominated by Schoodic Rangers for a Junior Ranger Badge. We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to Mike Walsh for his outstanding verbal judo in mitigating the issues involving an emotionally disturbed person in Winter Harbor. Local police had received a report on

  • Crossing the line

    Dear Editor: The Beechland Road is done and it looks to be another fine job by R.F. Jodan & Sons. The painted lines, on the other hand, leave one wondering if the engineer of those lines ever got behind the wheel of an automobile. He/she couldn’t have ever approached that intersection attempting to turn onto

  • With heartfelt gratitude

    Dear Editor: I was overwhelmed to see that a section of the June 11 edition of The Islander [and The Ellsworth American] was devoted entirely to me. The front page — with the photos of so many things I love about Maine: the boathouse, Father’s bridges, the carriage and handsome pair of horses, the rushing

  • Thanks for a great cruise

    Dear Editor: The Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands hosted a successful gala fundraising cruise to view seabirds on Petit Manan Island on Sunday, July 26. We use the funds raised to support the work of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, whose islands produce almost all the Arctic terns, razorbills and Atlantic puffins in

  • A solution for Social Security’s future

    Dear Editor: Please allow me to add to the debate about Social Security’s future presented in the lead op-ed of your July 30 edition. Nowhere in the doom and gloom scenario of the increasing national debt do I find any mention of the fact that Congress can fix the Social Security problem by increasing the