Letters to the editor

  • Entwisle for district attorney

    Dear Editor: It is with great enthusiasm that I write to express my support of Bill Entwisle for district attorney for Hancock and Washington counties. We would be well served to have a man of such clear insight, unimpeachable integrity, tireless vigilance and calm deportment to act as our district attorney for years to come.

  • Deabay has the right priorities

    Dear Editor: In order to meet the future needs of citizens in Bucksport and Orrington, we need a representative in Augusta who will understand and act on legislation that supports jobs that pay a livable wage; strengthens the safety net for our most vulnerable citizens; and works in partnership with local businesses, schools and municipalities to efficiently use state and local resources. Emery Deabay is a proven leader who understands these priorities.

  • Burns a versatile, dedicated legislator

    Dear Editor: As a citizen, port director and county commissioner, I have been able to watch the tenure of Sen. Dave Burns, both in the Maine House of Representatives and in the Senate. I have been very pleased with the work he has done there on behalf of the state of Maine and Washington County specifically.

  • Ads ignore the facts

    Dear Editor: The onslaught of negative political ads can be infuriating, especially when they assume that the voter is ignorant of the issues and the records of the candidates. For instance, Emily Cain is not against the XL Pipeline because she wants us to be dependent on Middle Eastern oil (as alleged by the Republicans).

  • Ward a dedicated problem-solver

    Dear Editor: On Nov. 4, Karl Ward of Dedham should be elected to represent District 131 in the Maine House. Due to redistricting, District 131 has changed this year and is now made up of the towns of Dedham, Orland, Otis, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island.