Letters to the editor

  • Lockman a tireless worker

    Dear Editor: Folks in District 137 have the opportunity to re-elect a truly great representative for themselves when they go to vote in November. Rep. Lawrence Lockman has proven himself to be a man who goes to Augusta to work for his constituents and all the people of Maine.

  • Langley right on Medicaid expansion

    Dear Editor: I respond to a letter by my good friend and medical colleague, Edward Gilmore, MD. As a physician, I have nothing but great respect for Dr. Gilmore, who I have known and admired for over 40 years. Obviously I have a different view and opinion about “Medicaid expansion of service” than Dr. Gilmore.

  • Langley leads and listens

    Dear Editor: Maine insurance consumers, in particular boomers and seniors, are now better protected against long-term care insurance companies from stalling the payment of long-term care insurance claims, thanks to the concerted efforts of Sen. Brian Langley.

  • Foster is part of the solution

    Dear Editor: For the first time in the history of our state, on July 16, 2013, the Maine Supreme Court sanctioned a Maine prosecutor for unethical conduct. Assistant DA Mary Kellett admitted that she violated the special duty prosecutors owe to the public by not providing discovery as required by our rules and assured the court that her errors would not be repeated.

  • Entwisle the right choice for DA

    Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Bill Entwisle for the position of district attorney. I have known Bill and his family for 20 years, having lived in the same neighborhood in Ellsworth for 10 of those years. Bill is a man of uncompromising moral character, an integral member of the community and an experienced assistant district attorney.

  • 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).