Letters to the editor

  • Stop the bus!

    Dear Editor: As a Franklin taxpayer, I am positively opposed to building a “bus” barn in Sullivan or anywhere else. People in this district are up to their collective necks in high taxes, school consolidations and being outmaneuvered by smooth talking, overpaid school administrators.

  • Watch the fluffy speculations

    Dear Editor: Ellsworth American articles need to be grounded in a historical context by journalists. Facts need to be confirmed. I was dismayed by two stories on Page 14 of the Sept. 25 paper that lacked this factual grounding.

  • Walsh a force for change

    Dear Editor: With the upcoming election, those of us in District 133 have the opportunity to send someone to the state legislature with the convictions and courage to vote on either side of the aisle for some long overdue positive changes.

  • Time to ban bear baiting

    Dear Editor: As the president of the Institute for Humane Education, headquartered in Surry, I work to create a more humane, just and sustainable world for people, animals and the environment. This November, we Mainers have an opportunity to vote on a referendum to ban bear baiting, hounding and trapping, and I will be voting Yes on 1.

  • The wrong prescription for Maine

    Dear Editor: As a physician who has practiced medicine in Bar Harbor for over 43 years, I am deeply concerned and disappointed by Governor LePage’s ill-informed opposition to MaineCare expansion. I also am disappointed that Sen. Langley has supported LePage’s vetoes of bipartisan compromise’s to expand MaineCare. Langley has supported denying expansion of MaineCare to 70,000 Maine residents, over 3,000 of whom live in Hancock County.

  • Proud to support Sen. Collins

    Dear Editor: In Maine, people are known for their rugged independence, which is why Sen. Susan Collins is the perfect person to represent our state in Washington, D.C. A recent New York Times article listed her as one of the top two senators most likely to “buck her party.” Contrast that with her opponent, who was judged by the same paper as the most liberal candidate in the entire country.

  • Malaby’s the man

    Dear Editor: For two terms, Rich Malaby has represented Gouldsboro, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham and Winter Harbor, plus the unorganized territory of Fletchers Landing Township in the Maine House of Representatives. With legislative redistricting, Lamoine will be in a different district and the newly configured district will include Steuben, Mariaville and Osborn.

  • Malaby’s record

    Dear Editor: Rich Malaby is the very capable and personable innkeeper of the Crocker House. He also is an excellent cook. However, as my state representative he is a disaster.