Letters to the editor

  • Ward has shown he cares

    Dear Editor: My family has been in the town of Penobscot for 10 generations and I’ve had the privilege of personally serving my hometown in several ways, including as its representative in Augusta. I can honestly say that the simple greatest trait a representative must have to be effective is that he or she must care. That is why my choice for our next representative will be Karl Ward.

  • Burns puts citizens first

    Dear Editor: Dave Burns is a sensible, moderate person not given to excessive ideas or notions of the far right or far left. Dave is grounded by his long career and experience first as a state trooper and then in his association with Catholic Charities of Maine. He has seen the lawless and arrogant, the frail and vulnerable; he understands the human condition and realizes the limited resources and ability of government to intervene.

  • A vote for Matt Foster

    Dear Editor: On Nov. 4, voters in Washington and Hancock counties will be asked to vote for one of two men, Attorney Matt Foster or Assistant District Attorney for Hancock County Bill Entwistle, to become District Attorney for the above counties.

  • Embrace change

    Dear editor: A 10-year, proud but unremarkable apprenticeship in a stagnant, leaderless, mentorless, mostly ineffective, and at times unethical prosecution regime is not a strong foundation to be elected District Attorney.

  • Chiasson for probate judge

    Dear Editor: I am proud to endorse Valerie Chiasson to be our next Hancock County Probate Judge. When choosing judges or district attorneys, we should look beyond partisan labels and take a close look at the qualifications of each candidate.

  • Creating a better job climate

    To the editor: There is a difference between the types of negative political ads we are seeing on the TV. Some ads cite voting record or pledges, while others shamefully attack a candidate’s personal accomplishments in an attempt to plant seeds of doubt. Often this includes the spreading misinformation, and stretching ethics.

  • Allen advocates for elderly

    Dear Editor: Beth Allen, candidate for House District 136, has a good understanding of the needs of Maine’s growing number of older people based on her house-to-house canvassing. She supports the KeepMEHome initiative. This plan aims to help keep Maine seniors at home as they grow older. It will create affordable housing for seniors, boost support for in-home care workers and expand property tax credits for seniors.

  • Vote for Veronica

    Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to endorse House candidate Veronica Magnan for the House Seat 131 representing Dedham, Otis, Orland, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island.

  • Question 5 will help economy

    Dear Editor: Last month, Great Northern Paper filed for bankruptcy, taking with it dozens of Old Economy jobs and a $20 million unsecured loan provided by taxpayers. A month later, up the road in Bucksport, Verso Paper announced it was shutting down, removing another 570 jobs from Maine’s payroll.