Letters to the editor

  • Misleading info in new DA story

    Dear Editor: After reading your recent article on the expected changes in the District Attorney’s Office, I thought it was important to comment. For years the elected district attorneys have worked in concert to maintain the state-funded budget that pays salaries for all the state’s prosecutors. The district attorneys’ budget is unique in the state.

  • Celebrate some unsung heroes

    Dear Editor: Every day, a remarkable group of Mainers performs a great labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and friends so they can remain in their homes. They are on duty 24/7, and often cannot take a break. Yet they wouldn’t have it any other way. These caregivers are

  • Get the facts straight on dock dispute

    Dear Editor: Upon reading the piece by G. Wilson Thomas II about me and the Hancock dock saga [“Dock-tored facts in Hancock, Nov. 6], I wasn’t inspired to quote a jurist (I’ve had enough of lawyers). Instead, it reminded me of a quotation from Mark Twain: “Never let the truth get in the way of

  • Poems a nice touch

    Dear Editor: While I often write “corrections” to environmental errors I find in the Editorial pages, I would like to commend you for publishing the photo and poems each week by James Russell Wiggins. It’s the kind of poetry I enjoy. It rhymes, and is modestly short and pertinent to the time/season. I often copy

  • Poor sportsmanship puts damper on title game

    Dear Editor: Age certainly makes a difference in how you appreciate things and watching high school sports is an enjoyment that has been especially pleasant for me! It is even more so when you have grandchildren playing a sport and watching them learn and enjoying the competition. The joys of winning or learning to accept

  • Hospital needs better marketing

    Dear Editor: Our sweeping Republican victory has lifted my morale to heights unexpected, yet I have to restrain my joy, here in this enclave of liberalism in Hancock County. Yet there is a quiet element of old money folks here who are able to sustain this hospital as one of the best in the state,

  • New rep ready to get to work

    Dear Editor: I’d like express my sincere gratitude to the voters of District 131 (Otis, Dedham, Orland, Penobscot, Verona Island, Prospect and Stockton Springs) for placing your trust in me with your vote to be your voice in the Maine House of Representatives. Over the course of the summer and fall, I criss-crossed this expansive

  • Take time to check the facts

    Dear Editor: Michael Hall, as a former National Guardsman no longer subject to military discipline, may speak out with impunity against the commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in which he proudly served (“A Tragic Silence”) if he disagrees with that President’s decisions to date regarding “boots on the ground” in the suppression