Letters to the editor

  • 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.

  • Change is good

    Dear Editor: It is definitely time for a change in the Hancock County and Washington County District Attorney Offices. Matt Foster is the candidate to vote for. His platform supports my decision to endorse him. We need a district attorney and his staff who will meet regularly with law enforcement agencies, bail commissioners, court administrators and the jail administrators to maintain “open lines of communication,” efficiency and professionalism between all of these agencies.

  • Bravo on Beechland

    Dear Editor: A big thank you to all involved in constructing the new Beechland Road. What a pleasure to drive over the new road. I am a frequent user of this road and this is truly a big improvement for all. I only wish that many more roads in Maine could be this smooth for the well-being of all vehicles.

  • Bear baiting ads misleading

    Dear Editor: I was born and raised in Maine. I have lived and worked in Maine my entire life. So it is with some surprise that I watch ads by “professionals” employed by the state of Maine imply that it is out-of-state interests that is driving the Vote Yes on 1 campaign. There are a lot of Mainers like myself who are against trapping, baiting and hounding, folks who grew up with an understanding and respect for fair hunting. Who is paying for these ads anyway?

  • A hard-working ticket

    Dear Editor: I recently watched the Roosevelt series on public television and was reminded that politicians are elected to serve the needs of all citizens, not just the wealthiest 10 percent. For this reason, I’m voting for the hard-working Democratic ticket of Mike Michaud, Shenna Bellows, Emily Cain, Paul Davis and Veronica Magnan.