Letters to the editor

  • The truth finally comes out

    Dear Editor: It has taken two years but Trump has finally spoken the truth. He is proud to shut down the government. He wants a wall funded or he will not allow us to move forward. The wall he said over and over that Mexico would pay for (fake news). How much of the American

  • Keep shining that light

    Dear Editor: Props to Ms. [Kate] Cough for pushing the limits of a small-town newspaper with the article about Frank Smith III [“Legacy of ‘the Commander,’” Jan. 3]. While the entire Nazi movement disgusts me, it is important to know about and to keep it and the people associated with it in “the light.” Keep

  • Santa’s big helpers

    Dear Editor: The Maine Seacoast Mission offers a sincere thank you to the numerous volunteers, donors and local businesses who helped with our Christmas Program this year. Without these helpers we would not have a successful program. This Christmas, the Mission provided gifts for 1,524 area children and seniors, who each received an average 15

  • Shaken to the core

    Dear Editor: I am appalled at the front-page article “Legacy of ‘The Commander’” [Jan. 3]. I have lived in this town for over 25 years and to see this article shakes me to my core. The article was written to promote a Nazi lover and white supremacist. So many gave their lives in WWII and

  • The start of something good for Maine

    Dear Editor: The swearing in of Janet Mills as governor is the start of good things to come for the people of Maine. With decades of her career devoted to public service, Janet is ready to immediately begin restoring the functions and responsibilities of state government. The last eight years of neglectful, misguided leadership from

  • An absolutely inexcusable article

    Dear Editor: I am indescribably upset and concerned that you published a glorification of Nazi activity in our area. The story “Legacy of ‘The Commander’” is completely inappropriate at any level. What could you possibly have been thinking? Our nation’s proudest moment was pounding the hell out of the “National Socialists.” Thousands of local young

  • A dagger to the heart

    Dear Editor: In the Dec. 13 issue, The Ellsworth American, in “American energy independence,” argues, in effect, that allowing other parts of the globe to inject more carbon we have sold them into Earth’s atmosphere is merely a “tool for economic advancement.” In the editorial’s eyes, apparently, selling our fossil fuels elsewhere and further increasing

  • Economic turnaround will require hard choices

    Dear Editor: Has our representative democracy moved beyond its best days? I believe so and blame an out-of-control capitalist system and a morally bankrupt two-party political structure that nurtures a complete disconnect between spending and the necessary taxes to support it. The former touts the narrative that “great high-paying jobs will be created” when business

  • End the embezzlement

    Dear Editor: Embezzlement! To take money by fraud! Without our knowledge or permission, our so-called leaders took our Social Security money and never let us know they did it in, in the beginning. Social Security is not tax money, never was, never will be. We worked all our lives to save for retirement and are

  • Libertarians are alive and kicking

    Dear Editor: Reports of the Libertarian Party’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the state of Maine disqualified the Libertarian Party as an officially recognized party in late November, that was a temporary status. The party regained recognized status on Dec. 11, after party members filed the necessary paperwork. The state requires 10,000 voting registrants