Letters to the editor

  • Get educated on herbicides

    Dear Editor: I am a mother/grandmother concerned about children’s health issues and I am writing to ask you to report on one of the most pressing issues of our community. Exposure to a very insidious herbicide called glyphosate herbicides, also known as Roundup and 700-plus other brand names, which is found in popular products such

  • History’s mysteries

    Dear Editor:   I read with interest two items in the 100 Years Ago section of Looking Back in last week’s EA.   First, the reference is to Michael Povich being fined $1 and costs for driving on the wrong side one of the “silent policemen,” after which grandfather filed an appeal.   In the

  • A reality check on Trumpmania

    Dear Editor: The stark contrast between Phil Grant’s sycophantic commentary [“Why do we like Trump? Here’s why,” June 6] and Roger Bowen’s fact-based commentary [“Lies damn lies and cover-ups,” June 6] makes it abundantly clear that Trump supporters reside in an alternate universe where lies are reality and truth is “fake news.” As limited space

  • A true team effort

    Dear Editor: Kudos to Rep. Robert Alley (D-Beals) and Washington County legislative Republicans for opposing the National Popular Vote proposal (LD 816).   This effort to do an end-around on the Constitution, abolish the electoral college, diminish federalism and the protections it offers a diverse republic and small states like Maine was strongly backed by

  • Ellsworth Library deserves your support

    Dear Editor: Aside from being a beautiful, historical landmark building, the Ellsworth Public Library provides a comfortable and safe place to access a wide range of services to citizens of Ellsworth and 18 surrounding communities. Its resources include all manner of fiction and nonfiction books to magazines and newspapers. The library provides access to an

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help

    Dear Editor: There is a stigma, by some people, about saying one needs mental health assistance. Why should it be that way? It is an integral part of one’s body. If you are challenged with a mental health issue, seek medical assistance from one of the following: therapist, psychologist and/or psychiatrist. Once your condition has

  • Media needs to keep it real in portrayal of women

    Dear Editor: I am writing to you today on behalf of my concerns with the way the media portrays women, and what it is doing to the self-esteem of young women and inflicting poor body image across the United States. The visualization of women that media presents portrays unrealistic social expectations and has a negative

  • No winning on bag question

    Dear Editor: Remember the day when all bags at the grocery store were made of paper? The tree huggers cried “stop cutting down our trees!” Hence plastic bags were introduced. OK, that works. Now, paper bags are back and we must pay for each one we use! Go figure. Abbie Goggin Ellsworth

  • A touching turnout in the face of tragedy

    Dear Editor: Thank you in advance for allowing me to share some thoughts publicly at this time, a bit more than three months after the death of my 15-year-old grandson, Wilder Allen Colson, and before the end of the school year at EHS, where he was a freshman, and at the beginning of a summer

  • Equal space requested

    Dear Editor: Well, your tenure begins inauspiciously. No sooner do you wear the mantle of command than you pollute your Editorial section with a front page Commentary piece by Phil Grant [“Why do we like Trump? Here’s why,” June 6]. If you are going to continue to publish the obtuse and analytically ridiculous drivel of

  • A path toward cleaner electricity

    Dear Editor: Just about five months ago, Downeast Community Partners (DCP), working with Revision Energy, completed a solar array that will provide power to nine of our buildings and over time will allow us to put more money into programs and less into paying utility bills. When we first looked into building the array, which

  • Women’s voices forgotten in abortion debate

    Dear Editor: What is most astonishing about a recent letter implicitly supportive of fetal-heartbeat personhood laws without actually mentioning them [“Clear lines drawn on death and life,” May 23] is that it managed to discuss a variety of imaginaries (God, fetal personhood, the rule of law as tyranny) without once mentioning the word “woman.” This